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Church's Chicken

201 S.E. 29th St., Topeka

Church's, which started in 1952 across from the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, features tasty fried chicken without the wait. Today there are more than 1,600 Church's outlets worldwide serving fried chicken, chicken sandwiches, fries and biscuits. (Updated 5.7.10)

Café Holliday

800 S.W. 12th, Topeka

For 14 years, family-owned and operated Café Holiday has offered its Mexican-American cuisine to a diverse clientele in a friendly, lively atmosphere that is a bit off the beaten path. Dinner is served on Fridays (5-8 p.m.) and breakfast on Saturdays (7:30 a.m. opening).

Herman's Beef and Sausage House

823 N.W. Gordon, Topeka

Herman's Meat Shop is not only a great place to buy the meat you need for the week but also a well-loved lunch spot for the North Topeka crowd. Lunch specials change daily but keep a consistent price that is easy on your wallet. Hours listed are for lunch only. The meat shop opens early and stays open later for your shopping needs. The store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

CiCi's Pizza

3501 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Cici's Pizza serves a constant buffet of pizza featuring favorites like cheese, sausage and pepperoni juxtaposed with specialities like Macaroni-and-Cheese pizza, Taco pizza and no-sauce cheese pizza. If pizza isn't your style, try the marinara or alfredo pasta and salad combinations on the buffet. For desert, enjoy a delicious brownie, cinnamon stick or dessert pizza. Don't see something you'd like on the line? No problem! Just ask and they'll have a few slices delivered to your table when the next pizza is available. (Updated 5.7.10)

Moose Lodge

1901 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka

The Moose Lodge is a North Topeka landmark offering full-service dining for members and guests on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The Moose, which supports veterans activities and the JROTC program at Topeka High, also holds separate pancake and taco feeds once a month that are open to the public (check the roadside sign for dates). (Updated 3.26.09)

Taco Tico

2102 N. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Taco Tico is a privately held franchise corporation based in Wichita, Kansas, with a unique network of independently franchised, quick-service restaurants known for high-quality Mexican food and first-rate service. (Updated 2/24/09)