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700 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601-3946
17856257414
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Estes Park, Colorado
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hays, Kansas is one of our regular stops on the way from St. Louis to Colorado and we are always looking for restaurants that are not chains or fast food. Al's Chickenette has delicious fried chicken and sides. The chicken is not too heavily breaded and is wonderful. We also got the chicken soup and it was amazing as well... More 

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1 Thank Amy S
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time out of your travel schedule to write this wonderful review. We are so glad to hear that you had a great visit. The Strawberry Rhubarb is my favorite too!!! Hope to see you again if your travels bring you this way. Safe journey. More 

Oklahoma
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199 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate at Al's tonight while passing through Hays. Everything about Al's screams homemade from the rolls to the pot pie to the great fried chicken to the homemade ice cream for dessert. Yes, homemade ice cream. Everything was fresh and you could tell it was homemade. Our meal was great and reasonably priced. The service was excellent with young waitresses... More 

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Thank TxAg75
travelexpert_8, Owner at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Bless you for your kind words -- the staff works very hard to create all this goodness.. It makes it all worth while when someone like you is kind enough to take the time to give us an AttaBoy- thank you kindly .. Hope to see you again .. Soon More 

Vancouver, Washington
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So refreshing to find a cafe that serves from scratch everything, bone in chicken, mashed potatoes, homemade salad dressings, homemade ice cream, vanilla only but they will give you chocolate sauce to garnish , And homemade peach pie. What a great meal at a low price after a day of driving across west.Thank you for keeping it original since 1949!

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Thank Lorraine & Ken W
travelexpert_8, Owner at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Thank you Lorraine and Ken for letting us make your lunch..We love our customers...These reviews are so helpful and motivating and it is very kind of you to take your time to share your experience...Safe travels new friend and I hope you are able to visit us again---- More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Al's Chickenette in Hays, KS while driving from Denver to St. Louis. Our decision to stop here was based on TripAdvisor reviews and the fact that we were impressed that the management actually replied to posts....even negative ones. We were not disappointed!! Everything was great. Honestly, they served the best fried chicken that I have ever eaten.... More 

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Thank clempkg
travelexpert_8, Owner at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

I can't thank you enough for taking the time to post a review- these kids work hard !! I am happy you had a great experience with us.. Please stop again .. Als Chickenette is a family restaurant - lots of history . I'm glad you are a part of it now .. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend was craving Chicken Fried Steak on our trip to Eastern Kansas. On the way home, we googled chicken fried steak restaurants and Al's Chickenette came up as one of the choices. We didn't want a national chain as we prefer to give our business to local businesses whenever possible. This restaurant is amazing. I loved the home feel... More 

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Thank Cindy L
travelexpert_8, Owner at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Music to my ears.....I am so proud of our staff for taking good care of you....We cut and tenderize our steaks in house...lots of love goes into each one....I do believe we are one of the few real scratch kitchens around. I sure Thank you for choosing us...and look forward to your return....safe travels new friend-Caroline More 

Garnett, Kansas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner in the middle of a 12 hour road trip with 5 kiddos. The chicken was phenomenal as was the coleslaw, and the service was great. Oliver, our waiter was very friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and the atmosphere. Would eat here again in a second with our without kids!!

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Thank jessica3272002
travelexpert_8, Owner at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Well you just made my day...So nice to read upbeat and positive remarks --I was having a cup and coffee and open this and I am smiling from ear to ear---Thank you for taking the time...We love the kido's --Please stop and see us again we look forward to making dinner for your family anytime.....Safe Travels Jessica and Family...see you... More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Colorado, and it was a delight. Great decor, well cared for building, helpful staff, and delicious chicken. If you're traveling through Hays, you won't want to miss this stop.

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Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out of you busy travels schedule to join us and write this kind review. We are happy you had a wonderful visit and hope that the next time you come through Hays we get to serve you again. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there twice over the coarse of a long weekend. Both times, everyone left satisfied--especially those who had the fried chicken or chicken-fried steak !!

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Thank Chuck M
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Wow, what a great thing to say. We cut, tenderize, and flour our chicken fried steaks here in house so we really appreciate your kind words. The fried chicken is all fresh with our blend of spices too!! So very glad you took the time to say these kind words. THANK YOU!! More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The people are super friendly, the service is great, the sides and dessert are wonderful, and the fried chicken is outstanding! It's a nice, unassuming, simple place with a menu to match but, wow, is the food great.

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Thank Opief16
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Thanks! We are ever so glad you had a nice visit. Safest of travel unto you and please come see us again. More 

Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was off hours so they were not really busy. Service was fast and friendly and I got my meal quickly too. The chicken was flavorful and juicy. The chicken dumpling soup was so hot but very good and of course mashed potatoes with really nice gravy. All in all a good dinner!

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Thank Tonya V
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We love hearing from all our guests. I am so happy you enjoyed your visit :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601-3946
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Hays
  • Phone Number: 17856257414

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?