Burger Stand at The Casbah
Good burgers and fries, good atmosphere. I'm not sure if it deserved Best of Lawrence, but it's good, not the best I have ever had though. I generally get the late night $5 burger and fries meal. It's never terribly crowded late at night, but always busy. Honestly if they didn't have the $5 deal, I don't think I would go. $8-9 to me is hard to justify for just a burger and no fries.
I'm glad to see the mixed reviews, this place was voted best burger in Lawrence 2013. I went there to try it out, I'm a local don't go down town much. I remember it used to be a few stores in that building. It was very neat, I miss old down town Lawrence. Anyway I was not impressed. Everyone told me the burgers were great I had one everyone recommended, it tasted just like every other burger I've had at a sports bar. You could easily go to Wayne and Larry's and have a burger like that or Saint's. So I pondered the greatness a while, the atmosphere is terrible. Too many people in too tight a place, white noise from no sound absorbing material. The place is actually in shambles and definitely violates electric codes all over the place. I would not want to be packed in with a ton of people in a noisy environment with building code violations and "normal sports bar" burgers, but that is just me. The thing people like about this place is it's fries and the sauces. Tons of different fries and sauces. But who goes to a place for fries? 2 stars for the atmosphere of a dirty pub and the fries.
Been here a few times, and it's always fantastic. Love the variety of burgers, fries, sauces/homemade ketchup options are cool, great atmosphere. I see the complaints here about burgers not being done right, that's never been my experience. I guess if it isn't done right take it back, I'm guessing they'll take care of it. You have to wait a few minutes for your food, but that's part of getting a premium burger. Writing this review makes me want a burger right now, in fact. Dang.
I used to love this place but they have the worst customer service, messed up my order twice today and I asked them to remake it and all they did refired it and were laughing at me in the kitchen.and I was sitting right outside and I could hear them.
I've had good burgers here in the past, but the last time I went my burger was pink, and I ordered it medium well. It grossed me out, and for $9, my money was wasted. I haven't had any desire to return since then.
Overall I like what they offer, and I really appreciate the good beer selection. But their prices are just too high. Even when the burgers I've had were cooked well, they still didn't feel worth the steep price. I'd probably come back and try them again if they lowered the price per burger by a couple bucks.
Absolutely delicious burgers and fries! I'm partial to the Smoke burger and truffle oil fries---SO GOOD! Everything at this establishment--down to their homemade ketchup is amazing. A bit pricey, but hey, you get what you pay for. I've had friends get burgers that were a little on the undercooked side, but I always get mine well done and it is never dry or overcooked. GO HERE!
I have been there a few times with my boyfriend and the first times we were like "hey we likey!" We were back just this weekend on St Patrick's. It wasn't too late, it wasn't too busy so I will not except any excuses for what happened to my food. He ordered his burger medium rare and I ordered mine well done. When they called his name and we got our food what came to us was a far cry from what we ordered. Medium rare means partially cooked not totally raw my dear friends and well done means just that. My burger was medium rare. The bacon that was on it was barely cooked so when you added the other stuff it was just rubbery. They had so much of the katsup on the bread that it was soggy and this was AFTER i took it back to have it redone. Did i get a "sorry"? are you kidding? We will NEVER go back there! The 1 star should be more of a negative 3...
Love the Burger Stand! Used to go when it was at Dempsey's and feel like it is just as good, if not better, since it has moved to the Casbah. Service is always great (I usually ask for off the wall combinations and they always oblige). Price is a little high, but most of the trendy restaurants downtown are. Poutine fries are amazing! We always take out of town guests there.
I gave this place three tries wanting to sample the greatness that I have heard about and have been thoroughly disappointed each and everytime!! The burgers are a little dry and sometimes like rubber with little flavor. They have these little fries that are kind of like Steak and Shake's (not a fan of Steak and Shake either) but only worse,like a limp old greasy midget finger. The sauces seemed watered down and it way way over priced. I believe one time I had a Tank7, burger and limp fries and it was over $16.00 (that was the first time but I tried it twice more) and the service, huh, don't get me started on the service or lack there of. I am thankful that Dempsey's can fill my burger void as this place is on par with Burger King but ten times the price...boo hiss! Best of luck though!
We've loved going to the Burger Stand!! Over the multiple times, even at Dempsey's, we've had great experiences except for the last time. Saturday night we brought family member after raving about the amazing food and atmosphere. It was busy (not an issue), loud (to be expected), but we weren't told they were out of the micro-greens when we ordered, and when we did have our name called the cheese wasn't even melted, and the meat wasn't hot enough to do so. Disappointed because we wanted to show this place off. Better luck next time though? That was our first time going on weekend, so is this a common issue since it's busier then?
Soooo tasty! Just went in to the new location last week and have to say it's a pretty awesome setup. We sat at the bar and the bartender was really friendly and provided great service. I actually don't eat meat very often but even as I type this...I'm starting to crave a Burger Stand burger!
The food here is absolutely amazing. When I am in town I try and get down and for sure get the truffle fries. The only reason I give it a 4 is because two of the times that I have been in, they have lost our orders, making the wait times upwards of 30 minutes. In their defense though, they have always done everything in their power to remedy the situation, including free meals. Their response, along with the quality (and quantity) of the food provided makes this a must visit restaurant!