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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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Dining options: Reservations
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73% Recommend
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English first
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
8 helpful votes 8 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Ottawa, Kansas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stopped here for lunch one Friday while in town camping with Kamp Kansas. Service was friendly and efficient, atmosphere was interesting, they encouraged us to walk around and explore the restaurant. The food was good. I had the chicken fried steak which was better than most. Not a bad place to stop if you are in the area.

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Harrison, Arkansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It took 10 minutes to even get our drinks ordered. Then it took over an hour to get a single grilled cheese the food should have been timed to come out at the same time because half of our meals were ice cold. It wasn't worth our time or money. The only good thing was the fried chicken when it... More

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