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Townsite Café

120 S.E. 6th St., Topeka

Owner Doug Petrie has been in the restaurant business for more than 30 years. He owns and operates the wildly successful Millennium Café at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library as well as Peach Tree Catering.

His latest venture, Townsite Café, which opened in April 2012, is a spiffy breakfast and lunch spot inside Townsite Plaza at S.W. 6th and Kansas.

Once you find your way to Townsite Café you won't have any problem finding your way back. With daily specials that will make your mouth water to a variety of fresh and delicious salads to sandwiches and wraps to a vegetarian menu to soups and chili, Petrie is proving that getting a quick bite to eat can be a deliciously tasty experience at a reasonable price.



University Chinese Buffet

2222 SW Washburn, Topeka

Owner Caleb Lee already has two popular Chinese restaurants in Topeka, China Express and A Taste of Asia, but now he has expanded to central Topeka with University Chinese Buffet. Opened in May 2014, the buffet offers a variety of items with no MSG-additives. They deliver up to 5 miles away, so college students will be in luck!



Wendy's

1251 S.W. Gage, Topeka

For the hungry customer who is in a hurry, Wendy's offers casual dining inside and a drive-through lane outside. The Wendy's chain started when Dave Thomas opened the first restaurant in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. The restaurant now offers all the fast-food staples with a variety of sides, including fries, mandarin oranges, baked potatoes and chili. For dessert, try a vanilla or chocolate Frosty. The drive-through is open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. (Updated 2/20/09)



Wendy's

2025 N.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

For the hungry customer who is in a hurry, Wendy's offers casual dining inside and a drive-through lane outside. The Wendy's chain started when Dave Thomas opened the first restaurant in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. The restaurant now offers all the fast-food staples with a variety of sides, including fries, mandarin oranges, baked potatoes and chili. For dessert, try a vanilla or chocolate Frosty. The drive-through is open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. (Updated 2/20/09)



Wendy's

1820 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

For the hungry customer who is in a hurry, Wendy's offers casual dining inside and a drive-through lane outside. The Wendy's chain started when Dave Thomas opened the first restaurant in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. The restaurant now offers all the fast-food staples with a variety of sides, including fries, mandarin oranges, baked potatoes and chili. For dessert, try a vanilla or chocolate Frosty. The drive-through is open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 12:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. (Updated 2/20/09)



Wendy's

728 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

For the hungry customer who is in a hurry, Wendy's offers casual dining inside and a drive-through lane outside. The Wendy's chain started when Dave Thomas opened the first restaurant in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. The restaurant now offers all the fast-food staples with a variety of sides, including fries, mandarin oranges, baked potatoes and chili. For dessert, try a vanilla or chocolate Frosty. The drive-through is open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. (Updated 2/20/09)



Wendy's

3250 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

For the hungry customer who is in a hurry, Wendy's offers casual dining inside and a drive-through lane outside. The Wendy's chain started when Dave Thomas opened the first restaurant in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. It offers all the fast-food staples with a variety of sides, including fries, mandarin oranges, baked potatoes and chili. For dessert, try a vanilla or chocolate Frosty. The drive-through is open until 11 p.m. (Updated 2/20/09)



Whiplash

2107 S.E. California Ave., Topeka

Whiplash is a bar with much more than the regular bar food. It claims to have the best cheeseburger in town, but what really sticks out is the homemade roast beef sandwich. With roast beef piled high on two slices of Texas toast, a huge pile of mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, it's the special each Wednesday. Whiplash also offers an 8-once ribeye steak on Friday nights for $10. (Updated 2/26/09)



Wild B's

1630 S.W. Arvonia Place , Topeka

Branching off from Bobo's Drive-In, Wild B's is the brainchild of Bobo's owner Richard Marsh. He has partnered with Leroy’s, a barbecue restaurant established in Pomona and Lyndon. Wild B's offers Bobo's burgers and apple pie, but also features Leroy's food.



World Cup Espresso Cafe

1501 S.W. 21st St., Topeka

World Cup, founded in 2001, offers customers a good place to talk, study and drink great coffee.

Located near the Washburn University campus, World Cup serves a variety of coffee drinks as well as baked goods and sandwiches in an eclectic environment. (Updated: 1/06/14)