Burgers

Prize Package

1420 SE 6th Ave., Topeka

Prize Package is a longtime Topeka tradition delighting customers with tasty burgers at cheap prices. If you're looking for a good lunch near downtown, Prize Package is only about eight blocks east of 6th and Kansas.
Legend has it that Prize Package started in the 1920s and was located around 4th and Quincy until urban renewal pushed it out. Harold Cromwell Sr. took over the business around 1952, and it has remained in the Cromwell family ever since. The business has been located in its current location since 1964. (Updated 3/11/14)



Puffy’s Steak and Ice House

215 Main Street, Maple Hill

Opened in June 1987, Puffy's has been voted among the best steakhouses in the area. With customers from all over northeast Kansas including Topeka, Manhattan, Council Grove and Emporia, Puffy's is family-owned and can seat more than 300 people. You can find more than steaks on the menu at Puffy's. Puffy's also has pork chops, shrimp, chicken and chicken fried steak, burgers and fries. A second location opened in 2008 in Alma, 123 W. 3rd, serving lunches daily.



Quinton's Bar & Deli

4121 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka

The newest addition to Gage Center's collection of restaurants and bars, Quinton's specializes in gourmet sandwiches and bread bowl soups -- “In bowls you can actually eat,” founder Steve Gaudreau says. Don't overlook Quinton's famous reubens, which come in several versions, or try a fresh salad.

The cozy, laid-back atmosphere features a 3,000-pound beam recycled from a circa 1800 railroad station and tables made from recycled wood. So kick back and enjoy one of the 12 beers on tap at the full-service bar (open until 2 a.m.) or choose from dozens of bottles. Quinton's has the largest import beer selection in Topeka.



Red Robin

6230 S.W. 6th, Topeka

Red Robin's gourmet burgers and bottomless fries may just quench your hunger for a cheap burger forever. Enjoy more than 20 styles of burgers, including mushroom-swiss burgers or the more exotic "Parmigiana Burger." Whatever your favorite flavor or sense of adventure, Red Robin has something to offer. For the vegetarian, Red Robin can put a garden burger patty on any of their signature burgers. (Just remember to ask them to hold the bacon, too.) (Updated 3/4/09)



Reed's Lakeside Bar & Grill

2920 S.E. Croco Rd., Topeka

Formerly McB's, Reed's Lakeside Bar & Grill offers a fun, friendly atmosphere with great service for the Lake Shawnee crowd. Stop by to watch the big game, enjoy one of the daily food and drink specials. Local boxers Derrick and Damon Reed, who also own Reed's Ringside Bar & Grill north of Topeka, bought McB's in August 2010. (Updated 8.28.10)



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)



Skinny's Sports Bar & Grill

4016 SW Huntoon, Topeka

Skinny's Sports Bar and Grill -- where every day is game day. When Chiefs and KU fans gather to pull for their teams they don’t have to look hard for one of 30 TVs. Skinny's is big on food, especially its wings (try them at "volcanic" hotness if you dare). Burgers, fries, steaks and chicken are served, too. The grill closes at 11 p.m. (Updated 2/27/09)



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)



Sonic Drive In

3820 SW 29th, Topeka

Day or night, this is the place to go for your Sonic cravings – the only Topeka Sonic location open 24 hours a day. This Sonic also has a playground.
This national chain serves fast food hot and fresh, including burgers, corndogs and chicken sandwiches. It also offers an array of icy treats, which can be brought to your stall by a carhop, picked up at the drive-through window or served at one of Sonic's picnic tables. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all-day long.
Every Sonic participates in Happy Hour, when fountain drinks and slushes are offered for half-price from 2 to 4 p.m. Get rolling early with the 99-cent large drink special from 6-11 a.m. Looking for another good deal? From 5 p.m. to close on Tuesday nights, try a half-price burger.
Topeka Sonic workers are recognized as some of the best in the fast-food chain with local teams competing in the Dr. Pepper Sonic games in recent years.



Sonic Drive In

1151 SW Gage, Topeka

This national chain serves fast food hot and fresh, including burgers, corndogs and chicken sandwiches. It also offers an array of icy treats, which can be brought to your stall by a carhop, picked up at the drive-through window or served at one of Sonic's picnic tables. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all-day long.