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112 West Main, Council Grove, KS
+1 620-767-5911
06:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 06:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Emporia, Kansas
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of six, arriving on a Friday Evening around 6 PM. Seated immediately, upstairs by the bar - our request. Server was attentive without being overbearing. Appetizers arrived quickly with enough time to finish them and our Salad Bar with only a few minutes between that and our food arriving. The Chicken Alfredo Pasta was a huge... More 

Thank Vatergoose
Strong City, Kansas
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Saturday afternoon about 4:45 was when we went to dinner in this fine small rural town in Kansas. The mistake we made was not to allow for shopping before or after for the other neat shops close early, and they are a must. The Hays House runs specials on a daily basis and for those interested can partake. I... More 

Thank craigshandler
Park City, Kansas
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hays House is a great place to eat. The fried chicken is really good. The smaller portion was plenty. The staff was friendly and very helpful.

Thank Linda W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The atmosphere upstairs is much more upscale and more to my liking. Food is generally pretty good though it can be inconsistent at times. I've had some really good meals here as well as some very average ones. Get a steak.

Thank pmorty
Topeka, KS
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767 reviews
504 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Hubby ordered the buffet and I got the Mediterranean salad and subbed beef for the chicken. My salad was $18. Hubbys all you can eat buffet was $15. The steak on my salad came perfectly cooked - but with absolutely no seasoning or flavor. Hubby said the fried chicken had good breading, but also zero flavor. Service was prompt and... More 

Thank breoni
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very good brisket sandwich with good proportion of meat and home made dill bun , BBQ sauce on the side with pickles, ordered slaw but wife had onion straws which were excellent. Server was friendly keeping water glasses full. Clean and prompt.

Thank Jerry W
Lawrence, Kansas
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is the Second time I have eaten here and swore after the 1st time I would not go back ... We were with a Group so we ate here again. . Not one person in our group said they would go back again !!!! If you are going to charge $14.95 for a buffet You might want to have... More 

Thank lesliet945
Midway, Kentucky, United States
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My wife and I had lunch, and it was okay. Service was excellent and portions were plentiful. Lots of locals were having lunch, so it's a popular place.

Thank 294Mike
Olathe, Kansas
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964 reviews
572 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stopped for lunch and had chili and a salad and wife had a burger. Kind of mediocre on both counts - lots of people there and seemed like the fried stuff was the main things people ordered. Worth the history, but not the food. Prices were inexpensive though. Very very busy and hard working staff.

Thank JimOB1
Wichita, Kansas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. Salad bar came with the fried chicken dinner. The salad bar was very good with fresh items. The fried chicken and chicken fried steak were both very good. Shared strawberry pie. Good service and very pleasant atmosphere. Very reasonable prices as well.

Thank shockergal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, 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 West Main, Council Grove, KS
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Council Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 620-767-5911

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?