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Barto's Idle Hour Steak House and Lounge

201 S Santa Fe St, Pittsburg, KS 66763-2403
+1 620-232-9834
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
“fried chicken” (13 reviews)
“onion rings” (8 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
201 S Santa Fe St, Pittsburg, KS 66763-2403
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

One of the best places for fried chicken anywhere and I have been to many places across the country. Love to go there on the weekend when they have a live band. Great staff. Might have to wait sometime but it is worth the wait.

Thank raynfs
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

I gave Barto’s Chicken 3 tries Within about 6 weeks. I tried the chicken and it was ok but not anything special. Tried the onion rings. They were ok also. I tried the burger. Ok. Potato salad. Ok. I know Barto’s has been in Frontenac...More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Ok chicken Bad sides if you don't like vinegar don't go there Potato salad was potatoes and vinegar same with the slaw

Thank BackPacker712156
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

One thing Southeast Kansas is famous for is fried chicken and nobody does it better than Bartos! Come on a Friday night for great food, live polka music, good beverages and great people. They also have great steaks.

Thank rossrhuems
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The décor is still in the 1970s but the food is fabulous. We started with onion rings then had fried chicken with german slaw and potatoes. The chicken is a light coated fried chicken as opposed to so many that the coating is so thick...More

Thank stevanwes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Have heard about Barto's for years and finally made the trip to give it a try. Older building & decor that is family owned & operated since 1951. Felt like I was visiting Grandmas. Food was good. We were provided a basket of sourdough bread...More

Thank d0rettaf
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This place has been around since the early 1900's it has evolved to one of the local fun spots in Southeast Kansas. Don't let the name fool you,their specialty is fried chicken. Everything on the menu is good but the chicken is as good as...More

Thank MikenKS
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

What a great place to visit. Neat place off the beaten path with top notch food and service. Not a fancy place but very nice. Live music and help was fantastic. Very reasonable and large portions. A must stop if your in the area.

Thank Rustyiron1
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Barto's is the best fried chicken in the area. You will never go wrong in what you order. From fried chicken to steaks, Barto's is a good place to eat.

Thank Monica L
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

I've tried to find "good" chicken here in southeast Kansas. Many places claim to be the best, and been featured on food wars. I just haven't found ANY that could beat something as middle of the riad as KFC. I've tried them all, Chicken Mary's,...More

Thank dclinto320
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July 1, 2016|
Response from Al3147 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the open at 4:00 pm on Saturday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 S Santa Fe St, Pittsburg, KS 66763-2403
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Pittsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 620-232-9834
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