Merchants Pub & Plate

What they say

“Here in the heartland of Kansas we promote the idea of ‘come as you are’. This isn’t a dress code; it’s our philosophy for all we do. We are here to make folks feel comfortable. For us, it all starts with the menu, that’s where we work with our neighbors to bring the best of what’s available locally to the table, showcase the specialties of our region, support our local economy, and host guests for a great meal. Our menu speaks volumes: it features an old-timey map of Kansas with pinpoints of our local suppliers and what they supply – twenty-six and counting. On that menu, you’ll see we’ve reimagined familiar dishes through our lens of seasonal, local, flexible and fun. We believe it all adds up to our community, and our community is why we do what we do.”

Signature Dishes

Bison burger with blueberry barbecue sauce; roasted brussels sprouts with dried apricots, garlic chili mustard, & cashews; kale Caesar salad with candied garlic, Manchego, focaccia crouton, and anchovy vinaigrette.

What we say

Lawrence, Kansas, is home to the University of Kansas, and Merchants is where this college town’s smart-set go; for the thirty draft beers, for the locally pasture-raised lamb and eggs, and, above all, for the true spirit of Kansas, where being smart and close to the farm go hand-in-hand.


A proud Midwestern gastropub trying for an impact beyond the table


T.K., chef/co-owner & Emily Peterson, co-owner


Lunch & dinner daily, brunch Sunday


746 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Douglas, KS 66044


+1 785 843 4111



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