North Star Steakhouse

Open Tuesday at 5:00PM
1100 N.W. 25th

Topeka, KS 66618
(785) 354-8880
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Come meet your friends at the North Star Steakhouse. A Topeka tradition for several decades, this locally owned North Topeka restaurant has some of the best steaks in the state -- and you're sure to get your money's worth. Private parties can be reserved for up to 120 people.

Average: 3.7 (128 votes)


Cuisine: American, Dinner, Steakhouse

Price Range: $$ - Moderate

Payment: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Master Card, Visa

Reservations: Reservations Accepted

Features: Bar, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible


16 oz. choice cut Ribeye Dinner with side and salad ($19.95), 10 oz. choice cut Sirloin Dinner with side and salad ($13.99), 2 lb. choice cut Sirloin for Two with sides and salads ($30.95)


Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM



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Reservations Accepted

→ Comment by Chunky Monkey

08/12/2015 10:38 am

My son and I tried to go there three or four months ago. the first thing the waitress want to know was if we had a reservation, we did not and that seemed to bother her. she told use to sit in the bar and wait...every table had dirty dishes on them...every single one. we waited about 15 min then I asked for a menu and again she seemed irritated, but did get me some kind of bar menu. she did not even attempt to remove any dirty dishes and instead began rolling forks and knifes in napkins as few booths away. I asked my son if he just had to eat there and he said no. I said by to the waitress on the way out and she just looked at this place may be a family tradition but I guess I am not part of the family......oh well.

Bonus Protein with a side of indifference

→ Comment by gofish

08/11/2015 8:40 pm

Waiting more than 30 minutes to even see a waitress - finding a bug in our butter and having an entire bowl of ranch dumped on a plate of chicken strips only to have the manager say it wasn't his problem.

Not only will I never eat here again - I'd recommend the health department stop by and if you dine there - bring a flashlight so you can make sure you don't get any unexpected protein.

Manager takes zero responsibility - blames the owners for the understaffing, the waitress for the experience and the flies that "sometimes come in the backdoor" for the added protein.

Never again.....


→ Comment by sistoseven

05/23/2013 8:51 pm

four of us ate here tonight, had a very good meal. One had the birthday special so two were on one ticket and one had their own ticket. we paid and got up and left, as we were walking out the door, the gentleman that had seated us came out and asked us if everything was okay and when we said yes just fine, then he said then why didn't you leave a tip? On one of the tickets there was a tip but the other person didn't leave a tip. Did he have the right to get on to us about leaving a tip? I didn't think it was mandatory to leave a tip. zi know they rely on their tips but for another employee to come after us for someone not leaving a tip????

Great steaks and service

→ Comment by rrh

09/05/2012 9:23 am

Went there last night for a free steak on my birthday. The service and steaks were great. We love the booths and the atmosphere at the North Star and always go there on our birthdays.

Love it or leave it

→ Comment by TopShelf

08/20/2012 5:10 pm

The North Star is a Topeka tradition. I've been going there to eat since I was a young kid, as my dad did with his dad years ago. The steaks haven't changed, nor has the tradition of excellent service. I'm highly inclined to believe that at least one if not both of the complaining posters in this thread are competing business owners/managers. I have never once been mistreated there nor ever heard of such a thing.

Yep, the steaks are tough and gristly. Just how I like them. The fat adds flavor as the meat cooks. If you want a fancy trimmed up girly steak, take your butt to The Rowhouse and leave the good old boy steakhouse to the good old boys.

Complaining about the limited menu is hilarious to me. It's tripled in size since I started going there. When I was a kid I believe there were 3 steak choices, and you were getting fries and gravy, or hash browns and gravy.

You snobs wouldn't know a good steak if I smacked you in your turned-up nose with one. North Star forever :)

Well Dawn

→ Comment by Kansasboy

06/18/2012 4:46 pm

I am wondering, why the heck did you not just tell the waitress you were not done with your fries? I am betting she would have let you finish. I am guessing you just sat there and felt the need to vent about on this silly site.

