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Al's Chickenette

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700 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601-3946
+1 785-625-7414
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Windsor, United States
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place based on good reviews from others. We love going to eat at local places on our trips and always try to find unique restaurants. This is one that hit the mark. It was a bit off highway but not too far. Parking is good and there was an empty lot that fit our truck and 5th... More 

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Thank Kelli S
Manhattan, Kansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The chicken was four stars out of five, (Chicken was very good, but I don't think it is pan fried, which would be necessary for 5 stars) the taters and gravy a five, the pie a 5, the soup a 5. The lack of anything corporate or what might make one think it is a "chain" restaurant was very appealing.... More 

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Thank Snowman2232
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your awesome review. We pride ourselves on doing what we do right and keeping it real, so I was very happy to see that you noticed. We will continue to strive and your kind words are a perfect inspiration!! Please do come see us again if you are in town! More 

Saint Joseph, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped on my way from KC to Denver. Friendly staff, food cane out fast and hot, and the chicken and mashed potatoes were delicious. Skip all the fast food right off I 70, go a few minutes down the road and enjoy a great local place. Can't wait to go try some pie and ice cream

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Thank jclausen0725
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Thank you! I was really excited to see that you enjoyed our little chickenette. Please visit us again when your travels permit. More 

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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy Fried chicken and mashed potatoes. It is a little off I 70 but worth it. Clean little local diner. We wish we had saved room for some pie. Everything was good and the staff was friendly.

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Thank LWill2
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to write these kind words. We are always happy to hear from our guests. I would definitely love to have you stop by again and try the pie. Hint: The strawberry rhubarb is my favorite but we always have a good selection to choose from. Safe travels to you. More 

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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here at the advice of my husband who comes to Hays, KS for work on many occasions. It's a little bit off the highway but definitely worth the mile or so drive! The fried chicken is of course wonderful! Just like grandmas! Their coleslaw is great!! Their mashed potatoes and gravy are amazing! Don't forget to order homemade... More 

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Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

What else can I say except THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! We always love to hear from our guests, especially when they say such wonderful things! We are excited to hear you had a wonderful visit and really hope to see you again. Thank you, thank you, thank you! More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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223 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for the fried chicken and it was delicious. Not too salty or seasoned, cooked to order and served piping hot. Andrea (?) was great. Half-sweet tea was nice and strong flavored. Daily veggie was green beans - nice. Mashed potatoes seemed home made with a touch of pepper (?) in them. Did the 3-piece white and thighs. Just... More 

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Thank MoBBQ
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write such a wonderful review. It really does help inspire us all. I would really like to suggest you try the pie on your next visit. It is really tasty! Again thank you so very much... More 

Colby, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for supper for the first time. The fried chicken and homemade mashed potatoes were delicious! We tried the gizzard appetizer, which was also great! The pie slice was huge, and the homemade ice cream made our night! We also had the pleasure of being served by a great waiter!

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Thank mmcgreer
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

So happy to see you had a wonderful visit. Sorry for the belated response, but I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and would love to have you stop by again and see us. Thank you for the wonderful review. More 

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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Freaking wow. I seriously had flashbacks of when I would eat my great grandmothers feed chicken when I was eating my country fried chicken meal. My great grandma's nickname was "Chicken Granny" because her fried chicken was so good. Their homemade pie is to die for. The staff is genuinely friendly. The food comes out fast. The ambiance is wonderful.... More 

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Thank Brooklyn A
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

So great to hear you had a wonderful visit with us. The whole crew has worked really hard to make sure your experience is wonderful and your awesome review really gives us the spirit to keep it up! Thank You so very much, and hope you can come and see us again! More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

On our way home to Denver always stop in Hays for lunch today decided to try Al's Chickenette. Glad we did. Friendly, clean and fast service. Great fried chicken.

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Thank Z9347RUmarys
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Thank you! We are happy you had a wonderful visit to our little chickenette. Please do come by an see us again. More 

Wichita, Kansas
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the fried chicken and chicken fried steak. My 14 month old baby loved the corn. My 7 year old loved the rolls. The cherry pie was okay. The biggest disappointment was the fact that they didn't have a changing table in the restroom. I had to take the baby to the car to change her.

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Thank Krista M
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your suggestion. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal so much. We will be working on a few things here soon and I think adding a changing table is a wonderful suggestion. We are always striving for ways to make your experience better. Please visit again!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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

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