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~
Lubbock, TX 79414
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:
Janice: (806) 792-0055
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Double Nickel Steak House Ratings and Reviews
First time @ DN for my wife and I (anniversary). Loved everything. Food, service (David) and mgt. (Willie) were all excellent. A bit pricy for the avg. guy but perfect to splurge for a special occasion! Well worth it! We will be back :) One of the best steaks (filet) I've ever eaten. Great experience!
This was our first dining experience at Double Nickel Steak House and not one of us was disappointed. There were four of us for dinner and selected lobster bisque soup, the house salad (delicious and tangy dressing), the New York Strip (my husband states is was "excellent"), and Chateaubriand for two. Everything was perfect and we could not have asked for more. So good that we did not need any "to-go" boxes as there were no leftovers. I think our server's name was Landon and he was wonderful, seemed to show up at the table at just the right time but never hovered. We were stuffed and no one ordered dessert. Yes, we would eat at Double Nickel again and again.
We wouldn't normally go to a steak house for seafood, but the Double Nickel intrigued us with its positive reviews and varied menu. This was a Tuesday evening when we had a night's stop before continuing to Austin the next morning and we wanted to keep it light and easy. The Double Nickel impressed us as the kind of dining experience one would have had in the 1930s, with its dark, plush interior, period music, and its attention to detail. We were greeted at the door and I was told that hats were not permitted but would be kept safe while we dined. Dress was business casual but jackets and ties not required. We were immediately seated and provided with bread and water and asked by Landry, our attentive server, if we wanted drinks. My wife had ice tea and I had a Shiner Bock (carefully poured into an iced glass). Our meal began with lobster bisque that was more like a tomato puree and had no trace of lobster but was tasty. For entrees my wife had the salmon salad, which was excellent, and I had the farm raised fresh salmon, which was perfectly prepared. Both were very generous proportions, more than we could finish, and Landry personally wrapped the remaining salmon in foil (creating a swan shape) and, using two spoons in one hand, dished the remaining salad, vegetables and new potatoes into a to-go box. Throughout our meal the noise level varied from quiet to moderate, and it was always possible to converse without straining to hear. The manager stopped at our table once to ask how everything was during our meal. With this level of attention and ambiance I almost expected after the meal to be offered brandy and a cigar. Altogether a quite enjoyable evening.
My wife found Double Nickel because she knows the affinity I have for steak. She told me I would have a good steak for my birthday, she did not tell me I would be having the best dining experience of my life on my birthday! This place has an amazing ambiance, the colors of red and black are played with by the decorator to make the place look fancy, romantic, and yet relaxed at the same time.
The manager and our waiter made us feel like we were at home. Amazing service. My wife's steak did not come out the way she asked. The took it back to fix it, and brought fresh sides back out for her. Who does that!?
Now when I say that I had the absolute best prime rib I've ever had in my life, I mean it. This was the best prime rib I've ever had.
I encourage everyone to eat at this place. Eat at Double Nickel. It is worth every penny!
Hats off to Landry, our server, who was engaging and professional. I was also impressed with a quick investigation of a white burgundy; while we ended up having the pinot, I was pleasantly surprised when they came up with a unique bottle that was "off the list". Next time, we will hopefully get to try it! A great birthday dinner, with take-home foil swans! Always can count on the Double Nickel for great food and service! Thank you!
A great evening, a little pricey, always great if you are willing to pay $50 minimum per person. 1 of 3 steaks were under cooked actually 2 but the waiter let the other servers deliver it and they screwed up on, we switched plates and fixed it. The other one was ordered medium rare and came rare... hard to get a 1.5 inch thick steak cooked right. Sent the steak back and ate the veggie and mashed potatoes... and the manager delivered a whole new plate, nice touch. The desert bread pudding came without whipped cream and we asked the waiter he said they didn't have any... surprise the manager brought some anyway... a special evening with family remembering my father's murder in Lubbock 10 years ago....his angelversary!
