And let me tell you, there's no shortage of delicious options to choose from. From classic Texas BBQ joints to trendy cafes serving up avocado toast, Lubbock has something for everyone's taste buds.

After plenty of dining experiences and foodie adventures, I've narrowed down the top eight best eats in Lubbock. So whether you're a longtime resident or just passing through, be sure to check out these culinary gems for a guaranteed good meal.

Let's dig in!

The West Table Kitchen and Bar

The West Table Kitchen and Bar
🗺️ 1204 Broadway St #103, Lubbock, TX 79401
☎️ 806-993-9378
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5–9 PM
Wednesday: 5–9 PM
Thursday: 5–9 PM
Friday: 5–9 PM
Saturday: 5–9 PM
Incredible food
Amazing service
Flavorful dishes
Thoughtful menu options
Beautiful restaurant

Walking into the restaurant, I was immediately struck by how beautiful it was. The ambiance was warm and inviting, and I knew I was in for a treat. As soon as I sat down, the amazing service began. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, which made my decision-making process much easier. Speaking of the menu, it truly had something for everyone, with thoughtful options for those with dietary restrictions.

But let's get to the real reason we're all here - the food. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Every dish that came out of the kitchen was flavorful and expertly prepared. From the appetizers to our entrees, every bite was a delight.

I couldn't help but notice that each dish had its own unique twist on classic flavors - it's like they took traditional dishes and gave them a modern makeover. It's safe to say that my taste buds were dancing all night long.

Overall, my experience at The West Table Kitchen and Bar exceeded my expectations in every way possible. Incredible food, amazing service, thoughtful menu options - what more could you ask for? If you're looking for one of the best eats in Lubbock, look no further than The West Table Kitchen and Bar.

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Pancake House

Pancake House
🗺️ 510 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79401
☎️ 806-765-8506
🌐 Website
Sunday: 6 AM–2 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 6 AM–2 PM
Thursday: 6 AM–2 PM
Friday: 6 AM–2 PM
Saturday: 6 AM–2 PM
Local treasure
Friendly staff
Great food

Firstly, let me say that Pancake House is a local treasure. As soon as I walked in, the cozy atmosphere made me feel right at home. The staff greeted me with warm smiles and were very accommodating. I was surprised to see that they had an extensive menu, but of course, I had to try their pancakes. It did not disappoint! The pancakes were fluffy and buttery with just the right amount of sweetness.

Aside from their famous pancakes, Pancake House offers other breakfast staples like eggs and bacon. But what stood out to me was their omelets - which were cooked to perfection and generously filled with fresh ingredients.

I was also pleased with how affordable the prices were for such great quality food. It's not often that you can find delicious eats without breaking the bank.

Overall, my experience at Pancake House was top-notch thanks to its friendly staff, great atmosphere, and most importantly, great food. If you're ever in Lubbock looking for a delicious breakfast spot, this should be on your list!

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La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant

La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant
🗺️ 1301 50th St #6, Lubbock, TX 79412
☎️ 806-701-1614
🌐 Website
Sunday: 8 AM–8 PM
Monday: 8 AM–8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM–2 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM–8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM–8 PM
Friday: 8 AM–8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM–8 PM
Homemade hot sauce
Authentic cuisine
Amazing Carne Asada
Fine selection of salsas
Caldo de Res

First of all, let me tell you that the homemade hot sauce is worth the visit alone. It's spicy enough to make your nose run, but not so much that you'll regret it later. The authentic cuisine is also something to write home about. I could taste the love and care put into every dish.

Now, let's talk about the star of the show: the Carne Asada. Oh my goodness! It was cooked to perfection and had just the right amount of seasoning. It was so tender, it practically melted in my mouth. And don't even get me started on the fine selection of salsas available at La Parrilla. I must have tried them all!

Lastly, I have to give a shoutout to their Caldo de Res. It's perfect for those chilly Lubbock nights when you need something warm and comforting in your belly.

Overall, La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant has definitely earned its spot on my list of best eats in Lubbock. The flavors are on point and the service was excellent. If you're looking for an authentic Mexican food experience with a side of homemade hot sauce, look no further than La Parrilla!

