NOTO Burrito

822 North Kansas Ave., Topeka

NOTO Burrito, located in the heart of the NOTO Arts District, offers gourmet burritos, bowls and tacos with a unique flair and taste. NOTO Burrito opened in June of 2013.

Pad Restaurant

1730 N.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

The Pad is a Topeka tradition. Enjoy delicious burgers, popular pork tenderloin sandwiches, other sandwiches and a salad bar. The Pad cooks at fast-food speeds with taste that tops what you'll find at a fast-food chain. For sit-down diners, enjoy a salad bar for lunch or dinner. Then top off the meal with soft-serve ice cream or pie.

For a great deal, show up between 3 and 9 p.m. on Mondays when burgers are half price. (Updated 2/6/14)

Petro Deli

3603 NW 46th Street, Topeka

This gas station convenience store fills up North Topeka with fried chicken, biscuits and gravy and plenty of other menu choices. Petro Deli favorites include the super-popular gizzards, livers and chicken – all fried in a delicious batter bound to make you want more. The place also serves corndogs, egg rolls, breakfast burritos and breakfast sandwiches. Most folks grab their food and go, but some – including regulars and travelers – dine at one of the four tables. Food is served from about 7 a.m. until 9 or 10 p.m. (Updated 3/20/09)

Pizza Hut

2310 N. Topeka Blvd, Topeka

Pizza Hut began when two brothers, along with their mom and $600, opened a pizza parlor in 1958 at a busy intersection in Wichita, Kan. Now, Pizza Hut has a global reach and can boast of being the world's largest pizza restaurant company.

Its menu is packed with pizza as well as other meal options, including pasta and chicken wings.

For delivery, call the centralized delivery number at (785) 267-2000. Or order online at – just remember you must be able to physically present the card with which you placed the order.

Prairie Band Casino and Resort

12305 150th Road, Mayetta

Just 15 minutes north of Topeka, Prairie Band Casino, a mile west of US-75 highway, has three choices for your dining pleasure.

The Buffalo Grill is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering inexpensive soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers in the hotel lobby.

The Longhouse Buffet has breakfast, lunch and dinner for a more moderate cost.

For the big spender, there is Three Fires Steakhouse, which offers high stakes fine dining. Steaks are $19 to $36, a petit filet of bison is $38 and lobster tail is $30. There also are soups and salads for $4 to $5.

Three Fires opens at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For reservations, call (785) 966-7777. \

Reed's Ringside Sports Bar & Grill

4731 N.W. Hunter's Ridge Circle, Topeka

Reed's stepped into the Topeka sports bar ring in 2005. The place is owned by former professional boxing brothers Derrick and Damon Reed, who make sure there's a great view of televised games and bouts just about anywhere inside Reed's. Don't forget to ask about discounts. Reed's offers plenty of deals, including for military, senior citizens, Seaman school staff and Goodyear workers.

Sac and Fox Casino

1322 US-75 highway, Powhattan

Sac and Fox Casino, located in Brown County, offers breakfasts, soups, salads, burgers in the Deli. Prices range from $2.50 for a hot dog to $6.25 for a double cheeseburger.

The Lodge offers breakfasts, lunch and dinner featuring foods from prime rib to seafood. The lunch buffet is $11.95. (Updated 3/4/09)

Sasnak North

1834 N.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

There are two important things to know before going to the Sasnak North: It's a strip club, and it serves free hot dogs. Owner Irvin Metz, who opened Sasnak North in 1952, likes to keep it simple: Hire attractive dancers, sell 3.2 beer and wine coolers, offer free hot dogs and have a good time. "We're like your neighborhood bar with dancers," an employee said. "We're very friendly here." (Updated 2/23/09)

Silver Lake Chinese Restaurant

207 Railroad Ave., Silver Lake

The long-time Silver Lake Chinese Restaurant keeps customers waiting all week long until it throws open its doors at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Within 10 minutes, all the tables are full, says owner Raymond Sun. “Very, very busy,” he said.

Sonic Drive In

636 N.E. US-24 Highway, Topeka

This national chain serves fast food hot and fresh, including burgers, corndogs and chicken sandwiches. It also offers an array of icy treats, which can be brought to your stall by a carhop or served at one of Sonic's picnic tables. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all-day long. This Sonic location features a volleyball court and playground.