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“Fun Place to Eat with the Family”

Free State Brewing Co
Ranked #1 of 311 Restaurants in Lawrence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Fun Place to Eat with the Family”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stopped here on the fourth of July, based on the recommendation of the staff at the Comfort Inn and Suites we stayed at. I'm glad we followed their advice. The menu choices were interesting, the food good, the atmosphere fun. We were seated right away, and our service was prompt.

  • Visited July 2013
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dayton oh
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good College Spot”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Found this place strictly by chance. The wife and I were staying at a B&B near the center of town and simply wandered around among all the dining choices usually found in a college town. We spotted this place and immediately decided that this looked worthy of trying. We had a very brief wait for a table and our server was right there to take care of us. The place was a bit noisy, but what do you expect with all the young people around? We both had the wheat beer and it was excellent. Our sandwiches were well prepared and generously filled. Prices were not exorbitant and the service was excellent. If you ever visit Lawrence, you can't go wrong with The Free State Brewing Co.

  • Visited June 2013
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Topeka, KS
Level 6 Contributor
766 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
“Yum. Homemade onion rings and ice cream.”
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Hubby and I came here July 4. We called ahead to make sure they were open and put our name on the wait list. By the time we drove the 30 minutes to Lawrence, found a parking spot and walked in, our table was ready. We were seated upstairs - great views of some cool architecture. Our waiter was very promot and attentive. We ordered off of the daily specials menu (brisket sandwich and fried chicken) and got an order of the onion rings as an appetizer. Yum!!! To finish our meal, we split a dish of the homemade coffee / caramel ice cream. The only tiny negative was that because this place is so popular, it was also very loud and difficult to converse. But I would recommend this place.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank breoni
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
524 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“An oasis in downtown Lawrence”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Lawrence, Kansas is a beautiful college town. The Free State Brewing Co. fits in perfectly. It appears to have huge local support and is a perfect place to enjoy a great brew. It also just happens to have great food. The stacked onion rings are the best we have ever eaten. You can observe the brewing process through the large window behind and above the bar. The also have a viewing station upstairs to watch them make those wonderful beers.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank John D
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Goddard, Kansas, United States
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of our favorite places in Lawrence”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Always good food and decent portions. I love their Cuban sandwich, it is always very good! My wife got a chicken sandwich of some sort and said it was good but needed something...sauce or something to liven it up, she said it was a bit bland. Of course their beer is the star! I typically go for the wheat beer, but have tried several of their seasonal offerings and have never had a bad one.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Matt S
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