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715

New in Oct. 2009, this restaurant features local ingredient with local food, with a dose of Italian influences. It has a casual vibe with hip decor that enhances the building's century-old architecture. Full service lunch ...

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Dempsey's Burger Pub

On the menu: A burger topped with fried egg, bacon and Gruyere cheese, as well as a peppercorn medley encrusted burger with Bordelaise sauce and House mustard on a bed of fresh Arugula. The restaurant ...

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Encore Cafe

Note: Reopened in expanded, renovated space May 13, 2010. Encore's menu consists of Thai-influenced Asian cuisines, with a emphasis on noodle dishes and rice platters. Notable offerings include baked rices and the Pineapple Fried Rice ...

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Basil Leaf Cafe

The Basil Leaf is the latest eatery to take up residence in the Amoco station on Sixth St. These long-time Lawrence cooks are specializing in Italians dishes — pastas, with salads, soups and sandwiches. They ...

Esquina

The new restaurant venture by the Krauses officially opened in the old Round Corner Drugstore space in April 2010. It's a sharp space (although it can be Free-State-caliber noisy), and the food — a straight ...

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Nice Cafe

Closed in February, 2010. See our related story. For the veggie-lovin' hordes in this town, Nice may be the best thing to come along since-well, let's see... since Herbivores closed way back when Sunflower burned. ...

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Rudy's Pizzeria

The folks working for Rudy got it goin' on. If you take to the taste-sweet sauce, bready crust, thick cheese and ample veggies and/or meats-odds are you'll seldom opt for any other pizza. Pizzas, pocket ...

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Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shop (Downtown)

When it comes to Jimmy Johns, it all boils down to one thing: mayonnaise. And tons of it. Order a sub without mayonnaise and you may get curious looks from those around you. The bread ...

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El Mezcal II

El Mezcal burst onto the Mexican restaurant circuit in Lawrence in 1999 and was an instant town favorite. An extensive menu is loaded with both traditional favorites and Mezcal specialties, all reasonably priced. Selections are ...

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Sushi Station

Never mind the exterior, Sushi Station claims one of the most inviting interiors in town. Its intimate sushi bar encourages special preparation requests and the friendly chefs are happy to share tricks of the trade. ...

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Aladdin Cafe

Formerly the Jerusalem Cafe, Aladdin's blazes up authentic Middle Eastern and Greek cuisine including gyros, hummus, falafel, shish kabobs as well as sandwiches and numerous vegetarian dishes. Try their desserts with some Turkish Coffee. Catering ...

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Tanner's Bar & Grill

Under new ownership as of Sept. 2005. With 30 television sets, including three gargantuan big screens (and one in each bathroom), two pool tables and video games. The restaurant offers a full menu, $5.95 lunch ...

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Johnny's Tavern

Don't let the Harleys out front fool you - Johnny's is no back-alley biker's bar. This five-decade-old north Lawrence institution is just as likely to attract post-wedding parties as post-softball parties; come as you are ...

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La Familia Cafe (Downtown)

La Fam is widely known for its bottomless free chips and salsa (including their unique 'sweet' salsa), but there's much more to like here -- not least of which is the joint's cozy environment. All ...