Chef Cameron West has delivered another culinary treasure, named for his grandfather, Dirk West, the famed Texas Tech cartoonist and former mayor. The small, straightforward menu is comfort food at its best (CFS, shrimp and grits, lots of chicken), and in fitting Lubbock fashion, the servers are friendly as can be. Order this to go: the chicken tenders with every sauce Dirk’s offers. You would be hard-pressed to find better than these—juicy, lightly breaded, and packed with flavor. All the sides are delicious, but the fried okra is breaded so delicately that the vegetable takes center stage. Pro tip: Any fried leftovers are best reheated in a 375-degree oven for about 10 minutes.
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.