Dinner

Chic-A-Dee Cafe

3036 S.E. 6th, Topeka

Chick-A-Dee has been an East Topeka favorite since 1948, featuring casual dining and fresh, home-cooked meals. It is frequented by local folks who enjoy the regular crowd and good food. Because the owners expect an older crowd, they keep the menu and prices as stable as possible. Everything on the menu is made from scratch with an effort made to get fresh vegetables in a well-balanced meal no matter if it is breakfast, lunch or dinner.



Chick-Fil-A

1801 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

The first Chick-Fil-A opened in the 1960s as a shopping-mall establishment and has grown to become the second largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States. Despite its growth, Chick-fil-A remains privately held and family owned and continues to be committed to quality boneless chicken sandwiches, an invention credited to Truett Cathy, founder and owner of the Chick-fil-A Restaurant. This location is inside West Ridge Mall. (Updated 4.14.10)



China Express

514 SW 10th St., Topeka

China Express opened in June 2009 to serve customers with dine-in, carry-out, drive-through and delivery options. For downtowners who were loyal fans of the Panda Garden (which was torn down), they'll find the same managers and recipes although ownership is different.



China Pavilion

5348 S.W. 17th St., Topeka

China Pavillion has been offering full lunch and dinner buffets, including chicken, beef and pork, in a casual dining atmosphere since 1994.



Chipotle Mexican Grill

2040 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Opened in 2006, Chipotle offers awesome, street-vendor style burritos (the kind it takes two hands to hold). Chipotle is the perfect establishment for the socially and environmentally conscious consumer. The corporation is dedicated to serving hormone-free beef and chicken, free range pork, and organic beans as much as possible. (Updated 2/19/14)



Chow Time Buffet

1700 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Coming in to replace the former Royal Buffet and Mr. Stirfry, Chow Time Buffet opened at the beginning of 2015. The decor includes a large golden Buddha and dolls dressed in Japanese kimonos at the cashier’s counter. The tables include an inlay that looks like a scroll featuring Chinese calligraphy in the center, and most tables have cut-metal lamps hanging over them. Manager Terry Lin said there are around 250 items on the menu.



Chuck E. Cheese

2215 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Chuck E. Cheese offers a magical place for families to play games, eat food and celebrate special occasions. The food menu includes pizza, sandwiches, appetizers and salad bar, while the entertainment options include games, rides and a show featuring Chuck E. Cheese and friends. The establishment requires that anyone under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Updated 5.7.10)



Chuckburger

2318 S.E. 6th, Topeka

Chuckburger has been an East Topeka tradition since 1955 and offers some of Topeka's finest burgers. Chuckburger's cooked-to-order burgers (including the signature Chuckburger) and fries (including the fabulous sweet potato fries) are served from the drive-through or at the walk-up window. Its hand-dipped ice creams, shakes and malts are especially popular.
Husband and wife team John and Ellie Benedict own and run the business, which has a loyal following. (Updated 1.29.14)



Church's Chicken

201 S.E. 29th St., Topeka

Church's, which started in 1952 across from the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, features tasty fried chicken without the wait. Today there are more than 1,600 Church's outlets worldwide serving fried chicken, chicken sandwiches, fries and biscuits. (Updated 5.7.10)



Church's Chicken

3001 S.W. 10th St., Topeka

Church's, which started in 1952 across from the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, features tasty fried chicken without the wait. Today there are more than 1,600 Church's outlets worldwide serving fried chicken, chicken sandwiches, fries and biscuits. (Updated 5.7.10)