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Bird Dog Bar

1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044-3142
+1 785-830-3921
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (4 reviews)
“a late lunch” (3 reviews)
“game days” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044-3142
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

We had breakfast. We looked at the dinner menu the night before and chose Biemers BBQ. You should too. Not a knock on Bird Dog. Biemers is really good. Breakfast was good. They didn't get my order right on the sides, but had it fixed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BuilderDad
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We ate at the bar and service was excellent and the food was amazing! Our bartender was super attentive and friendly. And reasonably priced.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dawn W
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We have dined here several times and I like the variety of options on the menu. At our recent visit, everyone really enjoyed their meal!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Shelley S
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

My wife & I met another couple for our 1st. Visit. I must point out that I try to avoid eateries in hotels, but this convert had a great meal & plenty of beer. Lots of sandwich & entree options along with house specials. My...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank travljockey
Reviewed July 10, 2018

This evening my wife and I had the displeasure of eating at the Bird Dog Bar in the Oread Hotel. What was supposed to be a relaxing dinner was anything but. I asked for a glass of merlot and our waitress looked at me dumbfounded,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Joe W
Reviewed May 30, 2018

I stopped here for dinner while in Lawrence. The bar is an airy, pleasant area by the lobby of the hotel. I was seated immediately and my cocktail was delivered after a bit of a wait. The wait staff was very pleasant and willing to...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ken L
Reviewed March 11, 2018

Location, location, location... I might not visit Bird Dog if it weren't located at the entrance of the most ominous looking building sitting atop Mt. Oread. Did I mention, you can walk out on the roof of this foreboding building! So, get your jacket and...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Greg T
Nancy L, General Manager at Bird Dog Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Greg, thank you for being our guest at The Oread and for taking the time to share your experience with us! We agree, our location is wonderful and so are our views from our terraces. We have live music on The Nest on 9 during...More

Reviewed February 20, 2018

Had a late lunch, and was happy to see that the food is still great. Since it was a game weekend the large crowd was very "high energy", but the service was still excellent. Some pretty inventive touches on some of the menu items, definitely...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank bgoody55
Nancy L, General Manager at Bird Dog Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to share your experience with us! We aim to have excellent service and quality food and we are very happy to know that you experienced both. We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Great views of UK from top of building. Service was poor. Food was good, not exceptional. A friend had warned us about suspect charges on his credit after a prior visit there. Same thing happened to us, amount billed to credit card was more than...More

Date of visit: January 2018
2  Thank Nancy O
Nancy L, General Manager at Bird Dog Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

Nancy, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! At the Bird Dog, we pride ourselves on top notch service, therefore, we take your comments very seriously. We are deeply sorry for your negative dining experience and appreciate you sharing it...More

Reviewed November 27, 2017

Great for game days when you can't get that elusive KU Jayhawk basketball ticket. Inside and outdoor seating in a great atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank MargaretB1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:30 AM
7:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044-3142
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: +1 785-830-3921
  • E-mail
Bavarian style pretzels, artichoke dip, huge chicken tenders and wings, soups, salads, burgers, top-of-the-line steaks and a wonderful Faroe Island Salmon. Weekday lunch specials for between $8-$12, plus on Tuesdays our Classic Burger is half-price! Enjoy a brew and nachos with friends on the Bird Dog patio. Free wi-fi and free valet parking for Bird Dog customers. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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