Wanamaker

AJ's NY Pizzeria

1930 S.W. Westport Drive, Topeka

Located in the former Frances O'Dooley's Irish Pub & Grille spot near S.W. 21st and Westport Drive, AJ's NY Pizzeria is a Manhattan-based eatery that features authentic New York pizza inspired by the Mastandos of Brooklyn, a New York pizzeria for over 50 years.

AJ's, which opened on Sept. 20, 2012, has unique specialty pizzas including AJ’s Grilled Cheese Pie and Hot Wing Pie as well as traditionally-topped pizzas and their specialty — pizza by the slice.

In addition to pizza, AJ's serves hot wings, toasted ravioli, garlic knots, hero sandwiches and a variety of unique fresh salads.



Applebee's Grill and Bar

5928 S.W. 17th St., Topeka

Since 1992, Applebee's has offered customers a fun, friendly and casual dining experience, along with a wide array of meal options. Stick with classic American favorites like steak and potato combinations or venture for something new on their seasonal menu. For the health conscious, Applebee's offers a Weight Watchers menu of guilt-free versions of their favorite menu items. With a full bar and wide menu selection, Applebee's calls itself "America's Favorite Neighbor." (Updated 3.29.10)



Arby's

5930 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka

Arby's has offered an alternative for Americans hungry for something other than a hamburger since the first restaurant opened in Boardman, Ohio, in 1964. Roast beef is the staple of this casual, fast-food restaurant. Chicken sandwiches, potato cakes and Jamocha shakes are a few of the other popular items. This restaurant has a drive-thru. (Updated 3.29.10)



Blue Moose Bar & Grill

3030 S.W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka

Blue Moose, in the former Brick Oven building near S.W. 29th and Wanamaker, is an upscale bar and grill known for amazing food. From Mediterranean Shrimp Past and Free Range Rosemary Roasted Chicken to Baby Back Ribs and Jammin' Salmon, Blue Moose has an eclectic and sophisticated menu.

In addition, look for a classy bar and unique patio.

Look for a delicious Sunday Brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There are two Blue Moose restaurants in Kansas City. The original Blue Moose Bar & Grill is located in Prairie Village and the other Blue Moose Bar & Grill is in Overland Park.



Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar

1227 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Buffalo Wild Wings is a casual eatery featuring both bone-in and bone-out hot wings with a variety of sauce flavors and intensities.

Divided into both a bar and a dining room, feel free to bring friends to watch sports on numerous screens throughout the restaurant or the family for a fun dining experience.

Visit its Web site to keep track of the many wings and beer specials Buffalo Wild Wings runs throughout the week. (Updated 3.18.14)



Burger King

6002 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

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 has a drive-thru for customer convenience. (Updated 4.12.10)



Cheeburger Cheeburger

2919 S.W. Wanamaker Road, Topeka

This '50s style diner most definitely is not brought to you by the letter "S." Cheeburger Cheeburger, which opened June 23, 2009, features "Cheeburgers" (what others might call a cheeseburger) topped with as many as 26 different toppings.
The Wanamaker location is the first Kansas franchise for the Fort Myers, Fla., chain. Cheeburger Cheeburger features beef fresh from a plant in Dodge City, topped with one of nine cheeses and then any combination of 26 toppings for no extra charge. Cheeburger also offers sandwiches, salads, milkshakes and malts.
“It’s not fast food,” owner Tom Overton told The Topeka Capital-Journal. “Everything is made to order.”
Hungry adults who can make a "pounder" disappear will get their picture taken and posted on a bulletin board inside the restaurant. Kids younger than 12 can take on the challenge with a half-pounder.



Chick-Fil-A

1801 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

The first Chick-Fil-A opened in the 1960s as a shopping-mall establishment and has grown to become the second largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States. Despite its growth, Chick-fil-A remains privately held and family owned and continues to be committed to quality boneless chicken sandwiches, an invention credited to Truett Cathy, founder and owner of the Chick-fil-A Restaurant. This location is inside West Ridge Mall. (Updated 4.14.10)



Chili's Grill & Bar

2021 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Chili's, which opened in Topeka in 1992, offers diners a wide variety of Americanized meal options with a Tex-Mex twist. Enjoy great food in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Chili's is a proud sponsor of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the fight against childhood cancer. (Updated 4.14.10)



Chipotle Mexican Grill

2040 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Opened in 2006, Chipotle offers awesome, street-vendor style burritos (the kind it takes two hands to hold). Chipotle is the perfect establishment for the socially and environmentally conscious consumer. The corporation is dedicated to serving hormone-free beef and chicken, free range pork, and organic beans as much as possible. (Updated 2/19/14)