2012 Best of Topeka

Billy Vanilly

4036 S.W. Huntoon St. , Topeka

Billy Vanilly (formerly called Daddy Cakes) is the only place you will find gourmet cupcakes in the Topeka area. Enjoy a "Daddy Cake," which is a cupcake the size of a Texas muffin, or a "Baby Cake," which is a regular size cupcake. If you're concerned about the health impacts of a giant-sized cupcake, try a "Skinny Cake," a cupcake featuring 200 calories or less, fewer than five grams of fat and healthier ingredients than your normal cupcake. (Updated 1.06.14)



Boss Hawg's Barbeque

2833 S.W. 29th St., Topeka

As its slogan says, Boss Hawg's has been "Horrifying Vegetarians Since 1995" with its delicious barbecue. The casual dining restaurant, located in the Brookwood Shopping Center and attached to Pigskin's Sports Bar, has won numerous state and regional awards, and has placed high in national and international rankings. Topeka native Sarah Burtch took over for original owner Elizabeth Lumpkin in April 2013. (Updated 4.18.13)



Coyote Canyon

1251 S.W. Ashworth Place, Topeka

Coyote Canyon is a favorite stop among Topeka buffet-goers because steak is always on the buffet. But the place is also popular for nightly specials.

Monday features an Italian kitchen themed buffet. Tuesday is Family Night. On Wednesday, enjoy a Mexican Fiesta. On Thursday, try the Asian favorites at the Orient Express. Friday features a seafood feast buffet.

Saturday is barbecue night, and the Sunday "Family Dinner Table" menu caters to the family feast people have come to expect for a Midwestern Sunday meal. Don't miss the breakfast buffet from 8-11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A banquet room is available for reservation, except on weekends. (Updated 5.12.10)



G's Frozen Custard and Yogurt

1301 S.W. 6th St., Topeka

G's has been a hometown custard hot spot in Topeka since 1991, specializing in custard and yogurt products made fresh daily right in the shop. It has a loyal customer base. Hours are shorter in the winter, but are enhanced by a limited lunch menu featuring chili, soup and sandwiches. (Updated 5.24.10)



Glory Days Pizza

2811 S.W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka

Glory Days has served wonderful pizza in Topeka and Lawrence since 1985. This location delivers to a limited area near the store but welcomes all of Topeka to dine-in or carryout.

With three delicious varieties of crust, the freshest pizza sauce and a giant selection of toppings to choose from, Glory Days, which has consistently won Best of Topeka awards, is the perfect break from the big chain pizza joints.



Glory Days Pizza

3310 S.E. 29th St., Topeka

Glory Days has served mouth-watering pizza in Topeka and Lawrence since 1985, and its newest location in Aquarian Center north of Lake Shawnee is no exception.

With three delicious varieties of crust, the freshest pizza sauce and a giant selection of toppings to choose from, Glory Days, which has consistently won Best of Topeka awards, is the perfect break from the big chain pizza joints. (Updated 5.28.10)



Glory Days Pizza

1033 S.W. Gage Boulevard , topeka

Glory Days has served mouth-watering pizza in Topeka and Lawrence since 1985, and its newest location in Fleming Place at 10th and Gage is no exception.

The Fleming Place location which opened in February 2011, features ultra-modern decor, a large dining room and a separate party/meeting room.

With three delicious varieties of crust, the freshest pizza sauce and a giant selection of toppings to choose from, Glory Days, which has consistently won Best of Topeka awards, is the perfect break from the big chain pizza joints. (Updated 2.18.11)



Hanover Pancake House

1034 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Hanover Pancake House has been serving Topekans since 1969. Its slogan is: "Food so great, you'll scrape your plate!" Hanover serves both breakfast and lunch favorites in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere, and is popular among the downtown Topeka lunch crowd.



HuHot Mongolian Grill

5900 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka

HuHot is a Mongolian-style grill where diners are invited to pillage their own creations. Choose from a selection of meats, vegetables, seafood and sauces, then watch excitedly as the chefs cook your creation in front of you. Perfect for vegetarians or people with food allergy as chefs pay special attention to those requests and clear a spot on the grill. Not good at creating your own meal? Simply start over. Use the cards provided at the table or by the wait staff to help you choose something you're bound to like.



International House of Pancakes (IHOP)

1731 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, IHOP offers a variety of food for all ages in addition to a great selection of pancakes. Enjoy your favorite breakfast items, including specialties such as international crepes and seasonal breakfast specials, or experience the other items the IHOP menu has to offer. All menu items are available at all times, with specially priced menus for Seniors and Children.