Comfort Inn & Suites
5828 I-27 S.
Lubbock, TX 79404
Phone: (806) 763-6500
Fax: (806) 763-0080
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.
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.
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.
For a no hassle barbecue lunch, head to Tom & Bingo's Hickory Pit Bar B Que. There may be no menu posted, but don't let that stop you from eating like a local and ordering one of their delicious sliced or chopped beef sandwiches. They also serve a tasty hamburger and smoked ham sandwich as well. Take in the aroma of their brisket, which cooks for at least sixteen hours before being serves, what you want for your Texas-sized lunch to be served.
A real Texan meal can be had at the Triple J Chophouse & Brew Co. Started by two college friends and one of their moms, the Triple J is named for its founders, all of whose first names' begin with the letter “J.” And the homey feel shows in the restaurant with a cozy atmosphere and dishes named for friends, such as a side of Miz Jen's Garlic Button Mushrooms. Along with a wide selection of beef comes poultry, seafood, and vegetarian options. Try the Honey Pecan Salmon Salad or a Dainty Emma Marie, a 7 oz piece of filet mignon. And don't forget to try some of the beer. From pale, to stout, to wheat, this pub serves up a mean brew. The Triple J also provides catering services and kegs.
For a good old-fashioned American breakfast or lunch, head to the Cast Iron Grill in Lubbock. Their breakfasts around these parts are legendary, including their biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, and their three egg omelets, all served with hash browns. For lunch choose from selections like their perfectly cooked burgers or their home style favorites like chicken fried steak and pork chops. They also sell a wide variety of delicious pies that are the perfect dessert for any meal.
Truly a haven for those who appreciate the finer things in life, La Diosa Cellars is the dream of Sylvana, the owner. Inspired by her father's love of Spanish cuisine, her own appreciation for art, and her father-in-law's appreciation for Texan wine. La Diosa Cellars is the only winery in the city limits of Lubbock and produces about 2000 cases a year. La Diosa also sells other Texan wines and is a great place to sample the flavors of the region. During lunch, delicious paninis such as Tropicano Julian made with walnut-crusted chicken, pineapple, Swiss cheese and spinach, are available. A variety of tapas, salads, soups, and pizzas are on the menu for most of the day. The space is decorated with art and functions as a gallery by showcasing single artists.
Voted 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 daily and peanuts, spicy and salted, are served! 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.
A cute place with charm, Gardski's Loft serves up a wide variety of food, much of it with a Southern flair. Menu items include Country-Style Grilled Pork Chop, Spinach and Artichoke Chicken, Grilled Tilapia, and Taos Turkey Wrap. The wide selection of beverages makes it a great choice for a happy hour which is held at Gardski's Loft Monday through Friday with a different drink of the day each night.
A Lubbock tradition, Harrigan's Grill and Bar opened in 1977 and has been serving food and fun to the Lubbock community ever since. From 8p to 11p on Fridays and Saturdays there is live music and drink specials. Menu items include French Fried Mushrooms, Prime Rib & Mushroom Soup, Guacamole Burger, Cajun Chicken Penne, and Teryaki Steak.
With one of, if not the biggest beer selection in town, Crickets Grill & Draft House is the place to go if you want a cold one. The restaurant and bar serves up brews from all over the world, as well as ones from selected Texas microbreweries. Even if you prefer your mixed drinks, Crickets can help you out there. Try the Alien Secretion, the name of which most likely came from the Lubbock Lights debate, a mixture of coco rum, melon, and pineapple juice. The food is mostly hamburgers and sandwiches, pizza and pasta, along with a variety of meat and seafood dishes. Crickets often hosts live music nights, and if you really want to live it up, there are a selection of cigars available.
Although the story of how Chimy's Ceveceria was founded might not make much sense to most who walk through its doors, the taste of their food and the cold ones sure do. The menu has all the Mexican favorites, from queso and tortilla soup to a green chile cheeseburger and Chimy cheesecake. Chimy's has a happy hour every weekday with cheap draft beers and beef tacos. Drink up and enjoy!