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“A Lubbock mainstay for at least the past 35 years!”

50th Street Caboose
Ranked #11 of 588 Restaurants in Lubbock
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Serving both chicken and beef fajitas and then added many traditional American and authentic Mexican dishes, prepared by Lupe Gonzales.The 50th Street Caboose opened in August of 1990 at the corner of 50th Street and Slide Road. It was designed by managing partner Phil Bradley and owner Bob Jordan with a few twists to enhance the proven Caboose concept.A midway with over 100 games and a redemption center stocked full of toys, novelties, and giant stuffed animals help to enhance the fun atmosphere. Serving the same fine Mexican dishes with a few new twists from George Amaya.
Lubbock, Texas
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A Lubbock mainstay for at least the past 35 years!”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

50th Street Caboose has been one of the few consistently good restaurants in Lubbock. Their Mexican food is among the best. That is what I order every time I go there. One of the best things on the menu is their Fajitaladas. Two Fajita prepared chicken or beef, rolled in flour tortillas and covered with queso. YUM!

The only thing that keeps me from giving them a five is that half the restaurant is a game room. The two are separated by the bar, but it can get kind of noisy sometimes. Great for kids, but not so much for the older crowd seeking a quiet dinner without kids underfoot. If you want quiet and relaxing, I suggest eating there for lunch. Either time, you won't be disappointed in their food.

P.S. Note that there are both the 50th Street Caboose and The Copper Caboose in Lubbock. I DO NOT recommend eating at the Copper Caboose. It is like eating in a smokey pool hall and is not in the best part of town.

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place for family”
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Has something for everyone. Great chips and salsa. Grand kids love the games and the birthday sundae.

  • Visited June 2013
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Big Spring, Texas
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“Texas Tech After Graduation Party”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Perfect place to have a family gathering with children that were invited also. Food, service and most of all "BEST and Friendly Staff". A party of 100+ ===I would rate our gathering A+ for price, quality of food including temperture and service.

Thank you for ending our daughter celebration with great food and company.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank mllujannurse
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Lubbock, Texas, United States
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“Great family site!”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Great food with awesome area for kids...arcade type area! It is a friendly family environment with so many games, for adults too!
Great salsa & quéso!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Santa M
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Lubbock, Texas
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“Great Menu Selection with Great Food”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Have tried many meals and appetizers from the menu. Best Chicken Pot Pie in town. Chicken Fried Steak is to die for. Chicken Strips are tasty and you get a lot for your meal. Burgers are wonderful. Visitors are always taken to the Caboose and everyone of them can't wait to come back.
Staff is friendly and really care for their customers with great service and even with a smile.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Waldrop787
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