Kentucky Fried Chicken, based in Louisville, Ky., can feed your hunger with chicken, sandwiches and sides, whether you're feeding one person or a big party. Col. Sanders' original recipe fried chicken remains the most popular with the millions of people who eat at more than 11,000 KFC restaurants around the world every day. (Updated 6.11.10)
Located in the North Commons shopping area on North Topeka Boulevard, Ling's Cafe specializes in Japanese and Chinese cuisine. Look for traditional Chinese dishes like chow mein, egg foo young and sweet and sour as well as Japanese favorites like teriyaki.
In 2012, Ling's expanded and renovated adding more seating, a Mongolian Grill and a Sushi Bar. In addition to an extensive menu, look for a lunch and dinner buffet.
Opened in March of 2011, Ling's is helping to fill the void of Asian restaurants in North Topeka and features dine-in as well as carry-out service. (1/13)
Long John Silvers serves up batter-dipped fish, chicken and shrimp meals -- along with fries, coleslaw, hush puppies and corn-on-the cob -- to nearly 4 million customers a week at more than 1,200 restaurants worldwide. For a change of pace, try the new Freshside Grille menu. (Updated 6.23.10)
McDonald's promises filling meals at great prices with little-to-no wait for your order. Enjoy one of the several Value Meal options during breakfast or dinner. Up-size your meal to a large for less than a dollar more. Now, enjoy healthy alternatives to french fries in your Happy Meals and Value Meals. All locations serve breakfast from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This location has a drive-thru available 24 hours and a lobby for dine-in and carryout which is available from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5:30 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. (Updated 7.26.10)
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. This location has a drive-thru available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Updated 2/26/09)
The Moose Lodge is a North Topeka landmark offering full-service dining for members and guests on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The Moose, which supports veterans activities and the JROTC program at Topeka High, also holds separate pancake and taco feeds once a month that are open to the public (check the roadside sign for dates). (Updated 3.26.09)
Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas has four locations that have been serving Topeka since the mid 1990s. Goodcents bread is baked fresh daily and its sandwiches are made fresh to order -- served both hot and cold. And unlike many sandwiches places in town, Goodcents serves pasta and offers home delivery. This location offers a party room that holds up to 20 people. (Updated 3/23/09)
Since 2003, Nib's has offered gourmet coffees and good service in a bright family-owned atmosphere in North Topeka. Owners Nichole and Brady Yingling are north-city natives and opened the spot when they were barely out of high school. (12/12)
Come meet your friends at the North Star Steakhouse. A Topeka tradition for several decades, this locally owned North Topeka restaurant has some of the best steaks in the state -- and you're sure to get your money's worth. Private parties can be reserved for up to 120 people.
The North Topeka Golf Center plans to expand its food offerings beyond sandwiches, chips and candy bars in April 2009 to offer hot dogs and hamburgers, too. There’s 3.2 beer for chilling out after nine holes of golf or 18 holes of miniature golf.
Hours vary depending on the season. In the winter, the golf center is open from about 10 a.m. until dark. Summer hours are generally 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The snack bar typically opens about 10:30 a.m. and stays open until about 2 p.m.