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Hays House

112 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1703
+1 620-767-5911
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (23 reviews)
“pie” (14 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
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112 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1703
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Reviews (133)
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1 - 10 of 133 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting bit of history, decor was very nice and food was good. With only one visit it is difficult to judge food but what we had was good not fantastic but good. I felt it was slightly over priced for the portion and quality.

Thank Don L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had not been to Hays House in Council Grove, Kansas since before their fire a couple of years ago. I must say they have very much improved in pretty much every way. From the dining area, to the service and most especially to the food...More

Thank Dean H
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The weather messed up our plans of hiking Tall Grass National Park and dinner at Hays. We stopped for dessert, homemade peach pie and homemade strawberry ice cream, and got the skillet fried chicken to go. Had later for dinner with the green beans, mashed...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Went to eat here as part of a family reunion activity. Perfect for all members young and old - something for everyone. Plenty of room for all 96 of us, plus room for other customers. Only complaint I have - dessert was not included in...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 28 July 2017

At least 20+ years but we stopped in on a Thursday for lunch. The food and service are good. The atmosphere quiet and historic. And the prices are VERY REASONABLE. My ribeye steak + mashed potatoes + salad bar + roll was $18. Wife took...More

Thank kansasrod
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Had lunch on a weekday. Ordered Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and corn as side dishes. A trip to the salad bar was included. The salad was crisp and the fixings were fresh. Chicken was good. The mashed potatoes and corn were like you would...More

Thank RDFKansasUSA
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had the breakfast buffet on a Saturday Morning. It was not crowded, the service was great and the place had a lot of historical pictures to look at while dining. I like that kind of thing; especially this was right before our walking tour...More

Thank lunarlib
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We ate here in late June. I had the fried chicken and hubby had the chicken fried steak. Both were excellent. The bread may have been the best thing! Both of us had chicken gravy with our dinners which could have been a little hotter....More

Thank Jean P
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I love restaurants with a good history and this one, obviously, has it in spades. The place is lovely inside (quaint and charming come to mind) and we were seated right away. I ordered a lunch fried chicken meal ("mashed potatoes/gravy, vegetable, roll") and husband...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way back home from riding our motorcycles. Beautiful building with lots of history. The buffet honestly didn't look that good and was pricey for $14.95. We ate upstairs and although our waitress was awesome, it took about an hour to get...More

Thank Deborah D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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