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Dempsey's Burger Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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623 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2251 (Formerly Dempsey's Irish Pub)
+1 785-856-5460
11:00 - 02:00
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Harper, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome atmosphere. Great food. Black cod was superb as well as the fries. This is a place to be sure to go to in Lawrence.

Thank Larry B
Topeka, Kansas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a fun and cozy environment. Wait staff very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Great place for the novice or expert beer connoisseur. They have a nice burger selection and the food was really good and reasonably priced. Definitely a do again!!

Thank H G
Lawrence, Kansas
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98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Last visit, I had the burger with the egg on top. It was great as always. Big burger on a delicious brioche bun. Cooked perfectly. Fries are homemade, but the last couple of times, they have been way to salty.

Thank Travelinman721
Lawrence, Kansas
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221 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I had heard good things before about Dempsy's & it didn't disappoint. Try the sriracha dip with the fries! Don't wait - go now!

Thank 233BK233
Kansas City
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204 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We were hungry and walked into the patio area. We liked the long tables, umbrellas and attentive service. Our group enjoyed burgers, salmon and fish and chips. When in Lawrence during cooler weather, we will likely return to eat inside as the pub looked very inviting. There's lots of dark wood, a few televisions and, of course, Guinness.

Thank RondaKansasCity
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I've eaten my share (ok, more than my share) of burgers over the years and this one knocked my socks off! I had the mushroom , bacon and Swiss burger and it was truly one of the best burgers I've had. In addition, the service was great as well!

Thank Patrick F
Kansas City
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302 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The burger was a little bland. We ordered the basic burger maybe we should have ordered one with all the fixings. The fries were a bit over done for my taste but ordering a basket of fries gave us more than enough to share with everyone. For a bar I was a bit surprised that the wait staff was not... More 

Thank skipsaundra
Lawrence, Kansas
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

It locate one block away from the Mass st. They serve extremely tasty burgers. I had tried salmon burger and picante burger. If you are spicy preferred person then try picante burger(pepper burger). Also their fries are so good.

Thank Bugeon J
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Great burger pub. Nice location downtown. Seating is varied, but they only have a few booths, which is a downside for comfort. Good selection of beers and ciders. Often they have a game on the TV, but this is a classy place, thankfully. It is not a dark, dank, dive bar. Think of a British Pub equivalent.

Thank Beathan24
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

And now my mouth won't stop watering when I think about how delicious the burger was. Would go back every day if I could!

Thank Tom C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 623 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044-2251 (Formerly Dempsey's Irish Pub)
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: +1 785-856-5460

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?