Mr. K's Express: Abilene Style Fast Food
It was a great experience and well worth the alternative of a McDonald's or Burger King Type. This is where the locals come to enjoy a family meal at good price. Burgers are hand made and tasty, and the fries-you get a lot of them and they are good. The best part is the ice cream and malts. Cheap and quality. A pint of ice cream to go is $2.00. Burger of 1/3 pound is $1,.69 and combo basket with fries, cold law and bean is $3.69.
Favorite Dish: I surely liked the hamburger(s) I got-more than one, and the fires complemented the burger. The ice topped offf the meal wonderfully.
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KLuntz's Drive-In: Drive-In Without change
The food is fabulous and a lot more tasty than some style type fast food place, or even the high end restaurants. They still serve from the car and have carhops come around to serve your needs. They also own K's Farmhouse out to the west of town that was purchased in 1995, and believe must own Mr K's Express to boot.
Favorite Dish: The hamburger and fries could be the best on the menu, but I have not tried much else. I am sure it is all good and fresh and of quality that pleases the pallet.
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The Brookville Hotel: Best-known Fried Chicken in Kansas
The original Brookville Hotel was located in - surprise! - Brookville, Kansas, and dated back to the 1870s, and in 1915 began serving their now-famous Family Style Fried Chicken Dinner.
In 1999, the long-time owners, the Martin family, moved their business to Abilene, close to Interstate Highway 70. The facade of the original hotel was replicated, and the dining rooms retain the look and feel of the restaurant. They continue to serve diners on fine Blue Willow china.
Favorite Dish: The ONLY dish they serve at the Brookville Hotel - delicious country-style fried chicken, with mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed corn, cole slaw, relishes, biscuits and corn bread. All is served homestyle - they bring the bowls to the table, you eat as much as you want.
I loved my grandmother, and I love my mother, but neither could make fried chicken to match this!
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M & R Grill: A great local find
It's always great to find those locally owned restaurants where the townspeople go to eat, where the food is good and reasonably priced. M & R fills the bill in Abilene, and surprisingly enough, is close to Insterstate Highway 70.
It's not big or fancy, but clean and welcoming and there is a large and varied menu.
Favorite Dish: I've had some good sandwiches here, a Reuben if I remember correctly, and my favorite - a patty melt.
Brookville Hotel traces it's...
Brookville Hotel traces it's origins back to 1870's when it was built to meet the needs of the expanding railroads.
Favorite Dish: Family Style Chicken Dinner. The chicken dinners at Brookville are famous in this area.
The Brookville Hotel: Fried Chicken, part 2
Here comes our server with the fried chicken! She was quite friendly and efficient, but certainly wasn't eager to have her picture taken. That's a nice smile anyway. And how about that plate of chicken?
The Brookville Hotel: Fried Chicken part 3
Most of the dining rooms are furnished in a faux Victorian style remiscent of many early 20th century hotel dining rooms. This room - The Spirit of Kansas - is decidedly different.
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