Great food, great atmosphere, great service. There were four people in our party. We ordered the crab stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer...they were delicious; lots of cheese, lots of crab and lots of garlic. Three of the four people at our table ordered filets; one person ordered a seafood dish. All four entrees were cooked perfectly. The creamed corn is delicious and the fried cheese is a nice nod to the owner's other restaurant in town. We finished the meal with the bread pudding with bourbon pecan sauce. Our server perfectly described it as a fluffy cinnamon roll with bourbon pecan sauce. The dessert was fantastic. Landry provided knowledgeable and great service and the evening was great.
I was traveling for business and this restaurant was recommended. I had one of the best filet mignons ever along with some wonderful side dishes. The food was so good I returned a few days later. My experience was great once again. I highly recommend this Steakhouse.
In town for graduations with Double Nickel's steaks being highly recommended.
My wife's and my steaks were definitely not what I would consider what a "Steak House" would consider serving. More fitting of a "all you can eat" restaurant.
Both of the steaks were extremely fatty, even for a rib eye, along with having a large gristle run down the middle. More than half of both of the steaks were waste.
Pointed this out to the server who apologized, but made no effort to correct.
As can be expected we shall not return when in town.
Anniversary Dinner. Upscale steakhouse for a Lubbock area that doesn't have a lot to offer for a special night out. Eaten here a couple times, every time I leave happy and full! All the so-called food experts can say what they want, as far as I'm concerned it's exactly what you think it would be in this area.
We love Double Nickel for special occasions. The food is always delicious and the service is fantastic. It is pricy so not a everyday place, but wish it could be....
The steaks are great and sides are delicious, love the giant cheese stick too.
Desserts are wonderful too, if you have room.
The beer and wine selections are great too.
Excellent restaurant, we celebrated daughter's Health Science Center degree from Texas Tech. Overall they scored very well on all fronts. Monica was our waitress, she knows her stuff. Ask for her! William the manager came by a few times to check on us. You can always tell a great restaurant when the wait staff jumps in to help each other out. And they did this flawlessly. Steak was really good for all of our party of 6. I would recommend this location to all of my clients, friends and family. Well done.
Easily the best service by the entire staff, including the manager. The food was good and cooked to temperature. The steaks were tough, however. It wasn't the fault of the kitchen staff by any means, they were cooked perfectly, it was the meat itself. The steaks were perfect medium rare ribeyes, which should never be tough. I think we just had the misfortune of getting a poor grade cut of meat. I'm sure it will be perfect the next time we go as their cooking skills are beyond reproach.
Have been going here since they opened and can not recall one time that my meal was cooked as I ordered . Steaks were always rare regardless of how you order it, so I quit ordering steaks and orderd fish...it too came out raw. They said they don't want to serve it dried out, which I get, but there are many options besides raw and rare. They were kind of enough this time to not charge me for it, but I'm likely never to return unless invited which is how I usually end up there. I quit choosing it. It's a beautiful place with a great concept but they simply can not cook impressive meats...sorry. Sides, drinks and desserts are amazing.
I was disappointed with Double Nickel this time around. I took friends for their b'day, and I'm afraid that the restaurant just didn't measure up. First, they took us to the wrong table and then we had to move. Second, my meal came out much later than my two friends, and the plate was burning hot, which meant the entire meal was cooked at one temperature. The fried cheese on my plate was much smaller than my friends, and the salmon was not cooked well; the crab on top was too minimal. I've had better fish in town for much cheaper. Finally, it was much too loud in the restaurant. The bread was good, though, and the stuffed mushrooms were delicious.I've enjoyed this restaurant before and I'd still recommend it, but this was a poor evening to be sure.
Our first trip to Texas so we were seeking good steakhouses. The Double Nickel was a good choice for both the steaks and the atmosphere. Our waiter Nick was professional and attentive. The Manhattans were quite good. Bread was offered and when served was warm and had a selection of both dark and white with soft butter. We had the NY strip steak for two cut table side. Nick sliced into it and asked if it was cooked to our liking. It was served with whipped potatoes and sugar snap peas. There were several wines by the glass available and we tried two reds, a Zinfandel and a Malbec, and both were good. We shared a large slice of NY style cheesecake for dessert.
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