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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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Checked out Spanky's on a college visit

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Jersey Village, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Jersey Village, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My family visited Spanky's while in Lubbock based on the recommendation of a friend. We were surprised to discover that this burger place didn't offer a burger option on the kids menu. We ordered a large burger and fries for them to split. We also ordered the famous fried cheese sticks, a burger and fries for myself, and my wife... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 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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Additional Information about Spanky's

Address: 9th and University, Lubbock, TX
Phone Number: (806)744-5677
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
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
Average Prices: USD $10 to $20
Cuisine: American

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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 to $20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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