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$5 - $10
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American, Diner, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed October 3, 2021

We stopped in on a Sunday morning (around 9 AM) for breakfast. We had driven by here many times but this was our first visit. There is some on-street parking in the front and a side parking lot. The restaurant is larger inside than it...appears from the street, with two dining rooms. There was plenty of available seating and we were promptly served. Breakfast is served all day, and there were several specials. I selected the Beacon Traditional [open faced English muffin, 2 eggs, ham or bacon, & cheese on top, with hash browns or country fried potatoes]. I chose the country fried potatoes. The portion size of the potatoes was large, but they were barely warm and a bit too salty. The English muffin had been grilled and was somewhat soggy underneath everything. The ham was sliced very thin but was very tasty and the best item on the plate. Overall, I would order something else on a future visit. My wife ordered French toast with 2 fried eggs and bacon. She really enjoyed it and would order it again. She liked that there were so many options offered with pancakes/French toast/Belgian Waffles [plain, with meat, with meat & eggs, etc].More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 10, 2021 via mobile

Great experience for breakfast in old town Wichita. Excellent food with great service. Warm welcome and immediate attention from the staff. I highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 10, 2021

It was a typical diner. Nothing exciting. Average food. Check out many other better restaurants within walking distance. I thought with a name like the Beacon it would be something really great. Nothing shined or was outstanding.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 26, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is located downtown Wichita near Old Town. If you are from Wichita you have probably past the Beacon Restaurant over a dozen times but didn’t realize it was there. We tried the restaurant for breakfast and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinning experience. We...ordered breakfast and had a variety of menu items that included biscuits and gravy, omelette, chicken fried steak and a breakfast burrito. All breakfast items had amazing flavor and were cooked perfectly. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. This restaurant is setup like an old school dinner, so do not expect an upscale decor, but the breakfast hands down is the best in Wichita. I highly recommend the Beacon Restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 20, 2021

Stopped here on a Sunday morning. Got in just before the real rush hit. I can see why. Super breakfast place. We shared an omelette chock full of meats and cheese. Potatoes for side bowl of gravy and just the greatest whole wheat toast. Nice...friendly server. Quick service on the food. Will definitely be going back here. Old lime diner type place simply great in all ways.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed December 10, 2020 via mobile

Good spot for breakfast but parking is a big challenge and they pack them in (during a pandemic) so hardly any social distances Good portions sizes

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 16, 2020

Food is totally amazing and is my #1 breakfast/brunch spot! Even time i go i try to get something different but i always find myself going back to the same 2 options. Either the bacon and cheese omelette for breakfast, of the club sandwich for...lunch!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 15, 2020 via mobile

We missed them. But well worth the wait. Always a favorite Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. Same great staff and service. The new floors look great. The food is fresh as ever.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

This was our third breakfast in Wichita, and it is our best so far. I had their Daily Special Philly Cheesesteak Omelette, and my wife had their scrambled eggs with hm and cheese. Both dishes were very good. I particularly liked the Philly Cheesesteak Omelette....Our waitress was quite friendly and attentive. There was a wait for tables most of the morning we were there, and I can see why!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 26, 2019

My daughter brought us here as it's her favorite, even though I had not heard of it. The service was fast and fun, the food was OMG great! Value for the money was EXCELLENT. Only opens for breakfast (served any time) and lunch. Closes at...2pm. Even though this is a bit far of a drive for me, we will be back. Great decor!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is still using a very outdated menu that has items on it that haven't been available for years! The food is average at best and the help needs to be friendlier. Also, on Veterans Day, they don't offer anything to the Veterans, not...even free coffee.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 1, 2019

Lighthouses! Lighthouses, everywhere! Awesome decor from the photographs, drawings and table tops to the ceramics, wood, models, you name it, these folks know their Beacons. The service is fast and friendly. The coffee was very good, the food is delicious with fair size (not grossly...over sized) portions and the prices are great! This place is bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside. Parking is darn near impossible next to the diner though; A VERY, VERY tight fit and one way only,if you can,squeeze your car/van past the dumpster. Forget about anything larger...Just park across the street at the two hour parking.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019

If you want to sit down to an old fashioned country breakfast you won't go wrong eating at the Beacon. My wife had pancakes, eggs and sausage and it was very good. I went with the recommendation of our waitress and had a dish of...biscuits, eggs and sausage all covered with gravy. It was excellent. The staff was very friendly and the service was great. We highly recommend the Beacon Restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

We eat at The Beacon at least once a week. The portions are huge, food is great and the waitresses are usually very attentive. Parking is a big drawback...NOT ENOUGH SPACES. Booth seats need to be re-upholstered BADLY. Place is clean. Good value.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

It does serve lunch but we only ate breakfast. We enjoyed our first visit so much we went back the next day. Good variety.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Beacon Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5