This '50s style diner most definitely is not brought to you by the letter "S." Cheeburger Cheeburger, which opened June 23, 2009, features "Cheeburgers" (what others might call a cheeseburger) topped with as many as 26 different toppings.
The Wanamaker location is the first Kansas franchise for the Fort Myers, Fla., chain. Cheeburger Cheeburger features beef fresh from a plant in Dodge City, topped with one of nine cheeses and then any combination of 26 toppings for no extra charge. Cheeburger also offers sandwiches, salads, milkshakes and malts.
“It’s not fast food,” owner Tom Overton told The Topeka Capital-Journal. “Everything is made to order.”
Hungry adults who can make a "pounder" disappear will get their picture taken and posted on a bulletin board inside the restaurant. Kids younger than 12 can take on the challenge with a half-pounder.
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)
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 attracts a diverse section of the Topeka population, partially through their dedication to live entertainment. The management features a broad range of blues, bluegrass, acoustic and other forms of musical entertainment designed to appeal to younger and older crowds.
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)
Cold Stone Creamery, which opened in 2006, is described as the ultimate ice cream experience. It makes its own ice creams on site, mixed on a frozen granite stone. It also makes its own waffle bowls and cones, as well as cakes with ice cream and real cake. (Updated 5.12.10)
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.
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)
Besides the usual Dairy Queen fare of ice cream, shakes, Blizzards and Arctic Slushes, this restaurant offers items that require some chewing, like hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches and chips. And there's a convenient drive-thru. (Updated 5.12.10)
Topeka's oldest continuously operated neighborhood bar has been in business for 70 years. Not much has changed inside during that time. The food and beverages are always delicious and served with a smile 365 days a year.
Weekly specials include $5 cheeseburgers on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the Goose Sandwich for $4 every Tuesday. (Updated 5.19.10)
The Fairway Café provides a welcome stopping point on the 18-hole city golf course. The café offers your basic snack bar fare: burgers, brats, hot dogs, cold sandwiches, chips and beer. Weather permitting, the golf course is almost always open, with the exception of Christmas and Thanksgiving. Business at the Fairway Café is dependent on weather and customers, too. A banquet room is available and seats 66 people. (Updated 5.20.10)