Food & Drink in Lubbock

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Shrimp Galley serves hearty seafood dinners in a no-frills dining room decked in blue and white checkered tablecloths. Fried seafood platters—the eatery’s bread and butter—pair crispy pieces of shrimp, catfish, and oysters with fries and homemade coleslaw. On the grilled side, tilapia, whitefish, and red snapper fillets are served with rice and an “hourly” baked potato, which is chosen from a batch prepared no more than 60 minutes ago.

5109 82nd St.
Lubbock,
TX
US

Certified Angus beef, ham, turkey, and pork soak up smoky flavor over J & M Bar-B-Q’s mesquite fire pit. Before long, chefs will pull them away from the crackling fire and send them off to the restaurant’s homey dining room, where guests can then chow down on sauce-slathered pulled-pork sandwiches, jalapeño sausages, and plates of sliced or chopped brisket. Piles of baked beans, creamy mac 'n' cheese, and napkins made from authentic Wanted posters often accompany these meats to tables. J & M’s specialty meats also appear atop nachos, in Frito pies, and in bar-b-ritos—Mexican-inspired creations that swaddle chopped beef or turkey breast in flour tortillas along with beans, onions, and cheese.

3605 34th St
Lubbock,
TX
US

The sun has only just risen over the city of Lubbock when the chefs at Catalina's Restaurant begin whipping up breakfast dishes: burritos stuffed with chorizo and egg, tender chicken-fried steak, and pancakes showered in syrup. By the time the sun is high in the sky, the chefs have turned their attention to cheesy chili rellenos, crunchy tacos, and other Tex-Mex specialties. Their guests dig into dishes out in the colorful dining room, where the walls are decorated with vivid murals of Mexican street scenes.

1519 34th St
Lubbock,
TX
US

Uncle Chien's Chinese & Thai Restaurant presents 15 specialties. In addition to its signature Chinese and Thai dishes, the kitchen team also prepares meals for health-conscious patrons, using a lighter sauce than its standard fare. Conveniently, the eatery offers dine-in, carryout, delivery, and catering options.

3004 34th St
Lubbock,
TX
US

For more than 30 years, Quiznos has toasted its submarine sandwiches to bring out the hidden flavors found in butcher-quality meats, cheese, and artisan breads. Its classic and signature subs take on a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles ranging from the double cheese prime rib to the classic italian donning black olives, mozzarella, red-wine vinaigrette, and plentiful sliced meats. Those closely monitoring their waistlines can take unabashed bites of sandwiches that have fewer than 500 calories, such as the honey-bourbon chicken, Baja-chicken, and small black-angus-steak subs or all flatbread sandwhiches. Quiznos' Toasty Bullets and Torpedoes offer slimmer versions of sub fare and flaunt supreme aerodynamics when shot out of T-shirt cannons and into mouths. A selection of Flatbread Sammies, soups, and salads round out Quiznos' varied menu.

5707 4th St
Lubbock,
TX
US

Celebrating 20 years in Lubbock, the chefs at Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant prepare fresh recipes according to Chinese tradition. Their sizable menu starts with deep-fried specialties such as egg rolls and pork wontons, before segueing into entrees of sweet and sour chicken, mongolian beef, and double-cooked pork. Vegetarians can delight in broccoli in ginger sauce or lap up mouthfuls of mushroom soup. The kitchen team also arranges party trays that can provision family reunions, corporate functions, and church gatherings.

7006 University Ave.
Lubbock,
TX
US