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Spanky's

9th and University, Lubbock, TX
(806)744-5677
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Ranked #19 of 498 restaurants in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Arlington, TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Everything we've tried here has been great, but if you want more than one adult beverage I suggest you leave your tab open otherwise you'll have to wait in line while other people place their food orders. They need another order taker to speed up the process. Word to the chef...add a little salt to the cheese sticks batter...it would... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Being here in town I've taken advantage of just knowing the places to go versus searching them out. Spanky's again and again always proves that they are one worth the stop. We decided to run by here during work hours. When we got called out for an EMS run, they sat our order back and made it fresh again when... More

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Enjoyed the atmosphere & the friendly staff! Great burgers, salads & starters! Pre-teen and up is good.

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Lubbock, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Met a friend for a late lunch and we both had a burger and fries - with a beer, of course!! Absolute perfection would just about sum up our experience with both the food and the service!! The burgers were perfectly cooked and tasted awesome and the beer was frosty and cold!! Just can't beat that combination!!

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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

First time dining here. We had and order of the famous cheese sticks and in a word WOW! They were huge and excellent. The burgers were very flavorful. We will dine here again and I highly recommend Spanky's.

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Kusel, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went here after our daughter wanted to eat the fried cheese. First off, walked in and easily found a place to sit. Ordered at the bar as we sat downstairs. The service was outstanding, the young men were attentive but not hovering. They work the bar as well. Now the food came, these fried cheese is quite an eyefull.... More

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DeSoto, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was my first time back to Spanky's in 30+ years and I am happy to say the food is still excellent. Although the building has expanded immensely, the quality of the college atmosphere and the burgers were still outstanding.

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Lubbock, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This hamburger joint has great fried cheese and beer. The hamburgers are good but not the best in town. Each add-on will cost you greatly. The atmosphere is great and makes you feel connected to Texas Tech University. It's a great 'Lubbock' joint. It's just costly.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My husband and I came up for a graduation and our grad said you have to try the fried cheese and are we soo glad we did! Beer on tap to go with it and we had the Swiss mushroom burger it was really good too.

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Midland, Texas
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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Ate at Spanky's for lunch and they do not disappoint! The green chili burger is great and the cheese sticks are just as amazing as they are monstrous! Good college aged hang out, but also ideal for families too. If you haven't been there and are passing thru Lubbock, give them a try as they are right across from Texas... More

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