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Lubbock has the highest amount of restaurants per capita, so deciding on where to eat can be quite a task! Whether you are coming to town for a visit, or are just a local looking for a night out we have created a list of the best restaurants in Lubbock to help aid in your culinary decisions.
1. Best Restaurants In Lubbock – The West Table
The West Table consistently ranks at the top of best restaurants in Lubbock lists. Championed by the husband and wife team Rachel and Cameron West, The West Table has brought a new take on classic American to the hub city. Focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients, global influences and a touch of Lubbock flare the menu at The West Table is both delicious and eclectic.
2. Best Restaurants In Lubbock – Las Brisas
Las Brisas is Lubbock’s premier steakhouse. Not only does the restaurant offer locally sourced cuts of meat, but also has specials including the coveted Wagyu Beef developed in Japan. Offering an array of dining areas from the casual to white linen, Las Brisas welcomes all to indulge in some of the most delicious and perfectly cooked steaks in all of West Texas.
3. Best Restaurants In Lubbock – The Funky Door
The Funky Door has been in Lubbock for quite some time now but just received a major facelift and new location. Moving from 82nd street over to the up and coming west side of Lubbock on Milwaukee Ave, The Funky Door features what might be Lubbock’s most impressive restaurant space. With the largest wine list in town and fresh seasonal options, it is no wonder why the restaurant is a favorite for locals and visitors alike.
4. Best Restaurants In Lubbock – Rain Uptown
Quality Italian food in West Texas? Many thought it may be impossible but Rain Uptown has proven it to be attainable. The small storefront on 98th street is instantly recognizable due to the flood of cars parked out front. Situated on the booming South Side of Lubbock Rain Uptown perfectly encapsulates a romantic night out. Freshly made pasta, seasonal local offerings and a beautiful array of wines are just some of the reason why Rain Uptown is so loved in the Hub City.
5. Best Restaurants In Lubbock – Cocina de La Sirena
La Sirena can be easy to miss from the road as it is situated within the small artist colony of Cactus Alley. The Mexican restaurant is not your usual Tex-Mex throwaway spot though. Offering delicious handmade Latin American cuisine and intimate courtyard dining options, La Sirena beautiful captures the charm of Lubbock while offering some of it’s finest food.
6. Best Restaurants In Lubbock – Café J
Cafe J prides itself on being more than just a restaurant, it is a full sensory experience. Original art adorns the walls as an elegant noir atmosphere mixes with delicious aromas. Featuring live music on the weekends and some of the most outstanding dining Lubbock has ever seen, Cafe J truly defines elegance in The Hub City. Also known among students and locals for it’s weekend brunch menu, Cafe J offers an inspired take on new American cuisine.
7. Best Restaurants In Lubbock – Crafthouse Gastropub
Crafthouse Gastropub was formed with one idea in mind – bring an affordable seasonal menu featuring global flair to Lubbock. Right out the gate, the restaurant had massive success achieving its vision. Crafthouse has the feel of an English soccer pub but offers delicious eats and a giant selection of craft beers. Crafthouse is best known probably for its brunch menu and rotating seasonal menu which only features items that are currently being harvested.
8. Best Restaurants In Lubbock – Stella’s
Get a taste of New York right in Lubbock! Stella’s is a wonderful Italian spot with a rich history to boast. First started up in New York, Stella’s has been owned by the same family for decades. Soon the Lubbock institution opened, and it has been nothing but rave reviews since. Offering a wide menu of wines and homemade Italian favorites, Stella’s is all you need to get a taste of the big apple in NW Texas.
9. Best Restaurants In Lubbock – La Diosa Cellars
Hidden in The Heart of Lubbock neighborhood is a true eclectic gem of West Texas. Stepping into La Diosa Cellars is like stepping into a new world. The small wine and tapas bar offers light bites, full dining, dessert and of course a wide selection of imported wines. Inspired by Spanish and European cuisine, the menu changes seasonally to highlight the fresh flavors of the month.
10. Best Restaurants In Lubbock – Pecan Grill at the Overton Hotel
The Pecan Grill is set inside Lubbock’s premier hotel, The Overton. Tucked away in the neighborhood of the same name, the hotel beautifully overlooks the entire campus of Texas Tech. The Pecan Grill received Awards of Excellence from Wine Spectator the past 5 years in a row and features a classically trained head chef who specializes in everything from ice carving to cooking. It is truly a one of a kind dining experience.
Looking for something a little lighter? Check out our list of the best coffee shops in Lubbock!