10 Of The Best Places To Eat In Topeka, Kansas

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Kansas is an amazing American state that’s well-known for being ‘The Sunflower State’ or 'The Wheat State’. With so many nicknames being attached to it, it must mean that tourists love Kansas. However, in this article, we’ll be zooming into Kansas’ capital city, Topeka! Topeka seems to be a tourist mecca and has many attractions worth visiting, such as the family-friendly Topeka Zoo and Kansas Museum of History!

Along with its great tourist attractions, there are plenty of brilliant eateries littered around the city. So if you’re ever in Topeka and get hungry, check out the best places to eat while you’re taking a break in the city!

1. The Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant

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This is a casual restaurant that offers steak, pasta, seafood, barbeque, burgers and best of all, for the adults, award winning hand crafted beer. This place has a friendly atmosphere, so it is fine to bring kids. They even have a kids menu. A fun place to kick back and relax while in Topeka.

The Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant

Address: 417 SW 37th St. (37th and Kansas), Topeka, KS 66611

Website: The Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant

2. Lonnie Q's BBQ

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This is an American barbecue restaurant that also has gluten free menu options. Here you will find such things as ribs, turkey and cheese potatoes. Lots of people like the brisket sandwich here. The best thing about this place is the owner, Lonnie, who creates the yummy sandwiches and always makes patrons feel right at home.

Lonnie Q's BBQ

Address: 3150 SE 21st Street, Topeka, KS 66607

Website: Lonnie Q’s BBQ

3. Rowhouse Restaurant

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Another American restaurant that offers gluten free menu options. You will find this fresh, local restaurant in downtown Topeka. Some of the things people like eating here with family include a salad, seared salmon and mahi mahi, beef steak, soup, butternut squash and bread pudding. It is really cute from the outside and fun inside.

Rowhouse Restaurant

Address: 515 SW Van Buren Street, Topeka, Kansas 66603

Website: Rowhouse Restaurant

4. Monsoon Indian Grill

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This is an Indian restaurant that has a lunch buffet from 11am-2:30pm Central time Monday-Saturday. The staff here is great and helps you have a great experience. Lots of people like the naan here and a lot of the delicious Indian dishes like lamb vindaloo. This place is also vegan-friendly. To sum up, this is a tasty Indian restaurant with lovely décor that is not to be missed.

Monsoon Indian Grill

Address: 2040 SW Wanamaker, Suite 104, 66604-3872 Topeka, Kansas

Website: Monsoon Indian Grill

5. The Pad Restaurant

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This is an American fast food restaurant. They are popular for their burgers, and lots of people love to eat here. This is a family owned restaurant that has been around for many years and the locals and tourists alike love to dine here with the friendly service and multicultural options. What I mean by that is that they have both chicken noodles and enchilada soup!

The Pad Restaurant

Address: 1730 NW Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS

Facebook: The Pad Restaurant

6. Tuptin Thai

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This is an authentic Thai restaurant. There are also vegan options here. The décor is very nice and the staff is great. People love the crab fried rice and pad Thai and cashew duck dishes. This restaurant is a favorite of vegetarians. Last, but not least, Tuptin Thai was named 2016 Best of Topeka by the Topeka Capital-Journal. Be sure to stop by and see what all the hype is about.

Tuptin Thai

Address: 220 SW 29th St, 66611-2216 Topeka, Kansas

Website: Tuptin Thai

7. The Wheel Barrel

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This is a bar and grill, pub and sandwich shop in Topeka. This place is quite popular for its gourmet grilled cheese sandwich. Also here you will find house made soup as well as a full bar featuring craft beer and a beer garden. What is exciting for adults is the Sunday brunch, which includes a build your own Bloody Mary bar.

The Wheel Barrel

Address: 925 N Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66608

Website: The Wheel Barrel

8. The Burger Stand at College Hill

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This is an American bar and burger place that has some mouthwatering burgers like the Kobe beef burger. There are also many types of fries that include cajun fries, sweet potato fries, bacon cheese fries, duck fat fries and truffle fries. They also serve chicken sandwiches, corn dogs and pizza here. Finally, they offer veggie burgers, so everyone can enjoy this place, which they do.

The Burger Stand at College Hill

Address: 1601 SW Lane St, 66604 Topeka, Kansas

Website: The Burger Stand at College Hill

9. Blue Moose

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This is a really nice American bar where locals meet up with friends or family for a good time. Not only is it a place locals love, but out of town visitors end up coming back here when they are in town. This is a family friendly place with a great staff and décor to boot. Here you will find a six cheese macaroni and cheese dish (mac and cheese) as well as other things like fish and chips. Also popular is the Miso Salmon and the Sunday brunch.

Blue Moose

Address: 3030 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka, KS 66614

Website: Blue Moose

10. Chez Yasu French Restaurant

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This is a French and European restaurant where you will find delicious authentic French lunches and dinners in a beautiful setting. Each and every dish is prepared fresh daily here. There are such dishes here as escargot (a cooked land snail), lamb chops and squash soup that people love. The restaurant is family owned and operated. That is why the service is so wonderful and people rave about it.

Chez Yasu French Restaurant

Address: 2701 SW 17th, Topeka, KS 66604

Website: Chez Yasu French Restaurant

Eating in Topeka, Kansas

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Topeka, Kansas is the capital city of Kansas and hosts many diverse cultures. This is why there are so many delicious dining places to choose from. Be sure to try some or all of the places I have suggested!

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Tabassum Rahmani is a technical writer, who was born and raised in the USA to Indian parents. She loves to write and has been doing so for over a decade now. She enjoys travelling, especially with...Read more

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