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Pad Restaurant

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1730 NW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66608-1823
+1 785-234-3596
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Topeka, Kansas
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family owned and operated. Great place for real hamburgers. Curly fries and onion rings are fantastic every time. Don't forget to order a frosty

Thank Topekan
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Pad has been the go to place for burgers in North Topeka for decades. Good food at a reasonable price.

Thank Don D
Topeka, Kansas
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has a small town diner feel. I feel pretty neutral about the decor and the food. I ate there with someone who has lived in the area for a long time and really likes it. I think you will feel right at home if you're from a small town or rural area.

Thank ny_us_traveler
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Try the double cheeseburger and curly fries, they are awesome! They also have a terrific salad bar which is hard to find these days.

Thank JCC0388
Topeka, Kansas
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

This is a great place to eat, whether you are staying or leaving. I have eaten here a few times with a friend and with my work group. The staff is courteous and will even give you the restaurant's history if it's not too busy. They have a salad bar, soft drinks, and American favorites for days. I will return... More 

Thank Desiree P
Lawrence, Kansas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

The burgers were really good, the service was super fast, and the onion rings were some of the best I've ever tasted. They have plenty of options and it's easy to find a burger that is the right size for you.

Thank Bay91
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

If you're just wanting a good greasy burger from a place that has been in business for decades, you've came to the right place! Try the cheese balls. They're delicious!

Thank Kristin G
Topeka, Kansas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

The Pad is a local restaurant that is frequented by people of all ages and locations. Although a stomping ground for North Topekans, people travel from all over to eat at The Pad. There is a variety of tasteful options ranging from burgers to soup/salad bar to chicken and noodles to pie and ice cream. I personally love the salad... More 

Thank Jennifer S
Topeka, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed February 13, 2017

the staff and service is excellent. the food is excellent. there prices are very reasonable. We go there at least once a week. the salad bar is the best. I also love the sugar free pies.

Thank Terri H
Topeka, Kansas
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4 reviews
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Great burgers and a healthy salad bar to help off set the wonderful ice cream. The Pad is a wonderful burger joint, with plenty of room, great service and free wifi!

Thank wessturgeon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1730 NW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66608-1823
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka
  • Phone Number: +1 785-234-3596

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?