A popular Lubbock local and long-standing fried chicken and seafood spot has decided to permanently close one of its locations. Dimba's second location on 4th and Frankford is no more. Don't despair, as 50th & Quaker is still here and going strong. The family at Dimba's has a completely understandable reason for closing the 4th street location, but first, let's take a look at what Dimba's means to Lubbock.

First and foremost, Dimba's is frequently referred to as "the best catfish in town" with multiple glowing reviews on Yelp and Facebook. Generous portions and expert cooking make this establishment, lovingly referred to as a "hole in the wall" beloved here in town.

Another thing people often say is that the family that owns Dimba's are nice and kind-hearted people. I can attest to this personally. In my few interactions with Stella Dimba, I absolutely saw what a lovely human being she is.

Photo by Shardar Tarikul Islam on Unsplash
Photo by Shardar Tarikul Islam on Unsplash


Lubbock has been experiencing a streak of closures lately- some citing rising costs, a lack of employees, or even the aftershocks of COVID as the reason they've decided to call it quits. But why is Dimba's closing a location? According to a Facebook post, its in order to spend more time with family:

If you need a fried chicken or catfish fix, be sure to give Dimba's a call so they can fry it up fresh for you. I am grateful that Dimba's will live on, if a little pared down, here in Lubbock, so we can continue to say confidently, "We have the best catfish anywhere."

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