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The Chef Cafe

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111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
+1 785-537-6843
06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Olathe, Kansas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Chef has always been consistent in providing great food and service. I enjoy eating pretty much everything on their menu.

Thank norwegianninja21
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The food is good, but the coffee is terrible. Maybe I am just spoiled from the city, where all the coffee is great.. Everytime we go there the coffee taste burnt.. but the food choices are varied and well presented.

Thank Kurawin S
Cleburne, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Met with extended family for a mini-reunion. The Chef was a hit with everyone. We had to wait for a table because it is popular with the town and the students - worth the wait.

Thank Annette W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Manhattan hands down the service is always excellent even when there busy

Thank Keith B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

breakfast 5 people, breakfast very average, nothing great, could have done better and cheaper at i hop. only ate here because I had heard great things about it, had not eaten at chefs in years, used to eat there all the time. friendly waitress.

Thank Donna W
Manhattan, Kansas
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food and atmosphere are great. The staff are on top of their game. You et a lot of lot of food for the price, and the price is comparable to other restaurants of this kind. The place is on a downtown street, but is kind of small. Parking is a premium there also. The best time to get there... More 

Thank Patrick P
Kansas City, Missouri
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

When The Chef opened in 1943, Manhattanites had to eat fast because a long line of people were ready to take their place in the small cafe. Today, there is usually a line for a table in the cozy restaurant featured as Food Network’s ultimate breakfast joint in Kansas, especially for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings and on game... More 

Thank ShutterbugSage
fort collins
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the retro sign which drew us in. Single biscuit and gravy priced right at $3. Very good, too. Enjoy!

Thank rotarymartin
Manhattan, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious food in a great atmosphere for adults and kids. Food came out quickly and tasted great, service was excellent.

Thank Lindsey W
London KY
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Oh my goodness! Where to begin! This was our second dining experience at The Chef. The food on both occasions has been off the charts delicious. I highly recommend. Try the pancakes bananas foster - to die for! Great food. Great service. We shall return.

Thank Karen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 S 4th St, Manhattan, KS 66502-6109
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 785-537-6843

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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?