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The Burger Stand at The Casbah 803 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
The Burger Stand at The Casbah
American • $$

The Burger Stand at The Casbah

803 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Our dinner stop at The Burger Stand was totally worth the slight drive off the highway into downtown Lawrence! As first time visitors my daughter and I loved...

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  • Superb462 Reviews4.7
Terrebonne Po' Boys 805 Vermont St, Lawrence
Terrebonne Po' Boys
Cajun/Creole • $

Terrebonne Po' Boys

805 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044

I love this place. The food was great. It was prepared quickly. The staff was attentive and polite from the time I ordered, when they gave me my order, and...

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  • Superb201 Reviews4.7
The Big Biscuit 4821 W 6th St, Lawrence
The Big Biscuit
Breakfast • $

The Big Biscuit

4821 W 6th St, Lawrence, KS 66049

Love this place. I'm definitely a repeat customer. Food is amazing service as well. I would highly recommend you try Big Biscuit!! You won't be...

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  • Superb289 Reviews4.6
The Fresh Mediterranean Co 1000 W 23rd St, Lawrence
The Fresh Mediterranean Co
Middle Eastern • $

The Fresh Mediterranean Co

1000 W 23rd St, Lawrence, KS 66046

I was a little leery at first given the fact that this sits inside of a gas station. But we've already visited twice in just a few weeks because the food...

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  • Superb148 Reviews4.7
Ladybird Diner 721 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Ladybird Diner
Diner • $$

Ladybird Diner

721 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

I would have recommended this place strongly but they don't have the 'slinger' in their menu anymore. We don't live in Lawrence and one day...

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  • Superb197 Reviews4.6
Little Saigon Café 1524 W 23rd St, Lawrence
Little Saigon Café
Vietnamese • $

Little Saigon Café

1524 W 23rd St, Lawrence, KS 66046

Great little spot! Was visiting from out of state and needed a Pho fix. Friendly fast service! We got the spring rolls and Steak Pho! Would love to try more of...

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  • Superb137 Reviews4.7
Texas Roadhouse 2329 Iowa St Suite T, Lawrence
Texas Roadhouse
Steak House • $$

Texas Roadhouse

2329 Iowa St Suite T, Lawrence, KS 66046

Stopped for lunch after church. Had a 15-minute wait but the experience was worth it. My wife had the herb crusted chicken and loved it. I had a Large country...

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  • Superb342 Reviews4.5
Biemer's BBQ 2120 W 9th St, Lawrence
Biemer's BBQ
Barbecue • $

Biemer's BBQ

2120 W 9th St, Lawrence, KS 66049

after a ku basketball game, there is nothing better than bbq. found this place on the way back home and decided to check it out. already i had high hopes...

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  • Superb191 Reviews4.6
Thai Diner 2223 Louisiana St, Lawrence
Thai Diner
Thai • $$

Thai Diner

2223 Louisiana St, Lawrence, KS 66046

Checked out this diner on a whim looking for some good Thai food and it did not disappoint. Have gone back a couple times since to try their other dishes, the...

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  • Superb163 Reviews4.6
Sandwich Bowl 4821 W 6th St ste k, Lawrence
Sandwich Bowl
Sandwich Shop • $

Sandwich Bowl

4821 W 6th St ste k, Lawrence, KS 66049

My, My, My, what a delicious bowl of cheddar broccoli soup! The consistency was not thin, it was thick like I like it. Not to mention this blackout cake was...

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  • Superb153 Reviews4.6
The Roost 920 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
The Roost
Brunch • $$

The Roost

920 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

What a local gem. I was in town for business and wanted a better breakfast than the one at the hotel and wow what a treat. They make a great latte and have...

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  • Superb210 Reviews4.5
Wheatfields Bakery Cafe 904 Vermont St, Lawrence
Wheatfields Bakery Cafe
Sandwich Shop • $

Wheatfields Bakery Cafe

904 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044

OMG. I did a happy dance in my 1st bite. Tiramisu, pumpkin cheesecake, some fancy raspberry chocolate croissant thingy, and 2 foo-foo sandwiches. All...

