3615 Grandview Drive
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 293-7700
Fax: (806) 293-7708
No need to choose just one meal at Ana's Asian Buffet, you can choose from an entire continent of food! No seriously, the buffet has cuisines from all over Asia and you can have as much of it as you like. And even if you want someone not in the Asian cuisine family, there are usually a couple of dishes which are more traditionally American. Dessert is included in the price of the buffet, although drinks are not, so go ahead and load up on cookies, fruit, and cakes.
If you are in the mood for breakfast, whether it is early in the morning, or after dinner, Lubbock's breakfast house is the place to get your fill. Breakfast foods available include skillets made with fresh eggs, try the Southwestern Skillet with bacon, tomatoes, green chilies, and cheese. Try a Peanut Butter Waffle if you are feeling a little adventurous or go Southern with the Waffle and Chicken. A wide selection of omeletes are also on the menu. Although known for their breakfast foods, the Breakfast House also has salads, burgers, sandwiches, and a variety of other options.
Located right next to Texas Tech University, Spanky's is a favorite with the college students when they need some good and greasy grub. Sandwiches and burgers make up the bulk of the menu, and salad are available for those who wish to spare their arteries. The "He-Man Woman Hater" is their signature dish, a double-meat bacon cheeseburger and 3/4 of a pound of fries. Yummy.
One Guy From Italy is the perfect place to take the whole family for dinner. After all, they serve what is most likely the best pizza pie in town, and there isn't a more crowd-pleasing meal that that. Family owned and operated, this restaurant has been serving the Lubbock community for over forty years. Their secret is fresh ingredients and their house-made sauce which is made fresh daily. They are also famous for their calzones, which are made with an old family recipe.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
This busy and unassuming Thai restaurant is one of the best Thai places in town. The Pad Thai is especially good, but so are most of their dishes. The restaurant is busy, especially during peak lunch and dinner hours, so don't expect a quiet atmosphere. But it is busy because the food is good, and that is the most important part. The service is friendly and courteous, and makes for a great dining experience.