Magic Meals

6722 S.W. Urish, Auburn

Magic Meals, a family business offering a wide range of affordable meals, has been in operation since 2004. It features healthy, customized, fresh-cooked meals delivered from a central kitchen to clients in Topeka, Lawrence and surrounding communities. It specializes in senior meals, medically restricted diets, weight loss diets and short-term meal solutions. Deliveries can be made any time, according to the client's needs and wishes. (Updated 6.29.10)


5525 S.W. 21st St., Topeka

McDonald's promises filling meals at great prices with little-to-no wait for your order. Enjoy one of the several Extra Value Meal options during breakfast or dinner. Up-size your meal to a large or extra-large for less than a dollar more. Now, enjoy healthy alternatives to french fries in your Happy Meals and Value Meals. All locations serve breakfast from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This location has a lobby for dine-in and carryout open from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and a drive-thru open until midnight Friday and Saturday. This location also features a McDonald's PlayPlace facility. (Updated 7.26.10)

McFarland's Restaurant

4133 S.W. Gage Center Dr., Topeka

Established in 1932, McFarland's is the oldest continuously run restaurant in Topeka. It offers casual fine dining for its loyal customers, who can enjoy an atmosphere in which they can eat and carry on a conversation without a lot of background noise. There are two rooms that can be reserved for private parties -- one seating 30 people and the other seating 70.

Michelle's Lounge

605 S.W. Fairlawn, Topeka

Michelle's Lounge, inside the Holiday Inn Holidome at 6th and Fairlawn, features good dinners in a casual atmosphere. The lounge is primarily motel-driven, but the public is welcome. Food is served 5 to 10 p.m. seven days a week. On Fridays and Saturdays, the bar stays open until eleven. (Updated 7.26.10)

Mikey's Bar & Grill

205 E. U.S. 24 Highway, Rossville

Mikey’s serves as town restaurant, bar and information hub in Rossville – a place for local residents to gather as well as folks passing through on US-24.
The place serves up plenty of menu options at reasonable prices and even offers a kids menu. Among the dishes coming out of the kitchen are simple items like chicken strips, patty melts, Phillies and Mikey’s Cheeseburger along with hearty favorites like the chicken fried steak dinner and steak dinner. There’s also a variety of salads on the menu. Beer is a good buy at $2.50 a bottle.
The kitchen stays open until 9 p.m. weekdays and until 10 p.m. on weekends. Check out the karaoke on Friday nights. (Updated 7.26.10)

Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas

4301 SW 21st, Topeka

Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas has four locations that have been serving Topeka since the mid 1990s. Goodcents bread is baked fresh daily and its sandwiches are made fresh to order -- served both hot and cold. And unlike many sandwiches places in town, Goodcents serves pasta and offers home delivery. Look for a friendly crew that knows its customers well. (Updated 3/23/09)

New China Buffet Restaurant

201 S.W. 29th St., Topeka

New China Buffet opened in 1999, offering good food and service in a casual atmosphere. Its buffet has a variety of meal options, including salads, soup, chicken and traditional Chinese foods.

Oriental Express

5954 SW 29th Street, Topeka

From the same owners as Jade Garden, Oriental Express offers a second Asian restaurant featuring different Asian cuisines designed to suit any palette. Enjoy your favorite Chinese, Japanese and Korean dishes in this fast-food restaurant just off Wanamaker. Be surprised by the delicious tastes. This restaurant also features a sushi bar with well-trained sushi chefs.

Outback Steakhouse

5826 S.W. 21st Street, Topeka

Experience a taste of Australia at Outback Steakhouse. Enjoy the delicious Bloomin' Onion appetizer before moving on to your fish or steak meal. Everything -- from the salad dressings to baked potatoes to prime rib -- is made fresh in the kitchen every day. Afraid of the wait? Make a simple phone call on your way out the door and take advantage of call-ahead seating. (Updated 3/23/09)

Paisano's Ristorante

4043 S.W. 10th Street, Topeka

Paisano's offers southern Italian cuisine, which means its selections are built around homemade sauces often featuring seafood and are served in large portion sizes. The entrees are so good you must be careful that you don't fill up on the bottomless fresh salad, bread and made-from-scratch soups.

Paisano's also has an early bird special Monday through Friday. Entrees are half-price with the purchase of a drink for everyone who is seated by 11:30 a.m.

They make anything Bambino size on request, for the little ones.

Delivery is limited to larger orders, with a minimum $75 purchase. (Updated 3/20/09)