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About Blue Moose - Topeka

Offering great locations in Kansas and Missouri, Blue Moose is the perfect place to meet friends and family in the neighborhood! Wine and dine, or have a beer and cheer!

We offer weekly Sunday brunch with a beautiful and tasty buffet, opening at 10am.

Daily lunch specials, including all you can eat Fish & Chips on Fridays!

Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 6pm. Dont miss our thirsty Thursday all day special - $2 and $2.50 beers!

The private Blue Room & Capital Room is perfect for receptions, wedding events, graduations, company dinners, family events, watch parties, business lunches, birthday parties, happy hours, luncheons—and more!

We cater express lunch stops, company appreciations and business dinners. We also offer full-service catering, producing events designed uniquely for every social occasion. Including weddings, rehearsal dinners, graduations, birthdays and family reunions.

3030 SW Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, KS 66614
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Wednesday: 11am-11:30pm
Thursday-Saturday: 11am-12:30am
Sunday: 10am-10:30pm

Cross Street:
29th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(785) 272-6800

Website:
http://thebluemoosebarandgrill.com/topeka/

Entertainment:
Live music during the summer months. Please see our website for updates.

Catering:
Our mission is to create unforgettable events by exceeding your expectations with innovative cuisine and creative presentation. We are committed to offering superior service and exceptional value. From corporate boxed lunches to elegant weddings, you can rely on our well-trained and experienced team of professionals to capture every detail to make your event a worry-free success. Every event, from simple to extravagant, is as unique and special to us as it is to you.

Catering: bluemoosecatering@kchopps.com

Parking Details:
Large parking area located next to the facility.

Public Transit:
Bus stop located less than one block north-east of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Chef Ryan Sneed

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Offering 6 great locations in Kansas, Blue Moose is the perfect place to meet friends and family in the neighborhood! Wine and dine, or have a beer and cheer!

We offer weekly Sunday brunch with a beautiful and tasty buffet, opening at 10am.

Daily lunch specials, including all you can eat Fish & Chips on Fridays!

Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 6pm. Dont miss our thirsty Thursday all day special - $2 and $2.50 beers!

The private Blue Room & Capital Room is perfect for receptions, wedding events, graduations, company dinners, family events, watch parties, business lunches, birthday parties, happy hours, luncheons—and more!

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Details

Mother's Day Brunch is coming soon! In order to schedule your reservation with us, we would like to speak with you. Open at 9am, enjoy a full-service buffet brunch that will please the entire family! You don’t want to miss this one. We bring out all the extras!

Blue Moose - Topeka Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Groups (12)
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Great for Brunch (12)
Casual (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Fun (8)
Romantic (8)
Live Sports (8)
Business Meals (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great Beer (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Authentic (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Ate a late lunch at 2 pm. There were only a few people in the restaurant but they seemed to have plenty of staff. However the staff was more interested in cleaning tables and doing other things other than tending to people waiting to be seated and once seated, getting service. A gal came to our table saying she would be waiting on us and we never saw her again (at our table). We had to track someone down to take our order. I will give the gal credit who did wait on us as she seemed to be as confused as we were and helped us with a misorder on our part. But overall the service was dismal and the food 'OK'. I made an Open Table reservation and never got a notification that I received my points so not sure if I got credit or not.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Out of several things on the menu, small servings, mediocre service. Disappointing.

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·Dined 5 days ago

I had made reservations 2 days ahead and also called the day of and reservation was confirmed. I had a party of 11 and a baby so wanted to make sure we would not have to wait. When we arrived at the time of reservation we were told it would be 25-30 minutes for our table. Now whole reason of making prior arrangements was to avoid this wait. We had a 2 month old and several family members from out of town. We had to continuously “argue” with staff and management making it an unpleasant experience for our family. They had an open banquet room they ended up giving to us however we waited longer than needed and had to almost demand something be done. Initially they were not even going to give us the banquet room because they didn’t have adequate staff? Well very dissatisfied with the reservation process.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 18, 2018

I always enjoy eating/drinking at The Blue Moose. The atmosphere is very nice and welcoming.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 15, 2018

The food and ambience were good, a bit on the pricey side but good selection. Took my family for my wife's birthday and everything was going well until our waiter asked my youngest son if he wanted a refill on his soda then added " I will bring it in a to go cup" , we took that as an invitation to leave, we did but will not be back soon, thought it a little rude especially on a $90 ticket.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on April 15, 2018

Our server was awful. Slow to bring drinks, didn't refill. And when we asked for a refill, she grimaced like she was doing us a favor. Appetizer came but no plates to eat it on. Seemed mad when we asked for plates, and by the time she brought them, our food was cold. Bad experience overall.

