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, 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.
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.
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)
Dairy Queen is an American original. The old order-at-the-window DQs, like the one on S.W. Medford, have been around for decades. This DQ, in addition to the usual treats, now will scoop its ice cream into a fresh-made waffle cone or waffle bowl. (Updated 5.12.10)
Dairy Queen is an American original, and this Dairy Queen in 2009 married with Orange Julius to expand its icy-cold offerings.
DQ faithful will find the usual array of treats. Plus, workers here will scoop ice cream into fresh-made waffle cones or waffle bowls. Orange Julius fans will find yummy smoothies and, of course, the Orange Julius (although there are plenty more fruity flavors to try).
Customers can use the drive through or hop out of their cars and walk up to the order window. This location is mostly about cold treats, but it also offers hot dogs. (Updated 5.12.10)
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)
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.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is part of a franchise founded in Dallas in 1941. The franchise is known for its “Lip Smackin’, Finger Lickin’, Rib Ticklin’, Knee Slapping’, Foot Stompin’, Great Tastin’” barbecue, paired with speedy service and inexpensive prices.
Specialties include Dickey’s signature beef brisket, which is slow smoked using an overnight cooking process, as well as southern pulled pork, fall off the bone pork ribs and Virginia-style ham. There is an extensive menu of homemade side items, including waffle iron fries, jalapeno beans, fried okra and mac & cheese, as well as a variety of catering options.