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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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Kansas City
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165 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Kansas City, MO
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

I ordered a tenderloin sandwich which was small, pretty tasteless, commercially breaded, and not hot. Onion rings were terrible--almost no breading, limp and not hot. The place is an old fashioned diner with car hops, small, few seats, and beat up. It is famous to locals who grew up with it. Some in my party ordered steakburgers, their specialty, and... More 

Thank norma4903
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We saw that this place had been featured on TV and decided to try it after a long day on the road. The food was okay, but it was nothing special. The onion rings were good, and the service was snappy!

Thank Elizabeth B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Cheeseburger's are as awesome as this Topeka landmark! Real car hops no speakers to talk to just a real friendly human. We will return an bring many friends!

Thank Bernard T
Topeka, Kansas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I remember eating here with my Grandparents in 1984... Fast forward to now... YEP! Same great food! I love the burgers, pies and fresh onion rings. A few tiny tables are inside, but the real experience is the Car Hop service. A real gem in Topeka.

Thank Rebecca D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?