Group Friendly Dining in the 806

Written By McKenna Dowdle

October 06, 2021

When traveling to Lubbock, whether it’s with a team for a sporting event, loved ones for a family reunion, or friends for a weekend getaway, knowing which restaurants can comfortably accommodate your group is a top priority. From our West Texas sized hospitality to the large meal waiting to be devoured, these group-friendly restaurants are the ideal venue for a night on the town or winning celebration! 

Evie Mae’s Barbecue

No visit to Lubbock would be complete without a trip to Evie Mae’s Barbecue for some good old fashioned BBQ. Named in the top 10 BBQ joints in the Lone Star State by Texas Monthly, this is a can’t miss. From moist brisket to fall off the bone ribs, no one does smoked meats quite like Evie Mae’s in Wolfforth. In fact, each item on the menu is gluten-free, making it safe and accessible for all to devour. 

Orlando’s Italian Restaurant

Orlando’s is a Lubbock hotspot and a household name, being one of the oldest restaurants in town! Orlando’s Italian Restaurant creates a family-like atmosphere from the moment you enter the restaurant. The menu contains a variety of options to cater everyone’s tastes, as it highlights Tex-Italian cuisine. From cheesy burgers to the vast selection of honorable fresh baked pastas, Orlando’s is a great option for the whole family. Visit Orlando’s at both locations on 24th andAve Q or 70th and Indiana.

La Diosa Cellars

Located in the Depot District in downtown Lubbock, you’ll find an assortment of international tapas, renowned sangria and an eclectic atmosphere at La Diosa Cellars. Unique cuisine at this Spanish-style restaurant and winery includes classic Gazpacho, imported cheeses and the owner’s travel-inspired specialties. With an inviting and eclectic aesthetic, La Diosa welcomes people from all walks of life to gather around the table, or couch seating, and enjoy a glass of wine while indulging in good conversation and even better food! This is a great option for those looking for an intimate setting, while accommodating large parties.

Food Trucks at Two Docs Brewing Co.

Located in the Cultural District, the motto at Two Docs is “Beer is art,” which is not hard to believe as each cold, refreshing pint is a masterpiece. We recommend ordering the Buddy Hoppy IPA or Lubbock Light! Enjoyed with a delectable noodle dish from Mai Thai food truck or bowl of ramen from the Ramen Shack, this is a harmonious marriage between two local staples. For those who are underage, the homemade root beer and cream soda are to die for. Did we mention this space is pup friendly? Don’t let your furry best friend miss out on all the fun! This local craft brewery is perfect for a group dinner under the West Texas stars.


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