August 20, 2022 Supporting Manhattan-area entrepreneurs, businesses, events

Vikings Grille to Open in Former Famous Dave’s, Cowboy Chicken and Fuzzy’s Taco Close

A Topeka based grill is opening their second location; this time in Manhattan. The former Famous Dave’s restaurant located at 910 Commons Place will be the home of Vikings Grille, a family-friendly grill for the community.

The Viking name and theme comes from the strong ties of two owners and their connection to North Topeka; the location of their first grill and the owners being Seaman High graduates. The Topeka ownership consists of Damon and Sara Reed and Scott and Jessica Huston.

Their menu will have quality burgers, wings, and other grill food. The owners are focused on creating a welcoming staff, great menu, and overall grill experience for their customers. Vikings Grille features a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.

Vikings Grille was named the Best Sports Bar in Topeka in 2018 by The Topeka Capitol Journal.

Cowboy Chicken Closes in Manhattan

18 months ago, the American restaurant chain Cowboy Chicken opened their first location on the West side of Manhattan. Today, they announced their closing.

“Howdy Folks, today was a bittersweet day as we made the decision to permanently close our Cowboy Chicken Manhattan, KS location. We would like to thank the Manhattan community for all your support. Have a Chickenlishous day.”

Cowboy Chicken has more than 20 stores open across the Southern United States. The majority of their locations are in Texas and the Manhattan location was the furthest North of the 25 locations.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Closes in Aggieville After 5 Years

Fuzzy’s Taco announced their closing on April 30th after more than 5 years in business in the Aggieville business district. The restaurant posted a note on the door that they ran out of staff to open.

  • I am going to miss Cowboy Chicken. The staff were all so welcoming and kind. The food was delicious

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