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Spanky's

9th and University, Lubbock, TX
(806)744-5677
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Ranked #31 of 496 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Lubbock, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
31 reviews 31 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Lampasas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is apparently a college hangout, right across from Texas Tech. The service was great for our large group (20 people) and the portions are enormous. Great burger joint.

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Oh my goodness! The burgers are so good here. Tasty and fresh. The fried pickles are to die for also! My daughters had the fries with their burgers, said they were really good as well. I recommend this place for anyone going to Lubbock! It is right across from Texas Tech. I beleive this place has been around for awhile,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

They have cockroaches everywhere. I wouldnt want to eat there, the build is old and nasty don't let the fresh paint fool you !

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TX
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I cannot argue with any of the other reviews touting the fried cheese sticks. That is the sold reason we went so Spanky's. Sit upstairs if possible. Neat view. We had cheese sticks and beer. The staff was very attentive and extra friendly, all of them, not just our waitress. I highly recommend stopping here some evening or on a... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I have to agree with other reviewers about the cheese sticks. They are humongous and super delicious. Also, I have to add that Spanky's has one of the best Margaritas in Lubbock. I also tried their special frozen Margarita with raspberry, a little bit too sweet for me but it was pretty good!

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Lufkin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I must visit. Largest Cheese sticks I've ever eaten! Excellent grilled chicken sandwich. Go upstairs!

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Amarillo, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Traveling thru Lubbock and after a recommendation we went to Spanky's and so glad we did. Started out with fried cheese and fried pickles and they were some of the best we have ever had. Then came the burgers and wow they AWESOME!!! The Raider Rita was very good , I now know were I will be eatting when I... More

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