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Dairy Queen

1725 S.E. 29th St., Topeka

Besides the usual Dairy Queen fare of ice cream, shakes, Blizzards and Arctic Slushes, this restaurant offers items that require some chewing, like hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches and chips. And there's a convenient drive-thru. (Updated 5.12.10)



Dairy Queen/Orange Julius

2026 N.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Dairy Queen is an American original, and this Dairy Queen in 2009 married with Orange Julius to expand its icy-cold offerings.

DQ faithful will find the usual array of treats. Plus, workers here will scoop ice cream into fresh-made waffle cones or waffle bowls. Orange Julius fans will find yummy smoothies and, of course, the Orange Julius (although there are plenty more fruity flavors to try).

Customers can use the drive through or hop out of their cars and walk up to the order window. This location is mostly about cold treats, but it also offers hot dogs. (Updated 5.12.10)



El Mezcal III

5301 S.W. 21st St., Topeka

El Mezcal is a regionally owned and operated restaurant, serving delicious Mexican food seven days a week. With traditionally prepared Mexican-style rice and beans, El Mezcal keeps its regular costumers satisfied and is sure to leave a lasting impression on any patron new to the establishment. On Tuesday and Thursday, enjoy a margarita, frozen or on the rocks, for just 99 cents each.



El Mezcal Restaurant No. 4

511 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

El Mezcal is a regionally owned and operated restaurant, serving delicious Mexican food seven days a week. With traditionally prepared Mexican-style rice and beans, El Mezcal keeps its regular costumers satisfied and is sure to leave a lasting impression on any patron new to the establishment. On Tuesday and Thursday, enjoy a margarita, frozen or on the rocks, for just 99 cents each. (Updated 5.19.10)



Fairway Café at Cypress Ridge Golf Course

2533 S.W. Urish Road, Topeka

The Fairway Café provides a welcome stopping point on the 18-hole city golf course. The café offers your basic snack bar fare: burgers, brats, hot dogs, cold sandwiches, chips and beer. Weather permitting, the golf course is almost always open, with the exception of Christmas and Thanksgiving. Business at the Fairway Café is dependent on weather and customers, too. A banquet room is available and seats 66 people. (Updated 5.20.10)



Field of Greens

909 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Locally owned Field of Greens, which calls itself a garden bistro, profits from a dream location. It is the closest eatery to the capitol complex in downtown Topeka. It opened in 2002, offering soups and 50 varieties of salad.

The buffet is stocked with everything you need to make a great salad, and the decor in this downtown storefront is fun. On nice days, find a seat outside and people watch.



Forbes Snack Bar at Forbes Golf Course

700 S.W. Capehart Rd., Topeka

After hitting a bucket of balls or finishing nine holes, the snack bar at Forbes Golf Course offers food to fill your belly. The fare isn’t fancy. Then again, sometimes a chili dog (a big seller) just hits the spot. The prices are cheep, too.
Grab a can of beer (or a six pack) before hitting the course with buddies. Or choose something more hydrating, like Gatorade.
Forbes also offers a party room for special events and tournaments. The course is open sunup to sundown, and the snack bar is open whenever the course is. (Updated 5.28.10)



G's Frozen Custard and Yogurt

1301 S.W. 6th St., Topeka

G's has been a hometown custard hot spot in Topeka since 1991, specializing in custard and yogurt products made fresh daily right in the shop. It has a loyal customer base. Hours are shorter in the winter, but are enhanced by a limited lunch menu featuring chili, soup and sandwiches. (Updated 5.24.10)



Gambino's Pizza

3613 N.W. 46th St., Topeka

Gambino's is a locally-started franchise that specializes in delicious pizza at a reasonable cost. Top your thin or original-crust pizza with any of about 20 toppings, or try a sandwich, pasta or chicken wings. Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere or call for delivery to a North Topeka address. (Updated 5.24.10)



Gambino's Pizza

844 Washington, Auburn

Gambino's is a locally-started franchise that specializes in delicious pizza at a reasonable cost. Bring the family and top your thin or original-crust pizza with any of the mix of about 20 toppings. The Auburn store closes from 2 to 4 p.m. on weekdays. (Updated 5.24.10)