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Hays House

) #2 of 10 Restaurants in Council Grove ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
112 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1703
+1 620-767-5911
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (23 reviews)
“pie” (12 reviews)
“yeast rolls” (3 reviews)
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06:00 - 21:00All hours
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112 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1703
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Reviews (127)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 25 May 2017

My wife and I had a very nice dinner at Hays House on a night away from Manhattan. We sat upstairs for dinner on Saturday night. I recommend sitting upstairs if possible for the ambiance. We split an order of prime rib with a baked...More

Thank skochie
Reviewed 21 April 2017

While this is not fare I could make a steady diet of, it was wonderful and fun. The ambience was great with all the old photos of the buildings past that shows it in the Oregon Trail days. Excellent fried chicken and the desserts are...More

Thank Maureen P
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at the Hays House on Easter. Staff was very busy, friendly, and courteous. The buffet featured the Hays House fried chicken and ham both of which were excellent. Salad bar was Top notch, my daughter loves their house dressing. Everything...More

Thank JimCook310
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here mainly because it was advertised as the oldest continually run restaurant west of the Mississippi. I am somewhat attracted to things like the largest ball of twine. Sometimes I get surprised with amazement and/or quality. This was one of those times. So......More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We had our wedding reception in the Crystal Room this last March. A BIG, heartfelt thank you to Melissa and your staff for taking such great care of us. The food was great, and the service was far beyond what we could have asked for....More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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

Thank DB67154
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, 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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