Gage Bowl North Grill

200 E. Highway 24, Topeka

Bowling isn't the same without good snacks, and Gage Bowl takes the snack bar to a new level. Enjoy a full menu of lunch and dinner items every day, or check out the breakfast menu on Saturdays. (Updated 5.24.10)

Gambino's Pizza

3613 N.W. 46th St., Topeka

Gambino's is a locally-started franchise that specializes in delicious pizza at a reasonable cost. Top your thin or original-crust pizza with any of about 20 toppings, or try a sandwich, pasta or chicken wings. Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere or call for delivery to a North Topeka address. (Updated 5.24.10)

Gambino's Pizza

404 Circle Drive, Silver Lake

Gambino's is a locally-started franchise that specializes in delicious pizza at a reasonable cost. Bring the family and top your thin- or original-crust pizza with any of the mix of about 20 toppings. The Silver Lake store closes from 2 to 4 p.m. on weekdays. (Updated 5.24.10)

Gas & Shop

1900 N. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Sure, the name of this North Topeka place is Gas & Shop, but it could easily be Gas & Eat. You’ll have a hard time finding any place in town that sells more biscuits and gravy than this gas station and convenience store does between 5 and 11 a.m. each day. The place goes through at least 12 gallons of gravy a day – 18 to 20 gallons during a weekend breakfast shift. Gas & Shop always has a pot of hot homemade chili and sells homemade sandwiches with Fanestil meat, including the popular Fanestil Party Time Ham sandwich. Those food items are available until midnight.
Food has been a big part of Gas & Shop since the place opened in 1980 or 1981. And owners give thanks for their loyal customers, who continued patronizing Gas & Shop when construction on the neighboring Topeka Boulevard Bridge decreased traffic to the area and threatened business before the bridge reopened in 2008. Gas & Shop pays customers back with inexpensive prices. (Updated 5.28.10)

Godfather's Pizza

1835 N. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Since 1973, this chain that began in Omaha, Neb., has been serving hot, fresh pizza. Top one of three crusts – original, golden or thin – with any of the nearly 20 toppings. Check out the lunch buffet weekdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and try all your favorites. (Updated 5.28.10)

Golden Eagle Casino

1121 Goldfinch Road, Horton

Golden Eagle Casino, located six miles west of Horton on K-20 highway, offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options for hungry gamblers.

Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. daily, with a buffet on Sunday. There's a lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, a dinner buffet from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and a lunch/dinner buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Dinner, which ranges from $10.95 to $14.95, follows a different theme each night - Ribeye steak on Monday, seafood on Tuesday, tacos and potato bar for $5.00 on Wednesday, steak and shrimp on Thursday, catfish on Friday, prime rib and barbecue on Saturday, and homestyle favorites on Sunday.

If the restaurant is closed, try the 24-hour snack bar. (Updated 5.28.10)


2300 N.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Since Wilbur Hardee opened his first restaurant in Greenville, N.C., in 1960, the focus has been on quality hamburgers and quick service in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Nowadays, the restaurant specializes in charbroiled 100-percent Black Angus beef burgers ranging from one-fourth to two-thirds of a pound. The restaurant has a drive-thru for convenience. (Updated 5.28.10)

Herman's Beef and Sausage House

823 N.W. Gordon, Topeka

Herman's Meat Shop is not only a great place to buy the meat you need for the week but also a well-loved lunch spot for the North Topeka crowd. Lunch specials change daily but keep a consistent price that is easy on your wallet. Hours listed are for lunch only. The meat shop opens early and stays open later for your shopping needs. The store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant

1835 N.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant serves many of your favorite Chinese dishes, including dessert and appetizer items, in a convenient buffet-style atmosphere. Although the restaurant is small, your craving will be sated. If you're too busy to sit down and enjoy your meal, enjoy their buffet-to-go option. Pay the standard buffet rate and fill your to-go container for your convenience and enjoyment.

Jimmy John's

2007 N.W. Topeka Blvd. , Topeka

Jimmy John's is a gourmet sandwich restaurant. They specialize in "freaky fast" subs.

Jimmy John's is named for Jimmy John Liautaud, who was 19 when he started selling sandwiches he created with his homemade bread and winning awards in cooking contests. The company is headquartered in Champaign, Ill., and has nearly 700 restaurants nationwide.