Recent reviews

Rating: 5

polo66606 Basil Leaf Cafe

My friend convinced me to come to this place. I had the penne abruzzi with chicken instead of meatballs. It was by far the best Italian food I've had in Lawrence, and a great price. So delicious. And one meal has currently lasted me four. Thank you for being so awesome and helpful with my dislike of meatballs!

Rating: 5

repurposefulpunk The Pick Smoke 'n Grill

The Pick is just around the corner from our house and it took us a year to finally eat there. Now that we have found this amazing BBQ joint, we've eaten there at least once a week. The brisket is to die for and the baked beans really are OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Rating: 5

mnemosyne Global Café

Over the past year, I have eaten at the Global Cafe a number of times and found every omelet I have tried to be delicious. The staff is welcoming and attentive, and the atmosphere lends to easy conversation at one's table. I highly recommend the Cafe's breakfast for a pleasant way to start your day.

Rating: 5

frank regnier Crown Toyota Scion

I have been to many Toyota dealerships in KS and MO but Miles Schnaer's Crown Toyota dealership in Lawrence, KS is by far the BEST! My entire family owns vehicles all from this dealership. I personally like Sean Kalist who has made my purchases fun and exciting. He does not attempt to sell you a vehicle that you would not be happy with. He is very knowledgeable about the vehicles he sells. He does not pressure you in any way. He makes the experience of buying a new car Fun (not stressful!) I have also heard other good comments about the rest of the staff. Tim Murphy in the parts department goes out of his way to help customers with all their needs. Randy in the finance department will do his best to see you get the best deal on any vehicle. Ed in the service department runs the cleanest shop in the country. After years of routine maintenance, our vehicles are always professionally maintained without dirt or grease smudges on the vehicles. These guys are very courteous and professional. My wife has never had to miss work due to a scheduled maintenance on her 2009 Corolla(and they even pick her up after work)! My family and friends will continue to buy our vehicles from Miles Schnaer's Crown Toyota. Keep up the fantastic work guys! 5 Stars for this dealership!!! Frank Regnier

Rating: 5

kseve Blaine's Overhead Door Service

The spring broke on my garage door and they came out that same day. Their bid was almost half the cost of the first bid I received from a competitor and they replaced my rollers as well. When they made the spring repair, they found that the spring was not my only problem. The broken spring had stripped the gear on my opener. It was the end of the day and they came out first thing the next morning with the part and had our opener running better than before. They were polite, more than reasonably priced and fast. I would recommend them to a friend. I also found another review on line that talked about the same great service and price.

Rating: 5

simpleton Casa Agave Authentic Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

The food here is tremendous. Good chips and salsa, and we've never had a problem with any of the staff. In fact, we have a favorite waiter there, and we always ask to sit in his section. We try our best never to be "mf'ers" in public. That's always a plus. I tire easily of large, boisterous groups in restaurants.

Rating: 5

fourmoores Handcrafted: A Photography & Design Studio

Whitney recently took pictures for my family and did a fantastic job. Not only did the pictures turn out wonderful, she was so much fun to work with. She made us feel very comfortable and relaxed. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to get pictures done! We were also able to see some of the pictures a few hours after our shoot was over via her facebook, which was an added bonus. Our CD with all of the images is on its way and we cannot wait to see them! Thank you so much for such a fun shoot and such great photos! ~Paige Moore

Rating: 1

fredthemechanic1213 Shrum Outfitters & Trading Co.

I agree motoadveture, its not just you who can't seem to stop by Shrum's during business hours and have someone actually be there. I'd love to see one of these stores here in Lawrence so I don't have to drive to KC. I really don't like having to spend my money in KC when I should be able to spend it here.

Rating: 4

Tiamak La Petite Academy

My son Lincoln started in June of 2011 for the summer classe. He has really liked his experience at La Petite. The teachers have helped him adjust to his new school and the kids have welcomed him as well. While attending La Petite he is learning quite a bit his favorite activites are Friday Home Toy Share day, visits from the local police and fire departments. He interacts very well with his classmates I would recommend La Petite to any parent that is looking to start their preschoolers educational journey. Thanks La Petite

Sincerely Don

Rating: 5

motoadventure 715

After a disappointing anniversary dinner at a much-lauded downtown joint, my wife has decided 715 is our go-to restaurant for special dinners. Though any restaurant can have an off day, our food and service at 715 have been consistently good and more often than not it's been great.

The next time you're out on a weekend looking for breakfast/brunch, give 715 a try. Other places will have a wait time or no tables free, 715 has yet to be full to capacity. If only those people waiting 45 minutes for a table knew the quality of food they could get just down the street for similar money. Ok, a couple bucks more, but they're two dollars well-spent.

Lastly, I'm not much of a meat-eater nowadays, let alone fried meat, but their chicken-fried pork steak is incredible. Quality cuts cooked correctly are the reason I could never go vegetarian, and I have yet to be disappointed here.

