The Burger Stand at The Casbah in Lawrence Kansas popped up on one of those lists you see on social media as “the best this or that in the state” for burgers. It is just off Massachusetts street -where there are a ton of cute, trendy restaurants on both sides of the street. You could easily walk a mile and get every type of food you are craving. This part of Lawrence reminded me so much of certain areas in Austin, Texas. It has a little bit of a hippy vibe to it. A lot of diverse types of foods you can choose from and a love for music and art throughout the streets.
The Burger Stand at the Casbah Lawrence Kansas
We just dropped our oldest, Kenzie off for her first year of college at KU….which I handled like a pro, I might add. We both read the article and it was a unanimous decision to go there. The parking is a little iffy. One time we went down there and had an easy time finding a parking place (which are metered by the way). The next time, there wasn’t a place in sight for a mile. There is a parking lot almost behind the restaurant that is meter free, so if you can park there and walk behind the restaurant to the front, that’s probably your best bet.
At first glance, there are 4 types of burgers, a chicken sandwich and a catfish Po-boy. There are also salads, and many sides. Hubby got the Smoke burger and I got the Kobe. We both shared the fries…which I’m glad we did, because as you can see they were huge. The burgers were delicious and fresh. The meat was tender and packed delicious flavors. I have to say I enjoyed Clint’s more than mine though. I love kobe. I also love pickled onions. I didn’t care for the combination of the pickled onion with the sauce they used. Just wasn’t my favorite. I loved Clint’s, however. We also LOVED the sauce bar. You can choose a sauce you can either dunk your fries in, or burger in. My fries took a dip in the roasted Parmesan aioli…. several times in fact…. so many times their little fingers were all pruned up.
We definitely enjoyed our lunch there and would return when we visit Kenzie. I can also see how it is a huge draw to the college crowd. Someone was practicing or just playing around on the drums downstairs while we were there. Very good burgers and fries, good beer on tap and great atmosphere!