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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)