Mom & Pop Places

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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Bradley’s Corner Cafe

Bradley’s is a Midwestern-style diner with daily specials and waitresses that call everyone ‘hon’. They’ve got a local following, especially on weekends.

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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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Top Dog

Top Dog is all hot dogs, all the time. They have fun specials daily. And, if you’re low-carbing, you can get your dog made on a lettuce wrap.

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