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Bobo's Drive-In

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2300 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604-3927
(785) 234-4511
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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!!!

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Thank Rena M
Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank RondaKansasCity
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5 of 5 stars 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

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Thank Barbara G
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank jan s
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5 of 5 stars 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!

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5 of 5 stars 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.

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1 Thank Jay C
Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars 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!

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Kansas City, MO
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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 

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Thank norma4903
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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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!

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Thank Elizabeth B
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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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Fast Food, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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?