About Double Nickel Steak House
In the 20th century times were simpler, dining out was reasonable, the service was excellent and cooking was an art. My staff and I have tried to capture that ambiance of simple elegance. Our traditional values extend even further: There are no heat lamps or microwaves in our kitchen. Everything comes to your table straight from the broilers and ovens - good and hot - the way it used to be. ~Lisa West~
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Contact:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Double Nickel Steak House Ratings and Reviews
We (my wife, sister and niece) were in L ...
We (my wife, sister and niece) were in Lubbock for my mother's memorial and decided we wanted an exceptional dining experience. I looked up steak houses and the Diamond Nickel was listed as one of the best in town -- and one of the most expensive. When we arrived the atmosphere was excellent, nicely decorated, etc.
When it was time to order, my wife asked if the fish as fresh (not frozen) and the waiter said of course the fish was fresh, that the chef would not serve fish that was old. That told us right away that he didn't have a clue what we were talking about.
So, we decided against any fish and I ordered one of the better steaks, my wife ordered the chicken (which was so salty that she couldn't eat it), my sister ordered the steak salad (which was OK) and niece one of the lower costing steaks. The steak meat was good but not excellent, but the sides were a disaster. The mashed potatoes were very thick, almost like rubber, the sugar peas had a sweet sauce and so over cooked you couldn't tell they were sugar snap peas.
My wife ordered a glass of wine (cost $16.00) and it tasted like a glass of $3.00 wine you would get at a fast food restaurant.
Not any enjoyable experience.
For the "Best Restaurant or Steak House" ...
For the "Best Restaurant or Steak House" in Lubbock, we found the menu and waiter confusing. There were a la cart sides which is typical with high end Steak Restaurants, but there were also sides that came with your meal. You could just order the a la cart sides and not the sides that came with the meal, but there was no credit given back if you chose not the take the side that came with the meal. At least that was what the waiter indicated.
Protein was cooked properly, however the waiter never asked how we wanted it prepared, we had to explain our temperature preferences. Waiter did not know what medium rare plus was either.
Wine, nice selection however we were not told of the other wine the proprietor has in the cooler behind the bar. There were some nice wines that we probably would have selected if told to us.
Decor, a little dated but warm feel.
The Double Nickel has always been portra ...
The Double Nickel has always been portrayed as expensive in the word-of-mouth circles in town. However, I have never had a bad steak here and the service is the best. I cannot say that for some of the other steak houses in town that we have used to business visitors. Steaks are great, atmosphere is great for talking, and service is excellent.
During football season I make it a point ...
During football season I make it a point to dine at the Double Nickle. This was my second time this season. As always, the service was great, the martini was perfect as was the wine choice, and the steak was perfect. As usual, Lisa came by and made sure everything was all right as did the Manager.
This is quite gem on the high plains.
The restaurant is as good as it looks. ...
The restaurant is as good as it looks. My husband and I met my mom and her boyfriend for a quick bite as we both passed through lubbock. I was extremely impressed by the service and the food. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a special date or family dinner.
I had dinner with my son and my husband ...
I had dinner with my son and my husband on a Saturday night. The cocktails were delicious, I ordered a gin martini that was perfect. I had the Chilean seabass and was perfectly cooked along with the cilantro lime rice. My son and husband both had the filet, everyone was very happy with their meals. I would recommend Double Nickel to anyone looking for a nicely cooked steak or seafood. And the surprise cheese stick that comes with your entree is so so good!
I had the special, a filet topped w/ a c ...
I had the special, a filet topped w/ a crab cake, which was excellent. Our waiter made great wine recommendations while being attentive but not annoying. Was a great meal and definitely want to make a return trip.
Our third visit to this restaurant occurred several years after the first two. The food was average, the tables are jammed far too close together, and the chef doesn't know how to cook a steak to the preferred temp. With all of the other eateries available in Lubbock, I doubt we'll be back. Unfortunately for Lubbock, this is not an unusual trend. Other places have succumbed to the same sticky end.
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