Eat Out

Hays Traditions

We're a little biased but we think Hays has the best long-standing restaurants in Kansas. Start with the three we listed below that have been serving delicious meals for years.

Gellas Diner - Food


The most celebrated restaurant in Hays is Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing. German dishes and seasonal courses, you always have you leaving satisfied.  Stop after turning 21 to sample their award-winning beer.

Als Chickenette Sign


One of the longest running restaurants in Kansas is located right in Hays and serves up some of the best fried chicken you have tasted. If you need a little comfort food, head here.

The Golden Q Sign


Expanded to hold more people than ever, The Golden Q is about to be your favorite spot to eat a delicious burger and watch the big game with your friends.

Hidden Gems

Just off the beaten path or tucked into unassuming building downtown are the secret food spots in Hays that are waiting to fill you up.

Paisley Pear Cafe - Summer Sandwich

Paisley Pear Cafe

More seating means more people can enjoy the seasonal soups, sandwiches, and more being served for lunch at the Paisley Pear Cafe.

Professors Sign


Brought back by the owners of Jensen Farms, Professor's serves up farm-to-table ingredients from local farmers to give you the freshest sandwich possible.

Trio Tap House - Beer

Trio Tap House

Attached to Gutierrez Cocina Mexicana, Trio Tap House serves up gastropub style food, including a dry-aged steak you absolutely have to taste.