The Shack

2842 SE 29th St., Topeka

Located across from the Lake Shawnee Dam, The Shack has been serving up some of Topeka's tastiest burgers for years, using fresh beef that they grind each day.

There is plenty to do at The Shack besides eating, with lots of cold beverages available as well as pool tables and video games. The Shack also has some of the nicest waitresses and bartenders in town.

The kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. (Updated 2/23/09)

The Vinewood

2848 SE 29th St, Topeka

Open for private parties by appointment only, the Vinewood has been a Topeka venue since 1890. With a large, spacious wood dance floor, the Vinewood offers a plethora of entertainment options, including dancing, dining, seminars, special events, receptions and parties. Steve and Toni Cloud revived and renovated The Vinewood to modern entertainment specifications while retaining the old charm. (Updated 2/23/09)

Top of the Tower

534 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Top of the Tower, located on the top floor of the Bank of America Tower in downtown Topeka, has a long history of providing excellent food and great service for patrons who want to enjoy fine dining and a panoramic view of the Capital City.

Membership is required to enjoy this unique dining experience and memberships are available. Contact them at (785) 354-7746 for more info.

Top of the Tower also features an upscale lounge. (Updated: 2/23/09)

Topeka Country Club

2700 S.W. Buchanan, Topeka

Founded in 1905, the Topeka Country Club offers a mouth-watering menu – the perfect accompaniment to a round of 18 holes on the private club’s golf course, a swim in the Olympic-size pool or a match of tennis on one of four outdoor or three indoor courts.

Topeka Sports Cabaret

4216 N.E. Seward Ave., Topeka

Topeka Sports Cabaret has a new menu but the same delicious food and unique atmosphere that only a gentlemen's club can offer. You can't go wrong with a mouth-watering steak, hot wings or a Philly cheesesteak -- or try out the $7 Friday lunch buffet from noon to 3 p.m. (Updated 3.27.09)

Tuptim Thai

220 SW 29th St., Topeka

Now open in their new location at 220 SW 29th St., Tuptim Thai is a hidden gem of fine dining in Topeka. Serving a full menu of Thai favorites, Tuptim Thai will leave you craving their wonderful mix of sweet, hot and salty flavors until your next visit. Afraid of spicy food? Tuptim Thai can make any dish flavored mild, medium, hot, Thai hot or even hotter for the less-sensitive patrons. Enjoy a creamy Thai tea or one of the signature cocktails and finish your meal with a sweet sticky rice dessert to make your dining experience truly exceptional.

Uncle Bo's

420 E 6th, Topeka

Uncle Bo's blues bar is located inside the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center and features local and national touring acts as well as food from the hotel's Madison Street Diner. Bo's is known for great live music and it is also a great place to get a bite to eat, whether you are a hotel guest or just a fan of the blues. (Updated 2/20/09)

Weller’s Grill & Bar

222 N.W. Independence, Topeka

Built as North Topeka’s only sports grill and bar, Weller’s TV sets offer 416 inches of viewing area. Owners, Jason Jennings and Richard Jennings have designed the place so there is “no bad seat in the house.”

Weller’s offers 10 beer selections on tap including micro-brews and a menu that includes steak, seafood, pasta, burgers and appetizers. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week.


2107 S.E. California Ave., Topeka

Whiplash is a bar with much more than the regular bar food. It claims to have the best cheeseburger in town, but what really sticks out is the homemade roast beef sandwich. With roast beef piled high on two slices of Texas toast, a huge pile of mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, it's the special each Wednesday. Whiplash also offers an 8-once ribeye steak on Friday nights for $10. (Updated 2/26/09)

Wild B's

1630 S.W. Arvonia Place , Topeka

Branching off from Bobo's Drive-In, Wild B's is the brainchild of Bobo's owner Richard Marsh. He has partnered with Leroy’s, a barbecue restaurant established in Pomona and Lyndon. Wild B's offers Bobo's burgers and apple pie, but also features Leroy's food.