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Gilbert's Bar and Grill

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2608 Salem Ave, Lubbock, TX 79410-1728
+1 806-795-8791
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri 17:30 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon Gilbert's while in Lubbock for the Garth Brooks concert! So glad for this chance encounter! When we arrived weren't too sure, but glad we didn't allow the worn appearance to scare us off. Greeted by our server Nicole (hardest working waitress on the planet) with a warm smile. Normally Sat nights they only have a 5-course Chinese dinner... More 

1 Thank m2mays
Floydada, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We attended a catered event. This was a large crowd. We did not get green beans because they ran out. The table next to us did not get any food at all because they ran out of food. Our food was luke warm. No condiments at all. Service was poor.

Thank sugar2241
Lubbock, Texas
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105 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

I want to totally flip on my opinion of Gilbert's with my harsh 2013 review titled "Won't Last!" My Tuesday lunch ladies met there this week - quite unplanned - and had a delightful lunch. The service was attentive, the food was delicious, without taking cookie cutter food service shortcuts. Daily specials - we were there on Chicken Fried Steak... More 

Thank ru1390
Abilene, Texas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Chinese food on Saturday night is my favorite thing to eat anywhere. We moved away from Lubbock five years ago & Saturday night at Gilbert's is one of the things I miss the most!

Thank rgte
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

After Tx tech law graduation we had reservations for our group of 13. It was Chinese platter night . Good was good & service was excellent . For such a large group I was surprised how fast the food arrived & they worked around food allergies too. Very enjoyable meal.

Thank Wrenpa
Lubbock, Texas
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

We have eaten delicious steaks and excellent Chinese food at Gilbert's lately. The problem isn't the food. The problem is the wait time. Last night, after waiting an hour with nothing but drinks, I finally asked when we might get any food. One rib per person was delivered. Another twenty minutes before egg rolls. That is unacceptable service. Two weeks... More 

Thank ddlltravel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

I've lived in Lubbock for almost 9 years and hadn't even heard of Gilbert's until they began catering Tuesday lunches at the office I worked at. When I started looking at places to cater my wedding, they were at the top of my list. I walked into the restaurant for the first time with my fiancé and was immediately struck... More 

Thank Andrew F
Lubbock, Texas
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377 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Let me start by saying that I haven't posted many negative reviews on TripAdvisor, and this one is especially hard to write because Gilbert's Saturday night Chinese dinner used to be one of my go-to spots in Lubbock. Back when Gilbert was still the owner and Matt ran the front of the house, this place was spot on! The food... More 

Thank BarryBroughton
Lubbock, Texas
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

Soon as we walked in they were super friendly. The owner comes to get your food order. We had the Saturday night special which was Chinese. Its all predetermined menu but I GUARANTEE it will blow your expectations our of the water. I've never had that much food brought to me in my life. All my family ate and we... More 

1 Thank Frionaflasher
Lubbock, Texas, United States
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Gilbert's has the best Chinese in town but only on Saturday night by reservation only. The servings are huge and the dishes are already determined, usually one dish of chicken, beef, pork and fish. You also get a BBQ sparerib, spring roll and rice. You will definitely be taking food home. If there is something special you would like, you... More 

1 Thank Linda O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2608 Salem Ave, Lubbock, TX 79410-1728
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-795-8791

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?