1820 S.E. 29th St., Topeka

Arby's has offered an alternative for Americans hungry for something other than a hamburger since the first restaurant opened in Boardman, Ohio, in 1964. Roast beef is the staple of this casual, fast-food restaurant. Chicken sandwiches, potato cakes and Jamocha shakes are a few of the other popular items. This restaurant has a drive-thru. (Updated 3.29.10)


2837 S.E. California, Topeka

Baskin-Robbins has been part of the southeast Topeka community since the late 1970s, offering delicious ice creams, shakes and specialty cakes. The corporate slogan is "31 Flavors" because the company wanted to be able to offer customers a different flavor each day of the month. This store actually offers about 42 flavors. Just tell them what you want and they'll scoop it up. (Updated 4.2.10)

Brass Rail Tavern

401 N.E. Emmett, Topeka

The Brass Rail has been a fixture in the Oakland area since 1933. It's a friendly neighborhood bar where folks can meet with their buddies for good barbecue and the coldest beer in town. (Updated 2.23.09)

Burger King

2817 S.E. California, Topeka

Burger King, the home of the Whopper, offers a casual, fast-food dining experience. The first Burger King opened in Miami in 1954, and its menu is constantly evolving. This restaurant has a drive-thru for customer convenience. (Updated 4.12.10)

Chic-A-Dee Cafe

3036 S.E. 6th, Topeka

Chick-A-Dee has been an East Topeka favorite since 1948, featuring casual dining and fresh, home-cooked meals. It is frequented by local folks who enjoy the regular crowd and good food. Because the owners expect an older crowd, they keep the menu and prices as stable as possible. Everything on the menu is made from scratch with an effort made to get fresh vegetables in a well-balanced meal no matter if it is breakfast, lunch or dinner.


2318 S.E. 6th, Topeka

Chuckburger has been an East Topeka tradition since 1955 and offers some of Topeka's finest burgers. Chuckburger's cooked-to-order burgers (including the signature Chuckburger) and fries (including the fabulous sweet potato fries) are served from the drive-through or at the walk-up window. Its hand-dipped ice creams, shakes and malts are especially popular.
Husband and wife team John and Ellie Benedict own and run the business, which has a loyal following. (Updated 1.29.14)

Church's Chicken

201 S.E. 29th St., Topeka

Church's, which started in 1952 across from the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, features tasty fried chicken without the wait. Today there are more than 1,600 Church's outlets worldwide serving fried chicken, chicken sandwiches, fries and biscuits. (Updated 5.7.10)

Dairy Queen

1725 S.E. 29th St., Topeka

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)

Domino's Pizza

2835 S.E. California Ave., Topeka

Domino's delivers hot pizza later than any other restaurant in Topeka. Delivery is guaranteed within 30 minutes until midnight or later from any location serving your neighborhood. Try a tasty sandwich or side item, too. (Updated 5.19.10)

El Dorado Mexican Grille & Cantina

3627 S.E. 29th St. #101, Topeka

El Dorado offers an extensive selection of homemade Mexican favorites, including tamales, burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas. All of the dishes are made from scratch, and the house margarita can go head to head with the best in town.

Owners Elias Gallardo and Miguel Escamilla remodeled the restaurant's space extensively before opening in July 2010. The dining room has a warm and cozy atmosphere, and the spacious booths are perfect for dining with friends and family.