Sac and Fox Casino

1322 US-75 highway, Powhattan

Sac and Fox Casino, located in Brown County, offers breakfasts, soups, salads, burgers in the Deli. Prices range from $2.50 for a hot dog to $6.25 for a double cheeseburger.

The Lodge offers breakfasts, lunch and dinner featuring foods from prime rib to seafood. The lunch buffet is $11.95. (Updated 3/4/09)

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)

Silver Lake Chinese Restaurant

207 Railroad Ave., Silver Lake

The long-time Silver Lake Chinese Restaurant keeps customers waiting all week long until it throws open its doors at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Within 10 minutes, all the tables are full, says owner Raymond Sun. “Very, very busy,” he said.

Soho Espresso

3129 SW Huntoon, Topeka

Located inside Soho Interiors in the historic Westboro Shopping Center, Soho Espresso features authentic affogato — a gelato and espresso concoction — as well as espresso drinks, delicious breads, cakes and cookies from a collection of family recipes all baked in the store from scratch. Soho Espresso opened on Nov. 2, 2011.

Soho Espresso is also open during special, late night events such as the monthly Art Walk and trunk shows.

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)


1235 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Since 2005, Starbucks has offered a friendly, relaxed place to escape from the stress of school or work and enjoy a dependably great cup of coffee. There is space to relax in a cushy chair or chat with a friend over a game of checkers.

Starbucks purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees and sells them along with fresh, rich-brewed, Italian style espresso beverages, a variety of pastries and confections, and coffee-related accessories and equipment.

This location has a drive through. (Updated 3/19/09)

Taco John's

1015 SW Wanamaker, Topeka

Taco John's creates fresh-made Mexican specialties like burritos, tacos, and quesadillas -- all topped with bold sauces, spices and salsas.

Besides their food, Taco John's prides itself on great service in a casual atmosphere. Customers are greeted with a smile, and if they know your name, you'll be greeted by name, as well.

Founded in 1968 in Cheyenne, Wyo., the fast-food chain has grown to more than 425 restaurants featuring the "West-Mex" style.

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)

Tacos El Mexicano

2002 S.E. California, Topeka

Founded 1998, family-owned Tacos El Mexicano has been offeing a full range of authentic Mexican meals -- breakfast, lunch and dinner -- with excellent service.

Tacos El Sol Mexican Restaurant

2124 S.E. 6th St., Topeka

Since 1998, Tacos El Sol has been providing good, authentic Mexican meals in its cozy, clean restaurant. Service is fast and friendly, and everything -- right down to the salsa -- is prepared at the restaurant. Its customers are loyal. Some have been coming back regularly since it opened. (Updated 3/24/09)