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Al's Chickenette

) #2 of 64 Restaurants in Hays ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
700 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601-3946
+1 785-625-7414
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried chicken” (54 reviews)
“pie” (16 reviews)
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700 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601-3946
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Reviews (215)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Traveling through Hays,KS? Hungry? Hard to beat Al's Chickenette. This historic restaurant started in the 1940's, it has seen multiple owners over the years, but the chicken is as good as ever. Traveling on I-70, it is worth the exit and just head south 40...More

Thank Skier Fan C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved our chicken dinners and the pecan pie and ice cream topped it off. Friendly service, good deal!

Thank Retired11_13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful place! Gravy is the best! Put their gravy on an old boot and I'd eat it! White meat, dark meat, livers, gizzards, country fried steak, homemade mashed potatoes, slaw, fries & pie. Who doesn't love pie?!?! Everything was cooked perfect and delicious....More

Thank lynda b
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow! Your kind words just blow us away. I am so very glad you had such a wonderful visit and meal with us. Everyone here works really hard and it is nice to hear we are hitting the mark. Please do come and see us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here on our overnight stay in Hats. Food was delicious. I highly recommend! Will definitely stop again on our way though.

Thank PierceGravette
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Glad to hear that you had a great experience with us! Thank you so much for taking the time to write something nice for us. Be safe on you travels and can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard about this place in a book called Road Food. We were staying nearby in WaKeeney, and decided to drive over to Hays for some fried chicken. The chicken was very good, but we've had better. We had mixed reviews for the sides we...More

Thank David B
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review. We were glad to see you enjoyed your meal and the desserts. I to am a huge fan of the pies and ice cream as say my growing waistline...lol. We really do love to hear from all of our guests!!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited in our trip home after seeing billboard and reviews. Worth the stop. A little far down the road, almost looks like the last place to stop. Cute and clean inside, with friendly and fast service. Good fried chicken and livers. Signs said everything is...More

Thank artsiren
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the nice words. We were happy to see that you found our little spot and had a great meal. We are a little ways off the interstate and love it when people take the time to come on down and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we travel we like to try to eat at places other than the usual or chain resturants. In Hays we found a local favorite that has been here awhile in Al's Chicenette. The chicken was great with 2 pieces being hard to finish. Real...More

Thank Raymond B
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Yay! Thank you for this wonderful review! We are always happy when someone takes the time to tell us how we are doing! It was great to see that you had a wonderful time while dining with us. Personally I love my chicken, but the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The reviews of this place do not lead you wrong! The portions are big, the food is excellent and the service is friendly. The dessert is also very good featuring home made pies and ice cream made on site. The drinks are served in mason...More

Thank medic_guy
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much!! We are very glad that you had a great meal with us and that you liked our rustic theme. It is people like you that take the time to write these reviews that help us out so much and we really...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passing though Hays on 70 and was gonna grab something along the highway. Glad I made the detour. Didn't take long and the chicken was delicious. Great house cut fries. Wonderful service. Will definitely stop in again if passing throughMore

Thank Warren S
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Glad that you made it by. Thank you so very, very much for taking the time to write this kind review. It really means a lot to all of us here! If your future travels bring you through Hays I really hope you will join...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We looked up the best place to eat in Hays and this was #2. My wife and I went there and Al's did not disappoint, we both ordered ice tea which was great and for our meal we both ordered The Wizard, dark meat. The...More

Thank Robert P
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to write this great review for us! We all were very excited to see that you enjoyed your meal with us. We are a little off the beaten path but so happy you dined with us....More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can I do a pre-order for carry out? Looking to serve 10 people.
18 January 2017|
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Response from travelexpert_8 | Property representative |
Yes you can just call the store 785-625-7414..and the staff will be happy to help you-Thank you
Ernie K
What will their hours be in October? I remember that last Fall they closed early on some days.
24 August 2016|
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Response from Al E | Property representative |
We will take a look at the hours here soon. If anything we will follow the previous "Winter Hours" which were Mon and Tue 11a-3p and Wed through Sun 11a-9p.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601-3946
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Hays
  • Phone Number: +1 785-625-7414
  • E-mail
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