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Hayes Hamburger & Chili

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Mexican, American
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2502 NE Vivion Rd, 2502 NE Vivion Rd, 64118, Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64118
816-453-5575
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Dining options: Takeout

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best burgers!

This place has the best burgers in the city. Singles are sliders with grilled onions so order mutiple singles, or a double or triple. Large menu consists of breakfast, chili, burgers, shakes, tenderloins, etc. The only downside to Hayes is they only accept cash, which for me is the only reason i... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Jake R
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This place has the best burgers in the city. Singles are sliders with grilled onions so order mutiple singles, or a double or triple. Large menu consists of breakfast, chili, burgers, shakes, tenderloins, etc. The only downside to Hayes is they only accept cash, which for me is the only reason i don't eat there more than i already do.... More 

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Thank Jake R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Perfect example of a ma & pa shop with no ma. All items are made homemade and to order. Malts and shakes are awesome. A little bit of everything on the menu. They claim 44 people could sit in there, small booths and bar stools. Open 24 hours and breakfast all day.

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Thank sonic1us
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We made this our lunch stop when looking for blue KC fountains. Adults should get a double and singles are great for small kiddos.

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Thank Tamara S
Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is your old time burger joint! No there not .29 any more, but taste the same. Grease is the word!

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Thank TonyCalda
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Stopped in at Hayes on a whim on Saturday (Aug 8). I had not been there in several years, but was good to find out that it hasn't changed a bit. Its tiny, its cash only, and the food remains very good. The basic cheeseburger with the grilled onions still satisfies. The folks that work there are friendly, and our... More 

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Thank David K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Old fashion hamburger prepared right in front of you on the grill. No frills all business 50's style diner. Food was fixed quick, service good, food good. I had a hamburger and a bowl of chili. No complaints. Try this place out

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Thank Joey A
Kansas City, Missouri
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank SMASH420
Michigan City, Indiana
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Thank Rick_B8s
Pleasant valley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

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