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Vernie's Hamburger House

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527 E 17th St, Hays, KS 67601-3314
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Elwood, Nebraska
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364 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fried bolonga, egg and cheese sandwich. That right aways tells you you're dealing with a local place that knows what it's customers like. Though I stuck with a cheeseburger and onion rings which were awesome, things like that sandwich or pickle-o's make this a fun place. By the way, the cheeseburger was definitely not your run of the mill fast... More 

Thank Letsroadtrip
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been eating here since I was a little kid and the hamburgers are always great! The chili and green bean dumpling soups are local favorites! We will always come back here!

Thank SShiny5
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Vernie's is a local legend that service home make sandwiches and trimmings. All their food is excellent and priced to please. It is locally owned and managed by a family that has done it for many years. I would recommend a trip to Vernie's for a great burger, soup, salads or other sandwiches.

Thank dalem313
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The burger and shake I had were delicious and I got quick service. The place reminds me of a wonderful mom and pop establishment. I would definitely go back if I'm through the area again.

Thank MommyJenRiley
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Didn't see it on TA but we were looking for someplace to eat in Hays and just happened by. The outside was to fun to pass up. Greeted by a very energetic waiter. Good fried tings on the menu including a catfish special. All the food is home made and it shows. Good things to eat. Homey and small townish.... More 

Thank Eldergioe
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

My daughter and I moved to Hays and heard wonderful things about Vernie's. We were so disappointed. The food was bland and the fried pickles were floppy.

Thank Jeannine B
Lawrence, Kansas
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This is definitely your typical local burger joint. The food is amazing but maybe not completely diet-friendly. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed my chili cheeseburger and onion rings. I could have gone for one of the delicious looking milkshakes but we had to get back on the road. Not terribly expensive, either. If you're passing through and want something... More 

Thank Ann E
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

The food here is always excellent from the fries to the shakes. Usually costs about $10 a person and worth every penny. My personal favorite is the cherry shake! Dine in or carryout only. Closed Sundays and Mondays. This place really is an institution in Hays. If you are just visiting or live here you shouldn't miss this gem.

Thank 100DMS
Hays, Kansas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Great home cooking. Never had green bean and dumpling soup before; but told this is a German favorite. Now it's one of mine.

Thank bapinaire
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The chili cheeseburger is my favorite sandwich. Onion rings are a must when we order our meals here. Wonderful shakes for the ice cream lover.

Thank Kgirl1212

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 E 17th St, Hays, KS 67601-3314
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Hays
  • Phone Number: 785-628-1462

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?