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Lawrence, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It is a little hard to find but well worth your time if you like to find good real food as I do. Limited menu: cold plate sandwiches and chili. No chili on Fri. or Sat. Or during summer months. Keep trying the hot pickles until you like them, like I did. Go there for chili!!

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Topeka, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This combination restaurant/grocery/deli/tavern is very special. Located in a section of town referred to as Little Russia, you used to have to cross the railroad tracks to get there, often resulting in long waits. A number of years ago, a special exit and road was built off of the nearby bridge, eliminating the frequent long delays. The building of this... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a classic place- and the BEST chili in the nation. I also love the hot pickles- but beware- they are HOT!

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Topeka, Kansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A good friend of mine brought me here for lunch one day, very small, yet cozy and welcoming place. I got the turkey sandwich on white and it was HUGE!!!!!! You def get more for what you pay!! Great prices and a very friendly staff!!! I felt at home in this place. I def make it a point to go... More 

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Wamego, Kansas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We just had the most wonderful experience in Topeka, Ks. It was eating at Porubsky's Grocery & Deli. We both ordered the hogie sandwich and it was more then we could eat so brought most of it home. People were friendly and fast service. Don't forget to try the HOT PICKLES.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Chili and a cold plate are always my favorite meal. Also look into party platters. The hidden treasure od Topeka. Why else would you get a road named after your business.

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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Off-the-beaten path but well worth a visit if you like spicy pickles. My favorite is the mustard (hot) pickle.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Don't expect fancy decor, or a big menu, but at lunch time you'll probably have to stand in line with everyone from CEOs to ditch-diggers to get in for their famous chili, cold plates or sandwiches and HOT pickles. After lunch it reverts to half grocery/deli and half neighborhood bar. Chili is served only Monday through Thursday, October through April,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We decided that we had to check it out, so we went for lunch with some friends. We got there after our friends had already eaten and the girl who was waiting tables finally decided to see if we wanted anything. She listed all the sandwiches and we ordered the ham and swiss on rye along with chips and pop.... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I have heard so much about the chili I had to try. The place is very tiny and old. Budweiser is the only beer sold. Service is fast and friendly. Chili is just chili. I enjoyed the hot horseradish pickles. Worth a visit at least one time.

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Address: 508 N.E. Sardou, Topeka, KS
Phone Number: 785-234-5788
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka

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