2830 S.W. Fairlawn Road, Topeka

Customers can choose from a variety of crispy thin or traditional crust pizzas, with a variety of toppings ranging from traditional pepperoni and tomato sauce to more cutting edge finishes like fish, chicken and alfredo sauce.

Pizza is sold by the slice or by the pie, and is available to eat in or carry-out. The restaurant's popular bakery is open all day, so customers can purchase a bagel or espresso drink any time. Beer and wine are served at the bar, and delivery service will be added within a few months of the restaurant's opening.

Puffy’s Steak and Ice House

215 Main Street, Maple Hill

Opened in June 1987, Puffy's has been voted among the best steakhouses in the area. With customers from all over northeast Kansas including Topeka, Manhattan, Council Grove and Emporia, Puffy's is family-owned and can seat more than 300 people. You can find more than steaks on the menu at Puffy's. Puffy's also has pork chops, shrimp, chicken and chicken fried steak, burgers and fries. A second location opened in 2008 in Alma, 123 W. 3rd, serving lunches daily.

Red Robin

6230 S.W. 6th, Topeka

Red Robin's gourmet burgers and bottomless fries may just quench your hunger for a cheap burger forever. Enjoy more than 20 styles of burgers, including mushroom-swiss burgers or the more exotic "Parmigiana Burger." Whatever your favorite flavor or sense of adventure, Red Robin has something to offer. For the vegetarian, Red Robin can put a garden burger patty on any of their signature burgers. (Just remember to ask them to hold the bacon, too.) (Updated 3/4/09)

Saigon Restaurant

3200 S.W. 29th St., Topeka

Saigon Restaurant, where a Vietnamese chef cooks up fine dishes from Southeast Asia in a casual dining atmosphere, opened in 2007.

Sakura Restaurant

5632 S.W. 29th St., Topeka

Sakura offers a hibachi grill and a sushi bar for fine Japanese dining. Watch as the chefs prepare your food in front of you or enjoy a more private dinner in the sushi lounge. The sushi lounge also includes a room for Japanese-style dining including cushions instead of chairs and a table at chest level, providing a glimpse into Japanese custom only available at Sakura.

Sheridan's Frozen Custard

5937 S.W. 29th St., Topeka

Try Sheridan's Frozen Custard is creamier than ice cream. Enjoy monthly dessert specials on the patio or celebrate your next event with a custom-made pie. Sheridan's also offers free mini-cones, perfect for a toddler or even a furry companion out for a summer drive! All frozen custard at Sheridan's is made fresh in the morning and hand-scooped for your made-to-order treat. Sheridan's offers hot dogs and chilli dogs for an appetite craving more than just dessert. (Updated 2/28/09)

Sommerset Hall Café

5701 SW Douglas Rd., Dover

Don’t bother calling to reserve a table – the only thing the Sommerset Hall Café takes reservations for are slices of pie. In November 2008, 88-year-old Norma Grubb’s coconut cream pie claimed the top spot in the “Good Morning America Weekend’s Best Slice Challenge.” While Grubb has passed away, the tradition continues with pies by baker Berneta Shults. Of course there’s more than pie to draw customers to this restaurant in downtown Dover, which sits southwest of Topeka in Shawnee County. The restaurant itself makes its home in a building constructed in 1885, which previously was used as a feed store and later as a grocery and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sommerset Hall Café fills bellies with its daily lunch buffet and its Friday night buffet, in which specials rotate, including catfish and fried chicken. Or, order off the menu, which includes hamburgers and salads. (Updated 04/02/15)

Sonic Drive In

5922 SW 21st, Topeka

This national chain serves fast food hot and fresh, including burgers, corndogs and chicken sandwiches. It also offers an array of icy treats, which can be brought to your stall by a carhop, picked up at the drive-through window or served at one of Sonic's picnic tables. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all-day long. This location features a volleyball court, playground and patio.

Speck's Bar and Grill

2105 SW Mission Ave., Topeka
In 1957, Franklin "Speck" Benge opened the Seabrook Tavern, but regulars also knew it as Speck's since it was quite literally Speck's place. The Seabrook is now downtown and Speck's daughter, Debbie Maichel, opened Speck's in the original Seabrook location in her dad's name in August 2009.

Speck's picture is on the sign outside and on the wall inside. Plus, Speck's sells the three-pound “Original Speck Burger.” Beyond the burger named for her dad, the menu is full of food named after other family members.

Subway Sandwiches

5329 S.W. 21st St, Topeka

Subway serves delicious hot and cold sandwiches, accompanied by chips, a dessert, salad or soup. Select from their menu of specialty sandwiches or create your own with any vegetables, sauces and meats available. (Updated 2/25/09)