Voted in 2007 as the "Best Place to Have a Beer" in Lubbock, the Caprock Cafe is located conveniently close to the United Spirit Arena. Caprock Cafe is a great place to see live music, but make sure to check the schedule. Happy hour is from 3p-7p daily and peanuts, spicy and salted, are served to work up a thirst! Mixed drinks, as well as a wide selection of beers are available. If you are looking for something to curb your appetite, the Caprock Cafe is also a great place to get something to eat. Burgers, wraps, and Tex-Mex dishes are all offered on the menu, and for the health conscious, salads and low carb options are served as well.
Good old Tex-Italian food can be found at Orlando's. What is Tex-Italian? Try the Green Chile Chicken Linguine available at both Lubbock locations. Started by a New York Italian, the restaurant brings flavors of Italy to Texas. Its delivery appeals to nearby Texas Tech students, as does the alcohol menu serving up numerous flavors to wet your whistle. Pasta and pizza are available and delicious as well as choices such as Eggplant Parmesan and all-American burgers.
Started by numerous young people with degrees and experience in the food business, Home Cafe provides a welcoming atmosphere as well as some good fare to boot. A little more upscale in flavors than the average cafe, the brunch menu may contain such delicacies as peaches and cream pancakes, house baked granola, quiche, and beer-battered cod. A great place to get a coffee fix, pick up one of their fresh pastries as well. Wireless internet is available for all customers, so hang out and make yourself at home.
If you are looking for a little Tex-Mex with good quality food, Rosa's Cafe & Tortilla Factory locations are known for their consistent and delicious food. Burritos, tostadas, and kids meals are available. They have a salsa bar with a number of different salsas to try, so you can become a salsa connoisseur! Taco Tuesdays get you three tacos for under $4! The beef and chicken for the fajitas are marinated for a full 24 hours to give a taste that is unbeatable. Although the restaurant is sit-down, there is a drive through window for added convenience.
No need to choose just one meal at Ana's Asian Buffet, you can choose from an entire continent of food! No seriously, the buffet has cuisines from all over Asia and you can have as much of it as you like. And even if you want someone not in the Asian cuisine family, there are usually a couple of dishes which are more traditionally American. Dessert is included in the price of the buffet, although drinks are not, so go ahead and load up on cookies, fruit, and cakes.
If you are in the mood for breakfast, whether it is early in the morning, or after dinner, Lubbock's breakfast house is the place to get your fill. Breakfast foods available include skillets made with fresh eggs, try the Southwestern Skillet with bacon, tomatoes, green chilies, and cheese. Try a Peanut Butter Waffle if you are feeling a little adventurous or go Southern with the Waffle and Chicken. A wide selection of omeletes are also on the menu. Although known for their breakfast foods, the Breakfast House also has salads, burgers, sandwiches, and a variety of other options.
This pizza place is more than just a place for a slice of pie and soda, it is a place for pizza magic to happen. From the buffet bar where you can eat as much pizza as you want for one price, to the gameroom to provide fun for those who do not want to continue stuffing their faces with pizza the whole time they are in the restaurant, there is something to do every moment at Gatti's Pizza. Birthday parties are well planned and you can choose from several different packages to best fit the party you had in mind. Local schools can take field trips where Gatti's has programs to teach kids about fractions or nutrition.
One of the best parts of the 50 Yard Line Steakhouse is the menu. Besides listing all the delicious food that can be obtained, it is cleverly and amusingly presented. Appetizers are known as the "starting line-up," and the categories of "Coaches Favorite" and "Sideline" have fun entries. Try a Field Goal of catfish, shrimp, and crab bites or a Player of the Year which is a hamburger on a sourdough bun. Besides steak, the restaurant is also known for its blueberry muffins, and sells it "secret ingredient" so it can be replicated at home.
This Texas-based chain is a Texan favorite with restaurants all over the state. The food is mostly comfort food, with plenty of delicious fried treats, as well as some healthier-options for the vegetarian or health-conscious. Try the Crispy Fried Catfish, Chicken Fried Steak, or Meatloaf made right in the cafe. For lighter fare, there are sandwiches or try an appetizer such as Spinach & Artichoke Dip or Jumbo Crispy 'Shrooms. For the kids, there is a children's menu in which all meals, as long as the parents say it is ok, is served with Oreo cookies!
Love Asian fusion but don't have time to sit down for a long meal? No problem, Pei Wei has got you covered. Although not quite as fast as a fast food restaurant, the food comes out quickly after your order and is fresh and delicious. There is a wide variety of options, and you can easily substitute different meats of vegetables to ensure that what you eat is exactly what you want. Feel free to indulge in traditional favorites like Pad Thai or Lo Mein Noodles, or go for something a little less conventional such as Dan Dan Noodles or Asian Coconut Curry. And at the end, you get fortune cookies just like any Chinese restaurant worth its salt. Low price, good food, and a fortune cookie?