$$ - Moderate

Pizagel's

2830 S.W. Fairlawn Road, Topeka

Customers can choose from a variety of crispy thin or traditional crust pizzas, with a variety of toppings ranging from traditional pepperoni and tomato sauce to more cutting edge finishes like fish, chicken and alfredo sauce.

Pizza is sold by the slice or by the pie, and is available to eat in or carry-out. The restaurant's popular bakery is open all day, so customers can purchase a bagel or espresso drink any time. Beer and wine are served at the bar, and delivery service will be added within a few months of the restaurant's opening.



Pizza Hut

1700 S.W. Wanamaker Ave., Topeka

Pizza Hut began when two brothers, along with their mom and $600, opened a pizza parlor in 1958 at a busy intersection in Wichita, Kan. Now, Pizza Hut has a global reach and can boast of being the world's largest pizza restaurant company.

Its menu is packed with pizza as well as other meal options, including pasta and chicken wings.

For delivery, call the centralized delivery number at (785) 267-2000. Or order online at www.pizzahut.com – just remember you must be able to physically present the card with which you placed the order. (Updated 3/20/09)



Pizza Hut

2007 S.E. 29th St., Topeka

Pizza Hut began when two brothers, along with their mom and $600, opened a pizza parlor in 1958 at a busy intersection in Wichita, Kan. Now, Pizza Hut has a global reach and can boast of being the world's largest pizza restaurant company.

Its menu is packed with pizza as well as other meal options, including pasta and chicken wings.



Pizza Hut

3406 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Pizza Hut began when two brothers, along with their mom and $600, opened a pizza parlor in 1958 at a busy intersection in Wichita, Kan. Now, Pizza Hut has a global reach and can boast of being the world's largest pizza restaurant company.

Its menu is packed with pizza as well as other meal options, including pasta and chicken wings.



Pizza Parlor

1919 NE Seward Ave., Topeka

An Oakland family-owned favorite since 1965, the Pizza Parlor features delicious pizza meals including the Big Bobby -- a 16 inch Super Supreme pizza that weighs 4.5 pounds before entering the oven!

Don't be fooled by the name "Pizza Parlor." Bill Domme serves just about anything. "If you can't find something on the menu to eat," he says, "you're not hungry." The menu includes hamburgers and ribs with homemade barbecue sauce. On Saturday, try a steak during the Steak Night Special. On Sunday, the Pizza Parlor serves breakfast 9 a.m. to noon and the regular menu noon to 7 p.m.

The kitchen closes at 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday.



Puffy’s Steak and Ice House

215 Main Street, Maple Hill

Opened in June 1987, Puffy's has been voted among the best steakhouses in the area. With customers from all over northeast Kansas including Topeka, Manhattan, Council Grove and Emporia, Puffy's is family-owned and can seat more than 300 people. You can find more than steaks on the menu at Puffy's. Puffy's also has pork chops, shrimp, chicken and chicken fried steak, burgers and fries. A second location opened in 2008 in Alma, 123 W. 3rd, serving lunches daily.



Quinton's Bar & Deli

4121 S.W. Huntoon, Topeka

The newest addition to Gage Center's collection of restaurants and bars, Quinton's specializes in gourmet sandwiches and bread bowl soups -- “In bowls you can actually eat,” founder Steve Gaudreau says. Don't overlook Quinton's famous reubens, which come in several versions, or try a fresh salad.

The cozy, laid-back atmosphere features a 3,000-pound beam recycled from a circa 1800 railroad station and tables made from recycled wood. So kick back and enjoy one of the 12 beers on tap at the full-service bar (open until 2 a.m.) or choose from dozens of bottles. Quinton's has the largest import beer selection in Topeka.



Red Lobster Restaurant

2011 S.W. Wanamaker Road, Topeka

Red Lobster offers fine seafood in a marina-like atmosphere without requiring a vacation to the coast. Enjoy your favorite seafood items like lobster tails, shrimp scampi, tilapia and others by themselves or as part of a meal of your creation. Worried about eating fish when you can't see the ocean? Order off of the fresh fish menu which allows you to try differently prepared fish that are all guaranteed fresh. (Updated 3/4/09)



Red Robin

6230 S.W. 6th, Topeka

Red Robin's gourmet burgers and bottomless fries may just quench your hunger for a cheap burger forever. Enjoy more than 20 styles of burgers, including mushroom-swiss burgers or the more exotic "Parmigiana Burger." Whatever your favorite flavor or sense of adventure, Red Robin has something to offer. For the vegetarian, Red Robin can put a garden burger patty on any of their signature burgers. (Just remember to ask them to hold the bacon, too.) (Updated 3/4/09)



Reed's Lakeside Bar & Grill

2920 S.E. Croco Rd., Topeka

Formerly McB's, Reed's Lakeside Bar & Grill offers a fun, friendly atmosphere with great service for the Lake Shawnee crowd. Stop by to watch the big game, enjoy one of the daily food and drink specials. Local boxers Derrick and Damon Reed, who also own Reed's Ringside Bar & Grill north of Topeka, bought McB's in August 2010. (Updated 8.28.10)