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Sonic Drive In

1151 SW Gage, Topeka

This national chain serves fast food hot and fresh, including burgers, corndogs and chicken sandwiches. It also offers an array of icy treats, which can be brought to your stall by a carhop, picked up at the drive-through window or served at one of Sonic's picnic tables. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all-day long.



Sonic Drive In

2053 S.W. Western, Topeka

This national chain serves fast food hot and fresh, including burgers, corndogs and chicken sandwiches. It also offers an array of icy treats, which can be brought to your stall by a carhop or served at one of Sonic's picnic tables. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all-day long.
Every Sonic participates in Happy Hour, when fountain drinks and slushes are offered for half-price from 2 to 4 p.m. Get rolling early with the 99-cent large drink special from 6-11 a.m. Looking for another good deal? From 5 p.m. to close on Tuesday nights, try a half-price burger.



Spangles

2037 S.W. Gage, Topeka

Spangles is a fast food restaurant with 50's style decor that began in Wichita in 1978. Its slogan is "It just tastes better." Food is made fresh to order, and its burgers and fries are considered especially good. Enjoy Spangles until 11 p.m., but after 10 p.m. you'll have to use the drive through because the lobby closes. (Updated 2/25/09)



Spangles

440 SW 29th, Topeka

This is the fourth Spangles restaurant to open in Topeka. Spangles is a fast food restaurant with 50's style decor that began in Wichita in 1978. Its slogan is "It just tastes better." The food is made fresh to order, and the burgers and fries are considered especially good. Lobby closes at 10 p.m., but the drive-through is open until 11 p.m. (Updated 2/25/09)



Subway Sandwiches

1037 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka

Subway serves delicious hot and cold sandwiches, accompanied by chips, a dessert, salad or soup. Select from their menu of specialty sandwiches or create your own with any vegetables, sauces and meats available. (Updated 2/25/09)



Subway Sandwiches

2518 S.W. 17th St., Topeka

Subway serves delicious hot and cold sandwiches, accompanied by chips, a dessert, salad or soup. Select from their menu of specialty sandwiches or create your own with any vegetables, sauces and meats available. (Updated 2/25/09)



Tequila's

2911 S.W. 29th, Topeka

Opened in the Brookwood Shopping Center in February of 2009, Tequila's was formerly located in the College Hill neighborhood at S.W. 15th and Lane, Tequila's is a family-owned restaurant.

Owner Myrna Ayala said despite the change in location, she has had little trouble attracting new and former customers. (Updated 2/23/09)



The Burger Stand

1601 S.W. Lane, Topeka

The Burger Stand opened on Sept. 8, 2011.

Robert Krause started one of Topeka's trendiest eateries — New City Cafe — and now his newest creation, The Burger Stand, is open Topeka's College Hill district.

With gourmet burgers and fries — including delectable truffle fries — The Burger Stand will raise the ante on the gourmet burger market in Topeka. According to Krause, besides great food, The Burger Stand will feature two bars as well as pool and ping pong tables.

The Burger Stand boasts seating for 270 inside with room for another 40-50 on the outdoor patio.

In addition to great food, they also have more than a dozen craft beers on tap.



Topeka Civic Theatre

3028 SW 8th Ave., Topeka

The Topeka Civic Theatre, at S.W. 8th and Oakley, is the place to go in Topeka for dinner and a show. Founded in 1936, the TCT now makes its home in the former Gage Elementary School – constructed in the late 1920s and notable for both its architecture and historic ties to the 1954 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The building now houses two theaters, and a wide variety of shows featuring local talents are staged there, from musicals to dramas.



Tortilla Jack's

1618 S.W. Washburn, Topeka

Located across from Washburn University, Tortilla Jack's Mexican cuisine is popular with the college crowd. The casual, sit-down eatery opened in 1982. (Updated 2/23/09)