Baby Dolls, in addition to being the premier gentleman's club in South Topeka, features a full-service kitchen serving steak, shrimp, hamburgers, chicken and salads. Come and try the $4 cheeseburger and fries special (Monday-Friday until 3 p.m.) and be sure to pick out a table with a view! (Updated 1/06/14)
Banjo's, a staple of South Topeka-Pauline dining since the mid-1980s, offers a casual breakfast and lunch menu that features homemade meals, including the popular biscuits and sausage gravy. The diner serves breakfast all day. Under the same ownership since 2001, Banjo's continues to feature many of the original wait staff, keeping a high rapport with the people of Pauline.
The Blind Tiger opened in 1995 offering casual dining, "good food, friendly people and great beer." Every day the bar features nine beers on tap, including four handcrafted ales from the restaurant's microbrewery. The restaurant, which can handle large parties and has daily lunch and dinner specials, features midwestern favorites including Kansas City-style barbequed ribs and seasonally available buffalo burgers. (Updated 1.6.14)
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, near White Lakes, has a drive-thru for customer convenience. (Updated 4.12.10)
Carlos O'Kelly's opened the doors to its friendly, family-dining Mexican restaurant in 1985. It offers a popular lunch buffet ($6.99) during the week, arguably the best chili con queso in town and weekly margarita specials. The daily food specials ensure that you'll get good value for your dollar.
Since 1969, diners with a healthy appetite have enjoyed Casa Autentic Mexican Restaurant. Casa's buffets, featuring enchiladas, tacos and nachos, keep Topeka's lunch and dinner crowds happy. If you prefer, order your favorite Mexican dish from the regular menu. Finish your buffet or meal with a serving of Casa's Fried Ice Cream!
Cici's Pizza serves a constant buffet of pizza featuring favorites like cheese, sausage and pepperoni juxtaposed with specialities like Macaroni-and-Cheese pizza, Taco pizza and no-sauce cheese pizza. If pizza isn't your style, try the marinara or alfredo pasta and salad combinations on the buffet. For desert, enjoy a delicious brownie, cinnamon stick or dessert pizza. Don't see something you'd like on the line? No problem! Just ask and they'll have a few slices delivered to your table when the next pizza is available. (Updated 5.7.10)
Enjoy Denny's delicious breakfast and dinner menu in a casual diner atmosphere all day. Check out favorites from the breakfast menu like the Meat Lover's Breakfast or the Original Grand Slam, or try something off the lunch and dinner menu for a heartier meal. (Updated 5.12.10)
After hitting a bucket of balls or finishing nine holes, the snack bar at Forbes Golf Course offers food to fill your belly. The fare isn’t fancy. Then again, sometimes a chili dog (a big seller) just hits the spot. The prices are cheep, too.
Grab a can of beer (or a six pack) before hitting the course with buddies. Or choose something more hydrating, like Gatorade.
Forbes also offers a party room for special events and tournaments. The course is open sunup to sundown, and the snack bar is open whenever the course is. (Updated 5.28.10)
In business for 30 years, the Heartland Café features homestyle cooking in a cozy atmosphere at Forbes Field south of Topeka.
The friendly wait staff is as quick with a smile as they are with a refill of your coffee cup. Customers keep coming back time and time again to this out-of-the-way place. The cafe offers dine-in or a drive-thru.