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112 West Main, Council Grove, KS
620 767 5911
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Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Homemade food and early 20th Century atmosphere.

We had a wonderful homemade "harvest chowder"--chunks of potato, corn, sausage and corn in a spicy cream base. Dessert was homemade peach pie (tough decision because there were several to choose from). The prices are very reasonable. They make most of their bread in house. Service was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Kansas
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287 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We ate dinner here on a Friday evening with friends. We like to eat upstairs for dinner, but prefer downstairs for lunch. This is an old established restaurant in Council Grove and people in the vicinity are lucky to have a restaurant of this caliber. We enjoyed the excellent Salad Bar; Filet Mignon; Chicken Fried Steak; and Shrimp. All the... More 

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had a wonderful homemade "harvest chowder"--chunks of potato, corn, sausage and corn in a spicy cream base. Dessert was homemade peach pie (tough decision because there were several to choose from). The prices are very reasonable. They make most of their bread in house. Service was good.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were all very happy with our lunches! I had the Black and Blue burger, our nephew had the chicken fried steak and ate every bite which is a rarity for him. My wife had a Turkey club with onion sticks and thoroughly enjoyed those as well. Excellent service and we highly recommend the oldest operating restaurant west of the... More 

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USA
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I have had the breakfast buffet and I must say....for the limited items served they were very good....I found breakfast to be a great deal for the great food served......I've had the lunch fried chicken buffet and it was so so as well as several items off the menu.....I like the atmosphere and the servers are generally fun and friendly.....the... More 

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KC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Note: Date is incorrect, We visited in late Spring 2013. TA would net let me go back further. I have eaten at Hays House in October 2010 for Supper and for Lunch in 2013. Did not disappoint either time.

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Larned
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Deep in history, Hays House allowed us to go upstairs and look around all the rooms while they were preparing our breakfast. That place is amazing! I loved our service, food and the environment.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a very enjoyable meal with quiet music that did not interfere with conversation. My friend had bierock (a German ground beef/onions and seasonings in a bun baked around the filling) and pronounced it as good as any she'd eaten, and had a very nice small bowl of fruit with it. I had fish and chips (chips were made... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch here as we were driving through Council Grove. The historic building is interesting. The food was quite good and prices were reasonable. We had the skillet fried chicken, a burger and the chicken alfredo and they were all good. Service was a little slow so be patient.

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Plainville, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

As a lover of history, this locale appealed to me. I was not disappointed. Loved the old building and the stories/memorabilia of it's history that were displayed. Service was good, chicken fried steak meal was very tasty, and the pie was great!!! A pleasant experience that I will repeat if given the opportunity!

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Woodstock, ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband had the steak and he highly recommends the steak. I had the skillet fried chicken. It was great! Our server was the plus to the resturaunt!

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Additional Information about Hays House

Address: 112 West Main, Council Grove, KS
Phone Number: 620 767 5911
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Council Grove
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 West Main, Council Grove, KS
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Council Grove
  • Phone Number: 620 767 5911
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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