Heartland Café

5701 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

In business for 30 years, the Heartland Café features homestyle cooking in a cozy atmosphere at Forbes Field south of Topeka.

The friendly wait staff is as quick with a smile as they are with a refill of your coffee cup. Customers keep coming back time and time again to this out-of-the-way place. The cafe offers dine-in or a drive-thru.

Heartland Cafe Uptown

325 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

A favorite workday breakfast stop for the downtown crowd, the Heartland Cafe Uptown offers a good, hot lunch and breakfast seven days a week. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere and friendly service while making the cafe a regular destination for breakfast or your lunch hour. (Updated 6.29.10)

Henry T's Bar and Grill

1521 S.W. 21st St., Topeka

Enjoy fabulous daily food and drink specials at Henry T's, where the non-smoking sports bar atmosphere attracts not only game watchers but families as well. Henry T's serves yummy classics like Shrimp Po'Boys and burgers, plus a variety of favorites beyond the traditional bar food menu. Henry T's, located near Washburn University, offers lots of options for sides served in generous portions. (Updated 6.3.10)

Henry’s Grill

2047 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Operated by Black Dog BarBQue since 2008, Henry’s Grill located upstairs at Topeka Harley Davidson, 21st & Topeka Blvd., is a very popular place to enjoy some of the best smoked BBQ lunches in the northeast Kansas area. Turkey, Pulled Pork, and Brisket sandwiches are available Tuesday thru Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. and running til 2 p.m. Side dishes include baked beans with bacon and beer, cole slaw, and Topeka favorite “Cheez ‘n Tators". Lunch is served with a different daily special; “Smoked Meatloaf” on Tuesday, “Burnt Ends” on Tuesday and Wednesday, “Smoked Sausage Chunks” on Thursday and on Friday and Saturday “Baby Back Rib".

Breakfast is served fresh, not frozen or processed, Saturday mornings from 8-10:30 a.m. and includes made from scratch biscuits and gravy, fresh bacon & cheez egg omelet combo, sausage biscuits, handmade waffles, toast and jelly, and their customer favorite “Black Dog Sausage, Egg and Cheez” breakfast sandwich.

Herman's Beef and Sausage House

823 N.W. Gordon, Topeka

Herman's Meat Shop is not only a great place to buy the meat you need for the week but also a well-loved lunch spot for the North Topeka crowd. Lunch specials change daily but keep a consistent price that is easy on your wallet. Hours listed are for lunch only. The meat shop opens early and stays open later for your shopping needs. The store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.


6100 S.W. 10th, Topeka

Hooters sports bar and restaurant - featuring the "nearly world famous" Hooters Girls - promises to be "Delightfully tacky, yet unrefined." As the name indicates, the waitresses are well-endowed and skimpily clad.

Enjoy the game of the day on one of the many big screens or experience the patio seating when the weather is right. Catering and to-go orders available. (Updated 6.3.10)

Hot Pockets

1909 N.E. Seward Ave, Topeka

As long as the bar is open, the kitchen is serving food at Hot Pockets, which has offered eight pool tables with continuous games since 2006.

Although Hot Pockets is a full bar establishment, minors are allowed in until 8 p.m. and later when accompanied by a parent.

Check out Hot Pockets' MySpace page to see when the next minor pool tournament is scheduled. The bar features live bands twice a month and jams every Sunday. (Updated 6.11.10)

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.

Jayhawk Corner Cafe & Jayhawk Java

700 S.W. Jackson, Topeka

Scott Nickel, who has operated the Brickyard Barn Inn on N.W. 25th with his wife, Truanna, for the past 11 years, has extended his cooking reach to the Jayhawk Tower office complex at 7th and Jackson.

The Jayhawk Corner Cafe, located in the lobby of the former Jayhawk Hotel, offers an all-inclusive lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and eventually will have breakfast, too. The food includes American, Italian, Mexican and Southwestern favorites on a rotating basis. Coffee is served from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the week.

Jeremiah Bullfrogs Bar and Grille

2940 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Jeremiah Bullfrogs is the perfect place to watch sports in Topeka. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere with lots of space for your group to enjoy the big game. The grill is open daily from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Choose Bullfrogs as your source for live entertainment. Visit the Web site for access to Bullfrogs' calendar of events. (Updated 6.10.10)