Skyview's Restaurant of Texas Tech

4.6
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146 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
IN COMPLIANCE WITH TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS BY CLOSING CAMPUS IN MARCH, SKYVIEWS WILL BE CLOSED THROUGH MARCH 31ST, 2020.
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.
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rjonestn
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A great new experience at Skyviews temporary location in the College of Human Sciences. Food and service from the students is as fantastic as usual.

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ALAT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! Service fantastic, as well! Also did well with COVD spacing, and all in masks.

This was our 1st visit, and I would choose this over any other restaurant! Serves as part of RHIM major at TTU. Really was some of the BEST food we have ever had. Lyonnaise Salade, mini Quiche Lorraine, Croque Monsieur, Steak au Poivre, Eclairs. Delicious!

Located in Health and Human Sciences Bldg @TTU, due to renovations. OpenTable has incorrect address.

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robina
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

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.

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vipMagdalena
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional menu inspired by the Australian cuisine. Very much enjoyed by us and by a visitor as well.

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RuthH
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KristiD
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food presentation was excellent! Enjoyed this wonderful 5 course meal. Wish we lived closer so we could attend more often.

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vipBetholyn
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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vipMagdalena
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Thanks,
Eugenio Aulisa
Lorenzo Aulisa
Andrea and Maria Testini
and 3 more

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Libby
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Gene
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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JerryE
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very warm but not serving hot. Very edible but could have been better.

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular experience. The group did an outstanding job of creating an atmosphere worthy of a NYC or San Francisco establishment. Well done!

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EddieS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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Caleb
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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...

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SusanW
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CindyW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to celebrate Valentines Day. I wish the lighting could have been more romantic.

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JerryW
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Valentine’s Day.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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JayneS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a great place for lunch. It is not too quiet nor too loud. You can feel relaxed.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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!

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DrDan
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicest place to get a fine meal in Lubbock if you don't mind prix fixe. And it supports the educational mission of Tech.

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vipMagdalena
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable for our large party of staff and faculty. Many thanks!!

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JenniferS
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great view with delicious food. My intern finished up so it makes a special atmosphere to celebrate. Thank you

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CarsonW
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and service, great atmosphere, great price

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GeraldS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DebbieE
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was great! Scene was great!

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vipMagdalena
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, very hospitable, kind and personable. Thanks for the great buffet!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

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Tribarrels92
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food! Great time with friends

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Nick
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great overall experience. Girlfriend loved it and we will be back again!

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JenniferS
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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JMH81
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I invited a customer there for a lunch meeting. The food and atmosphere was very good. I will be back in the future.

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JulieG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was awesome, the kids were very professional, and the atmosphere was amazing. My group will be back.

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Diners
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service

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belh
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Tribarrels92
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food at a really great price. We went for Friday brunch and it was fantastic! The staff is also very friendly and skilled

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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vipLubbockGirl
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and students do a very good job and skyviews has become a real restaurant experience for Lubbock fans!

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AmberF
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very impressive. Staff was friendly and tentative to our needs. We enjoys the concept and menu especially dessert.

FAQs

Skyview's Restaurant of Texas Tech is rated 4.6 stars by 146 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.