Located in a little strip mall on the south side of Lawrence this place is well worth the visit. It is kind of small a few tables and a counter. It is clean and friendly.
Order at the counter and the food will be brought to you at the table.
It is bright and casual. The kitchen is open and the food is fresh and well prepared.
Open 10am to 9pm closed Sunday.
They do not take checks.
Favorite Dish: I like any of the noodle dishes.
There are lots of vegetarian options. Like the nice spring rolls.
They willingly make substitutions as the food is freshly made to order.
I'm very surprised to find a restaurant this good in the mid-west. This kind of service I have only seen at top restaurants in New York. As for the food the best Italian I have ever eat.
Favorite Dish: Arrabbiata Gamberetti is my favorite. Wow the taste of this dish is so so so good words can't do it justice. First of all it is a little spicy, to me not much at all, just a little. I don't know what kind of seasoning the cook used but it is one of the best taste I have ever tasted.
The food looked very appealing and what I had was very good, also. They were chicken wings, with condiments. At 35 cents a piece, why not? They also have 35 cents shrimp ofn Wednesdays, and other days specials.
Favorite Dish: The beer-AT $1.50 a can, or $5 a pitcher on Wednesdays, try a sample. Talking to locals that were there, all the food is good and reasonable.
TEN is a classy restaurant located inside the historic Eldridge Hotel in downtown Lawrence. For me, when I want to treat my out-of-town visitors, we hit up TEN. Beautiful restaurant, great service, to-die-for food.
The Jayhawker, complete with full-service bar, is located directly across the hall from TEN...for a more casual (sometimes rowdier) ambience, hit up The Jayhawker.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday 11AM to 4PM
Sunday 2PM to 4PM (Dinner Menu only)
Sunday– Wednesday 5pm - 10pm
Thursday– Saturday 5pm - 11pm
You can view the Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Menus on the web site (web address given below).
While most days you don't need a reservation, doesn't hurt to make one for the weekends and some evenings. You can do that via their web site as well.
Favorite Dish: My absolute favorite entree here is the Sunflower Salad, featuring crumbled feta cheese and cherry tomatoes on a bed of greens, topped with raspberry vinaigrette and sprinkled with sunflower seeds. Absolutely delicious. And it's a big salad, too.
Whatever you order, save room for dessert. The creme brulee is to-die-for!
Tapas are a time-honored and cherished part of Spanish culture. The tapa (from the verb tapar - to cover) originally was a slice of bread or cured ham placed over the mouth of a wineglass to keep dust and flies out. As the popularity of the custom grew, so did the variety. In Spain, tapas are much more than a culinary delight - they represent a lifestyle - an opportunity to share good times with friends in an unrushed, carefree manner.
Tapas can be served hot, cold, or at room temperature. Ole Tapas serves a wide variety of hot and cold tapas with practically any kind of ingredients you can imagine. We tried six different tapas plus a dessert when we went there, and every single thing we had was absolutley fantastic. It was one of the best meals I've ever had in my life, no kidding.
Favorite Dish: My favorite cold dish was Ensalada de Tomate, made with fresh tomatoes with mahon cheese, zucchini, and a basil vinaigrette. A very unique and creative vegetable dish with wonderful flavor.
My favorite hot dish was Pinchitos Morunos, spiced chicken Moorish kebabs with citrus curry garlic sauce. Absolutely to die for. I could have eaten a truck load of these.
A nice cozy spot to check e-mail and have coffee. The coffe was good. The cup was pre-warmed and not paper. There are deicated work stations for your laptop. The service was friendly and competent.
Favorite Dish: Coffee
This is a fine place for breakfast and lunch. It is built around a great bakery. The bread is very well crafted. There is a nice selection and it is fresh. Well worth the stop.
Attached is a very nice simple restaurant. The sandwiches and salads are imaginative and fresh.. The coffee is good and dark as I like it.
The seating is comfortable. The bathrooms are clean and accessible. The atmosphere is relaxed and you never feel rushed. The service is friendly efficient. There is wi-fi available.
Favorite Dish: The bread is the real draw for me. The sandwiches are good, The lovely Barbara likes the salads. The sourdough and French bread are very good.
Located on Mass right downtown Lawrence. Placed in an old stone and brick building it is a perfect location for a Micro Brewery. The inside is retro industrial revolution. The service is competent and friendly. The restrooms are clean and dishes are creative and well presented. Pretty fine brew pub eating.
It is a real crossroad for Lawrence you get the whole range from aging academics to frat boys. Do not miss this if stop in Lawrence.
Favorite Dish: I HAVE ENJOYED THE SEASONAL SPECIALS QUITE A BIT. THE SALADS ARE ABOVE AVERAGE. ON THE REGULAR MENU I LIKE CUBAN PORK SANDWICH, CHEDDAR ALE SOUP. OH! YEA THEY SERVE GOOD BEER.
