J. Wilson's Restaurant

J. Wilson's Restaurant


About Us

Serving up an innovative take on New American cuisine, we are passionate about creating memorable dining experiences with unparalleled service. Since 2001, we’ve shared our passion, first as Mariscos, and now since 2016 as J. Wilson’s. Our name is a nod to Mr. John Wilson, who founded the famous Lawrence establishment, Johnny’s Tavern. We got our start there when Rick bought the Tavern from Wilson himself in 1978. At J. Wilson’s we believe that the devil is in the details. Drawing from the bounty of the seasons, we feature sustainable, locally sourced offerings with a modern twist. We know you will find a new favorite every visit.


  • Modern American Cuisine
  • Seafood
  • Same local owners as Johnny's Tavern, Rick and Nancy Renfro
  • Inappropriately Good.
  • Locally Owned


Happy Hour, Full Bar, Local, Sustainable, Fresh Ingredients
Boutique, Highly Rated Wine Selections, Bruce Owens, Inhouse Sommelier
Private Group Space for parties of 10-50 guests
Intimate Booths, Modern, Comfortable Decor
Infusions from our Mad Scientist, Evan Epperson, Bar Manager
Chef Ty's Creations
Welcome to J. Wilson's!
Bar Plates
Specialty Dinners
Local Craft Beer

Rep/Contact Info

Jailene Faves
General Manager
  • Phone: (785) 312-9057
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Nancy & Rick Renfro

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718 New Hampshire St. Lawrence, KS 66044

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(785) 865-4411

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