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KIOWA - Plum Thickett restaurant was named after the sand hill plums Jane Helmley picks to make jelly.

For the past 25 years she has operated the restaurant with the help of her two daughters Sue Becker and Jill Palmer.  Becker operates the bar and Palmer's specialty is the desserts.

The Plum Thickett's specialty is prime rib every weekend, plus they offer fried chicken, roast beef, four salads and chocolate cake and three other desserts. During the holidays they sell Helmley's jelly as well as her homemade candy including peanut brittle.

The restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday through Thursday ,  11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Friday and Saturday. The bar serves food 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. week nights and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. They are closed on Monday.

Plum Thickett is located at 1215 Main St, Kiowa. For more information call (620) 825-4218.

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