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“Old school steaks” 4 of 5 stars
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North Star Steak House
1100 Northwest 25th Street, Topeka, KS
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Ranked #136 of 308 Restaurants in Topeka
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
phoenix
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Old school steaks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

Simply prepared steaks that were well cooked and seasoned. Ambiance very old school. The starter salad is not good, iceberg and stock storebought dressings. The fries with gravy are awesome. Service was polite and efficient. The place looked like it could use a good scrubbing though. Booths and defunct jukebox wall units were quite dirty. End of the day though, the steak was delicious. Our family enjoyed it.

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  • English first
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English first
Topeka, Kansas
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“My favorite steak house in Topeka”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This is my number one local choice for a steak. We eat here several times a year and ALWAYS bring our guests here that ask for a local steak house. Our favorite cut is the sirloin steak for two and there have been 3 of us dine on it on a couple of occasions. The waitress cut the salad 3 ways, endless warm bread, and an extra order of potatoes (we like the hash browns AND the french fries with the gravy) creates a very value priced dinner out on the town.

The beer selection is top notch because the parent owner is Blind Tiger and their award winning micro brews are available, along with full bar service.

I give it an excellent rating because of all the times we've been here, especially with guests, we've never had to apologize for an 'off night' for the service or the steak.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lawrence, Kansas
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60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“one of the best steaks I have had in a restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

delicious steaks,,,along with the great service and sides,,,this is a special occaision place,,,we love this place!!!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“Go for the Steaks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

North Star steakhouse is in North Topeka. It appears to have been a prohibition era roadhouse-and retains the atmosphere. Don't let the setting scare you away, lots of KS State legislative deals have gotten done here (Topeka is KS capital). Simple one page menu. Stick with the steaks and you won't be disapointed. Fries with gravy are the local favorite. Wine list is comparable to economy offering on any US airline. They have a full bar and very good local made beer. Price for 4 HUGE steak dinners, no wine, no dessert, with tip $90.00. Dress is super casual- Jeans, T Shirt are ok.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Topeka, KS
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318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
“Good steaks, off the beaten path”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

You'll probably need to type this address into your phone to actually find the restaurant... it's one of those that's tucked out of the way and only the locals seem to know about. It's not fancy... overalls and Carhart jackets were the normal dress code. But's it's comfortable and cozy. We called ahead for a table, and were seated upon arrival. You can tell that this building has been standing for a very long time. The steaks were so good that they didn't need any sauce. My hubby ordered the fries that came with a side of gravy, and he said that that was his favorite. The waitstaff knew the menu and had no problem making good recommendations and keeping our glasses filled. Well worth the drive.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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