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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, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lubbock Special

Everyone talks about Spanky's! Great burger joint with great food but maybe a bit over priced. Small beer selection. Right across from Tech. Sit upstairs for the "view". You can also order upstairs. I'm personally crazy about their fries!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
kaylcart
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Sendai, Japan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dallas, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Most of their food is average at best and a bit pricey. The restaurant lay out is confusing and the staff doesn't help. I have ordered the same margarita a number of times and it was different each time. The fried cheese makes this place worth trying out.

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Sendai, Japan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Everyone talks about Spanky's! Great burger joint with great food but maybe a bit over priced. Small beer selection. Right across from Tech. Sit upstairs for the "view". You can also order upstairs. I'm personally crazy about their fries!

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Walldorf, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Located directly across the street from the Texas Tech campus. The french fries were amazing. It was too loud for my middle-aged taste, but I guess that their mostly student-aged customers prefer it so.

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Dallas
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place has been in Lubbock for at least the last 10 years since I've been going there. It's always so good. They remodeled the place a year or so ago and they have and upstairs and a downstairs. There is also a bar. The hamburgers are excellent. But the main attraction here is the fried cheese. It's not like... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went to Spanky's for lunch for the first time and weren't greeted, and didnt know what to do. We wandered up to the front and found expensive food. We had two burgers and their "famous" cheese sticks. The burgers were soggy, and the cheese sticks were bland. If that's what they are famous for, you'd think they would taste... More 

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Senior Reviewer
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This place is great, the food is great! The only thing I would say is that the stairs going up are very steep and my daughter almost fell because she wasn't holding on to the rail. I can't imagine any elderly or handicapped getting up those stairs. Still, don't miss this place, they have a downstairs dining area. The burgers... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Spanky's hasn't changed a bit! Greasy burgers with fresh cut French fries just can't be beat. The service was fast, the drinks were cold, and the burgers were too big to eat. YUM!

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Frisco, Texas
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

College crowd - fun place to eat. Staff was helpful and pleasant. Hamburgers and grilled chicken sandwiches were very good. Fried cheese was awesome and worth the trip. Great place for families - loud and noisy. Awesome location across the street from Texas Tech. We would definitely eat here again when we are back at Tech.

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Houston, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We entered on the first floor. Many tables were unoccupied but all had leftover food on them. there was food on the floor as well. The waitstaff instead of cleaning off one of the empty tables--strongly encouraged us to leave his area and go upstairs. We went upstairs and finally found a table that as only slightly disgusting so we... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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?