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Hayes Hamburger & Chili

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Hamburgers, Mexican
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2502 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO 64118
816-453-5575
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of my favorite spots in KC

for 50 years. This is a part of Northland history. You can say it's overpriced for what you get, it sorta is. But the memories that go with this place last a life time! It is THE classic diner. I've loved everything about it since I was a kid. This is where you go for chili hash browns and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
SMASH420
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

for 50 years. This is a part of Northland history. You can say it's overpriced for what you get, it sorta is. But the memories that go with this place last a life time! It is THE classic diner. I've loved everything about it since I was a kid. This is where you go for chili hash browns and eggs.... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

A tiny gem of a throwback diner, open 24hrs, breakfast anytime The burgers are crisp, and small. Order a double

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Pleasant valley
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I went to Hayes for the first time in 22 years. The burgers were a joke then and still are. The money for these burgers and fries are way to expensive. They are the size of a 50 cent piece with little taste.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

I go hear every once in a while and enjoy the food and friendly service every time! The burgers and fries are the classic type that you just can't find anymore. You can definitely taste the love in the food. Can't wait to go there again for vacation! (I used to live in KC but I moved to Hawai'i)

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Gurnee, Illinois
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141 reviews 141 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Patties small and tasteless. Other than being open over 50 years creating a nostalgia this place has nothing to offer.

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Missouri
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

This is my all time favorite burger place, next to LC's of course. The burgers are always fresh and hot. I love how they cool them and they're done so quick. The grilled onions are a nice touch. This place reminds me of White Castle with the size of their burgers, you'd better order a dbl or a triple and... More 

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Sabetha, Kansas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Went to this diner a couple of times recently. I wanted to show my boy that there was more to eating out than McDonalds. The diner is rather small, but we never had a problem finding a seat. The service was great and the food was pretty good too. We were served quickly and the cost is very reasonable. They... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

If you like Town Topic or LC's, this place is better! The food is great. The service is good, but could be faster. Overall, a good place to check out.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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125 reviews 125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The burgers may be small, but the flavor is huge. Fresh made in front of you so no heat lamps and warmers. Nothing special on the burger, just salt pepper and onions. Chef Tom was an artist in his craft.

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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Really? Can someone tell me why this place exists? HORRIBLE food, HORRIBLE waitstaff, HORRIBLE! The burgers are nothing to brag about and the "steak" sandwich, please. The chili wasn't good at all! Come on......I think this is one of those places that people love because of nostalgia. My son and I had dinner and were extremely disappointed. I gave it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2502 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO 64118
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-453-5575

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Mexican

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