Our dining room has reopened at 70% capacity! 

We will be open Wednesday, June 3 through Sunday, June 7
from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Our carry-out option is still available!
Call us at 785.537.6843 to place your carry-out order.
You can view our limited menu here.


The Chef T-Shirts are now available for online purchase!

Head on over to this website to make your purchase. We can ship it to you if you’d like, or those shopping local can pick theirs up at The Chef on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. and Sundays from 8-10 a.m. Please contact us if you have any troubles ordering or if you have any other questions!

When Charles “Cotton” Limbocker opened The Chef in 1943, Manhattanites packed into the undersized café with the famous horseshoe counter. Back in the day, you had to eat fast, because you better believe there was somebody behind you, ready to take your seat. Not much has changed, really. The Chef is still packing in the hungry, and chances are, if you come in on the weekend, you’ll have to wait a few for your seat! Don’t worry, though—there is plenty of “The Chef Blend” coffee, roasted and blended locally at Radina’s in Aggieville, as well as a variety of tasty cocktails and lots of friends to keep you occupied until your seat is ready. As for the menu, there is something for everyone—from frittatas to PB&J pancakes, and The Chef Sunrise to Manmosas (that’s PBR and a splash of OJ those Wilson boys from Salina always order)—everyone will find something to love at The Chef.
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