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Barto's Idle Hour

210 South Santa Fe Street, Frontenac, KS - (620) 232-9834
In a rural community with an abnormal amount of chicken restaurants, Barto's Idle Hour serves the finest fried chicken, German potato salad, cole slaw, onion rings, and famous bread baked by Frontenac Bakery. This may be one of Roadfood's best kept secrets!
100% Approval Rating (2 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Fried Chicken Dinner
Frontenac Bread

Highlighted Reviews

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Chris & Amy Ayers - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Home to Pittsburg State University and no less than six chicken dinner restaurants, Pittsburg literally has legions of fried chicken fans. Chicken Mary’s and Chicken Annie’s have long dominated the scene, and their town rivalry was recently filmed for an episode of ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

210 South Santa Fe Street, Frontenac, KS
(620) 232-9834

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Truly one of the great chicken dinners in the country, Barto's locks maximum juiciness and flavor in each piece, and somehow it retains its steaming heat until the last bite.
"Truly one of the great chicken dinners in the country, Barto's locks maximum juiciness and flavor in each piece, and somehow it retains its steaming heat until the last bite."
Chris & Amy Ayers





Barto's sides are equally exemplary: onion rings, cole slaw, and this German potato salad, served warm.  Creamy cottage cheese is also available.
"Barto's sides are equally exemplary: onion rings, cole slaw, and this German potato salad, served warm. Creamy cottage cheese is also available."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Each dinner is accompanied by a basket of locally-produced Frontenac bread.
"Each dinner is accompanied by a basket of locally-produced Frontenac bread."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Chew on this!  Who needs after-dinner mints when you have sticks of Juicy Fruit?
"Chew on this! Who needs after-dinner mints when you have sticks of Juicy Fruit?"
Chris & Amy Ayers


This photo was taken during the day when Barto's was closed.  Come 4 p.m., however, the cars begin to materialize, and by dinner time, the lot is full.
"This photo was taken during the day when Barto's was closed. Come 4 p.m., however, the cars begin to materialize, and by dinner time, the lot is full."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Follow the signs through Frontenac to Barto's deceivingly residential location.
"Follow the signs through Frontenac to Barto's deceivingly residential location."
Chris & Amy Ayers



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