I have this list of cities that are a close driving distance from Wichita. They are all places with restaurants I’ve been wanting to visit. Near the top of that list was Beaumont Hotel which has been suggested to me by so many people. I finally made the drive to Beaumont, KS which was about an hour east of Wichita.
11651 SE Main Street, Beaumont, Kansas 67012
Friday: 5pm – 9pm
Saturday: 8am – 9pm
Sunday: 8am – 1pm
Closed Monday – Thursday
The Beaumont Hotel is a hotel and RV park in one. There’s a landing strip for airplanes and even an airplane just off to the side that visitors can snap pictures of. While most people will drive here, if you own an airplane, perfect! Pilots can fly in Wednesday through Sunday from dawn to dusk. Pilots who fly in will receive 10% off their breakfast. I’m not at that level yet so I did the “drive my car” method and missed out on the 10% discount.
Inside the hotel is a cafe and restaurant that serves classic small-town comfort food and steaks. There’s also a fully stocked bar.
I didn’t know what to order, but my server suggested that I go with the special of the day which was two fried pork chops served with mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetables, a roll and salad. All for the low friendly price of $13.
My meal kicked off with a basic salad and ranch dressing. Not much to really note here; everything was very simple.
Soon after, my main entree arrived. It took me just a few bites to come to the conclusion this was some of the best diner food I’ve had in small-town Kansas. The green beans had bits of bacon and were sitting in some sort of juice that made me want to pick up the small bowl and lick it dry. The mashed potatoes were handmade and topped with a creamy gravy that really hit the spot. But best of all, the fried pork chops were battered right on the spot and fried to perfection. It was a thick cut of pork that wasn’t dried out upon arrival. The pork was tender, with the breading offering a bit of crispy texture to each bite. I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever had a better fried pork chop. It was the most comforting of comfort foods I’ve had in a while. One that made me consider getting a hotel room for a few hours to relax.
I then ended my meal with some peach cobbler with ice cream on top. Pure bliss.
On top of that, my server was such a charming lady. I believe her name was Kim and she did an outstanding job all evening with not just me but every other diner in the restaurant. I loved every second of my visit to the Beaumont Hotel.
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