$$ - Moderate

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.



Chipotle Mexican Grill

2040 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Opened in 2006, Chipotle offers awesome, street-vendor style burritos (the kind it takes two hands to hold). Chipotle is the perfect establishment for the socially and environmentally conscious consumer. The corporation is dedicated to serving hormone-free beef and chicken, free range pork, and organic beans as much as possible. (Updated 2/19/14)



Chuck E. Cheese

2215 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Chuck E. Cheese offers a magical place for families to play games, eat food and celebrate special occasions. The food menu includes pizza, sandwiches, appetizers and salad bar, while the entertainment options include games, rides and a show featuring Chuck E. Cheese and friends. The establishment requires that anyone under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Updated 5.7.10)



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.



Cryster's Asian Diner

4731 N.W. Hunter's Ridge Circle, Topeka

Opened in April 2008 in the Hunter's Ridge area in Northwest Topeka, Cryster's offers authentic Chinese, Japanese and Korean foods served in a clean, modern, casual atmosphere. And the service is great.



Denny's

1500 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Enjoy Denny's delicious breakfast and dinner menu in a casual diner atmosphere all day. Check out favorites from the breakfast menu like the Meat Lover's Breakfast or the Original Grand Slam. Or try something from the lunch and dinner menu for a heartier meal. \



Denny's

3210 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Enjoy Denny's delicious breakfast and dinner menu in a casual diner atmosphere all day. Check out favorites from the breakfast menu like the Meat Lover's Breakfast or the Original Grand Slam, or try something off the lunch and dinner menu for a heartier meal. (Updated 5.12.10)



Dickey's Barbecue Pit

609 N.W. Highway 24, Topeka

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is part of a franchise founded in Dallas in 1941. The franchise is known for its “Lip Smackin’, Finger Lickin’, Rib Ticklin’, Knee Slapping’, Foot Stompin’, Great Tastin’” barbecue, paired with speedy service and inexpensive prices.

Specialties include Dickey’s signature beef brisket, which is slow smoked using an overnight cooking process, as well as southern pulled pork, fall off the bone pork ribs and Virginia-style ham. There is an extensive menu of homemade side items, including waffle iron fries, jalapeno beans, fried okra and mac & cheese, as well as a variety of catering options.



Domino's Pizza

2940 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Domino's delivers hot pizza later than any other restaurant in Topeka. Try a tasty sandwich or side item, too.