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American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed March 10, 2021

We have a great dining experience at Set 'em Up Jacks. The Chicken Sandwich & the Tacos were very good. Lots of TV's for all of you Sports Lovers. And Wednesday if half price Chicken Wings night ! Check this place out, you will have...a nice time !More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed October 22, 2019

Six of us went, including a 7-yr old. Something on the menu for everyone and we all enjoyed it. Onion straws were excellent. Definitely sports bar atmosphere. The wait staff was efficient & friendly.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 5, 2019

Set 'em Up Jacks is an East side Lawrence watering hole, sports bar, with really good food. I moved away from Lawrence in 2013 after retiring, and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Some of my best friends "ever," who live in Tulsa were in Lawrence this...weekend to watch the KU vs OU Football game. Their hotel was really close to Set 'em Jacks, so they went last night and raved about their experience...and wanted us to go again tonight. So, after the game today, my wife and I agreed to join them for dinner. Our experience today was very good. My favorite is the chicken fried steak, with mashed potatoes and gravy, with a side of green beans. As always they did not disappoint. My friend, who was born in Germany ordered the pork tenderloin, which he referred to as a German "pork schnitzel." He said it was as good as any schnitzel he had ever had in Munich! K owing him as I do, I can only agree that it was as good as "schnitzels" in Germany! The other two in our party ordered the very traditional cheeseburger and fries...and both really liked their burgers. The place has many TV's on site, to the point of being able to watch sports in all and every direction one might choose to look! The reason Set 'em Up Jack's is a tradition... is that it has been in business for many years, serves really good bar food, is a fun place, and people go back again and again...and love the place.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Great food, great service and the TV’s are everywhere including the 22’ HD screen. Highly recommend. Specials every day and happy hour in afternoon time.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed December 29, 2018

This place is busy, but still service is quick. The Baja fish tacos and catfish fillets (go for two and not just one!) are fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Our server was terrific. Very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. She steered us away from some things she didn’t like. The big beer is an awesome idea. Huge beer mug with craft and tap beers. The catfish was not fishy but not flavorful either....The cornmeal breading needs some pizzazz to help the fish. Worth a visit. PS The fries were really good too!More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

The subject line says it all. We came to watch the KU/Pitt State game and I ordered the strips. These are the best I've ever had!

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed March 29, 2017

My date and I ordered Ground Beef Nachos this evening during half price appetizers. Whatever was in the Nachos was NOT beef. I think it was ground turkey or worse. It was mushy, with no flavor and did not have the color of beef. I...think they are using turkey to save money. NOT COOL. It was Disgusting, and I will never go back.More

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed March 27, 2017

This is a nice local sports bar. This would be a great place to watch a basketball or football game. I had the chicken fried chicken. The mashed potatoes were tasty, but I could have used a few more. The spices used in the chicken...breading were very flavorful. My wife had the fried catfish filet and the breading was also excellent. Plenty of food and very reasonable. My meal was $10 and my wife's around $11.More

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

My family and I have eaten at Set'em Up Jack before but never for Wednesday 1/2 price wing night. This restaurant always has great food and drink specials throughout the week. A family can eat here at a reasonable price and it is a pretty...good place to watch sporting events. Everytime before the food was average to better than average and the service was also. Last night my wife and I ordered 2 different types of wings and 2 different flavors. My son ate the Lumber Jack Burger. Let's start with his burger. It was cooked perfectly and the fries were seasoned and had a good taste to them. On Monday nights they have 1/2 price burgers. Great deal. Now to my wife and my wings. I had the boneless and she had the bone in. Neither one were cooked very well. You could see pink and red in hers around the bone. Mine were room temperature at best. We politely told the waitress of our situation and a manager was there in a blink. They had no problem making up 2 new orders. They were both very hot whem they came out. So hot we couldn't eat them for awhile. Mine turned out fine but my wifes this time were overcooked to the point they were tough. We didn't say anymore. When the bill came the manager took off the price of one of the orders of wings. We did not expect that. Overall experience was ok and we will go back. Good time with the familyMore

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Had a group of 4 when we visited this restaurant for lunch. We were seated right away. Waitress brought us menus and mentioned lunch specials, a sandwich and fries for $5.00. Three of us had the pulled pork sandwich with the apple barbecue glaze. It...was a very tasty combo with the glaze and pulled pork. We also received a huge amount of nicely seasoned fries.More

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed August 23, 2016

The wife and I went for drinks and appetizers with my aunt and cousin. We had margaritas, my aunt and cousin had a beer and cherry bomb I think. The drinks are what you expect but the appetizers were good and better. The onion strings...were good but a little greasy. The BBQ wings were meaty and good, but I saved the best for last. This is why it jumped to 4 , the deep fried gizzards were great. The dipping gravy left me wanting biscuits to dip. Stop by and try them, I kid you not.More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Good food but a little pricey. Dark room. No NFL package so not much of a sports bar. Waitress messed up on order and said "my bad" which means I hear you but I am not taking responsibility. Sometimes the staff has put our group...at a very small table. Now they are adding an automatic 17% tip. I usually don't look at each line and base my tip on service and amount of meal. I wonder how many people give an extra tip without noticing. Seems like taking advantage of customers. I won't be going back and will stick with Wayne and Larry's.More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed August 20, 2016

We go in the early evenings to do the half off appetizers. They have the best chicken strips ever. They are huge and come with a big basket of waffle fries, 2 people can dine for under $10. They have a huge space as well,...tons of massive screens to watch tv and do trivia and a good patio area with two Tv'sas well.More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Food is generally good, depending on the cook staff. Cheap Taco night. Not as clean as it used to be.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Set'em Up Jacks is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4