Nothing says West Texas like a heaping plate of barbecue. Named among Texas Monthly's top barbecue joints, Evie Mae's is sure to get your taste buds tingling with their lip-smacking ribs. Located southwest of Loop 289 in neighboring Wolfforth, come out and enjoy the good ‘ole Texas barbecue that is Evie Mae's. Don't forget to grab you a slice of chocolate pecan pie on the way out!
Triple Js Chophouse & Brew Co
Come explore the Depot District and its hidden jewel, Triple J's Chop House and Brew Pub. The Texas-themed restaurant and brewery is sure to bring out the pride in you and your taste buds. Try their iconic handcrafted brew, juicy steaks, or woodfired pizza while enjoying live music. Triple J's is sure to satisfy your hunger with good service and even better food.
Travel to Thailand without having to buy a plane ticket by visiting Thai Kitchen. Serving authentic Asian cuisine, their traditional, yet bold flavors will surely satisfy your Pad Thai craving. Located off of Texas Avenue, prepare your taste buds for one of Lubbock's hidden treasures.
If it's not as good as your grandma's cooking, it's pretty close. Located off of 50th Street, Rain Cafe is the hub of breakfast eateries, but their menu expands further than the morning time. Enjoy their mouth-watering steak and eggs bright and early, or one of their delicious salads or sandwiches for lunch.
Enjoy imported cheeses, artisan wine, and colorful dishes while immersing yourself in beautiful Spanish culture. Whether you're having an intimate dinner with a loved one or looking for a delicious brunch with friends, Las Diosa, located in the Depot District, surpasses competition with their inviting atmosphere and superb wine selections.
If you're driving down 34th street and see a packed parking lot, it's most likely Picantes. Their authentic Mexican food and ice cold cola's will be the best addition to your day. New to the menu? Try their enormous breakfast burritos, oh and don't forget to top it with queso.
Bring a large appetite when you visit The Shack. From their smoky mac ‘n cheese to their pull apart brisket, The Shack is the place for down-home southern barbeque. Set your alarm, though; doors open at 11:00 am and close when the grub is gone. They may be located north of loop 289, but The Shack is the place to beat for southern cooking.
Resting in Old Downtown Lubbock, Italian Garden is the place to go for the best Italian food for the best price. Locals rave about their Pink Parmigiana and complimentary bread, but the best part of their flavorful restaurant is its B.Y.O.B policy. So, pick up your favorite bottle of cabernet and stop by for sensational pastas and entrees.
Located just a few blocks from Texas Tech's campus, Capital Pizza has become a staple for students and locals alike. The restaurant boasts a pub-like atmosphere offering up a unique selection of pies, sandwiches, and beers. Grab your friends, buy a round of beer, and kick back at Capital.
The West Table is one of the more upscale and interesting entries on this list. A family-owned and operated restaurant, the West Table offers an ever-changing menu perfect for a date night. The menu options depend on "what's in the cabinet" and the chef's preference. This kind of restaurant is for those who love fine dining and new experiences.The bone marrow and bread are to die for.
While you can't always get dinner out of your apartment under $1,200/month, you should definitely try some of the delicious food that Lubbock has to offer!