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·Dined on April 14, 2018

I went with a small group, three of us got the sirloin and they were all very undercooked. We would have liked to send them back but our waitress never came back and we were out of time from waiting so long for our food. It was a shame because we paid so much.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 7, 2018

Great place to celebrate a Friday night.

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·Dined on April 6, 2018

We got our food very fast, that means a lot. The noise was too loud, had to hold a conversation. Recommend noise baffles to soften the volume.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 1, 2018

The reason for choosing this restaurant is that it was 1/2 way to my sons college where met to have dinner with him. Our reservation was at 4:30pm and when we walked in, no one was at the host stand to greet us but we looked around and sat ourselves after seeing my son who was already sat. After we sat down,we noticed the hostess at the front who appeared to be laying her head down on the counter while the manager (older tall man with glasses) stood next to her. We patiently waited for a solid 10-12min before our server approached our table and during our wait, the manager had walked by numerous times with no acknowledgement towards us or by the server waiting on the table next to us. Once the server did greet us, she did apologize (I did not blame her as she had one large table besides us and thought the manager should have stepped it up (I believe there was only 3 other tables with guests the restaurant was slow). We ordered drinks and an appetizer that was brought to the table by the manager with no side plates or utensils. The meal came out and was placed on the table while we still had our dirty appetizer plates remaining. We immediately noticed some concerns with our meals so we waved down the manager to correct it and remove the old plates (as we had not seen our server for quite some time)The waitress came back at the end of the meal and asked about dessert. When the dessert came, they once again placed the new food down without picking up the old dishes (the manager was present this time and we had to ask for them to be removed.) I do not know of any restaurant that thinks it is ok not to remove empty plates before you bring the next course - ridiculous. To be honest, this was the 2nd time at this location for us and like the first time, we did not enjoy it but was hoping that it was a fluke.Obviousty it was not and will not be returning.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on April 1, 2018

Our server was great and very attentive. Provided excellent service to the adults and especially the kids. Will be back throughout the year and hopefully next Easter. Thank you Laurie

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on March 28, 2018

Makenzie was our server. We were celebrating my mother's birthday. We never had to wait for refills or special request. Michael the manager stopped by to assure all needs were met. Very pleased with the experience.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was good. Waiter not so good - He left us for a long periods of time , one of our group ordered a bowl of soup and salad for their meal - he brought out a cup of soup - long before anyone else had their food - then he realized it was not a bowl so he brought another cup! So that person ate while we all waited for our food. Then when we needed to leave - he was nowhere to be found. We asked several other waiters and then the host who finally brought out check. We will return but hope to have better service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 18, 2018

Decent food, slow service

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·Dined on March 17, 2018

Had reservations at 7 PM got there 10 minutes early and still didn’t get seated till after 7:30 PM

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on March 13, 2018

The last time that I used OpenTable for a reservation, it went flawlessly. I have no idea how this happened or why, but this time, when I made the reservation, it associated my dad's name with my account. My dad does not use things like this and it made for an uncomfortable and awkward situation to go to the restaurant and they were apprehensive to let me in on the reservation when it was not under my name, but my dad's. It is hard to make any sense of this. I kept a screen shot of the reservation bc it is always a good backup plan in case anything ever happens.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Vegan, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Tapas, Healthy, Disabled Access
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·Dined on March 13, 2018

An above average restaurant for Topeka, Kansas. Even though we went at a slow time of the day, our server did not stop by as often as we would have liked. Food was wonderful. Our server also ordered the wrong item, but the issue was resolved with a price cut.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on March 2, 2018

If your idea of a good dinner is kids rolling around on the floor and the general noise level so loud you can't have a conversation then this is the place for you. The atmosphere is upscale sports bar. The food was actually much better than I was expecting and was delivered quickly. It was also the only redeeming quality of the visit.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Live Sports
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·Dined on March 1, 2018

Always great service & variety of selections for everyone on the menu - dinner is always delicious & you can’t beat their Sunday brunch!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Romantic, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 1, 2018

They need to build on. Too many people in too small of space makes it very noisy.

