I-70 Across Kansas

284 MILES | 4 hr 30 min | by Michael Stern
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Five destination eateries across Kansas, all within minutes of Interstate 70. Heading east to west, we bid adieu to Kansas City with breakfast at Niecie’s, which opens at 5:30am to serve soulful biscuits and gravy, pancakes, and chicken and waffles. Stop at Porubsky’s Grocery in Topeka for cold-weather chili with nose-tingling horseradish pickles and at the Cozy Inn in Salina for a half dozen or more itty-bitty, pickle-topped burgers, served by the joint that invented the slider (in 1922). Two legendary chicken dinner restaurants line the route: the Brookville Hotel in Abeline and Al’s Chickenette out west in Hays.

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Niecie’s

A St. Louis soul food best, Niecie's is a 3-meal-a-day gathering place for regulars and visitors. Chicken & waffles is a specialty. As are pig ear sandwiches.

2

Porubsky’s Grocery

Visit Topeka's Porubsky's between October and March, when Charlie makes his hearty chili. Top it off with ferociously hot horseradish pickles!

3

Brookville Hotel

Fried chicken is the lure to this Kansas destination restaurant. It's skillet fried and served with mashed potatoes, gravy and all appropriate side dishes.

4

Cozy Inn

The Cozy Inn of Salina, Kansas, is the original slider restaurant, specializing in addictive itty-bitty burgers to be eaten a half-dozen at a time.

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Al’s Chickenette

Since 1949, Al's Chickenette of Hays, Kansas, has been serving locals and travelers along I-70 top notch chicken dinners.

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