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Restaurants in Lawrence

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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

This is one of the best places for burgers in Lawrence. They have a good variety of sauces ( not all of them good) but at least you have the option to choose...

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  • Superb449 Reviews4.7
Texas Roadhouse 2329 Iowa St Suite T, Lawrence
Texas Roadhouse
Steak House • $$

Texas Roadhouse

2329 Iowa St Suite T, Lawrence, KS 66046

Once again - amazing service and fabulius meal. Rib eye cooked to perfection and full slab of tender and juicy ribs. Our waiter (at the bar) gave us the...

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  • Superb325 Reviews4.5
The Mad Greek 907 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
The Mad Greek
Italian • $$

The Mad Greek

907 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

We've had their food several times. Always great. I have one child that doesn't care much for Greek or Italian food. She ordered a bacon...

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  • Superb233 Reviews4.5
Free State Brewing Company 636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Free State Brewing Company
Brewpubs • $$

Free State Brewing Company

636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

We have always loved eating out here. The food is always on point. This time round we got the shrimp pad Thai and Nashville chicken Mac cheese. Both items were...

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  • Superb247 Reviews4.4
Merchants Pub & Plate 746 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Merchants Pub & Plate
American • $$

Merchants Pub & Plate

746 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Very cute place! The food was really good & the servers were very friendly. Not super busy for a weekend evening. The building used to be a bank, so the...

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  • Superb245 Reviews4.4
715 Restaurant 715 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
715 Restaurant
Italian • $$

715 Restaurant

715 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

I have worked in the restaurant industry in KC for the last 15 years. I can’t believe it has taken me this long to find 715. This is my new favorite...

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  • Superb245 Reviews4.4
Lawrence Beer Company 826 Pennsylvania St, Lawrence
Lawrence Beer Company
Brewpubs • $$

Lawrence Beer Company

826 Pennsylvania St, Lawrence, KS 66044

The food and drinks were superb, they have a wonderful selection of american fare with both familiar and unique options. The staff is incredibly friendly and...

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  • Superb238 Reviews4.4
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

We just moved from the East Coast and never expected to find fresh oysters and inventively prepared fish and seafood dishes. We were wrong! Hats off to a great...

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  • Superb235 Reviews4.4
The Roost 920 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
The Roost
Brunch • $$

The Roost

920 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Perfect level of Hipster! We love this place! The food is good, the staff is friendly, and food is served quickly. Tip for going to this place. GET THERE RIGHT...

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  • Superb203 Reviews4.5
Terrebonne Po' Boys 805 Vermont St, Lawrence
Terrebonne Po' Boys
Cajun/Creole • $

Terrebonne Po' Boys

805 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044

The place is really small, you order inside and wait outside. There are also tables outside. The food is brought outside when it is ready. We ordered po boys...

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  • Superb194 Reviews4.7
Ladybird Diner 721 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Ladybird Diner
Diner • $$

Ladybird Diner

721 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Very good interesting place. According to the waiting crowd, they are always busy. Food and service were great. Counter and table service. Egg dishes,...

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  • Superb185 Reviews4.5
Thai Diner 2223 Louisiana St, Lawrence
Thai Diner
Thai • $$

Thai Diner

2223 Louisiana St, Lawrence, KS 66046

Best Thai food in Lawrence, no question about it! Try the spring rolls and Pad Kee Mao(aka drunken noodles). I order takeout almost weekly, very consistent and...

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  • Superb154 Reviews4.6
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

The food has been good, service mostly are good too. But we have been there a couple times knowing they have out door seating. But unfortunately they do not...

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  • Superb196 Reviews4.4
First Watch 2540 Iowa St Suite D, Lawrence
First Watch
American • $$

First Watch

2540 Iowa St Suite D, Lawrence, KS 66046

Solid! I went here a while back before the renovation, and the main complaint I had was that the smell was horrible. But now, the interior has been upgraded,...

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  • Superb196 Reviews4.4
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 have reviewed HUNDREDS of places...some good, some bad...but this place is at the TOP of my "Good Eats" list! WOW...great food and the staff is the...

