Taco Casa

1423 S.W. 6th, Topeka

Family-owned and operated Taco Casa has been in Topeka since 1963. The restaurant was one of the first fast-food restaurants in Topeka to offer Americanized Mexican meals. It caters to the business crowd during the day and families in the evening. (Updated 2/24/09)

Taco Casa

5656 S.W. 29th, Topeka

Taco Casa has operated in Barrington Village in southwest Topeka since 1984, offering Mexican dishes fast in a friendly, family atmosphere. (Updated 2/24/09)

Taco Villa

5300 S.W. 21st St., Topeka

Since 1973, Taco Villa has offered made-to-order Mexican foods in a casual, family atmosphere. The friendly staff recognizes many of its regulars not only by their faces and names, but also by their orders. (Updated 2/24/09)

Tad's Tropical Sno

4200 S.W. Huntoon St., Topeka

Tad's Tropical Sno is a summertime favorite that's been serving up refreshing treats in Topeka for more than 10 years.

The flavor possibilities are endless, with 130 combinations listed on the menu. Still feeling adventurous? The staff will mix up any concoction that you can dream up.

Owner Tad Gellender said the appeal of sno cones comes down to two factors: the quality and the value. Feed the entire family without breaking the bank with treats priced at $2-4.

The stand opens in March the day after local schools return from spring break and closes in October. Tad's operates from 3 - 10 p.m., then after school lets out for the summer, begins opening at noon.

Tailgators Sports Pub and Grub

2025 SW Urish Rd., Topeka

Tailgators Sports Pub and Grub isn't your typical bar. This smoke-free environment has a dozen 42-inch plasma TVs and a 100-by-50-inch projection TV in the main bar.

An enclosed patio is available for patrons who want to smoke, with four 32-inch plasma TVs and room for 35 to 40 customers.

There are drink and food specials every day and Tailgators has a full menu that includes smoked ribs, brisket, pork and chicken, as well as a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, hamburgers and barbecue. (Updated 2/23/09)

Texas Roadhouse

5901 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka

Texas Roadhouse has featured great service and great food in an atmosphere that is both lively and casual since its opening in 2004. Don't miss the hand-cut steaks, tender rib meat that falls off the bone, made-from-scratch sides and fresh-baked bread. While you wait, munch on peanuts and toss the shells on the floor. (Updated 2/23/09)

The 20's West

901 SW Fairlawn Road, Topeka

Featuring excellent service, great food and a friendly atmosphere, The 20's West replicates much of the original 20's (see separate listing) but with food -- mostly typical bar stuff. New to the menu is a 10-ounce KC Strip with salad, baked potato and roll for only $10. Check out the daily drink special and TVs, too. (Updated 7.22.09)

The Dugout

1545 Fairlawn Road, Topeka

Enjoy sports -- especially NASCAR Sundays -- on one of the Dugout's 11 TVs. The Dugout boasts of having the best cheeseburgers in town -- just $3 for a half-pound cheeseburger on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Daily drink and food specials.

The Juice Garden

5618 S.W. 29th, Topeka

Located in the Barrington Village shopping center, The Juice Garden features a variety fresh raw juices for different types of health conditions, With a focus on healthy living, The Juice Garden uses only fresh juices and 100 percent natural and/or organic produce.

The Juice Garden, which opened in March 2013, features a variety of fresh juices and smoothies, soups, salads and fresh raw fruit pies.

The Pantry, Holliday Inn Holidome

605 S.W. Fairlawn, Topeka

The Pantry is located inside the Holiday Inn Holidome near S.W. 6th and Fairlawn. It is open for sit-down breakast and lunch for both Holidome guests and the public. (Updated 2/23/09)