Buffet

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.



Monsoon Indian Grill

2040 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

This restaurant is one of the newest openings in 2014! There is a lunch buffet, along with brunch every Sunday. The buffet includes items that are not on the menu, which is a surprise to the owners and to the guests! Owner Madan Rattan said that all of the guests should be curious about trying new dishes.



New China Buffet Restaurant

201 S.W. 29th St., Topeka

New China Buffet opened in 1999, offering good food and service in a casual atmosphere. Its buffet has a variety of meal options, including salads, soup, chicken and traditional Chinese foods.



Pizza Hut

2007 S.E. 29th St., Topeka

Pizza Hut began when two brothers, along with their mom and $600, opened a pizza parlor in 1958 at a busy intersection in Wichita, Kan. Now, Pizza Hut has a global reach and can boast of being the world's largest pizza restaurant company.

Its menu is packed with pizza as well as other meal options, including pasta and chicken wings.



Pizza Hut

500 S.W. 10th St., Topeka

Pizza Hut began when two brothers, along with their mom and $600, opened a pizza parlor in 1958 at a busy intersection in Wichita, Kan. Now, Pizza Hut has a global reach and can boast of being the world's largest pizza restaurant company.

Its menu is packed with pizza as well as other meal options, including pasta and chicken wings.

This location features a lunch buffet from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. weekdays. The lobby closes at 8 p.m. but delivery continues to 11 p.m. daily.

For delivery, call the centralized delivery number at (785) 267-2000. Or order online at www.pizzahut.com – just remember you must be able to physically present the card with which you placed the order. (Updated 3/20/09)



Prairie Band Casino and Resort

12305 150th Road, Mayetta

Just 15 minutes north of Topeka, Prairie Band Casino, a mile west of US-75 highway, has three choices for your dining pleasure.

The Buffalo Grill is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering inexpensive soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers in the hotel lobby.

The Longhouse Buffet has breakfast, lunch and dinner for a more moderate cost.

For the big spender, there is Three Fires Steakhouse, which offers high stakes fine dining. Steaks are $19 to $36, a petit filet of bison is $38 and lobster tail is $30. There also are soups and salads for $4 to $5.

Three Fires opens at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For reservations, call (785) 966-7777. \



Sac and Fox Casino

1322 US-75 highway, Powhattan

Sac and Fox Casino, located in Brown County, offers breakfasts, soups, salads, burgers in the Deli. Prices range from $2.50 for a hot dog to $6.25 for a double cheeseburger.

The Lodge offers breakfasts, lunch and dinner featuring foods from prime rib to seafood. The lunch buffet is $11.95. (Updated 3/4/09)



Sommerset Hall Café

5701 SW Douglas Rd., Dover

Don’t bother calling to reserve a table – the only thing the Sommerset Hall Café takes reservations for are slices of pie. In November 2008, 88-year-old Norma Grubb’s coconut cream pie claimed the top spot in the “Good Morning America Weekend’s Best Slice Challenge.” While Grubb has passed away, the tradition continues with pies by baker Berneta Shults. Of course there’s more than pie to draw customers to this restaurant in downtown Dover, which sits southwest of Topeka in Shawnee County. The restaurant itself makes its home in a building constructed in 1885, which previously was used as a feed store and later as a grocery and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sommerset Hall Café fills bellies with its daily lunch buffet and its Friday night buffet, in which specials rotate, including catfish and fried chicken. Or, order off the menu, which includes hamburgers and salads. (Updated 04/02/15)



Topeka Civic Theatre

3028 SW 8th Ave., Topeka

The Topeka Civic Theatre, at S.W. 8th and Oakley, is the place to go in Topeka for dinner and a show. Founded in 1936, the TCT now makes its home in the former Gage Elementary School – constructed in the late 1920s and notable for both its architecture and historic ties to the 1954 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The building now houses two theaters, and a wide variety of shows featuring local talents are staged there, from musicals to dramas.



University Chinese Buffet

2222 SW Washburn, Topeka

Owner Caleb Lee already has two popular Chinese restaurants in Topeka, China Express and A Taste of Asia, but now he has expanded to central Topeka with University Chinese Buffet. Opened in May 2014, the buffet offers a variety of items with no MSG-additives. They deliver up to 5 miles away, so college students will be in luck!