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  • Superb141 Reviews4.8
Ramen Bowls 918 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Ramen Bowls
Ramen • $$

Ramen Bowls

918 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Placed an order for the Goddess ramen and post rock beef ramen and was thoroughly surprised with how good the beef ramen was. The beef was perfectly tender,...

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  • Good229 Reviews4.2
Biemer's BBQ 2120 W 9th St, Lawrence
Biemer's BBQ
Barbecue • $

Biemer's BBQ

2120 W 9th St, Lawrence, KS 66049

My husband and I are still on the hunt for amazing BBQ and it was suggested to try out Biemer's BBQ. I ordered our food over the phone and went to pick it...

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  • Superb182 Reviews4.6
Bigg's BBQ 2429 Iowa St, Lawrence
Bigg's BBQ
Barbecue • $$

Bigg's BBQ

2429 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66046

We were staying overnight in Lawrence and decided on a barbecue place. We had an excellent meal here. Burnt ends sandwich, Mac N cheese, smoked baked beans and...

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  • Superb193 Reviews4.3
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

We've had Hog Wild in Topeka, so when we were in Lawrence and saw there location, we immediately knew where we were going to eat lunch. It's a...

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  • Superb126 Reviews4.6
Wheatfields Bakery Cafe 904 Vermont St, Lawrence
Wheatfields Bakery Cafe
Sandwich Shop • $

Wheatfields Bakery Cafe

904 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Made our visit to Lawrence KS - SPECTACULAR! Great breakfast goodies, egg sandwiches and pastries. Make sure your try out the cinnamon rolls! And the service...

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  • Superb198 Reviews4.5
Aladdin Cafe 1021 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Aladdin Cafe
Greek • $$

Aladdin Cafe

1021 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

From the moment I walked into the restaurant I felt welcomed. Samir was an incredible wealth of information and so kind. He suggested a few of the customer...

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  • Superb162 Reviews4.4
Leeway Franks 935 Iowa St, Lawrence
Leeway Franks
American • $$

Leeway Franks

935 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Top notch food and I think I'll be coming here more than I should.Bonus: when a guy left his table and coughed a couple times, an employee immediately...

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  • Superb132 Reviews4.5
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

make sure you book a reservation!! we didn't know that they were required but they were able to seat us at the bar. i ordered the penne Abruzzi and it was...

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  • Good181 Reviews4.2
Little Saigon Café 1524 W 23rd St, Lawrence
Little Saigon Café
Vietnamese • $

Little Saigon Café

1524 W 23rd St, Lawrence, KS 66046

In town for a speaking event with my daughter and we decided to try this place out. We had the summer rolls and beef pho. It was great, the couple that ran the...

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  • Superb129 Reviews4.7
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

This is my go-to for Indian food and groceries. The food itself is delicious and the staff friendly and helpful, I always recommend it to friends who are in...

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  • Superb140 Reviews4.4
Zen Zero 811 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Zen Zero
Asian Fusion • $$

Zen Zero

811 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Visiting Lawrence and found this gem. Lots of options - many are vegan / vegetarian. The serving size was massive, so had to get a to go. Server was friendly...

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  • Good175 Reviews4.2
Dempsey's Burger Pub 623 Vermont St, Lawrence
Dempsey's Burger Pub
Hamburger • $$

Dempsey's Burger Pub

623 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044

After a big day of parents weekend tailgating , we were starving,and despite a big crowd , the wait was short, the service was great snd the food was...

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  • Superb154 Reviews4.3
Hawaiian Bros Island Grill 1501 W 23rd St, Lawrence
Hawaiian Bros Island Grill
Hawaiian • $

Hawaiian Bros Island Grill

1501 W 23rd St, Lawrence, KS 66046

Hawaiian bros nevers disappoints. Large portions means I got plenty of food for lunch and had enough to keep snacking through the afternoon. Love the Dole whip...

