After a fire in a neighboring bar & grill caused damages to the dining room of the Ladybird Diner on Massachusetts Street, the restaurant was forced to take a brief hiatus for repairs. Now, after a torturous five months for Lawrence locals, the diner is back and better than ever.
With its brick walls and quirky decor, Ladybird gives off an ambiance that can only be described as “Elvis gone hipster.” The diverse range of people offers a community-centered atmosphere and aids in the rapport between server and patron. In one booth you will find hungry college students chowing down on a stack of chocolate chip pancakes and sitting in the booth next to them will be an elderly couple reminiscing on their glory days and wondering how they’ve never come across a marvel so awe-inspiring as the Douglas County Pie. Beside them will be a family sharing a basket of thick-cut French fries and slurping their hand-dipped milkshakes. The servers are all adorned with patterned aprons that are sure to take you straight back to the 1950s (or to one of the diner scenes in “Grease.”)
It is not only the environment that makes this eatery a rare place to dine; the menu is full of surprises as well. From their uniquely flavored, moist doughnuts (coconut, anyone?) to their cherry and chocolate phosphates, disappointment is something you won’t find here. Although they are known for their breakfast – and, of course, their pie – it doesn’t stop there. Their lunch and dinner menus bring classic diner food to a whole other level with their State Fair Pork T Sandwich and “Breakfast for Dinner” options. (They are open until 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays for your late night breakfast cravings.)
If you are searching for a one-of-a-kind dining experience with friendly servers, and melt in your mouth meals
and sweets, look no further than your local Ladybird Diner. I promise it won’t let you down.