Formerly That Place, Abigail's Grill & Bar opened in November 2011. Owned by Frank and Abigail Saiya, Abigail's aims to be a neighborhood bar for South Topeka. With a menu that features breakfast all day with a southern twist (think comfort food), Abigail's will also have burgers and sandwiches to go along with a full bar.
The restaurant opens at 9 a.m., but the kitchen doesn't open until 10:30 a.m. The kitchen closes at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 12:30 a.m. Friday through Sunday.
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.
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)
Baker's Dozen began in 2004 as a mom-and-pop style doughnut store. The S.W. 21st St. store moved into an 11,000-square-foot building that offers a drive-through window seven days a week. The spacious dining room hours on 21st St., where all of the store's baking is done, are now 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Regulars will still find the popular Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut and the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Donut, with fresh batches now made twice a day. And you still get more for your money at Baker's Dozen, which stays true to its name by adding an extra doughnut to every dozen you purchase. Diabetic? No problem! Baker's Dozen offers several doughnuts made with Splenda. (Updated 4.5.10)
As its slogan says, Boss Hawg's has been "Horrifying Vegetarians Since 1995" with its delicious barbecue. The casual dining restaurant, located in the Brookwood Shopping Center and attached to Pigskin's Sports Bar, has won numerous state and regional awards, and has placed high in national and international rankings. Topeka native Sarah Burtch took over for original owner Elizabeth Lumpkin in April 2013. (Updated 4.18.13)
Burger King, the home of the Whopper, offers a casual, fast-food dining experience. The first Burger King opened in Miami in 1954, and its menu is constantly evolving. This restaurant has a drive-thru for customer convenience. (Updated 4.12.10)
PT's has been the leader in Topeka coffee shops since 1993 and also has a roasting company that caters to restaurants and customers across the country.
You can buy fresh roasted coffee by the pound right at the shop. PT's in Barrington Village brews five different coffees daily that are all fresh roasted. It boasts some of the most knowledgeable baristas in the business.
PT's also serves hot and cold sandwiches, fresh muffins, and scones. And, for the hard-core coffee lover, PT's has a Clover machine, a one-cup brewing system.
In 2014, the original PT's location underwent a name change, being re-branded as Cara's Cup, in honor of Cara Kroll, a former manager who passed away in 2012. The shop is under different ownership.
Since 2003, the Celtic Fox has been offering Irish cuisine in a casual, "Cheers"-like atmosphere. Try Irish favorites like potato soup, fish and chips or shepherd's pie. Watch the calendar for live entertainment and don't forget to ask the bartender about their drink specials. (Updated 1/06/14)