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Hayes Hamburger & Chili

American, Diner
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2502 NE Vivion Rd, 2502 NE Vivion Rd, 64118, Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64118-6222
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Kansas City, Missouri
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

We have eaten at Hayes at least weekly for years. It has a very limited menu, will not make an omelet, has no lettuce or tomatoes in the building, no waffle iron, small hamburgers and do not accept plastic. What else could anyone want?

Olathe, Kansas
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

I got there about 1pm. I had wanted to go to Church's chicken but the remodel is still not done. So I wandered up the road to see what I could find as my stomach was rumbling. Yeah, I found this place. I decided on breakfast for lunch. It was two eggs over medium with WW toast. I wanted Rye.... More 

Thank 308tom_j
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

This old fashioned burger joint is a breath of fresh air. The hamburgers are exactly what you want from a burger place. They have many options like singles and doubles, with onions, pickles, ketchup, and mustard. For me, it was perfect inside, but if you have a large family it might not be the best space for you all to... More 

Thank Kristen P
Liberty, Missouri
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

Hayes is an institution. Open 24/7 with breakfast and rest of menu. Try the burgers -- freshly-ground beef. They are small so get a double. Fries are very good. The tenderloins are not breaded and palm-sized, so order a double. Good selection of pies from Golden Boy (OP, KS). Counter and booth seating. No waitstaff. Dependable lunch-counter food in a... More 

Thank Baldy47
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This place has the best burgers in the city. Singles are sliders with grilled onions so order mutiple singles, or a double or triple. Large menu consists of breakfast, chili, burgers, shakes, tenderloins, etc. The only downside to Hayes is they only accept cash, which for me is the only reason i don't eat there more than i already do.... More 

Thank Jake R
Overland Park, Kansas
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203 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

Perfect example of a ma & pa shop with no ma. All items are made homemade and to order. Malts and shakes are awesome. A little bit of everything on the menu. They claim 44 people could sit in there, small booths and bar stools. Open 24 hours and breakfast all day.

Thank sonic1us
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We made this our lunch stop when looking for blue KC fountains. Adults should get a double and singles are great for small kiddos.

Thank Tamara S
Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is your old time burger joint! No there not .29 any more, but taste the same. Grease is the word!

Thank TonyCalda
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015

Stopped in at Hayes on a whim on Saturday (Aug 8). I had not been there in several years, but was good to find out that it hasn't changed a bit. Its tiny, its cash only, and the food remains very good. The basic cheeseburger with the grilled onions still satisfies. The folks that work there are friendly, and our... More 

Thank David K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Old fashion hamburger prepared right in front of you on the grill. No frills all business 50's style diner. Food was fixed quick, service good, food good. I had a hamburger and a bowl of chili. No complaints. Try this place out

Thank Joey A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2502 NE Vivion Rd, 2502 NE Vivion Rd, 64118, Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City, MO 64118-6222
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-453-5575

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?