Downtown

McDonald's

1100 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

McDonald's promises filling meals at great prices with little-to-no wait for your order. Enjoy one of the several Extra Value Meal options during breakfast or dinner. Up-size your meal to a large or extra-large for less than a dollar more. Now, enjoy healthy alternatives to french fries in your Happy Meals and Value Meals. Try the specialty coffee drinks, including lattes and mochas. All locations serve breakfast until 10:30 a.m. The drive-thru at this location opens at 4 a.m., and Thursday through Saturday is open 24 hours. The doors open at 6 a.m. This location offers a conference room. (Updated 7.26.10)



Pepe & Chela's

1001 S.W. Tyler, Topeka

The Aliva family has been feeding Topekans since 1986. Everything is made fresh daily, from the chips to the chile rellenos -- with food made from both Avila family recipes and other dishes created to entice customers.

In May 2009, the restaurant completed a new outdoor patio, adding 26 seats where diners can enjoy the weather on nice days and evenings. The patio features outdoor music and lights.



Pizza Hut

500 S.W. 10th St., Topeka

Pizza Hut began when two brothers, along with their mom and $600, opened a pizza parlor in 1958 at a busy intersection in Wichita, Kan. Now, Pizza Hut has a global reach and can boast of being the world's largest pizza restaurant company.

Its menu is packed with pizza as well as other meal options, including pasta and chicken wings.

This location features a lunch buffet from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. weekdays. The lobby closes at 8 p.m. but delivery continues to 11 p.m. daily.

For delivery, call the centralized delivery number at (785) 267-2000. Or order online at www.pizzahut.com – just remember you must be able to physically present the card with which you placed the order. (Updated 3/20/09)



Quizno's Classic Subs

809 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Quizno's features a great variety of sandwiches, all of which can be enjoyed toasted. Or check out its salads and soups, which you can have served in delicious bread bowls. The first link in the Quizno's chain was created in 1981 in Denver. (Updated 2/10/09)



Rivera's Carry Out

623 S.W. 6th Ave., Topeka

A rush of mouth watering aromas will greet you when you walk in the door of this cozy little restaurant. The cantina style lunch counter is perfect for a lunch date, and the friendly staff will recommend a dish if you can't choose from the lengthy menu. Small space, big flavors!



RowHouse Restaurant and Catering

515 S.W. Van Buren, Topeka

RowHouse offers white-linen fine dining with a stellar menu to match its elegant and cozy atmosphere. The menu changes regularly, featuring foods from Morroco, Italy, Thailand and Argentina. The location itself is a draw -- an 1876 rowhouse that has received preservation kudos for its renovation. For reservations, call (785) 235-1700.

The RowHouse also offers private parties Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings and can do private lunches Monday through Friday. Call for more information.

Downstairs, the RowHouse has opened a sophisticated bar, which you enter through red velvet curtains. Below the Row has space for 12, making it a cozy spot for drinks for two or guests waiting for tables at the upscale restaurant above. Like the rest of the RowHouse, the bar retains the old home's charm with an old fireplace, but it mixes in a contemporary, cool vibe. It's a great spot for a glass of fine wine.
(Updated 3/4/09)



Schlotzsky's Deli

607 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Schlotzsky's flagship sandwich is "The Original." It includes premium meats, cheeses and marinated olives on warmed sourdough bread. The restaurant began in 1971 with this sandwich in Austin, Texas, but has since expanded to an international chain that features a broad range of pizzas, paninis and wraps. In a rush? Call or fax your order for a speedy pick-up.



Subway Sandwiches

935 S. Kansas Ave., 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

634 S. Kansas Ave, 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.



Terry's Bar & Grill

522 S.W. 6th St., Topeka

Terry's Bar & Grill opened in 1976, offering a friendly place for people to gather for a good meal and a cold drink. You never know who you'll run into at Terry's -- the kind of place where legislators and judges dine next to construction workers and pipe fitters as journalists watch. It's lively, smoky and unpretentious -- a great place for friends to meet for dining, conversation or to watch favorite teams on one of the hi-def, big-sceen TVs.

*Note, the hours listed for Terry's are for when the kitchen is open.