Five of the Best Restaurants for Comfort Food in the “Hub City”
Nothing is better than a hot meal on a cold day. Comfort food is known to bring people together, encourage conversation and cure any problem, at least that’s how it seems. The good news is the “Hub City” has no shortage of restaurants serving up delicious comfort food. Check out our list below of must-try dishes from a few local favorites .
Cast Iron Grill
620 19th St.
Cast Iron Grill’s menu is full of all the quintessential comfort food dishes you remember from your childhood. Whether it’s chicken fried steak and eggs for breakfast or a chopped steak with a side of macaroni and cheese and fried green beans for lunch, you certainly won’t leave hungry.
Don’t even get me started on the pies, a Cast Iron Grill specialty. The list of flavors is a mile long featuring Strawberry Banana Split and Buttermilk Chess, to name a few.
Must-Try Dish: Green Chile Chicken Fried Steak
I Love Pho
405 Slide Road # 112
There’s nothing like warming up over a steaming bowl of pho. I Love Pho serves up many variations of this traditional Vietnamese soup which typically includes broth, rice noodles, herbs and protein. Take your pick from a long list of options, from brisket and flank steak to chicken and calamari. Order a pot of jasmine tea or a mug of Vietnamese hot drip coffee with condensed milk—a real treat on a chilly day.
Must-Try Dish: The combination of eye round, flank, brisket, tendon and tripe steak in a broth with noodles, cilantro and sliced green onion and a side of basil, cilantro, lime and bean sprouts.
The Crafthouse Gastropub
3131 34th St.
Boasting a menu of local fare in unexpected pairings, The Crafthouse is a great pick if you want to try something new. Each season brings with it a range of delectable new dishes, and this fall and winter are no exception. We suggest you start with the white corn chips with the queso blanco alongside the duck leg confit and Texas onion soup. For the main course, it’s impossible to go wrong with the short rib hash topped with a fried egg, pork and beans and stuffed acorn squash. Regardless of what you order, bring your Texas-sized appetite.
Must-Try Dish: Roasted Quail (served Thanksgiving-style with stuffing, giblet gravy and Yukon gold puree).
Lubbock’s Breakfast House & Grill
7006 #17 University Ave. | 2422 19th St. | 3515 50th St.
When you walk into one of Lubbock’s Breakfast House & Grill’s three locations, the aroma of fried bacon and warm syrup will warm you up. Some favorite dishes here include the chicken and waffles, big steak scrambler, pecan pancakes and chocolate chip and bacon waffles. The dinner plates are amazing as well, so feel free to try something new. Your taste buds will thank you later!
Must-Try Dish: Farm House Breakfast – includes bacon, sliced ham and sausage links, two pancakes and two scrambled eggs with melted cheese atop a bed of home fried potatoes.
The Triple J Chophouse & Brew Co
1807 Buddy Holly Ave.
Triple J Chophouse has long been a place for comfort food in Lubbock. As you walk in, you’re greeted by friendly faces and live music. You’ll find plenty of delicious items on the menu like the rosemary grilled lemon chicken, “Ol’ Reliable” chicken fried steak and their out-of-this-world HCB Chicken “Potted” Pie. Enjoy a glass of their draft beer brewed on site.
Must-Try Dish: HCB Chicken “Potted” Pie with a side of parmesan creamed spinach
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