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

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Always the best Cheesesticks!!

Always a great burger and world famous cheesesticks (THE BEST)! A half order is enough to satisfy & split. Not very quick on service but it is worth the wait. A little pricey as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Amy D
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Lubbock, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Lubbock, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Always a great burger and world famous cheesesticks (THE BEST)! A half order is enough to satisfy & split. Not very quick on service but it is worth the wait. A little pricey as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My grandson and I ate at spankys yesterday evening I went there because of the reviews the fried cheese sticks were good grandson peeled down to just cheese they were OK but ranch dressing was runny my cheeseburger with Swiss cheese and bacon was just an average burger might go again but probably not

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

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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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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
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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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22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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
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112 reviews 112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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