Best of Lawrence 2004

Best of Lawrence 2004

Thanks for all the votes...

More than 1,000 people cast ballots for the Best of Lawrence section. The top-three vote-getters in 47 of the 64 categories listed on the ballot are recognized in this section. Categories that didn't have at least 100 votes among the top three vote-getters were not included. Also, ballots that weren't 50 percent filled out did not qualify. Of the ballots submitted, 75 percent were sent online and 25 percent were delivered or mailed.

Special thanks to everyone that helped tabulate ballots: Linda Schimmel, Lisa Martin, Debbie and Kylie Hatfield, Chantel Guidry, Linda Vega and Emily Brookover. Additional thanks to Journal-World photographers Diane Guthrie and Richard Daley.

And now for the results...

Best Antique Shop

  • 1st place: The Antique Mall

Best Appetizer

Best Art Gallery

Best Asian Food

Best Bakery

Best Bar

Best Barber Shop

  • 1st place: Amyx Barber Shop
  • 2nd place: Downtown Barber
  • 3rd place: Da Shop

Best BBQ

Best Beer Selection

Best Bookstore

Best Breakfast

Best Burrito

Best Car Wash

  • 1st place: Auto Plaza Car Wash
  • Raco Car Wash
  • Rock Chalk Car Wash

Best Coffee

Best Dinner

Best Donut

Best Fast Food

Best Flower Shop

  • 1st place: Owens Flower Shop
  • 2nd place: Englewood Florist
  • 3rd place: Hy-Vee Floral

Best French Fries

Best Fresh Meat

Best Fresh Vegetables

Best Gas/Convenience Store

  • 1st place: Kwik Shop
  • 2nd place: Hy-Vee
  • 3rd place: Conoco

Best Grocery Store

Best Historic Site

Best Ice Cream

Best Live Music Venue

Best Margarita

Best Milkshake

Best New Restaurant

Best Pharmacy

  • 1st place: Walgreens Pharmacy
  • 2nd place: Round Corner Drug Co.
  • 3rd place: Dillon's Pharmacy

Best Pizza

Best Place to Bike

  • 1st place: Clinton Lake
  • 2nd place: River Trails
  • 3rd place: The Levee

Best Place to Walk

  • 1st place: Mass Street
  • 2nd place: KU Campus
  • 3rd place: Clinton Lake

Best Restaurant For Kids

Best Sandwich

Best Smoking Area

Best Smoothie

Best Sports Bar

Best Steak

Best Sushi

Best Taco

Best Thrift/Resale Store

  • 1st place: Arizona Trading Company
  • 2nd place: Goodwill
  • 3rd place: The Salvation Army

Best Used CDs

Best Vegetarian Food

Best Video Store

  • 1st place: Hastings
  • 2nd place: Liberty Hall
  • 3rd place: Blockbuster


CharlieBrownDawg 17 years, 10 months ago

Oh yeah Don't go to checkers...there's a poodle there who's really a Beotch! If they don't carry the "Mello Yello" Don't bother...real Dawgs don't drink Gin-n-Juice. They like the "Yello" and the "Two dogs." That's right 2 Dawgs are better the one Dawg.

freak2304 17 years, 9 months ago

JB Stouts as the best sports bar?!?!?!? hahhaha...that's the funniest thing i've heard all day!

bgppabscts 18 years ago

Free State? Best Bar in Lawrence? Are you joking?

CharlieBrownDawg 17 years, 11 months ago

I have a bone to pick...there are no CharliRoo's for me to hound-dawg. All the Mary and HOLLYROO'S have left the pound and now I must go to the west to the Electric Cowboy to to dig up sum bones. Disco night is a and my pack must scratch our paws and market our territory. No howl'in or bark'in in these parts will make me put my tail between my legs. So get sum beotches out of that Lawrence pound and lets dance1

jks44 17 years, 11 months ago

people, try checkers. best produce in town. also, now that hy-vee is so high priced, checkers was a nice surprize.

Todd 17 years, 11 months ago

I'm surprised not to see Checker's on the list anywhere.

craz22 17 years, 11 months ago

If your Name is Thunder: Have 2 Taco's, a RosaRoo, Try to smoke 1.8T Turbo, Throw a 330i Over a house, and then complete your lifes ambition and revisit the Electric Cowboy in Topeka one last Time....and while in Topeka stay away from The Spanish Fly and Taco's from El Mezcal.

okbyme 18 years ago

Best Pizza? Try Wheatstate! Best in town by far and they have Silas & Maddy's! You will come back for more. Best is the hand tossed wheat crust.

craz22 17 years, 11 months ago

The question was, The best Taco in town...NOT if your an idiot vote "El Mezcal." I would say El Mezcal has an average taco...Taco Johns & On The Border have superior Taco's

dwfrance 17 years, 7 months ago

i suggest everyone shops at checkers the best place for quality food

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