Top Food Experiences in Lubbock, Texas

Written By Maggi Gallaspy

April 23, 2024

#Bars #Desserts #Eats

Dining out doesn’t have to be ordinary when you’re choosing a place to eat in Lubbock, Texas. In fact, there’s a few food experiences you don’t want to miss while you’re in town. From celebrating with the Chocolate Piñata at Uncle Julio’s to an epic dinner and movie at Alamo Drafthouse, here are 5 extraordinary culinary experiences to add to your itinerary:

Chocolate Piñata at Uncle Julio’s

It’s a piñata party when you dine at this Tex-Mex scratch kitchen.

When you walk inside, you’ll be hit with the aroma of freshly made tortillas, tableside guacamole and sizzling fajitas. The menu is packed with classics and mesquite smoked specialties.

But no matter what you order as an appetizer and main, the real fun lies within dessert. The Chocolate Piñata is a “one-of-a-kind smashable dessert of decadent dark chocolate filled with homemade churros and fresh fruit.”

With a few swings, you’ll have an array of sweet treats to feast on. And the stars of the show are the rum-infused whipped cream and warm chocolate dipping sauce.

Bloody Mary at Savage Tavern

Dinner and a drink in one! When they say everything is bigger in Texas, they must’ve had the Savage Mary in mind.

A staple on the tavern’s brunch menu, this over-the-top indulgence starts with two shots of vodka and house made Bloody Mary mix. But the toppings are where things start to get interesting.

Skewered on top of the jumbo mason jar are beer battered kolaches, a chicken strip, fried olives, pickles and deep-fried pizza rolls. I told you it was dinner and a drink in one!

I’ll save you the trouble and let you in on a little secret. You may not need the mega cheese sticks, but you want them. Trust me! The spicy pepper jack pair perfectly with the tomato based Savage Mary. Add ’em to the order.

Fiesta Fondue at The Funky Door

Fondue goodness awaits at this eclectic bistro where wine and cheese are at the forefront of a stellar menu.

The Funky Door offers three types of cheese fondue: Fiesta, Funky Door and Spinach Artichoke.

You can’t go wrong with any option but I highly recommend ordering the Fiesta. Made with creamy pepper jack cheese, Pacifico beer and Tequila, this dip is flavorful, bold and tastes incredible with the soft, buttery croutons made for dipping.

Fondue add-ons include protein options of jalapeño sausage, steak tips, shrimp, mini corn dogs, sautéed chicken and fried boneless wings as well as pretzel bites and various vegetables.

Whether you’re looking for a light dinner of wine and fondue or an easily shareable appetizer, fondue at The Funky Door is an experience you don’t want to pass up.

Sushi Boat at Hayashi

At Hayashi, you can see fresh sushi being rolled, cut and topped at the bar. They’re known for classic sashimi and unique hand rolls.

This Japanese steakhouse also offers the unique experience of a sushi boat that’s completely customizable. So, sushi lovers, a trip to Hayashi needs to be in your near future.

With boats perfect for a big group or more intimate dinners, you can choose the right amount for your party.

The 82nd Street location also offers a Hibachi grill experience if you want to elevate your already unique night on the town.

Chances are there’s a cinematic classic or new box office hit playing at the Alamo. If you’re looking for a laid back, low-key outing while in town, pick a movie and get settled in for a unique dining experience.

Once you get seated for the movie, you’ll see a pen and notepad on your table. Your server will bring you a menu, and you’ll be able to write down your order, ensuring your movie stays quiet and uninterrupted.

If you love classic theater snacks, the bottomless popcorn is for you. There’s also truffle herb and churro flavored popcorn. Can’t hurt to try them all, right?

Other popular menu items include the loaded fries and boozy shakes.


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