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112 West Main, Council Grove, KS
620 767 5911
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Today
6:00 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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244 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
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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130 helpful votes 130 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
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Nevada
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55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 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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Restaurant Details

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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