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Chicken House Cafe

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8 E State Road 99, Olpe, KS 66865
620-475-3386
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chicken to die for

We found ourselves down in Emporia, KS and since my husband is a chicken afficionado he looked to find a place that might serve some great chicken. He found it in Olpe, Kansas, a small town south of Emporia, Kansas. Hand breaded chicken, with several selections of mixed, light and dark, or all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
donnamK4480BJ
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We found ourselves down in Emporia, KS and since my husband is a chicken afficionado he looked to find a place that might serve some great chicken. He found it in Olpe, Kansas, a small town south of Emporia, Kansas. Hand breaded chicken, with several selections of mixed, light and dark, or all white meat, all dark meat. They also... More 

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2 Thank donnamK4480BJ
Emporia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Good food and good service. They are known for the chicken but if you want that you need to understand you have to wait for it because it is not cooked until you order it.

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Thank sshart70
Howard, Kansas
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you go here we recommend you order the daily special. People who ordered the special had their meal in minutes. We ordered from the menu and waited 50 minutes for our food. The food was good, it was hot, it was obviously cooked to order but we were under a time constraint and had to leave before we had... More 

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Thank B G
Marysville, Kansas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

First of all...Prices are unbelievable, wife and I got dinner for just over $16. The food was great, my only complaint was going to be the time we waited for our dinner (30-45 minutes) However I soon found out the wait was because this isn't chicken coming out of a warmer, it is fried as you order it, meaning it... More 

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1 Thank Ike1981
Estes Park, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I grew up not far from this restaurant. Our family ate at the chicken house often. After being gone for over 35 yrs it is still one of my favorite places to eat. All of our spouses have learned to love it also. The big joke is not to tell someone that you ate at the chicken house because we... More 

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1 Thank fmiller2
Emporia, Kansas
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Always hot and fresh, great value for your money. This is a place we always bring out of town guests and relatives. Service is outstanding and so is anything on the menu!

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Thank cottenmyred
Kansas City, Kansas
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went with a party of 12 and everyone had a great meal. You have to try the onion rings and don't forget to save room for the lemon pie!

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1 Thank gttmeier
Fort Scott, Kansas
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Down home cooking with very reasonable prices. Was an accidental unexpected surprise when friends took us there. Well worth finding.

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Thank Roger101052
Bailey, Colorado
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is the best chicken and chicken-fried steak restaurant in Eastern Kansas!! It is family owned for many, many years and provides great food at great prices. Service is great and a great place to meet people with a small-town atmosphere!! Great daily lunch specials, too.

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Fenton, MO.
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

On a recent Saturday afternoon, we stopped at this simple café for a takeout snack. The staff were helpful and we quickly chose slices of 3 different pies. All were delicious. My favorite was the lemon-raspberry. I've found the food OK, but ordinary, in the past here, but the pies were excellent.

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Thank mfsinmo

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 E State Road 99, Olpe, KS 66865
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Olpe
  • Phone Number: 620-475-3386

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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