The Meat Market
- 811 New Hampshire Lawrence, KS 66044
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- NOTE: This establishment is now closed. This entry remains for historical records.
Live music on most Thursdays.
DJs 10p.m. - 2a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.
Sundays KU Students get 25% off all food not on special.
A TV is given away at midnight every Tuesday.
Fridays and karaoke on Saturdays -- both nights open til 2am. $5 pitchers of domestic beers on game days for the Jayhawks and Chiefs.
The Meat Market distinguishes itself with its remarkable quality for shockingly cheap prices. Example :: a burger with the works, fries and a soda will set you back a whole $5.50. And all this *value* in the still-striking environment left behind by the former tenant, the Bleu Jacket.
Believe it or not, the Meat Market's name refers to its menu -- this joint is for carnivores (though a modicum of meat-less edibles are to be found). The Market's got ribs, wings, sandwiches, beef things, bacon options ... Pretty much any (once living, breathing) animal you can think of. Did we mention bacon?
As an added bonus, this is probably the only place in town to pick up a fried Twinkie (it tastes like a funnel cake on 'roids). In fact, word is your waitress will facilitate the blazing up of your Hostess cake of choice (read: Ho-Ho), were you to go so far as to bring one with you.
Ah, and lest we not mention...like Quinton's and Jefferson's before it, the Meat Market will no doubt become known for its, um, how do you say -- fine help? Fine as in noticeably attractive; and fine as in you don't necessarily go for the over-the-top service, though don't be surprised if your waitress is a total pro.