I'm not sure how the food is, but my friends and I went there this evening for the bar. The people were very strict in letting people in and out. Which was fine, but they seemed to let a lot of people in and out without having them wait like the others. When asked about it, they said that the people work at this bar. Then I watched about 10 or so people drinking that went up and down the stairs of the inside entrance that was supposedly completely closed off tonight (as I tried to leave that way and the worker informed me as he let a drunk girl down). They made the other customers walk outside without properly salting their stairs and upper patio. Either a lot of people work here who are allowed to drink while doing so, or they play favorites quite strongly. Ended up not drinking (since I couldn't go back down to put away my coat) and am sad my friends spent money here. Still, I'm giving two stars since it was my first time here and maybe it was just a bad day. The food might be good, but from this first time experience I will suggest going somewhere else if any of my friends or acquaintances ever want to head to Quinton's. At least the workers were polite when choosing who had to wait outside to go upstairs (after waiting outside to get in the bar) and who was allowed upstairs through the indoor stairs without question.
Quinton's has been my favorite stop in Lawrence for as long as I can remember. The Jayhawk sandwich is to die for. Lots of college atmosphere. I was in with my three kids a month ago and the food and service was excellent. Thanks Quinton's!
I have been let down by most of the restaurants in Lawrence until I found Quintons. The sandwiches here remind me of the great places out East. The reubens are great and so is he chili. I like scraping the insides of the bread bowl that some of the chili has soaked into. Chili could use some more heat so I get a side of jalapenos. Love the place and the staff. Don't change a thing.
Overrated. I want to like this place. I really do. It gets a lot of good pub, the location is awesome, the menu looks delicious on paper. I've given the Q a few tries and can't muster up the strength to go beyond 2 stars. Bread bowls are inevitably stale. Soups are overly potent. Sandwiches are just plain meh. I've expereinced both the TAC and the CAB sandwiches and they leave much to be desired. I have an acroynm of my own for Quinton's...IHB (I've Had Better).
Quinton's has been serving the best sandwiches in Lawrence for the last 20 years. The corned beef is the best in town and the home made soups in s bread bowl are amazing. Quinton's has also been supporting local businesses in town over the years like M&M Bakery. Keep up the great food.