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9th and University, Lubbock, TX
+1 806-744-5677
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great burgers and you have to get an order of Cheese Fries. It isnt on the menu, but you can get half orders.

Thank txtravel06
Lubbock, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

No where else can you find giant fresh mozzarella sticks with fresh ranch! Their sandwich's are great too. Atmosphere is pretty neat especially if you love the Little Rascals lol burgers are great too! Best time to go is when Tech is out for holidays or the summer.

Thank SierraSunsetTx
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here after a long night of drinking. Really hit the spot. I had the bacon and Swiss chicken sandwich but everything on the menu looked good. Would like to try a milkshake next time but my diet does not allow it.

Thank Leif M
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family loves this place. Historic burger joint across from campus. My 7 year old loves the he man woman hater burger!!! Monte Christo is really good. Great draft beer and pretty near little joint to watch a game at!!!

Thank jparkeu
Plano, Texas
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Pretty simple menu with Burgers, Chicken Strips and Fries. All made to order and good. The star of the day was the fried cheese. A full order of 6 is a full pound of cheese. We had one each and needed a nap. They do sell a half order. Shakes were really really good too. So if you want a... More 

Thank Gammill
Lubbock, Texas
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

I think this is such a Lubbock icon. You can walk there from the Texas Tech campus. All the food is really good. But I recommend what they are known for, Cheese Sticks! I promise they are like no other you have tried before.

Thank teresafrancolbk
Odessa, Texas
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227 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Cool little 'hole in the wall' place where the service and food are both excellent. They have Spanky's merch there which is also cool. I'd recommend the Old Style Burger and Fries for a good traditional meal.

Thank BigRobUTSA
Palo Pinto, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Man, that burger with the verde salsa plus jalepenos was just what I needed after a morning of tailgating and an early afternoon of football. Only thing I'd add was they had the TVs all tuned to the channel the Texas-Tech game had been on, and by the time we got there, it was some california team nonsense, so I... More 

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Thank JohnTFord
Dallas, Texas
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Great spot on campus! They are known for their burgers and fried cheese (see pic). The cheese was SO GOOD! It was our primary reason for stopping by before an evening game. We sat upstairs and had a drink while we waited for our food. Like many places these days, patrons write their names and/or messages on the walls, marking... More 

Thank JensTrex
Taylor, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Cold Beer here, Giant cheese sticks and mushrooms. Great place to watch a game or kick back and relax

Thank wmcopig

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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: +1 806-744-5677

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?