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Spanky's

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9th and University, Lubbock, TX
(806)744-5677
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Fried cheez pleez

Came on recommendation of friends and Spanky's did not disappoint. What's so special about fried cheese? Huge square logs perfectly dipped in buttermilk and flour, fried to stringy guey perfection! The burger was average. We will be back saying "Fried Cheese Please!"

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
5fishes
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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College Station, Texas
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Worth the wait!! Hamburger and Cheese burgers are yum! Good fries and if you are a ketchup connoisseur ---you'll love the ketchup. At least I loved it!! Great flavor!! Great ice and coke (cute cup) completed my meal. Lots of people were also ordering adult beverages that probably completed there meal as well!! :))

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Came on recommendation of friends and Spanky's did not disappoint. What's so special about fried cheese? Huge square logs perfectly dipped in buttermilk and flour, fried to stringy guey perfection! The burger was average. We will be back saying "Fried Cheese Please!"

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Spanky's has redone its interior and exterior since my days at Tech, but the food is still as good as ever. Don't miss the fried cheese! We had burgers that were delicious.

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Houston, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I hadn't been to Spanky's in 10 years. The fried cheese and burgers were as good as I remembered them to be. Parking was a hot mess, but that's to be expected of a restaurant directly across from campus, especially an Institution like Spanky's. If you're headed to Lubbock and haven't been to Spanky's it's a must on the list... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had seen this and heard them advertise in the past but first time to try it. Had some problems trying to figure out how to order until a friendly employee helped out. He was cleaning tables and noticed our lost stares. Speaking of stairs, you can dine upstairs ir down but since we were already lost we just remained on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great fried cheese and very cold beer on a hot day. Just stopped for a snack, rest of menu looked awesome!

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Jersey Village, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Loved the atmosphere! Fried cheese was awesome! Burgers were tasty. Chicken strips were incredible! I didn't get the burger I ordered. Enjoyed the burger I got. Beer was good and cold. Would definitely go back.

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Love, love, love a good old-fashioned greasy hamburger! The atmosphere is good, old fashioned restaurant upstairs and bar area downstairs. On University across the street from the Texas Tech campus. I rate this place a must for any traveler!

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Temple, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The food is good, onion rings are good, fried pickles were on special for $1.99, very tasty. Cool atmosphere. Directly across from Tech on University. All our kids liked it.

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Richland, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Saw this place advertised so had to try it, it was good but nothing really great about it other than they have been around a long time, but a good location for the university so I think that is why it gets great reviews. Food matches any other burger joint so not really a lot to say about it, except,... More 

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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?