2331 South Cedar
Ottawa, KS 66067
Phone: (785) 242-3400
Fax: (785) 241-2193
Bars & Cafes
The ice creams at Sylas & Maddy's Home Made Ice Cream are known to make a bad day, good, and a good day even better. With creative flavors and innovative toppings, this ice cream parlor is a favorite among patrons of all ages.
In 1993, the Replay offered burgers, PBR, and an arcade; now, it offers indoor and outdoor indie rock shows, a full bar, and a pinball shrine. Try their Boulevard Pale Ale!
Red Lyon Tavern is a euro-style pub and a popular spot to enjoy soccer games. The bar has board games, darts, pool tables, and even free popcorn to munch on.
Established in 2009, The Burger Stand had humble origins operating out of an Irish Pub. Encouraged by the response, the owners invested in an elegant brick-and-mortar location in the heart of the city. It has since been ranked among some of the best burger restaurants in the city. The menu selection is diverse and includes the Kobe burger, Black & Blue and Catfish Po Boy. Apart from this, there's a choice of hot dogs as well. Vegetarians are well catered to, with choices like Black Bean Burger, Romesco Lentil Burger and The Garbo. Kids too have a little selection of their own. There's a choice of beers as well as cocktails to accompany. Check website for more.
Eighth Street Tap Room is a neighborhood bar located on New Hampshire Street. Enjoy good music played by the in-house DJ or savor the wide selection of free-flowing beer.
Louise's West is a popular draw among local during Happy Hours. This neighborhood bar features daily drinks specials on cocktails, domestic beer and micro-brews, and has a pool table.
Established in 1989, Free State Brewing Company takes pride in being the first legal brewery in Kansas in the 20th Century. Located in the heart of Lawrence, this brewery may be a small scale one, but flavors of the brews crafted are so powerful, that they have bagged awards at popular events like the Great American Beer Festival. The brewery has a brewpub on site, where you can pair delicious food with freshly brewed drinks. Their early brews: Ad Astra Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Copperhead Pale Ale and Wheat State Golden, are still popular favorites.
If you wish to enjoy delectable burgers and tasty beers on a budget then Dempsey's Burger Pub is the place you should explore. At Dempsey's Burger Pub, the burgers are always huge and the creative sides and dips play a medley with your palate.
Serving locally roasted coffee, the Kansas Coffee Company is located on East Park Street. Their home style sandwiches, salads and soups are quite popular among the locals, apart from their signature coffees and teas. Specialty coffees are served using Wild Horse Creek coffee beans. They feature a small gifting section that promotes local talent, offering different artworks.
If you enjoy traditional American food, head to the Austins Bar & Grill, located on East 151st Street. The restaurant was established in 1987 and is one of the most popular eateries in the city. Returning customers claim that they serve the best burgers and their drinks specials are quite famous as well. You can come here with your family as their kids menu is quite impressive to choose from.
One of the prime highlights of South Lone Elm Road, Pour Coffeehouse is not your average coffee shop. Apart from the simply amazing coffees and teas that they serve, they also offer delicious cupcakes, pastries, breakfast, lunch and brunch. Don't worry if you are a vegan or are looking for gluten-free meals, Pour serves meals that suit and satiate everyone's palate.
You will look for no other place for pizzas, after visiting The Other Place, located on West 135th Street. A family run business, established in 1970, they are known to offer absolutely amazing pizzas with a slew of delicious toppings like ham, salami, sausage, pepperoni, provolone and so on. If you are not looking of for pizzas, they also have other Italian delicacies you can try! The Other Place also doubles up as a sports bar, offers a great selection of drinks and live coverage of your favorite sporting action.