Luby’s is still a fresh-food experience

Food & Drink, General, H-town

I used to assume that, when I ordered food at a restaurant, the food was actually prepared on site. I never worked in the food service industry (other than my brief visit foray fast food when I was a teenager). I had no idea what was going on in the kitchen. Then I learned how wrong I was. “The bigger the menu,” a friend told me as she explained how 10-minute dishes were possible, “the less likely the food is made from scratch at the restaurant.”

However, there are still restaurants that make everything fresh… even in casual dining. It turns that that at Luby’s everything is made from scratch… which means that pretty much everything is “homemade.” I’ve been in the kitchen and seen the raw vegetables, big cuts of beef and fresh-cooked pasta turned into various dishes. That’s good news for me, since I end up at Luby’s at least once or twice a month. They have a baked whitefish that I crave every once in a while… and the mac and cheese too.

If you haven’t been to a Luby’s restaurant lately, I invite you to check out one of their new locations. From the pics below you can see that it’s not your grandma’s diner any more… or at least not just hers.

Luby's Cafeteria
They serve different varieties of fish, from the the deep-fried to the baked and healthy.
Luby's Cafeteria
My favorite entree is the baked white fish.
Luby's Cafeteria
I like the seafood patty. Try it with tartar sauce.
Luby's Cafeteria
Yes, they serve shrimp too.
Luby's Cafeteria
And the veggies come in all varieties too.
Luby's Cafeteria
Pot pies and other favorites.
Luby's Cafeteria
They serve salads as well, from the fresh-tossed to the fruit-based.
Luby's Cafeteria
Did I mention that their desserts are also homemade?
Luby's Cafeteria
Mac and cheese is one of their top sellers.
Luby's Cafeteria
Yes, that’s a coffee bar… inside the Luby’s.

Luby's Cafeteria

Luby's Cafeteria
Overall, I liked the decor.

 

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