Top 10 restaurants in Lubbock, United States

April 14, 2018 Marianna Hollaway

The legacy of Buddy Holly lives on in his birthplace of Lubbock, where a museum, a walk of fame and an annual music festival honor musicians hailing from the area. Its museums shed light on the agricultural and military history of the region. Lubbock's many parks, golf courses and wineries provide a relaxing break from it all. Add to all of this a hopping nightlife and Lubbock truly is the "Hub City" of activity in the South Plains area.
Things to do in Lubbock

1. Italian Garden

1215 Avenue J, Suite 102 Green Building, Lubbock, TX 79401-4019 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 806-771-2212
Excellent
86%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 350 reviews

Italian Garden

Reviewed By candjlindsey - Lubbock, Texas

After many people recommending this restaurant, we decided to try it for a birthday dinner. It was good, but I didn't get what the hype was about. Service and atmosphere were good. It was not too busy-it was a pretty early dinner on a Wednesday though. We'd heard great things about the "pink" sauce, but again it was underwhelming. The kids had a "personal" 10"pizza which seemed bigger than 10", but it was great for them to share. Portion size was good for the price. Would probably go again to try a different dish next time.

2. Cast Iron Grill

620 19th St, SW corner of I 27 and 19th, Lubbock, TX 79401-5228 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Grill, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks SGD 13 +1 806-771-7690
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 381 reviews

Cast Iron Grill

Cast Iron Grill is a busy restaurant nestled in downtown Lubbock. Our menu is filled with country cookin' specialties that are made from scratch. Our desserts are homemade every morning. Come Join us For Breakfast or Lunch Monday-Friday 6am-2pm We are also open Friday Nights for dinner from 5pm-9pm. Come enjoy the patio on friday nights with live music.TIP: Order Dessert First

Reviewed By Sherida H

The Tuesday lunch special is the best pot roast I've ever eaten (sorry Grandma), though nothing on the menu is ever disappointing. The fried green beans are an excellent side option, served with cold, creamy ranch. The desserts are sinful and delicious but go quickly. We always order dessert when we order our meal to guarantee that what we want is still available when we finish.

3. The Shack

2309 N Frankford Ave, Lubbock, TX 79416-9347 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 806-747-1810
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

The Shack

Reviewed By Scott W - San Angelo, Texas

I tried the sliced brisket when I visited and it was great. It wasn't too fatty or too lean, but just right. I believe they use pecan wood, which is a nice change from what you typically find in West Texas (mesquite). Their sides were nothing remarkable, but who visits a barbecue joint for the sides?

4. One Guy Pizza

1101 University Ave, Lubbock, TX 79401-2906 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 806-747-1226
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 311 reviews

One Guy Pizza

Reviewed By TigerHeart25 - Lubbock, Texas

Some things don't change, thankfully, and One Guys on University is one of them. Pizza, calzones, pasta dishes, salads - Always Excellent. They have expanded their seating, making this even more appealing for families as well as college students. It's the BEST pizza and calzones in Lubbock, hands down.

5. Pecan Grill at the Overton Hotel

2322 Mac Davis Ln, Lubbock, TX 79401-2219 Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 806-776-7010
Excellent
65%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 287 reviews

Pecan Grill at the Overton Hotel

The best dining in Lubbock, Texas is at The Pecan Grill At The Overton: Premier In-House Restaurant at the Overton Hotel & Conference Center. You really will find the best dining in Lubbock at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center. Hearty breakfasts, indulgent lunch dishes, and tasty dinner fare are only steps away from your luxurious high-rise accommodations. The professional chef and staff at The Pecan Grill At The Overton serve up a sophisticated selection of Gourmet-style favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Reviewed By cooker72 - Victoria,TX

Very good dinner here this vending! Butternut squash soup was delicious....Avacado soup was a little bland. Bread basket was wonderful with honey butter.... entree of Stuffed quail took a long time to get....but was worth the wait!
Dessert was delicious.....pecan cream puff! DFW Lemondrop Martini was great! Friendly staff!

