Great Burgers in Topeka Kansas
Great Places To Get a Burger in Topeka
In Kansas, we love good beef, and while most beef lovers tend to obsess on steak and prime rib, there is nothing like a nice big juicy burger sometimes.
They are usually affordable and a way to get a satisfying meal if you are yearning for meat.
In Topeka, we have several places that make a good burger. They range from inexpensive to over $10, but they all have good flavor and taste that brings people back day after day for more.
One of the restaurants I will note is a chain, I try to give the locally owned places some attention too,
Harold's Prize Package
First up, I will tell you about Harold's Prize Package. There is nothing about that name that makes a person think of a good hamburger, but if you mention that to a local, they are bound to start telling you about the Prize Package and the one of a kind burger they have been making for nearly 50 years.
At Harold's when they make a cheeseburger, they mix the meat and cheese together, so their double cheeseburger is a gooey tasty treat with cheese, beef, pickle and a dab of mustard.
Looks are deceiving at Harold's, They are located in a nondescript white building, and the only thing that might give you a clue is the sign that says Prize Package. Step in the front door, and you will find yourself in the ordering area. The person taking your order will write it on a brown paper bag, then hand it to the cook.
There are no seats at Harold's, just a small area where you place your order and wait for it to be cooked. They also serve many fried foods to go along with your burger, from the french fries to less common things like fried okra. My wife loves her cheeseburgers with okra and mushrooms. Nobody claimed anything served at the Prize Package was healthy, but it sure is good!
Great Hamburgers and Fried food goodies
Bobo's Drive Inn
Bobo's is another long time Topeka tradition, and they have been featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. The light fixture above the cash register features Guy Fieri's autograph.
Bobo's is famous for their cheeseburger, which has a thin patty that is grilled to where the edges are crispy. The most commonly ordered item at Bobo's is the double cheeseburger. To me the single burger is way too thin, so I would always recommend the double or triple.You can get french fries or onion rings to go with your sandwich as well.
They are also well known for their apple pie, It is good, but ask for a scoop of ice cream on it if you really want a treat. There is an older lady who does nothing but bake apple pie from early morning till closing time.
Bobo's uses fresh ground beef that is never frozen, and while the look of their burger may resemble something from Steak and Shake, the burger at Bobo's is better.
Annie's Place is my wife and youngest daughters favorite place to get a hamburger in a sit down restaurant.
Their favorite item is the Allouette Burger, which is made with Beef, and it is dressed with a sauce made from cream cheese and other spices. My favorite there is the Bacon and Bleu Cheeseburger, but it is a tough decision on what to order, as some days the Mushroom Teriyaki Burger sounds pretty good. They also have a Guacamole burger on the menu too, and for those traditionalists, they offer a regular hamburger or cheeseburger.
Another special item at Annie's are the Hot Air Fries. These are your standard french fry, but instead of being cooked in oil, they are cooked in a hot air process.
The Burger Stand
The Burger Stand is an upscale burger place and bar. Besides regular fries, Try the truffle or duck fat fries! They are awesome. The burgers here are a bit more expensive but they have a wide assortment of toppings and flavors. My favorite is the Black and Blue while my wife is fond of the Greek Burger. The restaurant also makes their own sauces and pickles. Try the Coca Cola Ketchup!