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  • Superb213 Reviews4.3
Sandwich Bowl 4821 W 6th St ste k, Lawrence
Sandwich Bowl
Sandwich Shop • $

Sandwich Bowl

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

Very kind service and delicious food. My salad was extremely fresh and the creamy potato soup was fantastic! The woman making my food was very sweet and it...

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.6
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

Such a hidden gem. I wish more people knew about it. The food is quality locally sourced and fresh. Staff is always super friendly. This Reuben has such good...

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  • Superb89 Reviews4.7

American Restaurants

American in Lawrence
RPG (Restaurant, Pub & Games) 724 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
RPG (Restaurant, Pub & Games)
American • $$

RPG (Restaurant, Pub & Games)

724 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Been here twice now both times ordered the CBLT (once I like something tend to not branch out) both times great! but the other menu choices look really good....

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  • Superb99 Reviews4.4
Blue Moose 525 Wakarusa Dr D, Lawrence
Blue Moose
American • $$

Blue Moose

525 Wakarusa Dr D, Lawrence, KS 66049

Very good food. The service was outstanding. We jokingly mentioned to our server Damon that we were tying to find a place to stay since our plans had been...

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  • Good133 Reviews4
Bird Dog Bar at The Oread 1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence
Bird Dog Bar at The Oread
American • $$

Bird Dog Bar at The Oread

1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044

Awesome building. Great service. I was frustrated I was charged for refills for ice tea, and not made aware of this until the bill came. Food was GREAT. Great...

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  • Good140 Reviews3.9

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Lawrence
Minsky's Pizza 934 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Minsky's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Minsky's Pizza

934 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

It's a chain, but has a decent menu and good pizza. Our food server did a great job and made several suggestions and recommendations. We had a party of...

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

Big Mill

900 Mississippi St, Lawrence, KS 66044

This place is fire! ??? We enjoyed their Detroit style pizza and seasoned fries and burgers. The waiting staff was friendly and on top of it. The atmosphere is...

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  • Superb95 Reviews4.6
SPIN! Pizza 525 Wakarusa Dr, Lawrence
SPIN! Pizza
Pizza • $$

SPIN! Pizza

525 Wakarusa Dr, Lawrence, KS 66049

This is the first spin pizza I’ve tried and I really like it. The pizzas are delicious and so are the salads. The only disappointment was the gelato, it was...

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  • Good146 Reviews4.2

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Lawrence
El Potro Mexican cafe Lawrence 3333 Iowa St, Lawrence
El Potro Mexican cafe Lawrence
Mexican • $$

El Potro Mexican cafe Lawrence

3333 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66046

The food was excellent. This was our 1st time here. We asked the waitress for recommendations and she provided 3 options. We tried 2 of the 3 and they were...

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  • Good215 Reviews3.9
Mi Ranchito 707 W 23rd St, Lawrence
Mi Ranchito
Mexican • $$

Mi Ranchito

707 W 23rd St, Lawrence, KS 66046

I ordered the Fiesta Fajitas for Takeout and they were some of the most delicious fajitas I've ever had. I never leave reviews and I felt inclined to post...

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  • Good168 Reviews4.1
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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  • Good131 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

I've gone here several times now and the food has been consistently good. I have always gone for lunch so I generally get the lunch combos. I like the...

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  • Superb160 Reviews4.4
Jade Garden 1410 Kasold Dr a13, Lawrence
Jade Garden
Chinese • $

Jade Garden

1410 Kasold Dr a13, Lawrence, KS 66049

Not exactly the best I've ever had, but pretty good! I had the sweet and sour chicken, the chicken pieces were pretty good size and not too greasy. The...

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  • Good188 Reviews3.9
China House 4821 W 6th St D, Lawrence
China House
Chinese • $

China House

4821 W 6th St D, Lawrence, KS 66049

Probably my favourite in town! -- Be sure to tip them when you do takeaway!I will probably do a large order from these folks when I have an eventual...

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  • Superb109 Reviews4.4

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

The burgers here are the best! You have to try the French Onion Burger; tasty, juicy and thick but most of all delicious! You won't regre it! Happy Runza...

