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Free State Brewing Co

636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2236
(785) 843-4555
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Ranked #3 of 254 Restaurants in Lawrence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Washington, D.C.
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Good beer, reasonable food prices. Service is always great. A true classic with extensive food menu. Go early as it is always full with locals.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Had early dinner here before the Jayhawks game. Very good food and friendly staff. The stuffed pretzel was a great start. I had the Gumbo which was very good. Did not try any of the beers, ;(

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We've had occasion to eat here a number of times and have always enjoyed it. The food is very good and the waitstaff friendly, although always seeming to be very rushed. The place is always very busy and waits can be long. Tip: Try the "No Wait" App, you can see how long a wait there is and add yourself... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had a very good dinner here. Fish and chips were excellent and the beer selection was top notch ! Would definitely go back.

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Lawrence, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Free State Brewery is a 'must-stop' restaurant in Lawrence, KS! Consistently delicious and always a great value. The desserts are fantastic! If you want to have a conversation ask for a table on the second floor.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the food and craft beers were great. this is quite a busy place so call ahead to get a table or plan to hang out at the bar a bit. wonderful atmosphere, very friendly people. I've been back several times

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Lawrence, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a great time - a monthly treat to go here! Great menu and microbrew beer, the menu specials change each week!

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Lawrence, Kansas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A standard "must try" recommended by most people in Lawrence to visitors. The place is noisy however, and I have difficulty having any kind of a conversation in the place. Food is good, not too expensive.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I only go there for the beer anymore. It is me, not them. Food has always been solid. Now I am looking for a tall glass of their homebrew while sitting out front with all the past blasters. Wear a KU hat and sunglasses, then settle in for some people watching.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Worth the visit if you like good beer - nice variety of beers too. I had a very good Smoked Turkey sandwich. Homemade mustard was top notch. Food was from sandwich up to full blown meals. Good time.

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