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Skyview's Restaurant of Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX

Skyview's Restaurant of Texas Tech

4.5
4.5
293 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
While you may not realize it, you have chosen to dine in a Texas Tech University classroom! Skyviews Restaurant is a full-service, largely self-supporting restaurant designed and operated to provide a hospitality laboratory experience for up to 50 students each week. While you are enjoying an excellent meal in the lovely surroundings, students are developing skills and applying knowledge. Every day is a learning experience for our students, and we welcome comments and suggestions as we strive to improve your dining experience. We greatly appreciate your patronage.

Please note that reservations are limited due to the nature of our restaurant. Dinner reservations fill up quickly and will close 24 hours prior to dinner. If OpenTable does not allow a reservation or blocks out a timeslot, that signifies we are full for that time and/or day.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (806) 742-4762
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jason Lindley
  • Neighbourhood
    Lubbock
  • Cross Street
    Top Floor-Texas Tech Plaza, SE Corner University & 19th St.
  • Parking Details
    There is ample complimentary parking at the Tech Plaza building parking lot.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 293 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Texas Panhandle

    Innovative

  • Lubbock

    Best Value

  • Lubbock

    Good for business meals

  • Lubbock

    Good for groups

  • Lubbock

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Lubbock

    Good for special occasions

  • Lubbock

    Most Booked

293 Reviews
  1. HappyTexas

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff Happy Hour after Valentine's Day. It was very pleasant, with great food - better than ever, and a great atmosphere, typical for TTU.

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  2. CraigB

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the meal and the service was excellent!

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  3. VandC

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner, great food, outstanding service

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  4. Caitlin

    Amarillo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service is terrible. We had never been before and we stood waiting to be seated and the GM said well don’t just stand there, come on! And then proceeded to walk us to our table and leave. Two ladies asked for our drink order and then never said anything. We got one singular pour of water and they never returned. We sat confused for a long time because we had no idea what to do or that it was a buffet. I was extremely disappointed. I thought that this being a learning environment that they would be putting in a lot of effort but it was quite the opposite. Our waitress threw the ticket down and never said a word. We left without having anyone say anything or acknowledge us. It was so very disappointing.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reserved a lunch table for two for my husband and I on Valentines Day! It was lovely! The decor and the ambience was perfection! The soft chatter of everyone’s conversations was pleasant. The food was hot delicious and diverse! I tried to taste a little of everything and it was tough returning back to work on a full, super content belly!

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  6. jhaid

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place for a quick, tasty, and fresh lunch near Tech campus! The student servers and employees are great and I enjoy knowing that there is a learning aspect to the experience.

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  7. HappyTexas

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, best place to have lunch in Lubbock! With the best hosts.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lunch buffet is excellent with variety of healthy choices.

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  9. AnnetteR

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great fresh and yummy I will definitely be back

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  10. SusanW

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was wonderful. Very attentive. Disappointed with the dessert but the meal itself was very good. We are always impressed by the student involvement and level of service. As long time customers of Skyview however, we miss the special events hosted there in the past e.g. wine pairing dinners, dinner and a movie or speaker co-hosted with Ollie and special all inclusive dinners for Valentine's Day etc.

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  11. camrey

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited for date night. Service was exceptionally kind and efficient. For the small amount of waitstaff, the service was spectacular. The entree was huge and was well worth the price! Will be dining again!

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  12. RickK

    Denver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an enjoyable evening of delicious food in a comfortable setting.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for the German Dinner Series event. Food was fantastic. Service was excellent. Very clean with low noise level. The ambiance is a bit lacking but we were there for the food.

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  14. HappyTexas

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All was great. We were the noisy ones, due to a birthday celebration in our department :-) But everyone was extremely kind and tolerant. We love your management! Magdalena

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  15. LindaS

    Amarillo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Making a reservation seemed pointless since no one even asked if we had a reservation or seated us.

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  16. FirstTime

    Amarillo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    There was a hiccup with our reservation, but it was quickly resolved. Food was superb, nice view of Lubbock.

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  17. BobT

    Amarillo

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the evening was a big success. Good food, very fine service, and certainly priced very reasonable. Our server, Brooke, was outstanding.

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  18. TomW

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Shrimp was so good & prime rib was cooked perfectly. Had a very friendly & attentive waiter. Can’t wait for next week.

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  19. KenC

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    the buffet was almost empty gone at 12:30, had to ask for more chicken. The food on buffet was mostly cold and in poir qualty.

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  20. BobT

    Amarillo

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group thoroughly enjoys dining at SKYVIEW. Always interesting to see what kind of menu the students have put together. Food and service are consistently good, and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Value for your money is very good.

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  21. TomW

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Staff very helpful with guest in a wheelchair.

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  22. MealSnob

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our dinner as the service was fast and friendly. Our dinner series meal was delicious. It is a great view of the city and the new decor is lovely. Our waitstaff was very friendly and the food came out really fast. If you want to sit and chill, I suggest telling them that beforehand. There was a loud table next to us but they were having fun so couldn't get too upset.

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  23. JW73

    Amarillo

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Southwest theme dinner was excellent. The Queso Fundido appetizer was a very good combination of flavors of queso blanco and chorizo with a spicy salsa verde. The house made tostadas had a light flavor with a crispy texture. The green chili stew was some of the best I've eaten with shredded pork and potatoes in a green chili broth. The entree of tequila lime shrimp was very good although the cilantro lime rice was somewhat bland. The chili rubbed ribeye was cooked medium with a good flavor. The warm churros with caramel filling were a sweet ending to the meal with a light consistency. The blood orange margaritas had a great combo of sweet and tangy.

