Looking for date night restaurants in Lubbock? Celebrating a birthday, graduation, or other special occasion in the Hub City? I’ve compiled my list of the most unique, upscale, and romantic restaurants in Lubbock that are perfect for any special occasion!
Whether you’re headed out with friends, family, or your significant other, these Lubbock restaurants have a vibe that screams ‘something special’. Each of these restaurants are perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day in Lubbock, too! Check ahead of time to see if they have a set menu.
A majority of the restaurants on the list have daily happy hours, live music, and other specials! Be sure to check their websites (linked for you!) before you head over to dine right here in Lubbock!
Looking for a more laid back atmosphere!? I have recommendations for that too. Check out the best locally owned restaurants in my Best Restaurants in Lubbock, Texas post!
Disclaimer: Everybody loves different foods and different atmospheres. These are my top local picks that my friends and family eat at again and again!
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Date Night Restaurants in Lubbock
Upscale, modern, and unforgettable. Rave On’s American food with a modern twist will leave you reminiscing on the entire experience for the foreseeable future. Located in the Buddy Holly Hall, you will find Rave On is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. The lunch and dinner menu boast flavorful dishes from appetizers to desserts. Don’t forget to check out the cocktail menu as well!
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Stella’s has an atmosphere that can’t be beat! Their new location still serves the Italian favorites we all love and has an amazing brunch menu. As an added bonus, Manhattan 9 is a Speakeasy behind the restaurant. Ask your waiter for the code word so you can get in, or you can check their Facebook page!
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If you’re looking for a laidback, yet unique and tasty food, Table 82 is a must try. It is located just south of Loop 289, and is a perfect place to stop after a day spent shopping. They are also known amongst locals for their brunch, which you can read more about in my Lubbock Brunch Spots blog post!
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Local tip: Table 82 also takes reservations!
The West Table
Looking for a trendy, fresh, upscale dining experience located right in downtown Lubbock? The West Table offers all of the above! With a menu that changes daily, you are sure to get fresh, seasonal bites that will leave you wanting more. Locals can’t stop talking about The West Table, and soon you won’t be able to either!
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The Funky Door
Perfect for a girls’ night out or special date night, The Funky Door is a unique bistro and wine room. Often showcasing live music, the interior of Funky Door is visually appealing, as is the outdoor patio. Added bonus? They also have fondue! You won’t be disappointed with the atmosphere or the food. I recommend splurging on both appetizers and dessert!
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Triple J Chophouse
The Triple J Chophouse & Brewery has a menu that will please everyone! Not to mention their menu of craft brews. Located right on Buddy Holly Avenue, the atmosphere and aesthetic make Triple J’s a memorable experience. It’s perfectly located if you’re staying downtown or near Texas Tech.
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Burklee Hill Vineyards
Another favorite that is also listed in my Lubbock Brunch Spots post, Burklee Hill Vineyards is at the top of my list for a girls night out! They are a bistro and winery located in Downtown Lubbock. Pick from their variety of menu items, enjoy a wine tasting, or a cocktail.
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Looking for a homey, quaint space to dine? Cocina de La Sirena is tucked away in Cactus Courtyard and offers delicious plates to share as well as main entrees. The real treat though are La Sirena’s drink menus. If you love a good hand crafted drink, you have to make your way over to La Sirena!
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Claraboya Scratch Kitchen & Bar is located in the Double Tree in Downtown Lubbock. People are raving about Chef Antonio’s ability to take fresh ingredients and locally sourced meats and turn them into delicious meals. Be sure to stop by and give it a try!
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Double Nickel Steakhouse
Double Nickel Steak House is our favorite place to celebrate our anniversary. Its upscale dining experience along with the mouthwatering steak make it the perfect place for special occasions.
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A longstanding locally known restaurant for celebrating special occasions in Lubbock is Las Brisas Steakhouse. Enjoy a perfectly cooked steak or indulge in some seafood. Open for dinner every night of the week, you may want to make a reservation ahead of time just to ensure you have a table reserved just for you!
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La Diosa Cellars
If you are looking for a one of a kind, flavor filled menu, then La Diosa Cellars will not dissapoint. Their eclectic atmosphere paired with their delicious tapas, paired with wine will have you raving about the experience for weeks to come.
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Looking for a special, fine dining experience? The Nicolett is located downtown and offers a beautiful space to dine, as well as beautiful dishes on their menu as well. Just looking for cocktail hour? They offer that as well! Check out their various menus online.
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New on the scene and in the heart of downtown Lubbock is Midnight Shift! Near Texas Tech, it is connected to the new and trendy Cotton Court Hotel! (sidenote: locals, this is the perfect place for a staycation!). Enjoy delicious food, locally inspired drinks, spend time by their fire pits, or play games in their courtyard. The Midnight Shift is the spot for an unforgettable date night!
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Looking for more recommendations? Browse through over 40 of Lubbock’s Best Locally Owned Restaurants for more ideas!
My hope is that you leave here inspired to explore a new restaurant or dive into a new experience in Lubbock! Time spent with family and friends is so special and I’d love to hear where you ended up and what you loved about it. Leave a comment below!
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