The food is all very good, and reasonable. Obviously, barbeque is king here.
Favorite Dish: A platter of three meats is to choose from. This provides a mix of what is to sample for each. Brisket is featured and slabs.
Upon entering Buffalo Bob's Smokehouse, you're greeted by a large trophy deer, complete with a toothpick. The decor is--you guessed it--that of a hunting lodge, chock full of trophy animals gazing at you as you gnaw on your BBQ.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Favorite Dish: The food was really good here, and they were super quick. I ate here with my mom and sister and we each ordered the pulled pork sandwich, potato salad (yum-o!) and it also came with an apple fritter. My sister opted for curly fries rather than the tater salad and had more than enough to share with us. If you're thirsty, no worries...they give you a big ol' cup to quench your thirst.
Their mild BBQ sauce is quite mild and, for me, the hot BBQ sauce didn't have enough bite to it. I prefer my BBQ sauce so hot it makes your head sweat. But it was quite tasty, anyway.
cant believe no one listed this place.
as close to authentic mexican as you are going to find in kansas.
Favorite Dish: favorite is definitely the tamales if they have any, its a rare treat.
second would be pretty much anything else on the menu.
Consisently rated by the locals as the best bakery in Lawrence, when I'm in town you can find me beating down the door first thing in the morning for one of their fresh pastries.
They bake anything you can imagine and a few more things besides. Tarts, turnovers, muffins, brioche, yum yum yum. Isn't gluten great?
Plus full breakfasts with omelettes and bacon, that kind of thing, and great sandwiches, quiches, salads too.
The handmade decorative tiles adorning the window sills are a treat to admire when you're sat there with your breakfast.
Favorite Dish: The cinnamon rolls, OH DEAR LORD, have you TRIED one of their cinnamon rolls???! Big as a pillow and just as sticky.
The cranberry scones ain't bad either.
Home of great breakfasts (served till four in the afternoon for sleepyheads) and THE WORLD'S LARGEST CUPPA TEA. It's a cozy place with some comfy chairs and internet access, a bit like your typical college coffeehouse but with a full food menu.
You can get fresh waffles, pancakes, breakfast burritos, etc with your choice of ingredients or toppings with fried potatoes on the side for a big breakfast for under 5 dollars.
They do steaks, sandwiches and fish dishes for more substantial meals which can be delivered too if you're pulling an all-nighter. Lots of veggie options, as well.
The service is slow though and some of the staff are a bit spaced out, be patient and persistent and you should get what you ordered, eventually.
Favorite Dish: When I asked for a nice cup of hot tea and picked Earl Grey from their list of offerings, I was presented with a cup the size of teapot which had one lonely teabag swimming around it looking very scared. This cup is bigger than most people's bladders, you have been warned! It would've been nice to have a couple more teabags in it to keep it company and to brew better, but never mind.
It's true, college students live off pizza, but if I had to live off Papa Keno's I'd be doing all right. The ingredients are the best, you can pick your combos and it's baked by the slice as you wait. You can get coupons off their website, which also has the full menu. There are a couple other branches in the KC metro area and Denver you can find.
Favorite Dish: Spinach & ricotta slice with dried chiles sprinkled over, for about 3 bucks mmmmmhmmmm!
The breadsticks with tomato dipping sauce are a treat too and make a handy snack while you're waiting for your slice to bake, but sometimes I was too full to eat everything and would get a salad instead.
Ooh, and free refills of your drink, so you're definitely getting your money's worth.
If I didn't already have enough reasons to make the 30 minute drive to Lawrence, Kansas, I now have another - Wheatfields Bakery and Cafe. Wheatfields offers an incredible selection of organic artisan breads, baked daily in their wood-fired, brick oven, not to mention pastries, tarts, and cookies. The aroma itself is worth the trip to this bakery/cafe. Kansas is one of the leading wheat growing regions in the world, and its association of wheat growers has name Wheatfields breads the best in the state - a high honor, indeed.
The cafe features a breakfast menu, sandwiches (on their own breads and ciabattas, of course), soups, salads, quiche, and empanadas. Or, if you just want coffee to go with a pastry, they serve locally-roasted organic coffees and espressos.
Just how serious is this company about breads? Enough to hire a specialist from Barcelona, Spain, to design and the 25 metric ton brick oven, and to bring in a master craftsman to build it. Their bakers have studied and incorporated traditional European techniques.
Favorite Dish: I've been there only once (so far), but the sandwich I had was excellent - a pastrami and Swiss cheese on sourdough rye. Top notch - nothing but the best ingredients.