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  • Superb204 Reviews4.5
Auntie Em's Deli & Bakery 2311 Wakarusa Dr, Lawrence
Auntie Em's Deli & Bakery
Sandwich Shop • $$

Auntie Em's Deli & Bakery

2311 Wakarusa Dr, Lawrence, KS 66047

Great work! Excellent taste and presentation. I’m not really a sandwich person but thanks to you I have a favorite it was a create your own and it was...

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  • Superb91 Reviews4.7
John Brown's Underground 7 E 7th St, Lawrence
John Brown's Underground
Cocktail Bar • $

John Brown's Underground

7 E 7th St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Always the best cocktails and atmosphere. I cannot recommend this place enough. The drinks are always complex and phenomenal. I have never had a bad drink...

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  • Superb116 Reviews4.6
Big Mill 900 Mississippi St, Lawrence
Big Mill
Pizza • $$

Big Mill

900 Mississippi St, Lawrence, KS 66044

My husband and I were in the mood for pizza and tried this place out for the first time on a visit to Lawrence. We were very impressed with the menu, the...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.6
Mass St. Fish House & Raw Bar 719 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Mass St. Fish House & Raw Bar
Seafood • $$

Mass St. Fish House & Raw Bar

719 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

I was wanting to eat here since my birthday in 2020, but the pandemic happened. Finally got to eat here on Christmas Eve of 2021 and it was worth the wait. The...

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  • Superb289 Reviews4.4
Free State Brewing Company 636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Free State Brewing Company
Brewpubs • $$

Free State Brewing Company

636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

This restaurant has a lot of history in Lawrence. The beer and food are on par with other breweries in the area. The cheese soup stands out - rich, creamy, and...

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  • Superb261 Reviews4.4
Merchants Pub & Plate 746 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Merchants Pub & Plate
American • $$

Merchants Pub & Plate

746 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

I'd like to start this by saying I created this Yelp account just to make this review... I was on my way to 715 with my girlfriend when we walked by this...

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  • Superb255 Reviews4.4
Cosmos Indian Store & Cafe 3115 W 6th St H, Lawrence
Cosmos Indian Store & Cafe
Indian • $$

Cosmos Indian Store & Cafe

3115 W 6th St H, Lawrence, KS 66049

DELICIOUS food. Excellent service. Masks worn every time I have gone (they know me by my name and what I usually get). So glad they are open in my...

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  • Superb148 Reviews4.5
715 Restaurant 715 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
715 Restaurant
Italian • $$

715 Restaurant

715 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

We loved our coffee-braised lamb, and the charcuterie plates we ordered to start were simply perfect. Our table service? It couldn't have been better. We...

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  • Superb254 Reviews4.4
The Mad Greek 907 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
The Mad Greek
Italian • $$

The Mad Greek

907 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Great Greek menu options! The gyro meat is some of the best we've found. Ambiance was very nice. The pita bread was soft and warm when delivered to our...

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  • Superb251 Reviews4.4
Lawrence Beer Company 826 Pennsylvania St, Lawrence
Lawrence Beer Company
Brewpubs • $$

Lawrence Beer Company

826 Pennsylvania St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Let me tell you.... Those sweet & sour wings were divine. When I took the first bite I felt like my soul was lifted by 8 little joyful angels. One for each...

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  • Superb245 Reviews4.4
Decade 920 Delaware St, Lawrence
Decade
Bistros • $

Decade

920 Delaware St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Really a neat ambience here......a little run down on the outside, but nice atmosphere. They serve dine-in in ceramic mugs. They don't offer pour-over...

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  • Superb101 Reviews4.6
Leeway Franks 935 Iowa St, Lawrence
Leeway Franks
American • $$

Leeway Franks

935 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66044

A great big thumbs up from me. This little place is HUGE on flavor and variety. When in the area, skip Wayne and Larry's, skip Merc Deli and hit up...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.5
Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q Parking lot, 1516 W 23rd St #200, Lawrence
Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q
Barbecue • $$

Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Parking lot, 1516 W 23rd St #200, Lawrence, KS 66046

I had the pulled-pork sandwich, and it was amazing with a side of curly fries!The only downside, was that there was little to no ketchup in the bottles.I will...

