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Hayes Hamburger & Chili

2502 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO 64118
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Ranked #354 of 1,202 Restaurants in Kansas City
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Mexican
Most recent review
- Dec 2, 2013
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English first
Topeka, Kansas
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 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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Oak Grove, Missouri
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012 via mobile

I hadn't been to this place in over 20 years, it's still the same great place I remember. The food is the same and the service is good too.

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