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Hays House

112 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1703
+1 620-767-5911
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (25 reviews)
“pie” (17 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
112 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1703
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at the Hays House for breakfast last Sunday. Portions were big and the service was friendly. The pancakes and bacon were very good. The biscuits and gravy was very salty. I have been for dinner and it was great. We'll go back, but...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the Sante Fe Trail and an Historic Landmark, the Hays House Restaurant and Grill has been serving meals since 1857. Well worth the stop for a delicious meal and interesting short walk through the historical building. Staff friendly and helpful. Will go there again.

Thank Marianne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. The history is amazing at the Hays House. We enjoyed the basement for a private gathering and two wonderful dinners.

Thank Cheryl486
Reviewed 25 March 2018

The building was fun with on old 1800's bar, and rough cut wood pillars. Had previously been a multipurpose building in the late 1800's. Restaurant/hotel/saloon/church. Was disappointed in the food. Took a long time to prepare and was just average. Not saying I wouldn't eat...More

Thank melbrnemtp
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Traditional restaurant with a deep history. Wonderful food and operated by the locals. Dined here in March 2018 - they were still on their winter schedule so closed Monday and Tuesday evenings. Just completed restoration/addition of a period style bar.

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We have driven down to the Hays House a number of times. The Sunday Buffet is somewhat expensive but if you are hungry it is worth it. The food is always good and plentiful. Pie is extra but if you have room and do not...More

Thank busterSalina_Kansas
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Love this historic place in The Flint hills! They recently have added an historic bar that adds even more ambience to the atmosphere. Food is always good- they serve a Salmon with a Mango Sauce that is to die for. Will eat here every time...More

Thank RKB66534
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

My hometown favorite has had some issues over the years, but is now under new leadership and great improvements are underway. The history of the restaurant is well known and documented, but for those with ties to Kansas State it is now even better. If...More

Thank kmccane
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Atmosphere was great, rustic with a wintery valentine decor. Friendly staff. We were seated immediately. They understood that we were pressed for time and service was prompt and consistent. Tasted like a delicious home made meal. Chicken fried steak was perfect portion, thick and fried...More

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We stopped here for lunch a cold December day. We went in about 1:00 PM and were seated by a disinterested server. She just plopped the two menus on the table and walked off. We chose the daily special which was baked pork chop with...More

Thank Ron W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1703
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Council Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 620-767-5911
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