6. Abuelo's

4401 82nd St, Lubbock, TX 79424-3344 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 806-794-1762
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 543 reviews

Abuelo's

Real Mexican food is a feast for the senses. From colorful peppers to the sounds of sizzling fajitas all the way to that incredible flavor. Each mouthful is just as much a result of the freshest ingredients as it is a result of the chef's expertise. Abuelo's offers diners the opportunity to experience real Mexican food, combining authentic, made from scratch classic dishes with the rich, subtle flavors of coastal and interior Mexican cuisine. Our executive Chef Luis Sanchez has spent decades perfecting our menu, and we boast a wide selection of wood-grilled fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, Chile rellenos or Abuelo's unique House Specialties (depending on your location). To compliment your meal, our expert bartenders are masters at crafting signature favorites, including a wide variety of margaritas and swirls. Whatever the occasion, we'll stop at nothing to make your time at Abuelo's a memorable dining experience.

Reviewed By Nathan H

Every time I go here, they have great food and a wonderful staff. One of my family's favorite places to go for special occasions. Large dining area and easy to get large groups in if you call ahead. They are always busy.We appreciate the great review. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us! See you soon! Thanks, Abuelo’s Guest Satisfaction Team

7. Orlando's Italian Restaurant

6951 Indiana Ave, Lubbock, TX 79413-6111 Television, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night SGD 8 - SGD 20 +1 806-797-8646
Excellent
56%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 481 reviews

Orlando's Italian Restaurant

Orlando s Italian Restaurant has been serving our "Tex-Italian" (Texas Monthly gave us that moniker) cuisine since opening its original 24th & Ave. Q location in 1965.

Reviewed By F4658BLalexisr - Lubbock, United States

When I was told about Orlando's being "the spot" for Italian I truly wasn't really intrigued. But once I took a look at the menu I was shocked by what they actually had to offer. This is a great place to just do apps and...MoreWhile we get some grief once in a while from newbies about not being "authentic" Italian, hey, we are in West Texas, and the people here like things SPICY sometimes! Thanks for checking us out and taking the time to write such a nice review!

8. Torchy's Tacos

2407 9th St, Lubbock, TX 79401-2417 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 806-368-8973
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

Torchy's Tacos

Reviewed By Jeff V - Lubbock, Texas

Food was really good, but a bit pricey. portions are small. Eclectic selections at the soda machine too. cool atmosphere. Overall satisfied and would certainly visit again.

9. La Diosa Cellars

901 17th St, Lubbock, TX 79401-5101 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 38 17443600
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

La Diosa Cellars

Bistro Lounge. Spanish Tapas. International Wine Bar. Ecclectic Elegance. Sophisticated Menu. Voted Best Date Place. Evening Live Music. Culturally Inviting. Well Traveled Oasis. Outdoor Dining.

Reviewed By Angelica C - Lubbock, Texas

I love coming here because it is something totally different in the depot district and reminds me of places in Austin and Atlanta. They sell wine, and their sangria is strong and delicious. Definitely best to order a pitcher and split with friends. They have live music on Saturday nights. I love the atmosphere because it's just like a little clutter of random art and art deco. They have Christmas lights strung up everywhere. I've eaten their escargot here and it was good. Super mellow and chill.

10. Triple J Chophouse And Brew Co.

1807 Buddy Holly Ave, Lubbock, TX 79401-5136 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 806-771-6555
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 536 reviews

Triple J Chophouse And Brew Co.

Reviewed By SCalCanz - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Big place with lots of people and noise. Standard Texas decor with license plates and bass on the walls, lots of faux rust, etc. (They seem to try a little too hard to be quaint) Tried their IPA - it was just soapy and terrible. Vienna was better, but not by that much. Wouldn't come here again for beer. Steaks were good but not great. My Big Bailey ribeye was overcooked if tasty. Sides were good, especially the fried green beans. Prices were pretty good. Terrible wifi.

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