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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Glory Days has served mouth-watering pizza in Topeka and Lawrence since 1985, and its newest location in Fleming Place at 10th and Gage is no exception.
The Fleming Place location which opened in February 2011, features ultra-modern decor, a large dining room and a separate party/meeting room.
With three delicious varieties of crust, the freshest pizza sauce and a giant selection of toppings to choose from, Glory Days, which has consistently won Best of Topeka awards, is the perfect break from the big chain pizza joints. (Updated 2.18.11)
Since 1973, this chain that began in Omaha, Neb., has been serving hot, fresh pizza. Top one of three crusts – original, golden or thin – with any of the nearly 20 toppings. This location offers a lunch buffet weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The buffet fun continues 5 to 8 Tuesday evenings. Have a big group? Ask about reserving the lobby space. It’s free.
Conveniently located near Washburn University, the Great Wall offers quick delivery of all your favorite Chinese cuisine to area addresses, and a casual dining environment for those looking for a sit-down restaurant. (Updated 5.28.10)