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  • Superb133 Reviews4.5
Yello Sub 1814 W 23rd St, Lawrence
Yello Sub
Sandwich Shop • $

Yello Sub

1814 W 23rd St, Lawrence, KS 66046

I can vouch for the turkey and pesto bello subs. They are quite generous and tasty. I definitely make sure to stop by for a quick bite when I'm in...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.5
Kaw Valley Public House 444 Locust, Lawrence
Kaw Valley Public House
Pubs

Kaw Valley Public House

444 Locust, Lawrence, KS 66049

My fave hometown bar. After work drinks, some of the best live music (on the outdoor patio stage weather permitting), great staff, nice selection of beers,...

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  • Superb59 Reviews4.8
J. Wilson's 4821 W 6th St Suite A, Lawrence
J. Wilson's
New American • $$

J. Wilson's

4821 W 6th St Suite A, Lawrence, KS 66049

I've never had a bratwurst with so many different flavors that blend together to such perfection. The grilled cheese is amazing and the atmosphere and...

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  • Superb203 Reviews4.4
First Watch 2540 Iowa St Suite D, Lawrence
First Watch
American • $$

First Watch

2540 Iowa St Suite D, Lawrence, KS 66046

Perfect breakfast spot. Staff is 100% masked, tables comfortably distanced!The food was so fresh and delicious. Wonderful seasonings on the vegetarian...

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  • Superb202 Reviews4.4
Nagoya Japanese Cuisine 711 W 23rd St #24, Lawrence
Nagoya Japanese Cuisine
Sushi Bar • $$

Nagoya Japanese Cuisine

711 W 23rd St #24, Lawrence, KS 66046

Gotten take out sushi from Nagoya about thirty times since the pandemic started (their take out system tracks your visits and you get free sushi every ten...

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  • Superb116 Reviews4.5

American Restaurants

American in Lawrence
The Burger Stand at The Casbah 803 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
The Burger Stand at The Casbah
American • $$

The Burger Stand at The Casbah

803 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Our dinner stop at The Burger Stand was totally worth the slight drive off the highway into downtown Lawrence! As first time visitors my daughter and I loved...

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  • Superb462 Reviews4.7
Merchants Pub & Plate 746 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Merchants Pub & Plate
American • $$

Merchants Pub & Plate

746 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

I'd like to start this by saying I created this Yelp account just to make this review... I was on my way to 715 with my girlfriend when we walked by this...

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  • Superb255 Reviews4.4
Leeway Franks 935 Iowa St, Lawrence
Leeway Franks
American • $$

Leeway Franks

935 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66044

A great big thumbs up from me. This little place is HUGE on flavor and variety. When in the area, skip Wayne and Larry's, skip Merc Deli and hit up...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.5

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Lawrence
Big Mill 900 Mississippi St, Lawrence
Big Mill
Pizza • $$

Big Mill

900 Mississippi St, Lawrence, KS 66044

My husband and I were in the mood for pizza and tried this place out for the first time on a visit to Lawrence. We were very impressed with the menu, the...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.6
Pizza Shuttle 1601 W 23rd St, Lawrence
Pizza Shuttle
Pizza • $

Pizza Shuttle

1601 W 23rd St, Lawrence, KS 66046

Excellent! I live out in the county, about 13 miles, I can pick up pizza and it's still super hot at home. Thank you for the consistent service and...

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  • Superb169 Reviews4.4
Toppers Pizza 1100 Mississippi St Suite C, Lawrence
Toppers Pizza
Pizza • $

Toppers Pizza

1100 Mississippi St Suite C, Lawrence, KS 66044

the fact that they have vegan options and that they are so good puts this place at 5 stars 100%. they are also open super late which is really nice esp after a...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.4

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Lawrence
Tortas Jalisco 925 Iowa St, Lawrence
Tortas Jalisco
Mexican • $

Tortas Jalisco

925 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66044

This place is excellent! Shrimp tacos are a street taco size and they’re very tasty. I have also been dreaming of the chilaquiles ever since I had them! I...

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  • Superb28 Reviews4.7
Pueblo Mexican Restaurant 804 Iowa St, Lawrence
Pueblo Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $

Pueblo Mexican Restaurant

804 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66044

I discovered after living close to here. I’m moving to Topeka in 2 weeks.. that’s where my work is.. I will miss this food.. I always got the fajita’s...

