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“Surprisingly Delicious”

Lisa's Cafe of Madeira
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lawrence, Kansas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Delicious”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Went to Lisa's because it was close and got fairly good reviews. We were thrilled to find an amazing breakfast and very helpful staff and owner. Even returned two ore times!! We had the hash all three times, and YUM! My little boy DOWNED his French toast and pancakes.
When we spoke with Lisa, the owner, she stressed the importance of quality food - organic, GMO free when possible, fresh. Her salmon is never farm-raised, but wild caught and flown in from Seattle.
We are visiting from Kansas and will most likely be back and recommend this spot to friends.
We truly enjoyed all three meals at Lisa's Cafe!
(TRY THE HASH!)

  • Visited March 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fine Dining with Personality”
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We went to Lisa's for dinner our first time in Madeira Beach. It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Staff was kind, helpful, pleasant and efficient. Everyone had a nice sense of humor, which we appreciate. The dining room was full and yet things were relaxed and comfortable. The music was appropriate and conversation easy to conduct without strain.
Lisa stopped by our table several times to check on service and satisfaction, which was impeccable. Our waiter,Ben, did a great job explaining the menu and offering suggestions.
I had the Expresso encrusted Filet Mignon which was the best specialty Angus beef I have ever had. My wife enjoyed the Chicken Picatta. Wines were superb as was the Peanut Butter pie.
We will definitely return over our 2 week stay, as they offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including Early Bird Specials. What a thoroughly delightful evening!

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Waterford, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice, quaint place”
Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Small intimate dining with
Outdoor patio. The food was terrific, we went for dinner and breakfast and enjoyed both meals. The staff was friendly and provided good efficient service. Would definitely eat there again if we were in the area.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Diana H
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Don't judge Lisa's by Sunday March 2 experience.”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have been to Lisa's several times and it has been excellent each time. Sunday Lisa got slammed and no way should you judge the restaurant by that experience. We were seated next to people who had not been there before and they were very nice and I told them this was not the normal wait time at that restaurant.

We are from Pittsburgh PA and are not related to Lisa, but having Sons in the business we know how tough it is sometimes to have everything come together in the restaurant business.

If you were there Sunday, Lisa deserves another try.

Peggie Richardson (soon to be a Florida resident)

Visited March 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Small, intimate restaurant. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The food was excellent, albeit pricey. We enjoyed our meal and would highly recommend Lisa's.

Visited February 2014
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Thank DmarieinKC
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