Reservations Accepted

Casa Ramos Mexican Restaurant

837 S.W. Fairlawn Road, Topeka

Casa Ramos is a family-owned restaurant featuring a cozy "rise-and-shine" decor, in the words of one employee. Descended from a Casa Ramos chain in California and first opened in Kansas in Emporia, the Topeka store serves authentic Mexican cuisine in a warm, relaxed and festive atmosphere. "If you want a taste of heaven, come to Casa Ramos," manager Alvaro Ramos says.

The family-oriented restaurant serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, while offering daily lunch and dinner specials. On Sundays, kids eat for 50 percent off. There are 99-cent margaritas Monday through Thursday and 99-cent Budweiser and Bud Light draws every day. Don't forget to look for the rubber chicken! (Updated 5.7.10)



Celtic Fox

118 S.W. 8th, Topeka

Since 2003, the Celtic Fox has been offering Irish cuisine in a casual, "Cheers"-like atmosphere. Try Irish favorites like potato soup, fish and chips or shepherd's pie. Watch the calendar for live entertainment and don't forget to ask the bartender about their drink specials. (Updated 1/06/14)



Chez Yasu Restaurant

2701 S.W. 17th, Topeka

Chez Yasu has been offering classic French cuisine since 2002. Don't be intimidated by the foreign menu, however. Chef Yasushi Hatasawa promises he serves French cuisine with enough of an American twist to appeal to the midwestern palette. If you're familiar with French cuisine, Chez Yasu won't disappoint. If you're used to more traditional midwestern favorites, try something new! Let the wait staff know you're having a new dining experience and they'll make sure to suggest a meal that will leave you satisfied. (Updated 6.29.10)



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.



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)



CiCi's Pizza

2130 SW Wanamaker, 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)



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)



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)



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.



El Dorado Mexican Grille & Cantina

3627 S.E. 29th St. #101, Topeka

El Dorado offers an extensive selection of homemade Mexican favorites, including tamales, burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas. All of the dishes are made from scratch, and the house margarita can go head to head with the best in town.

Owners Elias Gallardo and Miguel Escamilla remodeled the restaurant's space extensively before opening in July 2010. The dining room has a warm and cozy atmosphere, and the spacious booths are perfect for dining with friends and family.