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  • Good136 Reviews4.2
Mamas Tamale's 602 W 9th St, Lawrence
Mamas Tamale's
Mexican

Mamas Tamale's

602 W 9th St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Very good food, easily the best in Lawrence. Staff was very friendly. Atmosphere is really cool. Will definitely be back again. Try the taco, tamale, empanada...

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  • Good91 Reviews4.2

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Lawrence
Red Pepper Chinese Restaurant 821 Iowa St, Lawrence
Red Pepper Chinese Restaurant
Chinese • $

Red Pepper Chinese Restaurant

821 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66044

My daughter and i were on a college visit when we ate here. The restaurant was carry out only but the very nice woman working came out to help us. There is an...

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  • Superb169 Reviews4.4
China House 4821 W 6th St D, Lawrence
China House
Chinese • $

China House

4821 W 6th St D, Lawrence, KS 66049

China house is a great family owned business with excellent food. All ingredients fresh and properly prepared. This is veg lo mein and spring roll. Chicken...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.3
HuHot Mongolian Grill 2525 Iowa St, Lawrence
HuHot Mongolian Grill
Chinese

HuHot Mongolian Grill

2525 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66046

I haven't eaten out in restaurants a lot since Covid, but the tables were spaced apart and they have gloves and hand sanitizer for the bar, which is...

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  • Good134 Reviews4.1

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Lawrence
Runza Restaurant 2700 Iowa St, Lawrence
Runza Restaurant
Fast Food

Runza Restaurant

2700 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Staff is great. I've always had extremely quick service here and can honestly say I don't believe I've ever even had a messed up order all the...

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  • Superb155 Reviews4.4
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers 2435 Iowa St, Lawrence
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Fast Food • $

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

2435 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66046

First time ever having the food there. I ordered The Box Combo and it was delicious. Chicken was perfect, toast was perfect, coleslaw was perfect. Perfect...

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  • Good155 Reviews4.1
Sonic Drive-In 3201 W 6th St, Lawrence
Sonic Drive-In
Fast Food • $

Sonic Drive-In

3201 W 6th St, Lawrence, KS 66049

This is a restaurant that burrito king should take notes from. They are all about customer service. It’s refreshing to have someone who believes in the old...

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  • Good123 Reviews3.9

Indian Restaurants

Indian in Lawrence
Cosmos Indian Store & Cafe 3115 W 6th St H, Lawrence
Cosmos Indian Store & Cafe
Indian • $$

Cosmos Indian Store & Cafe

3115 W 6th St H, Lawrence, KS 66049

DELICIOUS food. Excellent service. Masks worn every time I have gone (they know me by my name and what I usually get). So glad they are open in my...

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  • Superb148 Reviews4.5
Globe Indian Food - Lawrence, KS 619 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Globe Indian Food - Lawrence, KS
Indian

Globe Indian Food - Lawrence, KS

619 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Delicious, flavorful food! AND great service!Everything was fresh, tasty, and hot, and the service from Raj and his staff made us feel welcome and cared for....

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  • Superb38 Reviews4.6
India Palace 129 E 10th St, Lawrence
India Palace
Indian • $$

India Palace

129 E 10th St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Absolutely delicious, generous portions, and reasonably priced. There are a lot of vegetarian options, and my fiancé and I had their largest appetizer...

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  • Good144 Reviews4.2

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Lawrence
715 Restaurant 715 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
715 Restaurant
Italian • $$

715 Restaurant

715 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

We loved our coffee-braised lamb, and the charcuterie plates we ordered to start were simply perfect. Our table service? It couldn't have been better. We...

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  • Superb254 Reviews4.4
The Mad Greek 907 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
The Mad Greek
Italian • $$

The Mad Greek

907 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Great Greek menu options! The gyro meat is some of the best we've found. Ambiance was very nice. The pita bread was soft and warm when delivered to our...

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  • Superb251 Reviews4.4
The Basil Leaf Café 616 W 9th St, Lawrence
The Basil Leaf Café
Italian • $$

The Basil Leaf Café

616 W 9th St, Lawrence, KS 66044

The bruschetta appetizer is extremely good. And so is the salad. The destruction lasagna is also excellent. Very cool vibe in the restaurant just a nice place...

