Dinner

AJ's NY Pizzeria

1930 S.W. Westport Drive, Topeka

Located in the former Frances O'Dooley's Irish Pub & Grille spot near S.W. 21st and Westport Drive, AJ's NY Pizzeria is a Manhattan-based eatery that features authentic New York pizza inspired by the Mastandos of Brooklyn, a New York pizzeria for over 50 years.

AJ's, which opened on Sept. 20, 2012, has unique specialty pizzas including AJ’s Grilled Cheese Pie and Hot Wing Pie as well as traditionally-topped pizzas and their specialty — pizza by the slice.

In addition to pizza, AJ's serves hot wings, toasted ravioli, garlic knots, hero sandwiches and a variety of unique fresh salads.



Almost Home Cafe

3536 N.E. US-24 Highway, Topeka

As the name implies, Almost Home Cafe features downhome cooking -- "Good ol' trucker food." But don't be fooled by the menu and think only truckers enjoy the homecooked meals for which Almost Home Cafe has become known. A visit to the Highway 24 favorite, near Grantville, proves that locals and truckers alike appreciate the friendly atmosphere and delicious food prepared by the owners who opened the location in 2007.



Annie's Place

4014 S.W. Gage Center Drive, Topeka

Annie's Place has been a favorite mealtime destination for casual dining for since the late 1980s. It prides itself on its freshness, whether it is pies and bread or salads. Enjoy a delicious specialty burger and special dessert menu featuring your favorite pies cooked fresh daily. (Updated 1/06/14)



Applebee's Grill and Bar

5928 S.W. 17th St., Topeka

Since 1992, Applebee's has offered customers a fun, friendly and casual dining experience, along with a wide array of meal options. Stick with classic American favorites like steak and potato combinations or venture for something new on their seasonal menu. For the health conscious, Applebee's offers a Weight Watchers menu of guilt-free versions of their favorite menu items. With a full bar and wide menu selection, Applebee's calls itself "America's Favorite Neighbor." (Updated 3.29.10)



Arby's

1187 S.W. Gage, Topeka

Arby's has offered an alternative for Americans hungry for something other than a hamburger since the first restaurant opened in Boardman, Ohio, in 1964. Roast beef is the staple of this casual, fast-food restaurant. Chicken sandwiches, potato cakes and Jamocha shakes are a few of the other popular items. This restaurant has a drive-thru. (Updated 3.29.10)



Arby's

1820 S.E. 29th St., Topeka

Arby's has offered an alternative for Americans hungry for something other than a hamburger since the first restaurant opened in Boardman, Ohio, in 1964. Roast beef is the staple of this casual, fast-food restaurant. Chicken sandwiches, potato cakes and Jamocha shakes are a few of the other popular items. This restaurant has a drive-thru. (Updated 3.29.10)



Arby's

5930 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka

Arby's has offered an alternative for Americans hungry for something other than a hamburger since the first restaurant opened in Boardman, Ohio, in 1964. Roast beef is the staple of this casual, fast-food restaurant. Chicken sandwiches, potato cakes and Jamocha shakes are a few of the other popular items. This restaurant has a drive-thru. (Updated 3.29.10)



Arturo's Mexican Restaurant

105 S.E. 10th, Topeka

Aturo's opened in 2006, offering authentic Mexican foods in a friendly, casual atmosphere. In the downtown business district, Arturo's is a favorite lunch spot with a quick kitchen and staff, making a sit-down lunch fast and enjoyable.



Asian Cafe

2131 S.W. Gage Blvd, Topeka

Asian Cafe features Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Thai cuisine. Located in the former Sunny Street Cafe building near S.W. 21st and Gage, Asian Cafe's specialties include, Teriyaki Chicken, Spicy Pork, Orange Beef, Bulgogi (stir fried beer), Galbi (Korean beef ribs) and House Pan Fired Noodles.

Special lunch combinations featuring an entree with fried or steamed rice, an egg roll or crab rangoon and egg drop, hot & sour or wonton soup are available for $5.79 - $6.29 Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Delivery is available with a minimum order of $15.

Asian Cafe was opened when Jade Garden at S.W. 21st and Gage closed in October 2012.



Baby Dolls

5300 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Baby Dolls, in addition to being the premier gentleman's club in South Topeka, features a full-service kitchen serving steak, shrimp, hamburgers, chicken and salads. Come and try the $4 cheeseburger and fries special (Monday-Friday until 3 p.m.) and be sure to pick out a table with a view! (Updated 1/06/14)