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Bobo's Drive-In

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2300 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604-3927
(785) 234-4511
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Topeka, Kansas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really good food. Place had a lot of history. Love the drive up with a car hop feeling. Great homemade apple pie. Yum

Thank Holly D
Overland Park 675
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to Bobo's. Fresh hamburgers, 100 times better than chain burgers for sure. Polite and courteous curbside service. I really enjoyed the Spanish burger, while the rest of our party had made-to-order burgers. Been a Topeka institution for 70 years and hope it's here for another 70. Bravo.

Thank Pisces310
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I stopped for lunch while traveling around Kansas. So glad we did, as we both agreed the onion rings may be best we ever had. They are the thinly cut and not overly breaded kind that leave the grease spots at bottom of basket. The cheeseburgers are awesome too. Nothing fancy...just the normal fixings...but the meat flavor off... More 

Thank PrimetimePalmer
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This place is small...but that just adds to the personality. Friendly staff, good food and old school decor. I had the Spanish Burger and Onion Rings...to wash it all down I had the homemade Root Beer. Everything was tasty but those onion rings!! AMAZING!!!

Thank Rena M
Kansas City
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171 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

This drive-in has been around since the 1940's. Car side service without roller skates or squawker boxes, but the service is excellent. The burgers are great and so are the malts and shakes. Every time we are in Topeka, we have to go to Bobo's.

Thank RondaKansasCity
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Not fast food, it's fresh food. Love the Spanish burger. The onion rings are the best. And if there is room, the apple pie is delicious. Still have car hop service. Inside is small and cozy. Was even on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Guy signed the light in 2007

Thank Barbara G
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Everything was great. Girls were quite accommodating 18 of us all at once. Will visit again! The satin ice cream was really creamy.

Thank jan s
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been around for years and is very popular with the locals. Just a little mom and pop burger joint, but very good. A must have is the apple pie. Have them warm it up and top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Very very yummy!

1 Thank mamabeto
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Been working in Topeka 4 years now and finally made it to Bobo's. Delicious cheeseburger and fries with homemade root beer. I would compare the cheeseburger to Braums, which is a compliment. Mrs. had a root beer float which was nice too.

1 Thank Jay C
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Small place but what's not to like about a greasy burger and homemade onion rings? Top it off with their famous apple pie a-la-mode! Showed up with a big group and all went well. Great food, cheap and fairly quick. Would go back again!

1 Thank pacemommy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2300 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604-3927
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka
  • Phone Number: (785) 234-4511

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?