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·Dined on February 28, 2018

Took my mom there for her birthday. The food was excellent and well worth the price. The waitress forgot to put in one of our orders but came to us immediately to let us know. Mistakes happen and the fact that she came to us as soon as she realized the mistake showed good customer service skills on her part. It actually worked out perfectly because I ate while my daughter entertained my grandson and by the time her meal came out I entertained my grandson so she could eat. The manager also took some off our bill. Excellent customer service!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports
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·Dined on February 27, 2018

Went at 5:30pm on a Tuesday for my anniversary. Had a reservation but didn’t need it at that hour as it was busy but not packed. Great food and service with decent pricing. Wife and I had entrees that totaled $32 with tax. Nice ambiance and decor except for the really noisy environment. Forget about having a nice quiet and intimate conversation. It is really loud! Did not see any kids and it seems like a local watering hole kind of place that people go to after work for some happy hour drinks as most customers were just there for drinks. That was probably due to the fact it was Tuesday at 5:30 pm. Would not recommend this place for a nice quiet dinner date or family place unless you have a 2 year old then you and everyone else probably wouldn’t even notice him crying anyways with all the background noise. Would recommend if you and some friends want a good place to go to for some drinks.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on February 25, 2018

Table was ready at the selected time. No issues during our visit.

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·Dined on February 24, 2018

Thank you for an awesome time ~ we generally do not go to the Blue Moose because of the loud noise. We went for Restaurant Week and appreciated the 'no wait' for a table and for the amazing Jammin Salmon. We enjoyed it so much that we went back the next day to try out the Restaurant Week lunch!

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Authentic, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 18, 2018

Got sat, had to wait 10 minutes just to see a server. Breakfast brunch food was disgusting. Bacon undercooked. Gritty nasty gravy. Eggs were good. Cajun pasta was good. Catfish meh. French toast was decent. Chicken curry was alright. Breakfast pizza could have been cooked longer. Sausage was good. That's about it. Won't be doing Sunday brunch at the Moose ever again...

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·Dined on February 18, 2018

The Sunday brunch while pricey as compared to other places is worth it due to the well made food, the server we had was overwhelmed by the number of tables they were trying to handle so our drinks were mostly empty and dirty plates stayed on our table longer then they do at discount eateries. Moral of the story quality food, less so on the service.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on February 15, 2018

We were very happy reservations were available for Valentines.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 14, 2018

I love this place! Food & service always great. Almost always see people we know do a fun night out!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great experience overall. Our waiter needed either more training or a new career choice but he was nice enough. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I decided to do an early Valentine’s Day date and it was amazing!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Got to restaurant at 5pm. By the time we left at 8:30, it was very loud in the place and we were sitting close to the front by the door so was surprised. Had to yell to talk and hear.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Brunch was delicious!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 28, 2018

the service was great and the food was excellent. i would recommend going here as the price on food is decent and the menu items are interesting as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had terrible service from the waitress and poor tasting food. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Overall it was good. The server was in a hurry and we were helped by others a lot, which was fine but kept us repeating ourselves over and over.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a very attentive waiter and he did a great job last night!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Slow server. Unknowledgeable about menu.
Over charged bill

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always love Blue Moose but sometimes, especially when they have the brunch buffet on Sundays, the staff is not as attentive as they should be. I think it may be a matter of training. Example this time: We had an issue with our tabletop that was loose causing a spilled water immediately. Other customers helped us clean up while several wait staff walked by and ignored. We had to ask 3 - 4x for someone to fix the table top (needed a screw on the bottom) to stabilize the table so we wouldn't have any more spills.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place to take family and friends. Service and food are always excellent and it is a place you feel welcome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I go here all the time. Mostly for lunch. Our waiter this time kinda sucked but it’s typically not the case. I’ve never been able to complain about anything and especially the food. Freaking LOVE this place. My husband chose this for his birthday dinner this year.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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