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Brookville Hotel

105 E. Lafayette Ave., Abilene, KS - (785) 263-2244
Fried chicken is the main attraction at this destination restaurant – half a bird, skillet fried and served with mashed potatoes and chicken gravy, with side dishes of corn, cottage cheese, baking powder biscuits with sweet preserves, sweet-and-sour slaw, and ice cream for dessert.
84% Approval Rating (32 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Corn, Cole Slaw, Mashed Potatoes, Relish Tray
Family Style Chicken Dinner
fried chicken dinner

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (1)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The old Brookville Hotel closed last year, and a new version has just opened in Abeline. It’s a brand-new building (its design is reminiscent of the old facility), and the old-west charm of the old railhead town of Brookville is absent, but the menu remains the same ..."   [Read More]
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j hawk
October 09, 2006
"Brookville Hotel actually used to be in Brookville, Kansas, but the small town couldn't handle the constant interruption of "out-of-towners"; so they moved to the much more accessible I-70 location in the mid '90's. As a child growing up in a town 20 minutes from ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

105 E. Lafayette Ave., Abilene, KS
(785) 263-2244

http://www.brookvillehotel.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:No Data
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Skillet-fried chicken is the reason Kansans drive long distances to eat at the Brookville Hotel.
"Skillet-fried chicken is the reason Kansans drive long distances to eat at the Brookville Hotel."
Cliff Strutz





Brookville Hotel's cream gravy is the perfect accompaniment for the mashed potatoes.
"Brookville Hotel's cream gravy is the perfect accompaniment for the mashed potatoes."
Cliff Strutz


Nothing fancy or exotic about the colorful relish tray.  Yet it seems to be the ideal start of a ritual chicken dinner in these parts.
"Nothing fancy or exotic about the colorful relish tray. Yet it seems to be the ideal start of a ritual chicken dinner in these parts."
Cliff Strutz


The menu describes the cole slaw as sweet-sour cole slaw from a Pennsylvania family recipe.  I didn't taste the sour, but it is sweet, creamy and very good!
"The menu describes the cole slaw as sweet-sour cole slaw from a Pennsylvania family recipe. I didn't taste the sour, but it is sweet, creamy and very good!"
Cliff Strutz


Dessert here is simple as possible... a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream.
"Dessert here is simple as possible... a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream."
Cliff Strutz


The exterior of the new building is modeled after the old building.
"The exterior of the new building is modeled after the old building."
Cliff Strutz


Brookville was the former roundhouse town for the Central Pacific Rail Line; this old hotel was its primary business.
"Brookville was the former roundhouse town for the Central Pacific Rail Line; this old hotel was its primary business."
Michael Stern



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