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.
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.
Locally owned bakery, specializing in handmade, from scratch Frosted Sugar Cookies. We also offer Brownies, fudge and assorted cookies in dozens of flavor options. We will personalize a Cookie Cake in a variety of sizes for your celebrations. Beverages include fountain drinks, Iced Coffee, Cappuccinos, Lattes, Mocha and other specialty drinks. Special orders are welcome and we will customize treats to match any occasion.
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)
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)