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Hays House

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112 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1703
+1 620-767-5911
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Whitewater, Kansas
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69 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Incredible historical setting. Updated to 21st century but with 1800s appeal. Great food and all of that at reasonable prices!

Thank DB67154
Wichita, Kansas
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did a lunch ride from Wichita to Council Grove, beautiful day, good food(Sunday Buffet) Decent pricing, family friendly, service may have been a little lacking.

Thank Bugsey829
Salina, Kansas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Group drove hour and half for supper. Staff was very unfriendly. Told us we should just eat buffet. Never refilled drinks. Desert was not as listed on menu. Chicken takes 45 minutes we were told. Would not recommend. So disappointed.

Thank caboos17
Cincinnati, Ohio
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380 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was there on a Wednesday when a buffet is offered and that's what I chose. Fried chicken, one of their specialties, is featured and it really was good. Of course, the historic building is a big part of the attraction and the hostess happily turned on lights in idle rooms and pointed out various points of interest.

Thank Denny G
White City, Kansas
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Hays House is part of Kansas history, but it also serves very good food. While we stopped this morning for breakfast, you have to try the biscuits, the speciality for years has been their pies and fried chicken. Fri ed ndly family atmosphere and small town charm.

Thank JimCook310
Derby, Kansas
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509 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Dinner at the Hays House is an experience! The history of this old restaurant is fascinating as is the beautiful old building. On a Saturday night my husband was able to have the prime rib special- which he said was special! My small rib eye steak was flavorful. Our meat portion included a side and trip to the salad bar.... More 

Thank NancyinDerby
Emporia, Kansas
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were a group of six, arriving on a Friday Evening around 6 PM. Seated immediately, upstairs by the bar - our request. Server was attentive without being overbearing. Appetizers arrived quickly with enough time to finish them and our Salad Bar with only a few minutes between that and our food arriving. The Chicken Alfredo Pasta was a huge... More 

Thank Vatergoose
Strong City, Kansas
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A Saturday afternoon about 4:45 was when we went to dinner in this fine small rural town in Kansas. The mistake we made was not to allow for shopping before or after for the other neat shops close early, and they are a must. The Hays House runs specials on a daily basis and for those interested can partake. I... More 

Thank craigshandler
Park City, Kansas
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Hays House is a great place to eat. The fried chicken is really good. The smaller portion was plenty. The staff was friendly and very helpful.

Thank Linda W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The atmosphere upstairs is much more upscale and more to my liking. Food is generally pretty good though it can be inconsistent at times. I've had some really good meals here as well as some very average ones. Get a steak.

Thank pmorty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?