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508 N.E. Sardou, Topeka, KS
785-234-5788
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch on a rainy day

The lunch was very good the service was great the people were funny as ever I love the atmosphere and the banter between friends it was funny and the food was absolutely delicious I had to take half the sandwich home and they are famous for their hot pickles which I did not try.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
larryorkeith
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Madison, Missouri
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Madison, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The lunch was very good the service was great the people were funny as ever I love the atmosphere and the banter between friends it was funny and the food was absolutely delicious I had to take half the sandwich home and they are famous for their hot pickles which I did not try.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

NO CHILI ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY! Expect friendly service and remember the horseradish pickles. All cold sandwiches on the menu plus potato salad. They were out of pastrami and roast beef the Saturday we went but they really pile on the deli sliced meats for sandwiches. Well off the beaten path but a nice place for cold cuts and beer.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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
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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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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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Auburn
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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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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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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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  • Address: 508 N.E. Sardou, Topeka, KS
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka
  • Phone Number: 785-234-5788

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