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Café J

Café J
🗺️ 2605 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410
☎️ 806-743-5400
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10:30 AM–2 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–10 PM
Friday: 11 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM–10 PM
Well-portioned chicken fried steak
Savory asparagus
Affordable prices
Fantastic drinks
Great brunch spot

First off, let's talk about the chicken fried steak. The portion size was definitely something to write home about. It was so huge that I thought it could feed a small army. But, once I took a bite, I couldn't stop myself from devouring the entire thing. It was cooked to perfection - crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Now let's move onto the asparagus which was absolutely savory. It was cooked just right and melted in my mouth like butter. This side dish was a perfect complement to the chicken fried steak.

The best part about Café J is their affordable prices. You can get a scrumptious meal without breaking the bank. Plus, they have fantastic drinks that are sure to please anyone's taste buds.

If you're looking for a great brunch spot in Lubbock, Café J should be at the top of your list. Everything from their eggs benedict to their pancakes will leave you wanting more.

In conclusion, I highly recommend giving Café J a try if you're looking for some of the best eats in Lubbock. With well-portioned meals, savory sides, affordable prices and fantastic drinks; Café J is definitely worth checking out!

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The Pecan Grill

The Pecan Grill
🗺️ 2322 Mac Davis Ln, Lubbock, TX 79401
☎️ 806-776-7010
🌐 Website
Sunday: 6:30 AM–1 AM
Monday: 6:30 AM–1 AM
Tuesday: 6:30 AM–1 AM
Wednesday: 6:30 AM–1 AM
Thursday: 6:30 AM–1 AM
Friday: 6:30 AM–1 AM
Saturday: 6:30 AM–1 AM
Amazing shrimp tacos
Perfectly sweet wings
Attentive service
Delicious pecan pie

First off, let's talk about the food. The shrimp tacos were nothing short of amazing. I mean, I could go on and on about how perfectly seasoned and cooked they were, but you'll just have to taste them yourself to understand.

But don't stop there! You have to try the wings too. They were sweet enough to be dessert, but savory enough to leave me in a state of pure bliss. I'm pretty sure my taste buds did a happy dance.

Now, let's talk service. The staff was incredibly attentive and made sure our glasses never went empty. They even checked in with us just the right amount; not too often that it felt annoying, but not so infrequently that we felt forgotten.

And finally, dessert. There's only one word for their pecan pie: delicious! It was the perfect end to an already amazing meal.

Overall, The Pecan Grill is a great choice for anyone looking for top-notch eats in Lubbock. With food this good and service this attentive, you can't go wrong!

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Caprock Cafe

Caprock Cafe
🗺️ 3405 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410
☎️ 806-784-0300
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–10 PM
Monday: 11 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–10 PM
Friday: 11 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–11 PM

The atmosphere was lively and the staff were welcoming. I ordered their famous chicken fried steak, and it was cooked to perfection! The meat was tender and juicy, with just the right amount of seasoning. The sides were also delicious, especially the loaded mashed potatoes. I couldn't resist trying their dessert menu and let me tell you, their apple crisp was heavenly! If you're in Lubbock looking for a great dining experience, give Caprock Cafe a try. You won't be disappointed!

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Cast Iron Grill

Cast Iron Grill
🗺️ 620 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79401
☎️ 806-771-7690
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 7 AM–2 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM–2 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM–2 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–2 PM
Friday: 7 AM–2 PM
Saturday: Closed

Their menu is filled with mouth-watering options that will leave you feeling satisfied. My personal favorite was the Chicken Fried Steak, which was cooked to perfection and served with a side of scrumptious mashed potatoes. But let me tell you, their breakfast options are no joke either! The biscuits and gravy were out-of-this-world and made me feel like I was in my grandma's kitchen. Overall, Cast Iron Grill is a great spot for any meal of the day. Don't miss out on their homemade pies - they're the icing on the cake!

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Manara Cafe Authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine

Manara Cafe Authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine
🗺️ 2623 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410
☎️ 806-701-4190
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 11 AM–2 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–2 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–2 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–2 PM
Thursday: 5–7 PM
Friday: 11 AM–2 PM
Friday: 5–7 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–7 PM

First off, the atmosphere of this place is enchanting. The decor and music take you straight to Lebanon. The menu is full of exotic options that are perfect for adventurous eaters or those who want to try something new.

I started with the hummus, which was creamy and had just the right amount of garlic. For my main course, I ordered the lamb kebab and it was cooked to perfection - juicy, tender, and flavorful. The accompanying rice pilaf was also a highlight.

But the real standout dish was the baklava for dessert. Sweet, sticky, and nutty all in one bite – it was like a party in my mouth!

If you're looking for an authentic Mediterranean experience in Lubbock, then Manara Cafe should be on your list. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you 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.