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9th and University, Lubbock, TX
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes the fried cheese is yummy, but not much else is anything special. I did enjoy my Monte Cristo sandwich, messy and yummy! However the burger was just off, bull meat taste to it. Hubby couldn't finish it, luckily he filled up on fried cheese and French fries. You may also want to ask them to read your order back... More 

Thank kjashortie
Galway, Ireland
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! I cannot even remember the last time I had such a delicious hamburger. Tasty, juicy and melts in your mouth! Don't pass this up ...

Thank Debbie M
Lubbock, Texas
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

FRIED CHEESE PLEASE! (Their tag line-) is for a reason! The food is good, not exceptional, but you go for the fried cheese. The service is okay at best and prices are up there. Maybe just try it out for fried cheese!

Thank aggie709
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have expanded. Used to be small 2 story. Same good simple burger. Beer and as always ginormous fried cheese which you will need to share.

Thank Shaun H
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I over did it and tried the delicious cheese sticks and a yummy burger. Well I can say, I didn't even get to eat half of the food I ordered but every bite I did take was well worth it all. The food portions was huge.

Thank lortizlilly
Lubbock, Texas
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great burgers, cold beer and their fried cheese is a killer (probably, literally). Sometimes, it could be hard to find a table. It depends on what events are going on around the TTU campus. If you are visiting Lubbock and are looking for a quick bite to eat, Spanky's is definitely a place to try! You won't regret it.

Thank DarBra
Sulphur Springs, Texas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a local college place! But, the fried cheese and other comfort foods reign here making it simply just a causal place to eat. Watch prices as everything is separate here but it's worth it and you can get a beer!

Thank Jackson D
Denton, Texas, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Passing through Lubbock, we stopped in at the recommendation of a friend to sample the fried cheese appetizer. Wow! Great snack... but rather pricey. It's worth trying once for the experience, but in the future I'd splurge on something else.

Thank Haley M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Heard the cheese sticks were the best.....an understatement! Girl says "3 or 6" I say 2 orders of 6! LOL...that's great for. Group not three of us! BAM! Took most home to freeze. Couldn't even eat our sandwiches! I can't wait to go back this weekend....will order a bunch just to bring home. Staff were the sweetest! My teen son... More 

Thank DavidsgirlDebbie
Katy, Texas
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We saw this on the day tripper. The famous fried cheese was as good as advertised I wasn't that impressed with the cheeseburger and fries. The sweet tea could have been sweeter. It is a neat college restaurant

Thank Tom W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9th and University, Lubbock, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: (806)744-5677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?