I've scoured every corner of Lubbock to bring you my top eight picks for the best cheap eats in town. From tacos to burgers, I've tried it all and I'm ready to share my favorites with you.

Whether you're a student on a budget or just looking to save some cash while still enjoying delicious food, this list has got you covered. So sit back, relax, and get ready to discover the best cheap eats in Lubbock!

Bangkok Thai Restaurant

Bangkok Thai Restaurant
🗺️ 4624 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410
☎️ 806-791-7787
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 11 AM–3 PM
Monday: 5–8 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–3 PM
Tuesday: 5–8 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–3 PM
Wednesday: 5–8 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–3 PM
Thursday: 5–8 PM
Friday: 11 AM–3 PM
Friday: 5–8 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–3 PM
Saturday: 5–8 PM
Friendly staff
Incredible food
Beef noodle soup
Affordable prices

First of all, let me start by saying that the staff was incredibly friendly. They welcomed me with open arms and made sure my dining experience was nothing but enjoyable. Now onto the food, which was nothing short of incredible. I ordered the beef noodle soup and it was like a party in my mouth. The broth was savory and flavorful, the noodles were perfectly cooked, and the beef was tender and juicy.

The best part? The prices won't break the bank! Bangkok Thai Restaurant offers some of the most affordable prices in Lubbock for such high-quality food. It's rare to find such delicious cuisine at these prices.

Overall, if you're looking for a cheap eat that doesn't skimp on taste or quality, Bangkok Thai Restaurant is definitely worth checking out. Plus, who doesn't love a little bit of spice in their life?

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Christakis Burgers

Christakis Burgers
🗺️ 1111 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79411
☎️ 806-744-6833
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10 AM–7 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM–7 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM–7 PM
Thursday: 10 AM–7 PM
Friday: 10 AM–7 PM
Saturday: Closed
Friendly staff
Big, tasty burgers
Crispy fries and onion rings
Excellent customer service
Popular among out-of-towners

First things first, the staff at Christakis Burgers are some of the friendliest people I've ever encountered. They really know how to make you feel welcome and appreciated. But let's talk about the real reason we're all here: the food.

The burgers at Christakis are BIG and TASTY. And when I say big, I mean they don't skimp on the meat. Each bite is an explosion of juicy goodness that will have you questioning why you ever settled for a fast-food burger before. But wait, there's more! The fries and onion rings are perfectly crispy and seasoned to perfection.

Now, let me tell you about their customer service. It's excellent! They go above and beyond to ensure that your experience is nothing short of amazing. And it's not just locals who love this place - out-of-towners can't get enough of Christakis Burgers too!

Overall, if you're looking for a cheap eat that doesn't skimp on quality or flavor, then look no further than Christakis Burgers in Lubbock. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

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Torchy's Tacos

Torchy's Tacos
🗺️ 2407 9th St Ste 100, Lubbock, TX 79401
☎️ 806-368-8973
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–10 PM
Monday: 10 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 10 AM–10 PM
Friday: 10 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–11 PM
Vegetarian options
Green Chile Queso
Fun atmosphere
Friendly staff

First off, let me just say that Torchy's Tacos is a must-visit for foodies looking for cheap eats. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by a lively and fun atmosphere that made me want to stay and hang out with the friendly staff.

One of the highlights of this fantastic eatery is their extensive menu that caters to all dietary requirements. Being a vegetarian myself, I was ecstatic to see so many vegetarian options on the menu. The queso here is also a must-try - especially the mouthwatering Green Chile Queso which was perfectly gooey and had just the right amount of spice.

Overall, I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for some delicious yet affordable tacos. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, providing suggestions based on my preferences which was a nice touch.

In conclusion, if you're looking for some great tacos at a reasonable price in Lubbock, Torchy's Tacos should be your go-to spot. With its vast vegetarian options, amazing queso and fun atmosphere, it's no wonder why this place is so popular amongst locals and tourists alike!

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Taqueria Jalisco

Taqueria Jalisco
🗺️ 2211 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79411
☎️ 806-763-7605
Sunday: 7 AM–10 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 7 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–10 PM
Friday: 7 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 7 AM–10 PM
Excellent food
Professional service
Great recommendations
Complimentary salsa and chips

As soon as I stepped in, I was greeted with a friendly smile and prompt service. The menu had a variety of options, but the staff provided great recommendations, which made it easier to decide what to order.

