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Old 07-08-2014, 07:09 PM
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Hey, Lubbockites! Hope you're doing well today.

Many of you know that Lubbock has some great places to eat throughout the city, including a number of eateries that you won't find anywhere else. An assortment of places with different kinds of food fare and much variety abound in the Hub City, many with loyal customers who keep going back. Some folks prefer some particular locales better than others, and that's where you come in. Do you have a favorite Lubbock restaurant (or two, or even several) in the city, or perhaps, a few of the outlying areas, that you like to frequent for a satisfying meal?

Let us know right here what your favorite Lubbock eatery is and, if you can, why you believe it is. Please make sure you stay on topic now. Here we go, gang, so let 'er rip!
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:44 PM
 
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Krispy Kreme///Pei Wei's
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:25 PM
 
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Mexican: Cancun - Despite the name, its cuisine is more interior Mexican. (I think most of the chefs are from Jalisco.) Much more flavorful and spiced more interestingly than your average Mexican joint.

Every Thai restaurant in town has its fans. I'm partial to Thai Pepper myself.

Burgers: Blue Sky - Technically started in Amarillo, but might as well be a Lubbock local as well. On the greasy side, but I like putting green chile on the burgers and overlooking the "lake" beside the restaurant.

Wild Burger - My favorite burgers in Lubbock. It seems to have taken big cues from Hopdoddy (one of the best burgers ever), and emulates it well without copying.

Pizza/calzones: One Guy from Italy and Giorgio's. I honestly can't find a place like either of these in Austin, and it bums me out. These are comparable to New York joints from what I've heard some East Coasters say. I'll give a shout out to West Crust as well.

Hibachi and sushi: Hayashi for high-end hibachi and sushi. Yamagata for more reasonable prices on hibachi. Ohana has decent sushi and hibachi as well.

Manna, Bread, and Wine: Great place to take a date. Awesome food and Cactus Alley is a cool courtyard.

Coffee/dessert: Gatsby's in Cactus Alley is super cool and the baristas were into the art, though I've heard some things have changed since I last went. J&B is always great as well. The Pie Bar is a cool concept that's executed well.

Lubbock has fallen into the trap of thinking chains are better because they can say that they have a restaurant that [insert big city] does, but so many good, local restaurants have popped up (most of the ones I listed are less than 10-15 years old). People are starting to support local business there, which is great because the low cost of living makes for a good base for the creative class to thrive on.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:35 AM
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Cagle Steaks is usually what goes to the top of my head. Wonderful western atmosphere, and they not only have great steaks; they also have great barbecue selections, too.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:33 PM
 
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Giorgio's has the best calzones I've ever had!

I love Double Nickel Steakhouse or Triple J Chophouse for a steak.

I'm also a big fan of Spanky's. Their fried cheese can't be beat!

Tom and Bingo's is the place for local BBQ and is consistently named as one of Texas's best by Texas Monthly.

Although it's a chain, many of my friends who return to the area can't wait to get a Taco Villa fix as soon as they get into town.

Typing all that made me hungry!
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:22 PM
 
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Sorry that I have not participated in your thread Case. I'm sort of short on favorite Lubbock restaurants since I don't eat out much anymore. Many of the restaurants that were in Lubbock when we lived in the City in the 1980s are now gone.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:15 PM
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Giorgio's has the best calzones I've ever had!

I love Double Nickel Steakhouse or Triple J Chophouse for a steak.
I've been to Double Nickel and will go again first chance I get. They've got a special western touch to fine dining. Another favorite of mine is Ranch House on Buddy Holly Avenue. They've got a great chicken-fried steak that you can have for lunch and breakfast. Speaking of which, Lubbock's Breakfast House has some fabulous egg plates. And there's Ruby Tequila's and Lubbock's own Abuelo's for some great Tex-Mex selections.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:39 AM
 
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Orlando's, spankys and blue sky are three of my favorites!
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:21 PM
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Another one of my favorite places in the Caprock Café. They have great burgers, probably (and arguably) the best in Lubbock.

Of course, I wouldn't mind ordering a burger at Cagle's if I get the opportunity.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:09 PM
 
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Orlando's, spankys and blue sky are three of my favorites!

Recently tried Blue Sky for the first time. Was very impressed with the burgers!
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