Located between Subway and Chick-Fil-A in the food court inside West Ridge Mall, Express Japan opened early in 2010 and features, as you'd expect, Japanese cuisine. If you love teriyaki you're in the right place as Express Japan offers chicken, beef, shrimp, chicken & shrimp, chicken & beef and tofu varieties. For vegetarians, they offer several options including vegetarian soba as well as tofu teriyaki. (Updated 5.24.10)
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)
This small, upscale restaurant with about 25 tables can be found in the Capitol Plaza Hotel, featuring an open-air atmosphere where you can watch the kitchen crew work its magic. A breakfast and lunch buffet compliment the restaurant's eclectic menu. The customers range from hotel guests to Topeka's movers and shakers.
Breakfast is served from 6 - 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and dinner from 4 - 10 p.m.
Next to the restaurant, the open-air Water’s Edge Lounge serves from 2-10 p.m Monday through Friday and 2-11 p.m. on weekends. It features delicious appetizers as well as perhaps the best beverage selection in Topeka, including an upscale wine list, Bella Verde vodka and Stella Artois beer on tap to name a few. (Updated 5.20.10)
Five Guys was one of the last restaurant openings of 2014. As a part of the Crosswinds Commons, Five Guys joins other businesses, such as McAlister's Deli and Pie Five. Five Guys offers fast casual dining, with fresh (never frozen!) burgers and fries. The Topeka Five Guys location is the first in the states of Kansas or Missouri to offer milkshakes.
G's has been a hometown custard hot spot in Topeka since 1991, specializing in custard and yogurt products made fresh daily right in the shop. It has a loyal customer base. Hours are shorter in the winter, but are enhanced by a limited lunch menu featuring chili, soup and sandwiches. (Updated 5.24.10)
Bowling isn't the same without good snacks, and Gage Bowl takes the snack bar to a new level. Enjoy a full menu of lunch and dinner items every day, or check out the breakfast menu on Saturdays. (Updated 5.24.10)
Sure, you can knock down pins at Gage Center Bowl, but this place is also known for its food. In fact, plenty of folks come here just to eat. Start out the day with breakfast favorites: eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, toast, pancakes, French toast, juice and coffee. Then check out the cheesy pizza. Probably the best thing, says proprietor Rex Haney, are Gage Bowl’s burgers. “Great burgers,” he says, “great chicken strips, the pizza is very good.” The restaurant seats about 50 people. You can call in advance to reserve lanes or space for a party. (Open bowling ends around 9 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays for league bowling.)(Updated 5.24.10)
Gambino's is a locally-started franchise that specializes in delicious pizza at a reasonable cost. Top your thin or original-crust pizza with any of about 20 toppings, or try a sandwich, pasta or chicken wings. Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere or call for delivery to a North Topeka address. (Updated 5.24.10)
Gambino's is a locally-started franchise that specializes in delicious pizza at a reasonable cost. Bring the family and top your thin or original-crust pizza with any of the mix of about 20 toppings. The Auburn store closes from 2 to 4 p.m. on weekdays. (Updated 5.24.10)
Gambino's is a locally-started franchise that specializes in delicious pizza at a reasonable cost. Bring the family and top your thin- or original-crust pizza with any of the mix of about 20 toppings. The Silver Lake store closes from 2 to 4 p.m. on weekdays. (Updated 5.24.10)