Lunch

Classic Bean

722 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

The Classic Bean features a breakfast and lunch/dinner menu that has satisfied Topekans since 1993. It also features a full coffee bar with its own roasted coffee. The Classic Bean is popular with the downtown crowd for its friendly service and quality food. It's the perfect place for lunch - whether you're catching up on e-mail or conversing with a friend. (Updated 5.7.10)



College Hill Pizza Pub

1418 S.W. Lane, Topeka

College Hill Pizza Pub is a new pizza concept for Topeka. Ten-inch one-topping pizzas are just $5 and from there, vegetable toppings can be added for 50 cents apiece, while it’s 75 cents for each additional meat and each additional cheese topping.

Customers are allowed to select their own toppings in a "create-your-own-pizza" style. The sleek new eatery features lots of flat screen TVs as well as large photographs of Washburn University. Beer, wine and soft drinks are also available.

The trendy College Hill eatery will seat around 50 customers on the inside and 20 to 30 more on an outside patio.



Cook's American Grill

1936 S.W. Gage, Topeka

Cook's features excellent American food -- and especially tasty burgers -- served at the counter. The standard meal is a cheeseburger with onion rings or fries. The onion rings are a customer favorite, featuring light breading while maintaining the true onion flavor.



Coyote Canyon

1251 S.W. Ashworth Place, Topeka

Coyote Canyon is a favorite stop among Topeka buffet-goers because steak is always on the buffet. But the place is also popular for nightly specials.

Monday features an Italian kitchen themed buffet. Tuesday is Family Night. On Wednesday, enjoy a Mexican Fiesta. On Thursday, try the Asian favorites at the Orient Express. Friday features a seafood feast buffet.

Saturday is barbecue night, and the Sunday "Family Dinner Table" menu caters to the family feast people have come to expect for a Midwestern Sunday meal. Don't miss the breakfast buffet from 8-11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A banquet room is available for reservation, except on weekends. (Updated 5.12.10)



Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

1421 S.W. Ashworth Place, Topeka

Cracker Barrel, which bills itself as "Half Restaurant. Half Store. All Country," was founded in Lebanon, Tenn., in the late 1960s to better meet the needs of country travelers. The founder felt that fast food was decreasing the quality and prevalence of roadside diners and sought to start a business to alleviate this problem. From its birth, Cracker Barrel has maintained this dedication to American South style breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites.



Cryster's Asian Diner

4731 N.W. Hunter's Ridge Circle, Topeka

Opened in April 2008 in the Hunter's Ridge area in Northwest Topeka, Cryster's offers authentic Chinese, Japanese and Korean foods served in a clean, modern, casual atmosphere. And the service is great.



Dairy Queen

3320 S.W. 29th St., Topeka

This Dairy Queen offers burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and "tons of ice cream" in a casual atmosphere. You can eat inside, out on the patio or pick up your order at the drive-thru. (Updated 5.12.10)



Daylight Donuts

4201 S.W. 21st St., Topeka

Enjoy donuts 24 hours a day seven days a week at Daylight Donuts. The restaurant serves all of the favorite donuts, donut holes and long johns. Find a spot at the counter with the morning crowd or pick up donuts on your way to the office. The bakery also offers free internet! (Updated 2/3/14)



Daylight Donuts

1001 S.E. Quincy, Topeka

This is the newest addition to the Daylight Donuts family of Topeka. Opening in December 2013, this establishment serves other breakfast items besides donuts, such as biscuits and gravy. Also, lunch items, such as submarine sandwiches and soup, are also sold. The donuts are made fresh every morning at the 4201 S.W. 21st location and brought over. There are more than 40 varieties of donuts served here.



Denny's

1500 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Enjoy Denny's delicious breakfast and dinner menu in a casual diner atmosphere all day. Check out favorites from the breakfast menu like the Meat Lover's Breakfast or the Original Grand Slam. Or try something from the lunch and dinner menu for a heartier meal. \