That is all I took from your post.

The rest of just sort of sounded insane.....

It's good, BUT....

→ Comment by DawnMichelle

06/17/2012 10:17 pm

My family went to North Star for the first time last night. After reading all the great reviews, I had to know. Let's start with my first impression - from the outside the building is not impressive. The inside has a bar feel and its stinky. I ordered K.C. strip with a baked potatoe. My husband ordered a ribeye with fries and gravy. My son ordered a sirloin with a baked potatoe. My daughter ordered shrimp with fries and gravy. The salads were very good. The steaks were very tasty, but they are obviously griddle cooked. Most people don't think of griddle cooked steaks when they think of quality steakhouse steaks. The potatoes were awesome and big! The fries were good, but they tasted like they were cooked in old grease. I personally hate the gravy (it tastes burnt and oily)! My daughter's shrimp was very good and she got a generous portion. I personally want bread served with my steak dinner, but there is no bread at North Star. Another downfall of the restaurant is a weak menu with few sides. Our ticket totaled over $90 for my husband and I and two kids. I could have eaten at most steakhouses in town for less.

My biggest complaint about the restaurant was the service. The waitress on several occasions ran by our table and grabbed dishes my family was not finished with. I noticed other waitresses doing the same. For example,we had a huge plate of homeade fries in the center of the table and the waitress grabbed them off our table without asking if we were finished or if we wanted a to go box.

As a whole, I was not impressed, but it was worth going once.

Great time

→ Comment by notme63

04/19/2012 10:29 am

Last night we decided to go for my friends birthday. They still give a free meal if it is your birthday. We were seated as soon as we entered the door. We both had the fried catfish dinners. She had the baked potato and I had the french fries. The baked potato was very big and loaded. The plate of fries was way more than I could eat. They would have been enough for a family of 4. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. She filled our glasses when empty and asked if there was anything else we needed. The salads were pretty basic. The catfish had a crisp coating of batter on the outside and was moist and tender on the inside. We enjoyed our meal and will return again.


→ Comment by whlsmith

11/14/2011 10:20 am

I should have taken a hint in that we were asked to wait only about 5 minutes on a friday night at 7pm we ordered drinks and sat at a table in the bar with menus. Only 2 other people were in the bar, an older gentleman and a very well dressed and well intoxicated man, yelling the worst language I have heard in public in quite some time, even with kids walking by from the restroom, nothing was said to quiet him down, just as I was about to comment, the waiter came to seat us. After our food came, the toughest KC strip I've had, and a blood dripping "medium well" sirloin, my wife ordered, the waittress seemed a little put out that we wanted rolls with our food. That would probably explain the long black hair, she tucked into the napkin with them. Also a little curious how 2 full bowls of lettuce can have no green leaves, only all the white stuff fom the bottom of the head. The side dishes were very good, the cucumber slice in the salad was the highlight of our $50 meal. Pass on this one!!!

'Nough Said...

→ Comment by KimmyLou67

02/20/2011 6:54 pm

Best damn steak in Topeka...period!


→ Comment by NowYouKnowMe

04/23/2009 3:07 pm


The wait staff is wonderful and the ribeye is the best in town! Also, nice to have the Blind Tiger microbrews on tap.


→ Comment by gkirk12

02/20/2009 12:33 pm


Staff is very attentive and place is small. Go here on your birthday and the steak is FREE! How can you beat that? Best steak in town!

Solid choice

→ Comment by born1980

05/08/2008 3:50 pm


Their steaks are good and of course they have excellent gravy. However, the Plantation steaks, especially the KC Strip, are a cut above and their atmosphere is a little better than North Star.

Topeka classic

→ Comment by delo1

04/24/2008 2:43 pm


Famous for its big juicy steaks, homemade fries and hashbrowns with gravy served in a roadhouse atmosphere, the North Star stands alone as the best steakhouse in Topeka. It's a little off the beaten path, but once there you will know why this place doesn't need to advertise. Worried about your cholesterol. Even my internist eats there once a month.