The Shack

2842 SE 29th St., Topeka

Located across from the Lake Shawnee Dam, The Shack has been serving up some of Topeka's tastiest burgers for years, using fresh beef that they grind each day.

There is plenty to do at The Shack besides eating, with lots of cold beverages available as well as pool tables and video games. The Shack also has some of the nicest waitresses and bartenders in town.

The kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. (Updated 2/23/09)

Topeka Sports Cabaret

4216 N.E. Seward Ave., Topeka

Topeka Sports Cabaret has a new menu but the same delicious food and unique atmosphere that only a gentlemen's club can offer. You can't go wrong with a mouth-watering steak, hot wings or a Philly cheesesteak -- or try out the $7 Friday lunch buffet from noon to 3 p.m. (Updated 3.27.09)


2107 S.E. California Ave., Topeka

Whiplash is a bar with much more than the regular bar food. It claims to have the best cheeseburger in town, but what really sticks out is the homemade roast beef sandwich. With roast beef piled high on two slices of Texas toast, a huge pile of mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, it's the special each Wednesday. Whiplash also offers an 8-once ribeye steak on Friday nights for $10. (Updated 2/26/09)