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Spanky's

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9th and University, Lubbock, TX
(806)744-5677
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Seating, Takeout

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ooey gooey cheesestickeriffic!!

Big fat lightly breaded ooey gooey cheese sticks were awesome. The half order (3 sticks) was plenty for wife and I to share as appetizer. I thought her chicken sandwich was better than my bacon and Swiss cheeseburger. It's the epitome of a college hangout -- right across street from Texas tech... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Kevin K
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Lubbock, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss Spanky's. This is my favorite place to grab a burger and a huge platter of fried onion rings. Plus, in the afternoon you can get a huge plate of rings for only $2.00. Fried food at its best! Not a chain, this place is definitely a Texas Tech hangout and a favorite of the locals as well.

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Thank Katrina305
Knoxville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been around for a million years and with good reason. Very tasty pub food / sandwiches. And the fried cheese.

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Thank Lisa H
Lubbock, Texas
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple, family fun in the heart of Techs food and bar row, we enjoyed the simplicity and the promise of good food. Our burgers were not bad. A bit predictable and definitely under seasoned. Onion rings were great. The notable Cheese Sticks that she serves at both the Double Nickle and Spankys needs some love. The cheese is good, the... More 

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Thank bryanhildebrand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Big fat lightly breaded ooey gooey cheese sticks were awesome. The half order (3 sticks) was plenty for wife and I to share as appetizer. I thought her chicken sandwich was better than my bacon and Swiss cheeseburger. It's the epitome of a college hangout -- right across street from Texas tech stadium. I'm sure my son will get plenty... More 

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Thank Kevin K
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Spankys is a bit of a dive place but that's its charm. We went for the fried cheese. How do they make it so heavenly? Light crisp batter with lots of gooey stringy cheese. One order is very filling. My kids had hamburgers and said they were some of the best they ever had. I had the monte cristo and... More 

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Thank jaztinker
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Dirty Hole that robs it's customers of their money. Why is everything a separate price? Can you not come up with a price for a entree, side and drink all together. Worst of all you are robbing the college students that keep you in business.

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Thank Clifford S
Lubbock, Texas
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We sat upstairs, the staff was friendly and our food was cooked quickly. The only thing is it I don't think the air conditioning was working well...it was just a tad warm.

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Thank Katie H
Lubbock, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Went in for free margarita Monday. The food and service were just okay. No reason to go back and try it again.

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Thank Just M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Went there for supper. A mix of college students and families for supper. A little stuffy in the place but food was good for your college bar food. I would go back again and try the cheese sticks that I guess I missed out on.

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Thank Bentley_C33
Wichita Falls, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

So I went because a colleague mentioned they had fantastic cheesesticks. I wasn't completely wow'd by the flavor, but the size of them was quite impressive. Needs a bit of work on the breading, not too much flavor there!

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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

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