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Stubb's Bar-B-Que

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Stubb's Bar-B-Que Review

This downtown 6th Street–area institution, which traces its roots to a legendary Lubbock barbecue joint founded in 1968 by the late C. B. "Stubb" Stubblefield, is known as much for music as food. Stubb's hosts an always-crowded Sunday gospel brunch (book ahead), and big-name and lesser-known local and touring acts including Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Joan Jett, and the White Stripes have played the outdoor stage. To many local barbecue mavens, the hickory-smoked choices—beef brisket, pork loin, pork ribs, sausage, chicken and turkey breast—are average, but the sides, like spinach with cheese and Serrano peppers, are delicious. Salads, sandwiches, and homemade desserts complete the menu, and there's a full bar. Stubb's also markets a popular line of barbecue sauces and rubs. The venue, an old stone building with wooden floors and tables, suits the fare to a T.

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Updated: 02-04-2013

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    Go for the music not the food.

    Adter standing in the doorway for 10 minutes and finally asking to be seated, we were told the hostess was in a different room. We were finally seated and found the ribs, brisket and turkey to be too heavily coated with pepper and the sauce seemed watered down with a heavy vinegar flavor. If you want to eat in the bar, it will cost you the cover for the band playing located down the stairs and out of site from the bar. We were not impressed with this joint.

    by ladybug98, 2/25/09

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