Big Spring Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Big Spring

April 14, 2018 Jacquiline Delozier

Big Spring is a city in and the county seat of Howard County, Texas, United States, at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 87 and Interstate 20. With a population of 27,282 as of the 2010 census, it is the largest city between Midland to the west, Abilene to the east, Lubbock to the north, and San Angelo to the south. Big Spring was established as the county seat of Howard County in 1882; it is the largest community in the county.
Things to do in Big Spring

1. H & H Donuts

608 Lamesa Hwy, Big Spring, TX 79720-1240 American
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Donuts

Reviewed By kuwells - Santa Barbara, California

They are very good donuts. Which means they must be really bad for you. Which means they are really good. Just spend the rest of the day on the treadmill and it's all good.

2. Settles Grill

200 E 3rd St, Big Spring, TX 79720-2510 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 432-267-7500
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 222 reviews

Settles Grill

Reviewed By d s - Denver, co

We visited here because a friend recommended the hotel as historic, which it is. The lunch menu was limited due to our gluten-free restrictions, but it was good, although a little pricey and smaller portions than we expected. The chicken fried steak was two pieces about the size of a woman's palm, unlike other places where it hangs over the side of the plate. The grilled salmon was about the size of a woman's palm, perhaps 3 ounces?

3. Lumbre Bar and Grill

322 Runnels St, Big Spring, TX 79720-2528 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Dinner, Lunch +1 432-606-5039
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Lumbre Bar and Grill

Reviewed By William J - Roswell, NM

Once in awhile you just kind of fall into something really good. Traveling thru Big Spring and the name stuck out to me since our favorite green Chile is lumbre - XXX hot. Beautiful little restaurant and food was exquisite and service to match. I had the Cajun pasta and oh man was it good. Plenty of shrimp, chicken, and some sausage. Very tasty. Wife had the posole, It was way different than either of us had ever had - not the heavy red Chile type but a very light broth with green Chile and posole corn. We always have posole at Christmas but this year we are going to try and match this recipe. Very worth our time and yours too.

4. Dell's Cafe

1608 E 4th St, Big Spring, TX 79720-3306 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 432-267-9323
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Dell's Cafe

Reviewed By 2109221748 - San Antonio, Texas

As we were returning to San Antonio it was about lunchtime and we stopped at Dell's café. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced. All the locals seem to eat here. The waitress was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and her clientele.everything was homemade including the strawberry cake. We will be returning.

5. Cowboys Steak House & Restaurant

404 E Marcy Dr, Big Spring, TX 79720-5714 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner +1 432-263-0181
Excellent
34%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
9%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Cowboys Steak House & Restaurant

Reviewed By YourMomLovesToast - Millerton, Pennsylvania

Late lunch on a Wednesday. Not busy at all but it was difficult for the waitresses to check on their patrons as they were busy doing other things. Salad bar was meh... steak was the best part of the meal. Black angus sirloin. Not bad

6. Joe's Italian Bistro

1513 E Fm 700, Big Spring, TX 79720-4951 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 432-264-0118
Excellent
50%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 38 reviews

Joe's Italian Bistro

Reviewed By Ed D - Wichita Falls, Texas

After reading some of the previous reviews, I had hoped to give this place five stars. Sorry, not even close. The service was terrible, the place smelled of cigarette smoke, and the food was mediocre at best. I had the fettuccine alfredo, and I've had that dish out of a can and it's tasted better! In addition, they do not take American Express, which is the only card I use on business travel. So I will not be returning.

7. Crispy's Cafe

1904 N Birdwell Ln, Big Spring, TX 79720-8201 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 432-517-4519
Excellent
51%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Reviewed By Jo J - New Boston, Texas

Very easy to locate there in Big Spring, and a nice clean little restaurant with friendly people, but the food was ok. Maybe it was because I was just not feeling well, maybe I was just expecting something more... It's just a good sized café. It has a variety of food from burgers to Mexican food, so there's something for everyone. I got the chicken fried steak - how can you go wrong with that? It was bathed in gravy, and just slightly chewy. Just standard frozen, then fried plate of food.

8. Wagon Wheel Drive in

2010 Scurry St, Big Spring, TX 79720-5453 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 432-267-2851
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Wagon Wheel Drive in

Reviewed By andrewpC5769BT - Big Spring

We eat here regularly when wanting local fast food. Everything I have eaten has been good. The cheeseburgers come with fries and are freshly made. They often have a lunch special which includes a drink. When the special is steak sandwich, I have really enjoyed it but I don't order it other times because of time it takes for order to be prepared. This is a drive in. No seating available.. Carhops take your order and deliver food to your car.

9. McAlister’s Deli

1010 Lamesa Hwy, Big Spring, TX 79720-1145 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 432-558-6468
Excellent
45%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

Reviewed By John S - Elkhart, Indiana

Stopped in for lunch today and had a Smoked Turkey and cup of potato soup (yummy) and the best unsweetened tea in TX. The young red headed man that waited on us was super friendly and wished us a blessed day as he finished our...MoreThank you for coming by and letting us know about your experience, John! We are so glad that you received wonderful service and enjoyed your meal! We can't wait to see you again soon!

10. Carlos Restaurant

308 NW 3rd St, Big Spring, TX 79720-1505 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 915-267-9141
Excellent
30%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

Carlos Restaurant

Reviewed By 522troys - Hewitt

Big Spring has some amazing West Texas Mexican Food. It is always a great place to eat on the road. Carlos Restaurant has re molded the inside and it looks amazing. The food is outstanding. Caution: you may need a nap afterwards. Lol.

I had the smothered burrito in green sauce. I love the way they still use metal plates and the cheese gets crispy on edges. Exceptionally, cheap for those of us traveling from big cities. Easily $5-$10 per plate on prices

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