And don't forget a squeezed-to-order OJ!

Rating: 5

motoadventure Lawrence Automotive Diagnostics, Inc.

I do all my own maintenance, but some repairs I'm not comfortable with. Since we moved to Lawrence I've been taking our cars to Lawrence Automotive Diagnostics, and they've stood behind their work and had reasonable prices. The one time we had to take a car back to them they didn't put up a fuss whatsoever, just fixed it promptly and free of charge, just the way it should be.

I'd recommend them to anyone. It's hard to find a good, reliable shop where you don't have to worry about being ripped off.

Rating: 2

motoadventure Shrum Outfitters & Trading Co.

As often as I can, I try to give local businesses my money. Kind of hard to do with Shrum because they have been closed the three times I've tried to stop by during their hours.

There seems to be a Lawrence small business disease characterized by posting regular hours, having an open sign displayed, but being locked up and empty. It's a common theme in this town.

I don't want to be too hard on them because this town needs a non-sleazy place to buy hunting and shooting supplies, but I'm losing patience.

Rating: 2

pstroble2001 Montana Mike's Steakhouse

'A friend and I ate at Montana Mikes on Saturday July 23, 2011. It was about 3:00 pm, the manager was very nice and accommodating, our waiter was on the ball. I was disappointed by the food though. We both ordered the special which was a 16 oz. T-bone with two sides. I ordered it med-well, when it came it was more bone and fat than meat, it was cooked ok, but was hard to eat, a little rubbery my friend didn't have a lot to say, which is unusual because when he enjoys his meal he does not hesitate to say it to anyone. When I first discovered Montana"s I really enjoyed it, but the last couple of times I've left wondering why come back, the quality seems to have left. I've eaten at Longhorn, their San Antonio 12 oz sirloin is great, looks like that's where I head to next time or The Topeka Steak House is pretty good too. Anyway I just wanted to vent my dissatisfaction and like anyone else when I drive over from Leavenworth, Kansas, I just want my money's worth and enjoy my trips out. pstroble2001@yahoo.com

Rating: 5

jd Freestate Doors, Inc.

Fast, friendly and reasonably priced. I bought a new opener called Tanner at Free State, he came right out on short notice, installed it and adjusted the door to open more smoothly.

Rating: 3

customer1 Red Poppy Studios

He does good work but definitely make sure everything is absolutely perfect before you pay him. Don't take his word that he'll get back to you afterwards, He won't.

Rating: 5

ylime3499 AT&T Custom Communications

I went to this store, because it was closer to my house, when I had a quick question after visiting the 23rd St. store. The services was exceptional and below is my post for the 23rd. St. store, and can easily be applied to this location:

Made the switch a few weeks ago from Knology. I was paying almost $80 a month for internet service, and we switched to the AT&T plan for $39.99 a month. Our Knology plan said we had 50mpds and when we were having issues with streaming we called for service. The technician came out and said, "... it's above my pay grade to fix this..." So I went to AT&T. They told me to go to www.speedtest.net to see what download speed I was actually receiving--never went above 16mpds. My $39.99 a month plan from AT&T has me at 18mpds and thus far, two weeks, we have had NO issues. It's a designated line to my home so there have been no "slow" times. We have three computers, and a PS3 running constantly through out the day just to give you and idea of how much we use the internet. Thank you AT&T! I'm a customer for life!

Rating: 5

ylime3499 AT&T

Made the switch a few weeks ago from Knology. I was paying almost $80 a month for internet service, and we switched to the AT&T plan for $39.99 a month. Our Knology plan said we had 50mpds and when we were having issues with streaming we called for service. The technician came out and said, "... it's above my pay grade to fix this..." So I went to AT&T. They told me to go to www.speedtest.net to see what download speed I was actually receiving--never went above 16mpds. My $39.99 a month plan from AT&T has me at 18mpds and thus far, two weeks, we have had NO issues. It's a designated line to my home so there have been no "slow" times. We have three computers, and a PS3 running constantly through out the day just to give you and idea of how much we use the internet. Thank you AT&T! I'm a customer for life!

Rating: 5

Jane Tuttle Freestate Doors, Inc.

They came out the very same day I called when the spring broke on our garage door. Even showed up at the time they said they would. Reasonably priced and professional. I'd call them again and would recommend them to friends.

Rating: 5

roundaboutlady Jarrett Small Animal Clinic, PA

I love Dr. Jarrett and her staff!!! She is a very caring veterinarian.

Rating: 5

delenn ALL-N-1 Landscape

* Just completed my 2nd project with AllN1. This was the installation of a pond and water garden. As before, my experience with the company was stellar. The design and the finished product are beautiful. Mark and the crew were a pleasure to work with and very responsive. Will most definitely use them for my next landscaping project.