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Al's Chickenette

700 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601-3946
785-625-7414
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Really good food. Quaint small town atmosphere. Great service. Will definitely visit again with. Had the chicken fried chicken. Crispy outside fork tender juicy chicken.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

A must visit institution. Fantastic food and atmosphere. Should be on Diners Drive ins and Dives, but I guess they need chickens serving the food or something to get Guy's attention.

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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I had eaten here as a child and came back 45 years later. This is the best, best fried chicken I have ever had. Everything on the menu seemed to be homemade including the rolls. I haven't had French dressing in a restaurant in years, and this was homemade and lovely. I also had chicken fried steak at another time,... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I grew up on Mom's fried chicken and sweet iced tea in a large Mason jar, Al's Chickenette took me back 50 years! At first as we drove up, we thought it was a dump--were we surprised! If you find yourself travelling on Interstate 70 near Hayes, Kansas, I recommend you go out of your way to stop at Al's.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had to stop as our brother-in-law said it was great. We were traveling I70 and drove to the other end of town to stop. What a great decision as we weren't disappointed. The chicken was Very Good and the peanut butter pie with jelly was even better. They've been doing this since 1959 and they do it well. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Well-seasoned, super hot fried chicken with real mashed potatoes and great gravy. Also enjoyed the side salad with their slightly sweet vinaigrette. My husband had the peach pie...he said it was delicious, I had the yummy peanut butter/oatmeal cookie!

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I'm from way up North, but I would go out of my way to get to Als Chickenette for lunch on Wednesdays! It is homemade every Wed.morning. It reminds me of my Grandmothers' Pot Pie. Can't say too much more! Except add a pice of cherry pie for dessert.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Really crispy fried chicken so hot we had to let it cool down for a minute. The "small plate" came with a large chicken breast and two sides and was more than enough food. The mashed potatoes were real and tasted good. The rolls were a little dry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I'm a southern girl, born and bred, so I was a little apprehensive to try a fried chicken restaurant in Kansas; however, I was more than pleasantly surprised! The food was excellent. Most, if not all of it, from the yeast rolls to the salad dressings are made from scratch. The chicken was moist and crispy. Fried gizzards and livers... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This restaurant gets better every time I visit! Everything homemade, from scratch, chicken pot pies and amazing pies like grandmas. I highly recommend this place!!!! Yummmmm

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Additional Information about Al's Chickenette

Address: 700 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601-3946
Phone Number: 785-625-7414
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Hays
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: American

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