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Al's Chickenette

700 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601-3946
+1 785-625-7414
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried chicken” (57 reviews)
“pie” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
700 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601-3946
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stepping back in time when fried chicken was real, gravy didn't come out of a package, and small town life still exists. We were on the way to Colorado for vacation and could resist the reviews. Excellent gizzards!

Thank MJ W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to many places that claim to specialize in fried chicken. However, on a road trip you have to try local places so we took a chance on Al's. It's a bit of a drive from the interstate but hey, we had time. It...More

Thank CMDecker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good and the staff was very helpful. I enjoyed my dinner there and would return there again. I would also suggest this place to friends.

Thank Melissa O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prices are good; coffee is 25c; staff is friendly; chicken very good. Veggie of day was beans, which we got,...right out of a can or over cooked frozen! I'd go there again, without the beans! Compared to Hattie B's from Nashville or Gus' from Memphis...More

Thank JudyBethesda_MD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, friendly and quick service, great atmosphere, wonderful prices. 10/10 experience. Fresh food made to order. The homemade ice cream and pie is to die for!

Thank Angela M
Al E, General Manager at Al's Chickenette, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review!!! 10/10!!! Wow and thank you so much. We are excited that you had such a great visit and can't wait to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We both had the chicken fried steak. It was a bit above average but was a little tough. Mash potatoes were good. Food was delivered promptly. Service was fine. Next time through we'll have to try the chicken. Pleasant change from the fast food chains.More

Thank Don S
travelexpert_8, Owner at Al's Chickenette, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review....you should be able to cut that chicken fried steak with your fork....we tenderize them ourselves..I am checking to see if our standard procedures was followed ...I am happy to hear you will try the chicken its YUMMY!!!...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just ate here...it's been awhile since we've been and not disappointed! Fresh, moist, crisp chicken, fries, salad and slaw! Ice tea rocks! License plates from all over the country! Can lose!

Thank Teresa B
travelexpert_8, Owner at Al's Chickenette, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Well you just made my day!!!! The staff works really hard to serve up happiness. I am glad you had a great experience. Please let us cook for you again. Thank you for taking the time to write this review-it means a lot --Caroline

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Took my out of town family guests to Al's for chicken. Chicken noodle soup was excellent, chicken was close to mom's, and that's a compliment, and cherry pie was a hit. If you are in the area give it a try.

Thank Woofcat
travelexpert_8, Owner at Al's Chickenette, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Well this is one of my favorite post.....I am glad you enjoyed yourselves...Recipes are my Grandmothers except the salad dressings they are original...Safe travels and see you young fellas again I hope...Caroline

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The fried chicken was excellent. Top notch, pleasant, attentive service from Alex & Shea. Our meal came with yeast rolls and two sides. The fries were a bit greasy and limp, but the slaw was awesome. My wife enjoyed the warm mixed berry pie for...More

Thank Sonomandad
travelexpert_8, Owner at Al's Chickenette, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi there...I couldn't agree more we have a chocolate cake we offer time to time.....Youre right we need Chocolate...There is a place in FL serves Chocolate Fried Chicken...yum! Thank for taking the time to post....Ive got to go now I need some chocolate --hahah safe...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

We dropped in and we're p!easantly surprised. Lots of trucks in parking lot, kind of tight, more space on North side we found. I got chicken strips that were crunchy and juicy, and the mashed potato were like mom makes with a few lumps and...More

Thank Donice L
travelexpert_8, Owner at Al's Chickenette, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

We make everything home made..I am so happy you enjoyed your meal. We try really hard to offer a fresh -consistent product. We are a fresh/scratch kitchen. Please stop agin...safe travels

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13 September 2017|
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Response from EuroCats | Reviewed this property |
The menu did not indicate the presence of MSG.
17 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
23 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
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