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Fat Ernies Family Dining

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2806 S Hydraulic St, Wichita, KS 67216-2401
+1 316-554-7371
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Small business Saturday we looked around after we helped out at the VA Hospital. And shopping for Santa stuff. Found a wonderful dinner. All you can eat yardbird and liver and onions for Debbie. Very reasonable and excellent food. Extremely friendly wait staff for so late on a holiday weekend. Will be back again. Next time for pie.

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I have enjoyed the fried chicken at Fat Ernie's whenever I order it. Which had been every time I'm there. Plus Wednesday & Saturday is their Yardbird, all you can eat special. Well this time I wanted to try their chicken fried steak. They run an all you can eat special on Thursdays for it, so it should be good... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Went in on a Saturday and enjoyed the all you can eat fried chicken special at Fat Ernie's. I ordered white meat, green beans, mashed potatoes with chicken gravy and salad. The chicken was fresh, hot, moist and crispy. The potatoes and gravy were very good too. The salad was a simple diner salad that was pretty good. I will... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

A typical diner / dive rather than a chain type restaurant, with home cooking and HUGE portions. The food is always spot on delicious, daily blue plate specials on top of the various menu keep the choices coming. There are also daily “all you can eat specials” too, the deals are wonderful. Service is always great no matter what time... More 

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Thank Scarletthairedgal
Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

I stopped in for lunch and had the chicken-fried steak. I can't say there was anything spectacular about it. If you enjoy the traditional white gravy you'll enjoy Fat Ernie's. They don't hold back on the stuff. There are lots of specials offered here. If I'm in the neighborhood again, and hungry, I'll give it another go.

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Thank Roderick M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Fat Ernie's is a basic no frills diner. It is not on the "beaten" path. But for a good hearty breakfast it is worth the extra effort to go there! He usually has a specials everyday. His Fried chicken is GREAT! The wait staff are friendly and helpful.

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Thank Neal M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

A family diner, an older family style diner. But boy do they know how to cook ribs!! My wife and I both had a salad to start, nice sized portion and obviously fresh ingredients. I had the ribs while my wife had chicken gizzards (it is one of her favorites and she was a country cafe cook and knows how... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

We were impressed with the fried chicken and service so much, we chose to go back to Fat Ernie's on our next dining out excursion. And yes we ordered that wonderful chicken again. We did however change up on the sides. And this time I ordered soup, a New England Clam Chowder which had a relatively clean taste, without any... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

We'd been told they had good fried chicken here a couple times. And since that's a favorite food of ours, we decided to find it's location and give it a try. We knew it was an older diner from our friends/family, so when we stepped in the door, we weren't to surprised by the interior. It was clean... just old... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

I ate the smoked hot links and they were to die for last Saturday. I had a chicken fried steak Monday night and it was significantly above average. We had a waitress that visited our table 8 to 10 times and the service is outstanding. Not much for atmosphere but the food is superb.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2806 S Hydraulic St, Wichita, KS 67216-2401
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Wichita
  • Phone Number: +1 316-554-7371

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