We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Spanky's

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9th and University, Lubbock, TX
+1 806-744-5677
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 179: English reviews
Plano, Texas
Level Contributor
24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Helpful?
Thank Gammill
Lubbock, Texas
Level Contributor
40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank teresafrancolbk
Odessa, Texas
Level Contributor
227 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank BigRobUTSA
Palo Pinto, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Review collected in partnership with La Quinta

Helpful?
Thank JohnTFord
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank JensTrex
Taylor, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 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

Helpful?
Thank wmcopig
Fort Worth, Texas
Level Contributor
120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

The fried cheese is "0000000" so good. Perfectly fried and bite into chewy stringy fun. Both the dip in ranch or marinara makes each bite scrumptious. We should have order the half but we indulged and got a full order. The Texas philly cheese steak sandwich was very small and just ok. And soda drinks from fountain were flat how... More 

Helpful?
Thank beachbummin777
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Great little place, Good food, fast, good service. Amazing Fried Cheese. Big schooner beers! Big screens to watch football. Upstairs seating as well.

Helpful?
Thank davidmende
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This is one of those been there done that place, so, I have touched down on the home turf of Texas Tech so to speak. Enjoyed the fried cheese but you better eat it real fast before it is cool and chewy. Make sure you checked out the upstairs dining area. Always enjoy visiting college towns and the local scenes.

Helpful?
Thank Pickle4355
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Went here with my boyfriend and his mother for lunch and the place was pretty empty, which was great for us because we didn't have to wait. I ordered a philly cheesesteak and added mushrooms but the sandwich was alright. The meat was a little dry. I love the homemade ranch though! The cheese sticks are delicious! They are so... More 

Helpful?
Thank Angelica C

Been to Spanky's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9th and University, Lubbock, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-744-5677

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Spanky's and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
5 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Spanky's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?