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9th and University, Lubbock, TX
(806)744-5677
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Two words: Fried Cheese

Spanky's is a little on the high side, but no one seems to mind. Being close to Texas Tech, there's lots of atmosphere and it's a good place to people watch. The best part is the fried cheese. People come from all over to try it. No one seems to leave unhappy, either.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
bear7711
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Lubbock, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lubbock, Texas
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Spanky's is a little on the high side, but no one seems to mind. Being close to Texas Tech, there's lots of atmosphere and it's a good place to people watch. The best part is the fried cheese. People come from all over to try it. No one seems to leave unhappy, either.

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Martinez, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Busy, a little confusing and loud, but that was expected. Not a place to eat if you are dieting. Server was a bit dis-oriented, and the swiss burger, had no swiss on it...and all of the trimmings, which we did not want. Neverthe less the food was good.

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Midland, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great hamburgers, especially the chili cheese, fried pickles; and don't miss the fried cheese. Great for people watching right across from the Texas Tech campus.

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Lubbock, Texas
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The beer is cold. The burgers are OK. Our fries were overcooked. The order of fried mozzarella sticks was huge, but didn't have much flavor. I have lived here in Lubbock for most of my life and, for some reason, had never eaten at Spanky's. If you are 18 years old and want a big burger and a cold beer,... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good Burger! The cheesesticks are AMAZING! HUGE! Too much for one person...a half order is still very big....and the price for a half orders is $$$. I do believe it is a MUST STOP place in Lubbock. It is a college hotspot and looks like it!

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Lubbock, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I go into Spanky's every few years hoping that it will get better, but it never does. The food is average for a college hamburger joint. Years ago I was a big fan of The He Man Woman Hater as it was very good, but they changed their meat source and since then it has gone down hill. If there... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was recommended by our hotel staff and it was very good. If you like fried mozzarella cheese, don't pass it up. The burgers were very good and flavorful, too.

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El Paso, Texas, USA
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Have to visit Spanky's when in Lubbock. Juicy burgers with every type of topping! The buffalo chicken is my second favorite to the mushroom swiss. Classic college hang out. It's a must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

People are always looking for something different and authentic to Lubbock..well this is the place! Burgers, beer, chicken strips and of course cheese sticks to park and walk a mile for!!

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Lubbock, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Every time I come here it's always good! The burgers are good, the fries are good, and the fried cheese sticks are amazing! This little restaurant has a lot of character!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9th and University, Lubbock, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: (806)744-5677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?