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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” (15 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
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112 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1703
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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Our waitress was not only very friendly but also very knowledgeable about the history of the building. The food was good and you have to take a tour to see all the interesting historical facts.

Thank traveling1983
Reviewed 17 October 2017

My first visit to the Hays House was a few years ago. "Oldest restaurant west of the Mississippi" they said, and that piqued my interest. It was worth it. You step into the main floor dining room and just go "wow" the first time. They'll...More

Thank prairiecode
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The Hays House is in a historic building. The original owner of the trading post was Seth Hays, great grandson of Daniel Boone. Since I am traveling the Santa Fe Trail, I had the Santa Fe salad with chicken and black beans dressed with chipotle...More

Thank cegtravel1
Reviewed 5 October 2017

on the way out of town decided to stop for breakfast. One of the best choices we made this trip. Offered either the buffet or individual orders, opted for the buffet and was certainly pleased. Variety of foods was excellent, everything was well prepared and...More

Thank Mitchell B
Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 29 August 2017

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
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, 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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