Ty's Diner 

928 West 2nd Street North
Wichita, Kansas 67203
(316) 263-1416

Tuesday -Saturday:  11 AM - 2:30 PM
Starting May 1 open 5-8PM Friday & Saturday

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Ty's Diner - Wichita, Kansas
Ty's Diner
Ty's Diner - Wichita, Kansas

Ty's Diner in Wichita, Kansas isn't a diner, but a 59 year old hamburger joint. The kind of burger joint where people wait in line most of the few hours Ty's is open each day. But the wait is rarely more than 15 minutes.

Ty's was opened in the early 1950s by Kenny Tyson. Richard A. Diamond purchased Ty's in 1999, but Richard was been careful not to change the things that has made Ty's Diner a success. In 2012, long time employees, Dave and Kristen Hale purchased Ty's and will make a big change in May 2015 when the hours will expand from only 17 1/2 hours total during the week (11 AM - 2:30 PM Tuesday - Saturday) to add Friday and Saturday evenings from 5-8PM.

The menu is simple: hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken strips, chicken fried steak, pork tenderloin and a half dozen other sandwiches.  The hamburgers are hand formed from ground beef that is delivered each morning and the French fries are cut fresh each day.

The burgers can be ordered with toppings such as jalapenos, ham bacon, grilled onions. Ty's Diner has Chili in the winter. It is a slightly watery, sweet chili with beans.

Ty's hamburgers and French fries are very good. The fries come in a very large order for $2.75 or a half order for $1.75. The pork tenderloin and onion rings are above average.

There is plenty of atmosphere. Actually there was too much atmosphere. After my first visit, I could smell the place in our clothes and hair for most of the rest of the day.

Ty's Diner has a counter and about a dozen booths.

Kristin Hale, David Hale, Richard Diamond - Ty's Diner
Current owners Kristin and David Hale at left, former owner Richard Diamond at right.

bacon cheeseburger, French fries, chili, cheeseburger

onion rings and pork tenderloin at Ty's Diner
onion rings and pork tenderloin

Click on photos for larger images of the March Ty's Diner menu from March 2015.

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