Best Lubbock Eats

Lubbock may be known for dust storms and Red Raiders, but it also has quite the line-up of restaurants that will impress even the pickiest of your friends and even better, stay within a college budget. Learn how to eat right without breaking the bank with this list of the best Lubbock eats.

Pancake House – Best Lubbock Eats
The Pancake House


  1. Lubbock Breakfast House and Grill serves up eggs and pancakes 24 hours a day on the weekends when we know you crave it the most, and until 10pm on weeknights.
  2. Rain Café on 50th and Boston is the perfect place to head if you’re in the mood for French toast and a Rory Gilmore morning experience—see Luke’s diner.
  3. Red Zone café has the best value breakfast in Lubbock. Need a $3 breakfast burrito? Same.
  4. Pancake House, a Lubbock favorite where the walls are adorned with Texas Tech athletes, past and present, and the wait is accepted and understood.
Sugar Brown's – Best Lubbock Eats
Sugar Brown’s

Coffee Shops

  1. Sugar Brown’s is where we can’t decide what’s cooler—the coffee, the live music or the “Made in LBK” mural.
  2. Yellow House Coffee is known for more than the coffee. It’s the sense of community that keeps people coming back for more.
  3. J & B Coffeek.a Tech and LCU’s favorite off-campus study spot and caffeine fix.
Thai Pepper – Best Lubbock Eats
Thai Pepper

Asian Cuisine

  1. Thai Pepper has the best Thai food you’ll find in Lubbock and arguably in Texas.
  2. Aloha BBQ combines two of our favorite things: BBQ and fried rice. Need we say more?
Walk-Ons – Best Lubbock Eats


  1. Blue Sky will quickly become a staple in your college “diet” once you try a famous burger or hotdog.
  2. Spanky’s, a Lubbock tradition since 1982, will be your pre- or post-game stop. Get there early and eat upstairs for the full experience.
  3. Walk-ons is your traditional sports bar with more than 60 TVs, and with even better and bigger burgers (we recommend the stuffed burger, trust us).
Evie Mae's – Best Lubbock Eats
Evie Mae’s


  1. The Shack serves up all our favorite Texas BBQ specialties from ribs to smoked turkey and the best loaded potato salad you’ve ever had.
  2. Evie Mae’s has the best BBQ, and the key to getting it is getting there before they run out! Trust us, it is worth your AM alarm.
Capital Pizza – Best Lubbock Eats
Capital Pizza


  1. Orlando’s has been in Lubbock for 50 years and it’s easy to see why with dishes like Chicken Lasagne and All You Can Eat Spaghetti every Sunday.
  2. One Guy Pizza is a fave among Tech students and is home to the “Best Calzone in Texas,” so you know it’s real.
  3. Capital Pizza, next to J & B Coffee (see above) specializes in gourmet pizza (and cheese bread) and also has over one hundred craft beers. Basically any college guy’s dream restaurant.
  4. West Crust caters to the hipster pizza lovers as well as those who love a good thin crust. Added bonus: all pizzas are available with a gluten-free crust!

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