I had an amazing time eating my way through Lubbock, Texas as a part of a familiarization trip with VisitLubbock. All opinions are my own. “Where are we going to eat?” It’s always one of my favorite aspects of travel, and Lubbock did not disappoint. Here are 5 Foodie Experiences you won’t want to miss in Lubbock:
The West Table Kitchen and Bar
Exploring the redeveloped Lubbock downtown? Stop for refreshments at The West Table Kitchen and Bar located in the historic Pioneer Building. Cameron and Rachel West are the husband and wife duo behind this innovative eatery. If you’re wondering what “kind” of food is served here, I’d say delicious! Chef Cameron West does not put himself in a box. The menus change weekly according to his inspiration and you will see a great variety of foods. Be adventurous!
The Goat Cheese appetizer was to die for!
And how is this for a twist on biscuits and gravy!
The Chilaquiles were unlike any I had ever had, but oh so good. The West Table is such a fun place to eat in Lubbock!
Orlando’s Italian Restaurant
Voted best Italian Restaurant in Lubbock, Orlando’s Italian Restaurant is a fun foodie find. As one of Lubbock’s oldest full service restaurants, the history speaks for itself! A local favorite is the Green Chili Chicken Pizza, and I had to try it. I confess I’m usually a pepperoni pizza eater, but you know I like adventure so Green Chili Chicken it was. Oh the clash of spectacular flavors–so fun. You have to try it!
The Cast Iron Grill
The Cast Iron Grill boasts, “Mouthwatering food made from scratch daily.” If you love southern food, then this is the place for you.
When I think of the Cast Iron Grill, I think of PIE! As you walk in the front door you see pies being made the old fashioned way by hand. There’s no question this is the real deal!
Teresa Stephens of the Cast Iron Grill shared her passion with us and we all left inspired! In 2006 as a stay at home mom she prayed, “Lord, use me to make a difference in one person’s life,” and God gave here the Cast Iron Grill. She has been blessed and she seeks to bless others.
The Cast Iron Grill works closely with St Benedict’s Mission in Lubbock to provide food to the homeless one night a week. I love that!
Whether you’re there for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, grab some pie!
The Funky Door Wine and Bistro
I can’t tell you how much I loved that the restaurant actually has a funky door! 🙂 If you love eclectic fine dining and great wine, this is the place for you. The Funky Door claims the best wine in Lubbock, and they are indeed famous for their $5 Mystery Wine Mondays. You could be given a $5 glass or $30 glass of wine, the mystery is all the fun, and the travel writers I was with really loved it.
All conversation stopped when the Fruit and Cheese platter hit the table. Wow! Such a pity it was to share! So, so good it was. I could have just stopped there!
Fondue is also another favorite at Funky Door, and you know how much I love fondue!
We had eaten so much in Lubbock I opted for a light meal of fish tacos, unlike any I’ve ever had! Such a fun food experience at The Funky Door!
Chuck Wagon Lunch at the National Ranching Heritage Center
This was, hands down, my favorite foodie experience in Lubbock. It is a little harder to come by on your visit to Lubbock, but the National Ranching Heritage Center does offer this experience periodically. Check their calendar or hey just give them a call and ask when the next Chuck Wagon lunch is! This was amazing!
A full chicken fried steak dinner is prepared outside literally out of a chuck wagon. These cooks are award winning, and wow I tasted why.
And then the food was ready. It’s crazy. I’m sitting here wanting to tell you this story and my hands are shaking, and I’m having such a hard time peeling my eyes off the food.
I have had a lot of southern food, but y’all this was the best chicken fried steak dinner I’ve ever had in my life.
Yeah, don’t forget the gravy! As much as I love food, I’m not a huge meat eater, but there wasn’t anything left on my plate this time, so delicious!
I hope you’re hungry! 🙂 Now you know exactly where to eat on your next trip to Lubbock, Texas! Need more travel ideas? Try VisitLubbock!