Copper Caboose

In 1977, Copper Caboose opened its doors in Lubbock, Texas, at the corner of 4th Street and Boston Avenue. Founded by John and Frank Fitzpatrick and Frank Smith, it was the first restaurant in Lubbock to serve fajitas. Over the years, Copper Caboose has added many more authentic Mexican and traditional American dishes. Our amazing array of menu items for the entire family was developed in large part by the creative influence of Lupe Gonzales.

In 1990, a second location was unveiled at the corner of 50th Street and Slide Road. 50th Street Caboose, designed by Owner Bob Jordan and Managing Partner Phil Bradley, added a few new twists to enhance the proven Caboose concept.

In 2001, after 24 years across from Texas Tech’s Jones Stadium, Copper Caboose moved to its current location at 5609 Avenue Q. You can still stop by to enjoy Lubbock’s original fajitas from the all-you-can-eat fajita lunch buffet, Tuesdays through Fridays from 11am to 2pm.

Copper Caboose still features all of your favorite Mexican dishes, along with great burgers and sandwiches, chicken strips and a variety of traditional American dishes. Five easy minutes from downtown Lubbock, 10 minutes from South Plains Mall, and only 12 minutes from Texas Tech University, Copper Caboose is convenient to everywhere. The Sports Bar features 6 big screen TVs, eleven booths with individual TVs and FREE POOL All Day Every Day. The fun in Lubbock never stops at Copper Caboose!

Enjoy lunch, dinner, a game of pool, or just a casual meeting with friends at either of our two Lubbock locations. Come experience the unique Caboose concept, based on a sincere desire to provide each guest with quality service, great food, and an unforgettable entertainment experience.