The Break Room

909 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Opened in 2006, this is a quirky place in a cool refurbished downtown storefront where you can buy a bottle of beer, hot dog, espresso drink, ice cream and grilled panini -- among other things. There's a pool table, 15-foot screen projection TV, wireless internet and a small convenience store. You can even buy your lottery tickets there. (Updated 2/23/09)

Top of the Tower

534 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Top of the Tower, located on the top floor of the Bank of America Tower in downtown Topeka, has a long history of providing excellent food and great service for patrons who want to enjoy fine dining and a panoramic view of the Capital City.

Membership is required to enjoy this unique dining experience and memberships are available. Contact them at (785) 354-7746 for more info.

Top of the Tower also features an upscale lounge. (Updated: 2/23/09)

Townsite Café

120 S.E. 6th St., Topeka

Owner Doug Petrie has been in the restaurant business for more than 30 years. He owns and operates the wildly successful Millennium Café at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library as well as Peach Tree Catering.

His latest venture, Townsite Café, which opened in April 2012, is a spiffy breakfast and lunch spot inside Townsite Plaza at S.W. 6th and Kansas.

Once you find your way to Townsite Café you won't have any problem finding your way back. With daily specials that will make your mouth water to a variety of fresh and delicious salads to sandwiches and wraps to a vegetarian menu to soups and chili, Petrie is proving that getting a quick bite to eat can be a deliciously tasty experience at a reasonable price.

Uncle Bo's

420 E 6th, Topeka

Uncle Bo's blues bar is located inside the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center and features local and national touring acts as well as food from the hotel's Madison Street Diner. Bo's is known for great live music and it is also a great place to get a bite to eat, whether you are a hotel guest or just a fan of the blues. (Updated 2/20/09)


728 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

For the hungry customer who is in a hurry, Wendy's offers casual dining inside and a drive-through lane outside. The Wendy's chain started when Dave Thomas opened the first restaurant in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. The restaurant now offers all the fast-food staples with a variety of sides, including fries, mandarin oranges, baked potatoes and chili. For dessert, try a vanilla or chocolate Frosty. The drive-through is open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. (Updated 2/20/09)