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Trail Days Cafe & Museum

803 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1716
+1 620-767-7986
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
American, International, Native American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
803 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1716
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful couple, served an authentic home cooked meal. The Elk, and applesauce were my favorite. I also had a great Indian salad, that had green lettuces with none of the white heart of the lettuce, like you see in some salads. Great place to eat,...More

Thank robcmeek17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Then Trail Days Café and Museum is unique in that it’s a living museum with era food served. The stone house built in 1861 has gone through various renovations before being restored to its original configuration. It was the last house freighters passed going west...More

Thank Pierre S
Shirley M, Manager at Trail Days Cafe & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Trail Days Cafe & Museum! It was fun having you come and such a joy to meet you two delightful people!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great historical site, the people are friendly, and give a great history lesson. The iced cherry tea is amazing, no sugar and you can taste the cherry well but not overpowering.

Thank Lauren W
Shirley M, Manager at Trail Days Cafe & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Lauren and we want you to know that it was our pleasure to have you come and be a part of the experience we hope to provide travelers on the Santa Fe Trail who enter this 1861 stone home!!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although this place is rated at the top of restaurants in Council Grove I am at a loss for how it got there. We had heard that the food was warmed over, so we ordered burgers that would have to be cooked fresh. They were...More

Thank Deb B
Shirley M, Manager at Trail Days Cafe & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry your experience turned out this way for you. We do not do grease and if you are accustomed to the flavor of grease, our hamburgers may seem tasteless. Our ground beef is grass fed-free range and thus has less fat and we use a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a great experience! Not only is the Terwilliger Home the 2nd oldest building at the Sante Fe Trail in Kansas its full with bits of history about the Trail, Kanza Indians, Civil War and and and. The owners who rebuild this house to its...More

Thank eva1500
Shirley M, Manager at Trail Days Cafe & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you! We love doing what we do because of people like you! You brought joy to our day by your coming to see us and sharing your self with us!

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful slice of cake along with a slice of local history. The owners are friendly and well-informed on local historical happenings, with lots of interesting stories to share. HIghly recommend stopping by!

Thank Pilimbe
Shirley M, Manager at Trail Days Cafe & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you for your review of Trail Days Cafe & Museum! It was such a delight having you visit us! Please come again when you are this way!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

This wonderful café and Museum on the Santa Fe Trail not only provides an amazing meal with a diverse selection of foods from different nationalities that settled in the Council Grove area, but you also get a history lesson or, lessons, of local, Kansas and...More

Thank KSNE66846
Shirley M, Manager at Trail Days Cafe & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for coming to see us and for your kind review! It was our delight to have you stop by and enjoy your time with us!

Reviewed 9 August 2017

The owners of this café dress like those back around the 1850's in this area. Great food and lots of history.

Thank bobmodrell
Shirley M, Manager at Trail Days Cafe & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

So glad you came and thank you for the kind review! We were delighted to have you as our guest!

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

First of all, your choices for dining are limited in Council Grove, Kansas. There is a Sonic and there is a Dairy Queen. There is a pizza place and a Mexican place. But that's about it. This café served good, quality food. I had a...More

Thank GordonsvilleGal
Shirley M, Manager at Trail Days Cafe & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for your kind statements about Trail Days Cafe & Museum! We loved having you as a guest and hope you will come to see us again soon!

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Fresh, quality food in a historic, educational and friendly environment. Anyone remotely interested in Kansas history should visit them!

Thank Claudette G
Shirley M, Manager at Trail Days Cafe & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thank you for your comment! We loved having you visit us!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 803 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1716
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Council Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 620-767-7986
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Description
Enjoy museum surroundings and a dining experience with history at the Trail Days Cafe & Museum located in the 1861 stone Terwilliger Home in Council Grove, KS. Guests are transported back to a time when homes along the Santa Fe Trail served as eating places. Delicious American Indian, Old world, Early American and 20th Century foods are served in a beautiful and cozy victorian setting.
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