Since 2003, the Celtic Fox has been offering Irish cuisine in a casual, "Cheers"-like atmosphere. Try Irish favorites like potato soup, fish and chips or shepherd's pie. Watch the calendar for live entertainment and don't forget to ask the bartender about their drink specials. (Updated 1/06/14)
This '50s style diner most definitely is not brought to you by the letter "S." Cheeburger Cheeburger, which opened June 23, 2009, features "Cheeburgers" (what others might call a cheeseburger) topped with as many as 26 different toppings.
The Wanamaker location is the first Kansas franchise for the Fort Myers, Fla., chain. Cheeburger Cheeburger features beef fresh from a plant in Dodge City, topped with one of nine cheeses and then any combination of 26 toppings for no extra charge. Cheeburger also offers sandwiches, salads, milkshakes and malts.
“It’s not fast food,” owner Tom Overton told The Topeka Capital-Journal. “Everything is made to order.”
Hungry adults who can make a "pounder" disappear will get their picture taken and posted on a bulletin board inside the restaurant. Kids younger than 12 can take on the challenge with a half-pounder.
Chick-A-Dee has been an East Topeka favorite since 1948, featuring casual dining and fresh, home-cooked meals. It is frequented by local folks who enjoy the regular crowd and good food. Because the owners expect an older crowd, they keep the menu and prices as stable as possible. Everything on the menu is made from scratch with an effort made to get fresh vegetables in a well-balanced meal no matter if it is breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The first Chick-Fil-A opened in the 1960s as a shopping-mall establishment and has grown to become the second largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States. Despite its growth, Chick-fil-A remains privately held and family owned and continues to be committed to quality boneless chicken sandwiches, an invention credited to Truett Cathy, founder and owner of the Chick-fil-A Restaurant. This location is inside West Ridge Mall. (Updated 4.14.10)
Chili's, which opened in Topeka in 1992, offers diners a wide variety of Americanized meal options with a Tex-Mex twist. Enjoy great food in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Chili's is a proud sponsor of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the fight against childhood cancer. (Updated 4.14.10)
Chuckburger has been an East Topeka tradition since 1955 and offers some of Topeka's finest burgers. Chuckburger's cooked-to-order burgers (including the signature Chuckburger) and fries (including the fabulous sweet potato fries) are served from the drive-through or at the walk-up window. Its hand-dipped ice creams, shakes and malts are especially popular.
Husband and wife team John and Ellie Benedict own and run the business, which has a loyal following. (Updated 1.29.14)
The Classic Bean features a breakfast and lunch/dinner menu that has satisfied Topekans since 1993. It also features a full coffee bar with its own roasted coffee. The Classic Bean is popular with the downtown crowd for its friendly service and quality food. It's the perfect place for lunch - whether you're catching up on e-mail or conversing with a friend. (Updated 5.7.10)
College Hill Pizza Pub is a new pizza concept for Topeka. Ten-inch one-topping pizzas are just $5 and from there, vegetable toppings can be added for 50 cents apiece, while it’s 75 cents for each additional meat and each additional cheese topping.
Customers are allowed to select their own toppings in a "create-your-own-pizza" style. The sleek new eatery features lots of flat screen TVs as well as large photographs of Washburn University. Beer, wine and soft drinks are also available.
The trendy College Hill eatery will seat around 50 customers on the inside and 20 to 30 more on an outside patio.
Cook's features excellent American food -- and especially tasty burgers -- served at the counter. The standard meal is a cheeseburger with onion rings or fries. The onion rings are a customer favorite, featuring light breading while maintaining the true onion flavor.
Cracker Barrel, which bills itself as "Half Restaurant. Half Store. All Country," was founded in Lebanon, Tenn., in the late 1960s to better meet the needs of country travelers. The founder felt that fast food was decreasing the quality and prevalence of roadside diners and sought to start a business to alleviate this problem. From its birth, Cracker Barrel has maintained this dedication to American South style breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites.