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Brass Rail Tavern

401 N.E. Emmett, Topeka

The Brass Rail has been a fixture in the Oakland area since 1933. It's a friendly neighborhood bar where folks can meet with their buddies for good barbecue and the coldest beer in town. (Updated 2.23.09)



Café Holliday

800 S.W. 12th, Topeka

For 14 years, family-owned and operated Café Holiday has offered its Mexican-American cuisine to a diverse clientele in a friendly, lively atmosphere that is a bit off the beaten path. Dinner is served on Fridays (5-8 p.m.) and breakfast on Saturdays (7:30 a.m. opening).



Casa Authentic Mexican Food

3320 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Since 1969, diners with a healthy appetite have enjoyed Casa Autentic Mexican Restaurant. Casa's buffets, featuring enchiladas, tacos and nachos, keep Topeka's lunch and dinner crowds happy. If you prefer, order your favorite Mexican dish from the regular menu. Finish your buffet or meal with a serving of Casa's Fried Ice Cream!



Chez Yasu Restaurant

2701 S.W. 17th, Topeka

Chez Yasu has been offering classic French cuisine since 2002. Don't be intimidated by the foreign menu, however. Chef Yasushi Hatasawa promises he serves French cuisine with enough of an American twist to appeal to the midwestern palette. If you're familiar with French cuisine, Chez Yasu won't disappoint. If you're used to more traditional midwestern favorites, try something new! Let the wait staff know you're having a new dining experience and they'll make sure to suggest a meal that will leave you satisfied. (Updated 6.29.10)



Chic-A-Dee Cafe

3036 S.E. 6th, Topeka

Chick-A-Dee has been an East Topeka favorite since 1948, featuring casual dining and fresh, home-cooked meals. It is frequented by local folks who enjoy the regular crowd and good food. Because the owners expect an older crowd, they keep the menu and prices as stable as possible. Everything on the menu is made from scratch with an effort made to get fresh vegetables in a well-balanced meal no matter if it is breakfast, lunch or dinner.



China Pavilion

5348 S.W. 17th St., Topeka

China Pavillion has been offering full lunch and dinner buffets, including chicken, beef and pork, in a casual dining atmosphere since 1994.



Cook's American Grill

1936 S.W. Gage, Topeka

Cook's features excellent American food -- and especially tasty burgers -- served at the counter. The standard meal is a cheeseburger with onion rings or fries. The onion rings are a customer favorite, featuring light breading while maintaining the true onion flavor.



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)



Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

1421 S.W. Ashworth Place, Topeka

Cracker Barrel, which bills itself as "Half Restaurant. Half Store. All Country," was founded in Lebanon, Tenn., in the late 1960s to better meet the needs of country travelers. The founder felt that fast food was decreasing the quality and prevalence of roadside diners and sought to start a business to alleviate this problem. From its birth, Cracker Barrel has maintained this dedication to American South style breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites.