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Hays House

112 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1703
+1 620-767-5911
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried chicken” (25 reviews)
“pie” (17 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
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112 W Main St, Council Grove, KS 66846-1703
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building was fun with on old 1800's bar, and rough cut wood pillars. Had previously been a multipurpose building in the late 1800's. Restaurant/hotel/saloon/church. Was disappointed in the food. Took a long time to prepare and was just average. Not saying I wouldn't eat...More

Thank melbrnemtp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional restaurant with a deep history. Wonderful food and operated by the locals. Dined here in March 2018 - they were still on their winter schedule so closed Monday and Tuesday evenings. Just completed restoration/addition of a period style bar.

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have driven down to the Hays House a number of times. The Sunday Buffet is somewhat expensive but if you are hungry it is worth it. The food is always good and plentiful. Pie is extra but if you have room and do not...More

Thank busterSalina_Kansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this historic place in The Flint hills! They recently have added an historic bar that adds even more ambience to the atmosphere. Food is always good- they serve a Salmon with a Mango Sauce that is to die for. Will eat here every time...More

Thank RKB66534
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My hometown favorite has had some issues over the years, but is now under new leadership and great improvements are underway. The history of the restaurant is well known and documented, but for those with ties to Kansas State it is now even better. If...More

Thank kmccane
Reviewed 23 January 2018 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 30 December 2017

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
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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, Kids, Groups
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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