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50th St. Caboose & Copper Caboose

Copper Caboose: Providing Fun in Lubbock Since 1977

Copper CabooseCopper Caboose opened its doors at the corner of 4th Street and Boston Avenue in Lubbock, Texas, in 1977. Founded by John and Frank Fitzpatrick and Frank Smith, it was the first restaurant in Lubbock, Texas to serve fajitas. Copper Caboose served both chicken and beef fajitas and then added many traditional American and authentic Mexican dishes, prepared by Lupe Gonzales.

The 50th Street Caboose opened in August of 1990 at the corner of 50th Street and Slide Road. It was designed by managing partner Phil Bradley and owner Bob Jordan with a few twists to enhance the proven Caboose concept.

A midway with over 100 games and a redemption center stocked full of toys, novelties, and giant stuffed animals help to enhance the fun atmosphere. Serving the same fine Mexican dishes with a few new twists from George Amaya.

The 50th Street Caboose also has party rooms available to conduct meetings, throw birthday parties, have team parties, view sporting events, or have a private get-together with friends. The first of two remodels to the 50th St. Caboose was completed in 1992, increasing it to 17,500 square feet. In 1998, a second remodel brought the Caboose to its current size of 20,000 square feet.

After 24 years across the street from Texas Tech's Jones Stadium, the Copper Caboose moved in June 2001 to its new location at 5609 Avenue Q, just South of the Villa Inn. Weekdays, from 11pm to 2pm, you can enjoy Lubbock's original fajitas from the all-you-can-eat fajita lunch buffet. The Copper Caboose on Avenue Q features all of your favorite Mexican dishes, along with great sandwiches, chicken strips, and a variety of traditional American dishes.

Conveniently located in Southeast Lubbock, the Caboose on Avenue Q is five easy minutes from downtown Lubbock, 10 minutes from the South Plains Mall, and only 12 minutes from Texas Tech University. The Sports Bar features 6 big screen TVs, eleven booths with individual TVs, and FREE POOL 11 AM to 7 PM everyday. The fun in Lubbock never stops at Copper Caboose and 50th Street Caboose.

No Limit Texas Hold’em at the Copper Caboose 2 nights per week, Thursday & Sunday. Two games held each night at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. No entry fee. $50 in cash goes to the winner in each game. $25 gift certificate goes to the second place finisher in each game. Click here for more details.

Enjoy lunch, dinner, midway games, a game of pool, or just a casual meeting with friends at either of the two Lubbock locations. You'll experience the success of the Caboose's unique concept, based on a sincere desire to provide each guest with quality service, great products, and an unforgettable entertainment experience.

Choo Choo!