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Barto's Idle Hour Steak House and Lounge

201 S Santa Fe St, Pittsburg, KS 66763-2403
+1 620-232-9834
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (12 reviews)
“onion rings” (8 reviews)
“cole slaw” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
201 S Santa Fe St, Pittsburg, KS 66763-2403
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I gave Barto’s Chicken 3 tries Within about 6 weeks. I tried the chicken and it was ok but not anything special. Tried the onion rings. They were ok also. I tried the burger. Ok. Potato salad. Ok. I know Barto’s has been in Frontenac...More

Thank Bill F
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Ok chicken Bad sides if you don't like vinegar don't go there Potato salad was potatoes and vinegar same with the slaw

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

One thing Southeast Kansas is famous for is fried chicken and nobody does it better than Bartos! Come on a Friday night for great food, live polka music, good beverages and great people. They also have great steaks.

Thank rossrhuems
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The décor is still in the 1970s but the food is fabulous. We started with onion rings then had fried chicken with german slaw and potatoes. The chicken is a light coated fried chicken as opposed to so many that the coating is so thick...More

Thank stevanwes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Have heard about Barto's for years and finally made the trip to give it a try. Older building & decor that is family owned & operated since 1951. Felt like I was visiting Grandmas. Food was good. We were provided a basket of sourdough bread...More

Thank Doretta F
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place has been around since the early 1900's it has evolved to one of the local fun spots in Southeast Kansas. Don't let the name fool you,their specialty is fried chicken. Everything on the menu is good but the chicken is as good as...More

Thank MikenKS
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place to visit. Neat place off the beaten path with top notch food and service. Not a fancy place but very nice. Live music and help was fantastic. Very reasonable and large portions. A must stop if your in the area.

Thank Rustyiron1
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Barto's is the best fried chicken in the area. You will never go wrong in what you order. From fried chicken to steaks, Barto's is a good place to eat.

Thank Monica L
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I've tried to find "good" chicken here in southeast Kansas. Many places claim to be the best, and been featured on food wars. I just haven't found ANY that could beat something as middle of the riad as KFC. I've tried them all, Chicken Mary's,...More

Thank dclinto320
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

There's so many chicken houses in the Pittsburg and Frontenac area. Bartos is unique in the way that their chicken is. It's more of a garlic flavor great sides great atmosphere. On Friday and Saturday nights they actually have a man that comes in and...More

Thank John L
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1 July 2016|
Response from Al3147 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the open at 4:00 pm on Saturday
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 S Santa Fe St, Pittsburg, KS 66763-2403
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Pittsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 620-232-9834
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