Kansas September 09, 2016
These 11 Longest-Standing Restaurants In Kansas Are Still Around For A Reason
Anytime you pick a Kansas restaurant at random, you have about a 97% chance that the food is going to be stellar. However, when it comes to these 11 Kansas establishments, you are basically GUARANTEED one of the most delicious and memorable meals of your life, as demonstrated by the amount of time they have been in business. Here are our picks for the best meals at these area favorites:
1. Hays House (Council Grove)
What to Order: Hand-breaded chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with homemade chicken gravy, and green beans.
2. Brookville Hotel (Abilene)
What to Order: The Skillet Fried Chicken meal (chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, cream corn, and more), of course!
3. Dagwood's Cafe (Kansas City)
What to Order: Meatloaf sandwich (smothered in gravy).
4. Cozy Inn (Salina)
What to Order: An order of 6 or more Cozy Burgers... duh!
5. Al's Chickenette (Hays)
What to Order: Much like Hays House, you will want to try their hand-breaded chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green beans.
6. Nu-Way Cafe (Wichita)
What to Order: Large NuWay (AKA The Original) with onion rings.
7. Beaumont Hotel (Beaumont)
What to Order: Bacon cheddar burger (with optional fried egg) and hand-cut fries.
8. Idle-A-While Bar & Grill (Cherokee)
What to Order: Homemade chicken and noodles (served with mashed potatoes and fresh baked bread).
9. Old 56 Family Restaurant (Olathe)
What to Order: Strawberry shortcake.
10. Nu Grille (Fort Scott)
What to Order: Double cheeseburger with onion rings.
11. Bobo's Drive-In (Topeka)
What to Order: Hope you like burgers, because we are once again recommending the double cheeseburger with fries.
For even more information (and history) on a few of these restaurants, check out
These 13 Old Restaurants In Kansas Have Stood The Test Of Time.