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Mr K's Farmhouse

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407 S van Buren St, Abilene, KS 67410-3713
+1 785-263-7995
11:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Twin Oaks, Missouri, United States
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are not many choices in Abilene KS and this may be the best (it was allegedly President Eisenhower's favorite). Let me split my review on the food in two parts: first the sides were great (soup of the day was vegetable and was homemade with real chunks of potato and fresh vegetables...salad was fresh, crisp and their house dressing... More 

Thank Tom G
Abilene, Kansas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful farmhouse loaded with the history of US Presidents and dignitaries of many statures and types having been served here and yet they can screw it up beyond compare. I have on three occasions been to this place, once as a family group of 6, twice in larger groups. I have found the same problems to exist each time.... More 

Thank Dr_Frankenboogie
Yukon, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove in from Junction City to check out the antique shops. Decided to get a bite to eat at Mr. K's. I wasn't very hungry, so decided on a BLT with a side of potato salad (REALLY liked my side choice). My sis ordered the chicken fried chicken sandwich and her sweetheart ordered the Hot Beef sandwich. Everyone enjoyed the... More 

Thank MonEason
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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97 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on an impromptu visit, late in the evening. Typically, we would not have expected such a warm welcome, showing up in any venue near closing time. But...Staff greeted us as if they had been waiting for us, they were warm and welcoming. Food was prepared exactly as we ordered and was very good. Hot and tasty! If... More 

Thank smithie17
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Nice family place. Food was just OK in general, but good variety on menu including desserts. On the outskirts of town, but still a short drive.

Thank Jeff C
Perry, Oklahoma
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124 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Had a lovely dinner in the "Eisenhower" room last evening. Many historic memorabilia items on display. Daily specials and nice house wine too. Lovely old farm house has been a restaurant and was formerly known as "Lena's" on old Highway 40.

Thank ofrwprez
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful little gem that serves the best food for reasonable prices. Try their specialty of Steak Strips or a Big E, Its the owners ' secret recipe! Available no where else in the world!! The staff is very attentive and inviting. They have a back room that is perfect for large groups or a party. Can't say... More 

1 Thank Shawna L
Topeka, Kansas
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157 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our family visited while traveling through Abilene. This restaurant is located close to Abilene and it is worth the short drive. My daughter had macaroni and cheese that was home made and was good. My wife enjoyed her hamburger and French fries. I opted for the linguini Alfredo with sausage. The only glitch in the meal was that the waitress... More 

1 Thank n0uzn
tkuntz2530, Owner at Mr K's Farmhouse, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive review. Glad you were happy. Our salad always comes with the Farmhouse signature italian dressing unless you specify otherwise. We also sell it in local grocery stores. Sorry for any misunderstanding. MR K More 

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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch after visiting the Eisenhower Museum complex. Nice ride through town to the farm restaurant. I enjoyed driving past the beautiful older homes. The food was good home cooking. Skip the chain restaurants and go here instead. Lunch specials are reasonably priced and good sized portions. Also, don't forget to have some delicious pie. The Eisenhower Room has... More 

1 Thank kmk2001
tkuntz2530, Owner at Mr K's Farmhouse, responded to this review

Thanks so much we appreciate your business. Ya"ll come back soon now!!! More 

Longmont, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I had read about Mr. K's Farmhouse restaurant's history weeks passing through Abilene.. The history of this restaurant when it was Lena's is interesting. With the name of the restaurant being Mr, K's Farmhouse, I was expecting the menu items to be freshly made. I discovered after speaking with staff that most of the menu items, at least for the... More 

Thank millernaco
tkuntz2530, Owner at Mr K's Farmhouse, responded to this review

very sorry you recieved bad information from our front of the house staff. Maybe what they thought you were asking was if we grow everything for the restaurant here on site since we are surrounded by farm fields. That would have been the correct information. We do order in our veggies and meats. But I assure you we cook fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 S van Buren St, Abilene, KS 67410-3713
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Abilene
  • Phone Number: +1 785-263-7995
We are a Historic Farmhouse that was built in 1888. Has served as a restaurant from the 1930's to the 1970's and again from the 1990's to currently. Various celebrities from President Dwight D and Mamie Eisenhower, Actor Jimmy Stewart, Big band eras musicians and Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater.

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