Skyview's Restaurant of Texas Tech
BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2020 SKYVIEWS IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A $1.2 MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION AND WILL BE CLOSED FOR A COMPLETE REMODEL FROM APRIL 1, 2020 THROUGH AUGUST 31ST, 2020.
For updates on the remodel, go to www.skyviews.ttu.edu
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 75 - 100 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.
My lowest rating is on the ambience and that is because of those awful track lights you have. One was shining right in my face and even without that factor the lighting is garish and unappealing.
All the courses were very good--except for the main course. The snapper was dry--and tasted old. The steak was mediocre at best.
Exceptional menu inspired by the Australian cuisine. Very much enjoyed by us and by a visitor as well.
We were in Lubbock for a special occasion and dining at Skyview was part of the occasion. It was our first time to dine there, and we were pleasantly surprised. The food and drinks were great, and the student wait staff were attentive and pleasant. Overall, we had a wonderful experience.
Food presentation was excellent! Enjoyed this wonderful 5 course meal. Wish we lived closer so we could attend more often.
I think they were short-staffed. We arrived shortly after noon. By the time we made it to the buffet (probably around 12:30) they were out of two items and the other hot items were barely lukewarm. They did give us a discount which was much appreciated, but I hope this was just a single bad day. Will give them one more try.
Our table included 4 Italian born customers, signed below. The menu was authentic Italian. We liked everything from appetizers to the tiramisu. We just wish we could see the tiramisu at the lunch buffets at times :-) . Loved the hospitality and service. Garvin is always the best, and he trains everyone to act professionally.
Andrea and Maria Testini
and 3 more
Venue was beautiful and the food was delicious. Sara Ross served us for a bit and she was very professional, on time, and polite. Overall, this is one of the best restaurants I've been to.
We thought the staff did an excellent job, especially Cami and Ryan! The food was good, but not a 5 star. Loved the dessert, coffee and tea.
Food was very warm but not serving hot. Very edible but could have been better.
Spectacular experience. The group did an outstanding job of creating an atmosphere worthy of a NYC or San Francisco establishment. Well done!
Food was excellent for a lunch buffet, and well worth the price. Drink service was attentive and prompt. The room was dark and cold, it was cloudy day and 28 outside, so the Windows allowed the cold in but not much light or view. Will definitely try again in the spring and fall on clear days. Be sure to check the dinner menus before choosing your reservation day as it changes daily.
This is a very unique restaurant with great food and service. I just wish we had gotten a table by a window, since the name is Skyviews...
Excellent service by the students and their instructor Garvin O'Neil is the best. Kudos to the Chef for bringing the students' vision to life.
Great place to celebrate Valentines Day. I wish the lighting could have been more romantic.
Lovely Valentine’s Day.
My wife and I have been to Skyview’s several times for their special occasion dinners - truly disappointed in this Valentine’s Day visit, Thursday night seating. Understanding it’s a TTU teaching restaurant, but for $40/person, I definitely expected more. Filet was served as main course, server did not ask how we wanted it cooked, it was served cold, and it was tough and chewy. Alcohol drinks were very lite on the alcohol, mashed potatoes were so-so (but I wasn’t there for the mashed potatoes). The highlight of the evening was the Grand Mariner infused hot chocolate, my compliments on this dessert. Additionally, the atmosphere is very good whereas you can actually have a conversation at your table without having to raise your voice - and that is appreciated.
Unfortunately, I’ll probably have second thoughts on returning - finding other ways to support TTU.
This is a great place for lunch. It is not too quiet nor too loud. You can feel relaxed.
I was there for Thursday lunch. The service was good, salad bar as well, place was clean. The beef slices you had were very had to masticate and the taco shells were very chewy as well (not crispy enough). It is as if there was too much dough on the shells before they were fried. The flavor was good, I just wasn't able to chew down these 2 items. The dessert was very good. I normally love Skyviews. Thank you!
Nicest place to get a fine meal in Lubbock if you don't mind prix fixe. And it supports the educational mission of Tech.
Very enjoyable for our large party of staff and faculty. Many thanks!!
It’s a great view with delicious food. My intern finished up so it makes a special atmosphere to celebrate. Thank you
Amazing food and service, great atmosphere, great price
The menu for the Friday brunch included a wide variety of delicious choices. We enjoyed the chicken nuggets, waffles, the salad and dessert choices. Service was excellent as were the wide variety of food choices at each station. We also enjoyed seeing the wide spectrum of guests, which ranged from students to senior citizens p.
Food was great! Service was great! Scene was great!
As always, very hospitable, kind and personable. Thanks for the great buffet!
It was for one of the special dinners that the students put on for their final grade. The soup was good. Ask for salt and pepper 3times before I ever got it Meat was way over salted. Rest was great.
Great service and even better food! Great time with friends
great overall experience. Girlfriend loved it and we will be back again!
Thank you for all the services provided. As a Texas Tech Employee as we get guests they enjoy the outing to Skyview's and hearing about how the University has a management opportunity for teaching of this nature.
I invited a customer there for a lunch meeting. The food and atmosphere was very good. I will be back in the future.
The food was amazing, the service was awesome, the kids were very professional, and the atmosphere was amazing. My group will be back.
We take advantage of the dinner series several times each year. We have never been disappointed. Love the Popup Restaurant they are doing this year. The Italian evening was excellent.
Good food, good service
The food is always hot and so good and the price is pretty reasonable. The staff is so courteous and attentive. But my favorite is the view of the Texas Tech area.
Great food at a really great price. We went for Friday brunch and it was fantastic! The staff is also very friendly and skilled
We had not been here in a number of years and came to celebrate several occasions. We remembered the food to be creative and good, however, we were disappointed with the appetizer and dessert. Banana foster was not appealing and hoping for better.
The staff and students do a very good job and skyviews has become a real restaurant experience for Lubbock fans!
Very impressive. Staff was friendly and tentative to our needs. We enjoys the concept and menu especially dessert.
Absolutely perfect! Defiantly had an amazing time and will defiantly go again and recommend it to others
I have visited Skyview a couple of times this year each time it has been very pleasant. I took the opportunity to remind managers and colleagues to utilize this seemingly hidden secret. I also will take the opportunity to bring family and other acquaintances here to experience as well. Thanks for a nice setting where everyone is dressed for a nice meal, and not in shorts and flip-flops. I hope to take advantage more often.
Skyview's Restaurant of Texas Tech is rated 4.6 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.