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Al's Chickenette

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700 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601-3946
+1 785-625-7414
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11:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some of the best chicken in the area. Great service and friendly people. If you like good chicken, this is the place to eat.

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Thank Kay G
Topeka, Kansas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing little diner with fantastic fried chicken. The prices are extremely reasonable. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank karenkM8370US
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! We are a small place but it allows us to really concentrate on what we are doing and we are glad you noticed! When next you are in Hays please come see us again! Thank you very much!! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is about 10 minutes from the highway, but worth the extra time. Unique diner vibe, booths and a counter with stools. 50's kitsch, very friendly staff. I had the three piece dark meal with 2 sides, mashed potatoes and gravy and chicken soup. The soup came out first, with a warm roll, and it was outstanding. The chicken... More 

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Thank EuroCats
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review for us. We are very happy to hear how much you liked the chicken. I want to apologize for your mashed potatoes and assure you I will do some follow up. I am also glad you like the décor! We have some very creative people in our owners and tried... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow oh wow!!! We tried this before our 5 hour trip back home and it was well worth it...forget KFC this is the place for country style homemade food.

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Thank Christie C
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

What an awesome thing to say, Thank you so much! We make every effort to keep the home made traditions alive and am so happy to see you noticed. Safe travels to you and thank you again!!~ More 

Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great nostalgic restaurant and down home cooking the way it used to be. Brings back memories. A stop worthwhile!

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Thank jfteman
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Whoa! That is a long trip. We are happy to hear that in the midst of all those miles you took the time to dine with us. Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to write this wonderful review! More 

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time my husband and I have had chicken from here to go. The first time was about five years ago. That time the chicken thighs were smaller, but very very good. Was there last week the chicken thighs were huge and very good. Love what they have done with the restaurant I enjoyed looking at all... More 

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Thank Carolthetriptaker
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear about your experience here with us. I am glad you liked the updates that have been done to the place...all while still trying to keep the charm alive. We will keep the pies and ice cream rolling in anticipation of your next visit. Thank you!! More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried the 3-piece, white meat chicken selection. I don't consider a wing as white meat, but they do, so we got 2 breasts and 1 wing. $13.50. Meat was moist, coating was tasty and crunchy. Waitress was attentive. Fine but not exceptional meal.

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Thank Dedlnr
travelexpert_8, Owner at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Thank you for posting -We would always exchange another piece for the wing..Also we have chicken fried steak that we sell that people rave about-as we hand cut and tenderized ourselves. Thank you for your business and we will be adding to our menu progressively. Come back and give it another try. ...Safe Travels ... More 

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331 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a blustery winter storm warning day, the interior had a cozy, throwback style, and was so welcoming. Service was prompt and attentive through the meal. Housemade is the rule. Housemade chicken noodle soup had a flavorful broth, generous pieces of moist chicken that tasted like chicken, and tender housemade noodles. A stand out chicken noodle soup. The chicken was... More 

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1 Thank Rita B
travelexpert_8, Owner at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

music to my ears!!!! Thank you for the business and please stop again.... More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in just minutes before closing and Ashley and the gang we so friendly and accommodating. The fried chicken and HOME MADE ICE CREAM was just what we were hungry for. Thank you for such great service.

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Thank pccmac
Nipomo, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Saw the reviews of Al's, decided to try it for lunch and we're so glad we did! A pleasant change from road food, yet it was very fast service and friendly too! It was like having Sunday supper at Grandma's! I had chicken fingers with 2 sides, chicken noodle soup & mashed potatoes with gravy. It came with 4 substantial... More 

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Thank 805traveller
travelexpert_8, Owner at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your business and taking the time to post.....You made my day!!!Caroline--- More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601-3946
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Hays
  • Phone Number: +1 785-625-7414

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?