Hays Journals

The Middle of Nowhere - My Life in Hays

A May 2005 trip to Hays by travellingdave

Dinner at the Gorham Cafe Photo, More Photos
Quote: Living and working for a year in this Western Kansas city, situated on I-70 halfway between Denver and Kansas City.

Gorham Cafe

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Restaurant

Dinner at the Gorham Cafe Photo,
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Located about 20 miles east of Hays, the charming little village of Gorham hosts one of Kansas’ hidden treasures. After first learning about The Gorham Café from the Kansas State Visitor’s Guide, I had to see it for myself. I read about the Volga German buffet every Friday evening, served up by homestyle down-to-earth Kansans who know how to eat and how to eat well. The restaurant is community-owned, and the liveliness of the townspeople laughing and eating together really enhances the experience.I decided to head to this small town, just off of Interstate 70 at exit 175. While I lived in Hays at the time, this restaurant is a must-visit for anyone traveling on I-70—just plan your trip accordi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 24, 2007

Al's Chickenette

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Restaurant

Al's Chickenette Photo, Hays, Kansas
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Al’s Chickenette is perhaps Hays’ best known restaurant. Both loved and hated by the townsfolk, this is a hit-or-miss. After hearing all the hype about this restaurant which has been operating consistently since the early half of the 20th century, I had to try it out.Located at the south end of Hays on Vine Street, Al’s is located inside a rickety old building, with a very (and I do mean VERY) vintage sign outside. Enter its doors and you’ll see a classic old diner atmosphere, with a counter bar to sit and order at, along with a couple booths.I was seated by the friendly staff at a booth and given a menu, consisting of daily specials, along with standard fried chicken meals and sides. ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 24, 2007

Al's Chickenette
700 Vine Street
Hays, Kansas

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travellingdave

travellingdave
Calgary, Alberta