Breakfast

Gage Bowl North Grill

200 E. Highway 24, Topeka

Bowling isn't the same without good snacks, and Gage Bowl takes the snack bar to a new level. Enjoy a full menu of lunch and dinner items every day, or check out the breakfast menu on Saturdays. (Updated 5.24.10)



Gage Center Bowl

4200 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka

Sure, you can knock down pins at Gage Center Bowl, but this place is also known for its food. In fact, plenty of folks come here just to eat. Start out the day with breakfast favorites: eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, toast, pancakes, French toast, juice and coffee. Then check out the cheesy pizza. Probably the best thing, says proprietor Rex Haney, are Gage Bowl’s burgers. “Great burgers,” he says, “great chicken strips, the pizza is very good.” The restaurant seats about 50 people. You can call in advance to reserve lanes or space for a party. (Open bowling ends around 9 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays for league bowling.)(Updated 5.24.10)



Gas & Shop

1900 N. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Sure, the name of this North Topeka place is Gas & Shop, but it could easily be Gas & Eat. You’ll have a hard time finding any place in town that sells more biscuits and gravy than this gas station and convenience store does between 5 and 11 a.m. each day. The place goes through at least 12 gallons of gravy a day – 18 to 20 gallons during a weekend breakfast shift. Gas & Shop always has a pot of hot homemade chili and sells homemade sandwiches with Fanestil meat, including the popular Fanestil Party Time Ham sandwich. Those food items are available until midnight.
Food has been a big part of Gas & Shop since the place opened in 1980 or 1981. And owners give thanks for their loyal customers, who continued patronizing Gas & Shop when construction on the neighboring Topeka Boulevard Bridge decreased traffic to the area and threatened business before the bridge reopened in 2008. Gas & Shop pays customers back with inexpensive prices. (Updated 5.28.10)



Golden Corral

1601 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Golden Corral is a family-oriented, buffet-style restaurant. Enjoy several themed buffets, including a soup bar, a salad bar, steak and hot meats, Mexican food and other favorites. Don't forget to finish your meal with one of the wonderful choices on the dessert buffet!



Golden Eagle Casino

1121 Goldfinch Road, Horton

Golden Eagle Casino, located six miles west of Horton on K-20 highway, offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options for hungry gamblers.

Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. daily, with a buffet on Sunday. There's a lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, a dinner buffet from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and a lunch/dinner buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Dinner, which ranges from $10.95 to $14.95, follows a different theme each night - Ribeye steak on Monday, seafood on Tuesday, tacos and potato bar for $5.00 on Wednesday, steak and shrimp on Thursday, catfish on Friday, prime rib and barbecue on Saturday, and homestyle favorites on Sunday.

If the restaurant is closed, try the 24-hour snack bar. (Updated 5.28.10)



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.



Hardee's

2100 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Since Wilbur Hardee opened his first restaurant in Greenville, N.C., in 1960, the focus has been on quality hamburgers and quick service in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Nowadays, the restaurant specializes in charbroiled 100-percent Black Angus beef burgers ranging from one-fourth to two-thirds of a pound. The restaurant has a drive-thru for convenience. (Updated 5.28.10)



Hardee's

2300 N.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Since Wilbur Hardee opened his first restaurant in Greenville, N.C., in 1960, the focus has been on quality hamburgers and quick service in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Nowadays, the restaurant specializes in charbroiled 100-percent Black Angus beef burgers ranging from one-fourth to two-thirds of a pound. The restaurant has a drive-thru for convenience. (Updated 5.28.10)



Hardee's

2424 S.W. 6th St., Topeka

Since Wilbur Hardee opened his first restaurant in Greenville, N.C., in 1960, the focus has been on quality hamburgers and quick service in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Nowadays, the restaurant specializes in charbroiled 100-percent Black Angus beef burgers ranging from one-fourth to two-thirds of a pound. The restaurant has a drive-thru for convenience. (Updated 5.28.10)



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.