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

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    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
Typical College Burger Joint

Busy, a little confusing and loud, but that was expected. Not a place to eat if you are dieting. Server was a bit dis-oriented, and the swiss burger, had no swiss on it...and all of the trimmings, which we did not want. Neverthe less the food was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Donna L
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Martinez, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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McKinney, Texas
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We entered on the first floor. Many tables were unoccupied but all had leftover food on them. there was food on the floor as well. The waitstaff instead of cleaning off one of the empty tables--strongly encouraged us to leave his area and go upstairs. We went upstairs and finally found a table that as only slightly disgusting so we... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Spanky's is a little on the high side, but no one seems to mind. Being close to Texas Tech, there's lots of atmosphere and it's a good place to people watch. The best part is the fried cheese. People come from all over to try it. No one seems to leave unhappy, either.

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Martinez, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Busy, a little confusing and loud, but that was expected. Not a place to eat if you are dieting. Server was a bit dis-oriented, and the swiss burger, had no swiss on it...and all of the trimmings, which we did not want. Neverthe less the food was good.

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Midland, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great hamburgers, especially the chili cheese, fried pickles; and don't miss the fried cheese. Great for people watching right across from the Texas Tech campus.

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Lubbock, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The beer is cold. The burgers are OK. Our fries were overcooked. The order of fried mozzarella sticks was huge, but didn't have much flavor. I have lived here in Lubbock for most of my life and, for some reason, had never eaten at Spanky's. If you are 18 years old and want a big burger and a cold beer,... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good Burger! The cheesesticks are AMAZING! HUGE! Too much for one person...a half order is still very big....and the price for a half orders is $$$. I do believe it is a MUST STOP place in Lubbock. It is a college hotspot and looks like it!

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Lubbock, Texas
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I go into Spanky's every few years hoping that it will get better, but it never does. The food is average for a college hamburger joint. Years ago I was a big fan of The He Man Woman Hater as it was very good, but they changed their meat source and since then it has gone down hill. If there... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was recommended by our hotel staff and it was very good. If you like fried mozzarella cheese, don't pass it up. The burgers were very good and flavorful, too.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?