An 8 Wonder of Kansas Cuisine
Bobo's Drive In, Topeka
Address: 2300 S.W. 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66604
Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bobo's Drive In is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Cuisine because it's a 1953 throw-back diner with car hop service and has die-hard fans of the hamburgers, homemade onion rings and apple pie.
1953 Bob Bobo opened this diner at 10th and Gage and used recipes of
his mom and aunt. Several owners later, Richard and Tricia Marsh
continue to use the recipes and keep the loyalists very happy.
hamburgers are famous for the fresh but thin patties with salt, crisp
edges, a slab of melting cheese, lettuce, and tomato. People love the
hand-dipped onion rings and the homemade apple pie with a
just-thick-enough crust and the smoothest, sweet cinnamon-covered
tender apples. Add a dollop of the Satin-Freeze ice cream for a
heavenly taste! Of course the shakes are popular, too!
is a horseshoe counter and stools with a few booths filling out the
room. It's a snug little place and the waitresses are definitely the
center of attention.
you don't want to go inside you just park your car in a stall, flash
your lights, and the car hop comes out to take your order. They return
with a tray to hang over your window and then you flash your lights
when you're done!
Drooling yet? Try Bobo's.
Photos courtesy Jennifer Haugh