Taco Bell

101 S.E. 29th St., Topeka

Taco Bell produces quality Mexican favorites like tacos, burritos, nachos and quesidallias at a low cost and in a short amount of time. It favors vegetable oil over animal fat for its fried foods and beans. For the more health conscious, Taco Bell offers a Fresco menu, replacing cheese and sour cream with pico de gallo, a healthy mix of fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro and chili peppers. This Taco Bell has a drive-through for customer convenience.

The Southern Star Cafe

5900 S. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Coming in to replace the longtime South Topeka staple Pat's Pig, The Southern Star Cafe opened in late summer 2014. Offering barbecue, burgers and more barbecue, Southern Star offers a mobile kitchen and catering.

The Vinewood

2848 SE 29th St, Topeka

Open for private parties by appointment only, the Vinewood has been a Topeka venue since 1890. With a large, spacious wood dance floor, the Vinewood offers a plethora of entertainment options, including dancing, dining, seminars, special events, receptions and parties. Steve and Toni Cloud revived and renovated The Vinewood to modern entertainment specifications while retaining the old charm. (Updated 2/23/09)

Topeka Country Club

2700 S.W. Buchanan, Topeka

Founded in 1905, the Topeka Country Club offers a mouth-watering menu – the perfect accompaniment to a round of 18 holes on the private club’s golf course, a swim in the Olympic-size pool or a match of tennis on one of four outdoor or three indoor courts.

Tuptim Thai

220 SW 29th St., Topeka

Now open in their new location at 220 SW 29th St., Tuptim Thai is a hidden gem of fine dining in Topeka. Serving a full menu of Thai favorites, Tuptim Thai will leave you craving their wonderful mix of sweet, hot and salty flavors until your next visit. Afraid of spicy food? Tuptim Thai can make any dish flavored mild, medium, hot, Thai hot or even hotter for the less-sensitive patrons. Enjoy a creamy Thai tea or one of the signature cocktails and finish your meal with a sweet sticky rice dessert to make your dining experience truly exceptional.


3250 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

For the hungry customer who is in a hurry, Wendy's offers casual dining inside and a drive-through lane outside. The Wendy's chain started when Dave Thomas opened the first restaurant in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. It offers all the fast-food staples with a variety of sides, including fries, mandarin oranges, baked potatoes and chili. For dessert, try a vanilla or chocolate Frosty. The drive-through is open until 11 p.m. (Updated 2/20/09)