East Topeka

The Prize Package

The Prize Package is kind of notorious for their burgers and fried foods. Seriously, are you craving something fried? Because chances are good the Prize Package fries it. Corn nuggets, okra, cauliflower, green beans, cheese curds, etc, etc. They’re located a few blocks east of SGI on 6th Street.

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Casserolle

Casserolle is a family-run restaurant and snack shop. They’re just a few blocks east of the SGI office on 6th street and a convenient place to grab an authentic and inexpensive lunch or snack.

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Lonnie Q’s BBQ

Lonnie Q’s has a kind of a cult following in Topeka. They only make so much a day so there is always a chance that they might run out of food if you show up towards the end of business hours. Go early and go hungry!

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Chic A Dee Cafe

Those of us of a certain age will automatically recognize the Chic A Dee building as an old Pizza Hut. (Am I dating myself here?) They’re kind of the epitome of a no-frills Midwestern Mom and Pop place. What they lack in decor and pretense, they make up for with solidly good burgers and grilled sandwiches.

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