I ordered the beef fajitas and let me tell you, the food was excellent! The meat was tender and flavorful, and paired perfectly with the rice and beans. But what really stood out was the complimentary salsa and chips that were served before my meal. It had just the right amount of spice, making it difficult not to ask for seconds.

The service was top-notch as well - professional and attentive without being overbearing. As someone who values good customer service, I appreciate how they went above and beyond to ensure that my dining experience was positive.

Overall, if you're looking for cheap eats that don't skimp on quality or flavor, Taqueria Jalisco is definitely worth a visit. Plus, who doesn't love free chips and salsa?

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Buns Over Texas

Buns Over Texas
🗺️ 3402 73rd St, Lubbock, TX 79423
☎️ 806-793-0012
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 11 AM–8 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–8 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–8 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–8 PM
Friday: 11 AM–8 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–8 PM
Made-to-order burgers
Delicious cheese fries
Fast service
Unique soda options

First of all, let me tell you that the burgers at Buns Over Texas are made-to-order and they are absolutely delicious. I ordered the classic cheeseburger and it was cooked to perfection. The patty was juicy and flavorful, topped with melted cheese and fresh veggies, all served on a soft bun.

But wait, there's more! The cheese fries were out of this world. Crispy shoestring fries smothered in gooey cheese sauce that made my heart skip a beat (or two).

The service was fast and friendly, which is always a plus when you're on a budget and looking for a quick meal.

To wash down my burger and fries, I tried one of their unique soda options - Blue Sky Cream Soda. It tasted like childhood memories wrapped in a bubbly hug.

Overall, Buns Over Texas is definitely one of the best cheap eats in Lubbock. The made-to-order burgers, delicious cheese fries, fast service, and unique soda options make it an excellent choice for anyone looking for a tasty meal without breaking the bank.

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🗺️ 3814 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410
☎️ 806-793-8304
🌐 Website
Sunday: 7 AM–8 PM
Monday: 7 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 7 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–9 PM
Friday: 7 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 7 AM–9 PM

If you're in the mood for some spicy and flavorful Mexican food, this is the place to be! Their burritos are massive and filled with all kinds of zesty ingredients. I was impressed with their affordable prices and ample portions. The salsa bar was a highlight for me - I definitely went back for seconds (and maybe thirds...). Overall, if you're looking for a satisfying meal that won't break the bank, Picantes is an excellent choice!

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Rain Cafe

Rain Cafe
🗺️ 2708 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79413
☎️ 806-785-5800
Sunday: 5:30 AM–3 PM
Monday: 5:30 AM–3 PM
Tuesday: 5:30 AM–3 PM
Wednesday: 5:30 AM–3 PM
Thursday: 5:30 AM–3 PM
Friday: 5:30 AM–3 PM
Saturday: 5:30 AM–3 PM

First off, the ambiance is top-notch with its modern decor and cozy atmosphere. The menu boasts an array of options from sandwiches to salads, but I opted for the chicken pesto panini which was a flavor explosion in my mouth! The bread was perfectly toasted and the chicken was juicy and tender. It definitely hit the spot without breaking my wallet. Overall, Rain Cafe is a gem that shouldn't be missed when searching for cheap eats in Lubbock.

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Taquería Autlán

Taquería Autlán
🗺️ 2722 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79413
☎️ 806-785-1717
🌐 Website
Sunday: 9 AM–4 PM
Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM

I was blown away by the authentic Mexican flavors in every bite. The tacos al pastor were juicy and flavorful with a perfect balance of spices. But what really stole the show for me was the salsa, which had just the right amount of heat to make my taste buds dance. And let's not forget about the price, which is an absolute steal! So if you're looking for a delicious meal that won't break the bank, head over to Taquería Autlán and thank me later.

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Jamie Moore

Jamie is our star writer here at LubbHub. The daughter of new residents to the area, she explored and divided her free time between city life and exploring the desert, mountains and plains of the West Texas area. After graduating with a degree in business, she found herself inspired to share her stories, opinions, and advice on the best places to explore near Lubbock. Whether it’s a place to stay, eat, or shop, Jamie knows it all and is dedicated to making her hometown the best it can be. She hopes to use her love of reviewing and successful career as a writer to help others learn more about the unique experiences Lubbock has to offer.