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  • Good186 Reviews4.2
Sandwich Bowl 4821 W 6th St ste k, Lawrence
Sandwich Bowl
Sandwich Shop • $

Sandwich Bowl

4821 W 6th St ste k, Lawrence, KS 66049

My, My, My, what a delicious bowl of cheddar broccoli soup! The consistency was not thin, it was thick like I like it. Not to mention this blackout cake was...

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  • Superb153 Reviews4.6
Wheatfields Bakery Cafe 904 Vermont St, Lawrence
Wheatfields Bakery Cafe
Sandwich Shop • $

Wheatfields Bakery Cafe

904 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044

OMG. I did a happy dance in my 1st bite. Tiramisu, pumpkin cheesecake, some fancy raspberry chocolate croissant thingy, and 2 foo-foo sandwiches. All...

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  • Superb204 Reviews4.5
Auntie Em's Deli & Bakery 2311 Wakarusa Dr, Lawrence
Auntie Em's Deli & Bakery
Sandwich Shop • $$

Auntie Em's Deli & Bakery

2311 Wakarusa Dr, Lawrence, KS 66047

Great work! Excellent taste and presentation. I’m not really a sandwich person but thanks to you I have a favorite it was a create your own and it was...

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  • Superb91 Reviews4.7
Slim Chickens 701 Wakarusa Dr, Lawrence
Slim Chickens
Chicken • $$

Slim Chickens

701 Wakarusa Dr, Lawrence, KS 66049

At first glance I thought this place was a little overpriced. If their selling skinny chickens for that much I wonder how much the fat ones are. Just...

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  • Good139 Reviews4.1
Thighstop 2233 Louisiana St, Lawrence
Thighstop
Chicken Wings

Thighstop

2233 Louisiana St, Lawrence, KS 66046

Reasonable wait for delicious and well priced food. The sauces were great, breading was perfectly crisp, juicy meat. Brownies-yum! Fries were a little...

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  • Superb1 Reviews5
It's Just Wings 2319 Iowa St, Lawrence
It's Just Wings
Chicken Wings

It's Just Wings

2319 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66046

Well it's just wings... So... There's that. I enjoyed the bathroom. The man in the restroom that washes your hands for you was very nice. He smelled...

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  • Good6 Reviews3.7
Murf's Grille 3115 W 6th St, Lawrence
Murf's Grille
Bar & Grill

Murf's Grille

3115 W 6th St, Lawrence, KS 66049

Dropped into Murf’s Grille for some good fried appetizers. They were out of my favorite, fried cheese, because of a supply issue so the cook said he would...

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Henry T's 3520 W 6th St, Lawrence
Henry T's
Bar & Grill • $$

Henry T's

3520 W 6th St, Lawrence, KS 66049

My gf and I are gluten free (she's celiac) and we were pleasantly surprised when we found this place. I called them and asked about gf and they were very...

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  • Good162 Reviews4
Terrace on Fifth 1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence
Terrace on Fifth
Bar & Grill • $$$

Terrace on Fifth

1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044

My stay at the Oread was wonderful! The staff was quite helpful; giving me directions to various places, making me aware of hours of operation, parking, etc.,...

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  • Good45 Reviews3.5
Empire Bar & Billiards 925 Iowa St Suite P, Lawrence
Empire Bar & Billiards
Sports Bar • $

Empire Bar & Billiards

925 Iowa St Suite P, Lawrence, KS 66044

The tables are in very good condition and the staff are extremely amiable. I live going there to play pool. The are also dart boards and dart tournaments....

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  • Superb60 Reviews4.5
Wayne & Larry's Sports Bar & Grill 933 Iowa St, Lawrence
Wayne & Larry's Sports Bar & Grill
Sports Bar • $$

Wayne & Larry's Sports Bar & Grill

933 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Food and service were great. I had the Philly Cheesesteak and my wife had the Chicken Fried Steak and they were both delicious. Our server Savannah was very...

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  • Good122 Reviews4.1
R Bar & Patio 610 Florida St, Lawrence
R Bar & Patio
Sports Bar • $$

R Bar & Patio

610 Florida St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Love this place!! Great place to watch a game. James runs a smooth business and the wait staff are fantastic. Brian cooks THE BEST wings in Lawrence...

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  • Good86 Reviews4.1