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  24. BobT

    Amarillo

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service, good prices. Fun place to have dinner.

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  25. BarbaraB

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was fabulous. The dessert churros were chewy.

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  26. RichardA

    Amarillo

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter did a good job of making us feel welcome.The various dishes were as described on the menu. In my opinion, the short ribs were a little bit dry but the sauce made up for the dryness. I would have preferred more meat.

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  27. JW73

    Amarillo

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fall 2023 dinner series has been outstanding. The Casa Nostra theme dinner was excellent food quality, preparation, and presentation. Service was very good. Plates were removed as the courses were completed, menus were taken away after ordering, and tableware and glasses we’re provided and appropriate to the service.

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  28. RichardA

    Amarillo

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Your students did an excellent job. The food was delicious. There was no problems. If you have a diner who is disabled, then your students may need instructions on how to help the diner out of wheel chair to a seat and back again.

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  29. PatriciaC

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't say enough about the students, General Manager, wonderful food and service. It was a dining experience we will remember and wish all the students the best in their further endeavors.

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  30. MonicaL

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVE IT!! Just a joy to not have to overthink and just be able to enjoy good food and not yell at my husband (because the room is so loud).

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  31. ADTTU

    Amarillo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As staff at TTU we love getting together for lunch at Skyview! Food is good and customer service is awesome. Love the salad bar.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was delicious. This was our first time visiting Skyview and we were not disappointed.

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  33. TammyU

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the pecan crusted chicken and the salad bar was amazing. Didn't get to try any desserts, we ran out of time-had to get back to the office. Next time I will be sure to start with dessert first. Experience was wonderful overall.

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  34. AdrianS

    Amarillo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were a party of 4. I have been to this restaurant a number of times and was always thrilled with both food and service. I was showing it off to friends. Told them how great it would be. The prime rib was stone cold and horribly over cooked. The back potato was under cooked and cold. One guest had the chicken and she thought it was just passable. All of our meals were so bad I couldn’t believe our waitress served us with a straight face but she did and was very pleasant about it. So I paid my bill with a straight face and didn’t complain. $186 including tip that was a terrible waste. I apologized to our guests for my bad judgment. I can’t imagine going back. I’m sorry.

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  35. LukeL

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended to anyone wanting to try something exciting and fun in Lubbock.

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  36. CinWiz

    Amarillo

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was served warm. Tables are too close together - group next to us were loud and we were not able to have a conversation.

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  37. HappyTexas

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    After more than 30 5-star reviews I left for SkyViews, and after 20 years of going there for dinner series and lunch buffets alike, this is my first poor review. The French Dinner on April 19, 2023 was extremely poor. The prime rib cost $22, but you can get much better ones at Golden Coral for a few bucks. The server was Kate, and she took our orders timely, but did not ask us how we wanted the prime ribs cooked, just showed up with 6 portions of prime rib (10 oz each) that seemed old and stale, and quite chewy. They were not pink in the middle, they were overcooked and cold ... and they did not taste fresh. For the money paid, this was not a good value. The brochette was shrimp in bacon, that had nothing to do with any French cuisine. Paid about $222 in total. Kate was not very friendly. She asked us about deserts when we barely started the main dish. She seemed to be in a hurry. She did not ask if we liked the food. We were in at 5:30 and left at 6:25 with slight indigestion from the lack of hospitality and the cold meats. The place was packed and it seems like we were industrially fed and put on an animal-like battery to get in and get out fast. We did not feel welcome. What was even more unpleasant, this dinner was a personally paid one for 3 speakers at TTU (conference and colloquium quests). It was not covered by the department and the price paid for the value was very high. I will go ahead and cancel the last dinner in this series, from April 26, 2023. Hopefully, the next semester will bring better food experiences, and better trained servers.

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  38. CamilleP

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought 3 people, including one that was an award winner for the quarter, for a recognition lunch. The food was great, the noise level was very low so we were able to hear and talk to each other easily, and the service was excellent. I will definitely consider doing this again to celebrate my award winners.

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  39. WhitneyJ

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, not only was the service quick and respectful, this is exactly what I was hoping for. The entire vibe felt fancy even though the food wasn't overpriced. The portion was perfect, I left full (I had the soup, steak, and cake - with flower!) and happy. Every single bite I put in my mouth was flavorful (though I could have used more beef in my soup it still tasted good). You guys do need sweet tea, however 😋 The tea (unsweetened) was perfectly brewed it didn't taste burned and it didn't taste like water. Our server was polite and easy to talk to, she let us know possible allergens which my wife appreciated!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful menu, server was kind enough to answer my questions about the menu, gave me a sample taste to make sure I liked the sauce. The salad, entree and dessert were all delicious!! I look forward to dining at Skyview’s again!!

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FAQs

Skyview's Restaurant of Texas Tech is rated 4.5 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Skyview's Restaurant of Texas Tech

1901 University Ave, Lubbock, TX 79410

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Top Floor-Texas Tech Plaza, SE Corner University & 19th St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Lubbock
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is ample complimentary parking at the Tech Plaza building parking lot.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jason Lindley
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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