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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Place is a landmark in SE Kansas. Truly great with polka music every Saturday and Sunday night. Good Chicken....

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

There are a lot of chicken places in this area. Don’t waste your time with this one. The atmosphere was plain and so was the food. It was served hot but that’s about all I can say nice about the place. It didn’t have any...flavor. The French fries were soggy. The waitress wasn’t friendly. We won’t be back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Southeast Kansas is known for its fried chicken and Barto’s is one of the best. The onion rings are good. Prices are extremely reasonable. Much of the food here is fried, so be prepared.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed May 7, 2019

the atmosphere is comfortable, cheap drinks, awesome hot food, great staff and excellent service. love this place for a hole in the wall type resturant

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 9, 2019

this is the best chicken you will get in america. All the chicken places near by come in second and they are all well deserved but this is the top. Every where else is amazing, but this is THE BEST!

Date of visit: July 2018
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.

Date of visit: May 2018
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...for many decades and I guess enough people like it to keep it going. It just wasn’t anything special for me. I can get better food other places. Probably won’t go back a fourth time.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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.

Date of visit: May 2017
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...you can't taste the chicken. Best cole slaw I have had. It's only open evenings but if you are in the Pittsburg Kansas area it is worth going to.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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I believe the open at 4:00 pm on Saturday
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barto's Idle Hour Steak House and Lounge

Yes, Barto's Idle Hour Steak House and Lounge offers takeout services.

Barto's Idle Hour Steak House and Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5