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  • Superb147 Reviews4.4
Burrito King 900 Illinois St, Lawrence
Burrito King
Fast Food • $

Burrito King

900 Illinois St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Nothing quite like a number 19 with potatoes and the hottest salsa. A lot of folks think that this place is gnarly, but I couldn’t love it more. Wish more...

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  • Good186 Reviews3.8
Sonic Drive-In 3201 W 6th St, Lawrence
Sonic Drive-In
Fast Food • $

Sonic Drive-In

3201 W 6th St, Lawrence, KS 66049

All the Sonics near me (independence, Missouri) are always disappointing but this one took me back. I got a slush. My kid got a shake my husband got an Ocean...

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  • Good112 Reviews3.9
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
Tokyo Sushi Bar 239 Elm St, Lawrence
Tokyo Sushi Bar
Sushi Bar • $$

Tokyo Sushi Bar

239 Elm St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Have loved my sushi so far both times!! I only have ordered to go over the phone for pickup + the restaurants a bit small inside so it's easy and fast to...

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  • Good135 Reviews3.9
Wa Restaurant 740 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Wa Restaurant
Sushi • $$

Wa Restaurant

740 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

We have been here many times over the years and I think is one of the best Sushi places in the area. I am a bit particular about sushi and I never have any...

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  • Good145 Reviews3.7

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Lawrence
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 2030 W 23rd St, Lawrence
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Burgers • $

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

2030 W 23rd St, Lawrence, KS 66046

This is my favorite burger in the mid west, it's the in-n-out of the mid west. The beef quality is profound and the smash burger is just irresistible...

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  • Good166 Reviews4
Five Guys 2040 W 31st St Suite B, Lawrence
Five Guys
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Five Guys

2040 W 31st St Suite B, Lawrence, KS 66046

It's gr8 but the ketchup in PACKETS??? I don't have THAT kind of time! They're hard to open quickly and often squirt haphazardly. Same problem...

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  • Good125 Reviews4.2
Burgers By Biggs 1520 Wakarusa Dr Suite A, Lawrence
Burgers By Biggs
Hamburger • $

Burgers By Biggs

1520 Wakarusa Dr Suite A, Lawrence, KS 66047

They always have great food. But I have had celiac since 2, and I know a GF bun from non from look alone. I called in and said I was reordering to make sure it...

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  • Good134 Reviews4.1
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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  • Superb124 Reviews4.5
Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe 818 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe
Sandwich Shop • $

Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe

818 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

Sandwiches are well made and come out nice and warm. Decently speedy service if they're not crazy busy. You'll probably want another place's...

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  • Good149 Reviews4.2
Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe 3514 Clinton Parkway E, Lawrence
Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe
Sandwich Shop

Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe

3514 Clinton Parkway E, Lawrence, KS 66047

Picklemans is my GO-TO for delivery food! It’s also my favorite place to stop for a lunch sandwich. You must try the BBQ and Spicy Dill chips!! Chicken...

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  • Superb65 Reviews4.6
Slim Chickens 701 Wakarusa Dr, Lawrence
Slim Chickens
Chicken • $$

Slim Chickens

701 Wakarusa Dr, Lawrence, KS 66049

Seems strange to me sauce does not come with the sandwiche, you have to ask for and pay for the sauce to put on your sandwich. Lack of shakes waa...

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  • Good133 Reviews4.1
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers 2435 Iowa St, Lawrence
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Chicken • $

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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  • Good149 Reviews4.1
Chick-fil-A 2735 Iowa St, Lawrence
Chick-fil-A
Chicken • $

Chick-fil-A

2735 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66046

These people keep things moving. So we/ you get your food hot and yummy!! It's nice to go where they have a good sandwich, drink and good fries. Thank you...

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  • Good148 Reviews3.8
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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  • Good118 Reviews4.1
Johnny's Tavern 401 N 2nd St, Lawrence
Johnny's Tavern
Sports Bar • $

Johnny's Tavern

401 N 2nd St, Lawrence, KS 66044

I love both locations - but can usually be found out West. They have a great patio area that faces east so you don't get cooked in the setting sun. The...

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  • Good150 Reviews4
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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