Chow Time Buffet

1700 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Coming in to replace the former Royal Buffet and Mr. Stirfry, Chow Time Buffet opened at the beginning of 2015. The decor includes a large golden Buddha and dolls dressed in Japanese kimonos at the cashier’s counter. The tables include an inlay that looks like a scroll featuring Chinese calligraphy in the center, and most tables have cut-metal lamps hanging over them. Manager Terry Lin said there are around 250 items on the menu.

Chuck E. Cheese

2215 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Chuck E. Cheese offers a magical place for families to play games, eat food and celebrate special occasions. The food menu includes pizza, sandwiches, appetizers and salad bar, while the entertainment options include games, rides and a show featuring Chuck E. Cheese and friends. The establishment requires that anyone under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Updated 5.7.10)

CiCi's Pizza

2130 SW Wanamaker, Topeka

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)

Cold Stone Creamery

1227 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Cold Stone Creamery, which opened in 2006, is described as the ultimate ice cream experience. It makes its own ice creams on site, mixed on a frozen granite stone. It also makes its own waffle bowls and cones, as well as cakes with ice cream and real cake. (Updated 5.12.10)

Cookies by Gayla

1801 S.W. Wanamaker Rd, Ste C11, Topeka

Locally owned bakery, specializing in handmade, from scratch Frosted Sugar Cookies. We also offer Brownies, fudge and assorted cookies in dozens of flavor options. We will personalize a Cookie Cake in a variety of sizes for your celebrations. Beverages include fountain drinks, Iced Coffee, Cappuccinos, Lattes, Mocha and other specialty drinks. Special orders are welcome and we will customize treats to match any occasion.

Coyote Canyon

1251 S.W. Ashworth Place, Topeka

Coyote Canyon is a favorite stop among Topeka buffet-goers because steak is always on the buffet. But the place is also popular for nightly specials.

Monday features an Italian kitchen themed buffet. Tuesday is Family Night. On Wednesday, enjoy a Mexican Fiesta. On Thursday, try the Asian favorites at the Orient Express. Friday features a seafood feast buffet.

Saturday is barbecue night, and the Sunday "Family Dinner Table" menu caters to the family feast people have come to expect for a Midwestern Sunday meal. Don't miss the breakfast buffet from 8-11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A banquet room is available for reservation, except on weekends. (Updated 5.12.10)


1500 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

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 from the lunch and dinner menu for a heartier meal. \

Domino's Pizza

2940 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Domino's delivers hot pizza later than any other restaurant in Topeka. Try a tasty sandwich or side item, too.

El Maguey

1630 SW Arvonia Street, Topeka

El Maguey is the first Topeka franchise of a regional restaurant chain with several locations in the Kansas City area and Missouri. Owners Juan Jasso and Martin Leon, who also owns Las Fuentes on Topeka Boulevard, said the restaurant specializes in a wide variety of familiar Mexican dishes with traditional flavors and ingredients.

Express Japan

1801 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Located between Subway and Chick-Fil-A in the food court inside West Ridge Mall, Express Japan opened early in 2010 and features, as you'd expect, Japanese cuisine. If you love teriyaki you're in the right place as Express Japan offers chicken, beef, shrimp, chicken & shrimp, chicken & beef and tofu varieties. For vegetarians, they offer several options including vegetarian soba as well as tofu teriyaki. (Updated 5.24.10)