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Hays House

112 West Main, Council Grove, KS
620 767 5911
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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73% Recommend
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English first
Columbia, Missouri
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218 reviews 218 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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235 reviews 235 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Kerrville, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A neat historical building for lunch. The food was average, nothing spectacular. The atmosphere was interesting with entertaining pictures. The service alright; not unfriendly, but not friendly. It was during lunch, but not excessively busy. None the less, its fun and entertaining to find meals in historic buildings and locations. A one time event.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The town was crowded following the parade, but Hays House set up their buffet to speed things along. Typical fare, OK but not great, but it was "fast" food in air conditioned comfort. Reserve your dessert when placing your order so you don't miss out!

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Manhattan, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had been to the Hay's House several years ago & really enjoyed it. We had relatives visiting from Illinois who had never been in the area so thought we would show them the Flint Hills & Council Grove. Stopped there Father's Day evening. The waitress was really not with it at all and had to ask her for everything.... More

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Kenansville, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were hungry, waitress very pleasant, helpful and attentive. Salad bar was fresh. There was an item I could not identify (sight, smell or taste) but I really liked it. Finally asked the waitress. Broccoli stems, marinated in vinegar and sesame oil (probably salt and sugar as well). Waitress said people love them or hate them. I loved them. My... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

I've never had a bad meal here in visiting often. They have a good buffet but I normally order chicken-fried steak or one of their other steaks... Always good! Friendly staff like you would expect in a small town. Don't pass it up!

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Ottawa, Kansas, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had lunch here while shopping in the downtown area. The food was very good and the prices reasonable. Service wasn't bad either. We suggested it for dinner to several of our friends.

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