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Hays House

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112 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1703
+1 620-767-5911
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried chicken” (25 reviews)
“pie” (17 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
112 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1703
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rode our motorcycles down for dinner with friends. Beautiful historic building, friendly and welcoming staff. The dinner menu was limited. Our men got the brisket dinner and chicken fried steak dinner. We ladies had the salad bar. The salad bar was poorly stocked, with empty...More

Thank Baileysings
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing details & innovations for the period. Tour was 1 1/2 hours & so informative. One of the crowning jewels of Macon.

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended with a group for the fried chicken buffet. The food was over the top. The waitresses did an outstanding job. The atmosphere is very impressive. The management and staff obviously set very high standards. Absolutely recommend.

Thank Kent S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their Prime Rib was wonderful. We will definitely go back when in the area! Loved the history of the place!

Thank tmdws
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a smaller menu three grilled choices only if you don’t want what is on the buffet. If you like fried these may be for you. Out of green veggies. Hours are wrong for Sunday. We were surprised that they closed at 3pm. Lots...More

Thank RestorePrairies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first experience at the Hays House although we've known about it for a while. We were hesitant to eat there because we've heard mixed reviews about quality, pricing and service. I'm glad we took the time to swing by and have lunch!...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a great find. We stopped for breakfast while traveling through Council Grove. The food was basic—eggs, bacon, toast—but hot and delicious. Our server was prompt, attentive, and friendly. I would definitely recommend this place, which is housed in an historic 1851 building.

Thank 88wandering
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

State #12 oldest bar done, Kansas. I had their country fried chick-1/2 portion- salad, home made bread loaf, and coke $13. Very good. They also helped in a local hotel recommendation. I also came back for breakfast the next morning and had Their special with...More

Thank hrcalso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were passing through Council Grove after a track meet at Emporia State and were in need of a very late lunch. We stopped at the first sit-down restaurant we came to, the Hays House. We walked in at 2:55pm. The chairs were up on...More

Thank Tarheel9620
Reviewed May 4, 2018

We were at the Hays House for breakfast last Sunday. Portions were big and the service was friendly. The pancakes and bacon were very good. The biscuits and gravy was very salty. I have been for dinner and it was great. We'll go back, but...More

Thank Richard S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1703
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Council Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 620-767-5911
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