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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
Great old school deli and store

A great old school mom and pop deli type store place to go, famous for chili (in season), meat and cheese, and for the best hot pickles you can buy. It's been a favorite ofr folks in Topeka for something like 40+ years. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Charles H
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Topeka, United States
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Dodge City, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have never understood why this place is at all popular. Overall, the food is ok, but nothing to write home about. The hot pickles everyone one here is talking about? They're horrible. I love hot foods, but these things aren't good. I believe they actually use mustard seed/oil to get the horseradish like affect. Regardless, most people I know... More 

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Topeka, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A great old school mom and pop deli type store place to go, famous for chili (in season), meat and cheese, and for the best hot pickles you can buy. It's been a favorite ofr folks in Topeka for something like 40+ years. Highly recommended.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had not been there in years. Nothing's changed. Still the great little sandwich meat provider as always. Their good chili starts being served Sept 8th. In Topeka you should go there

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My dad worked in Topeka 20 years ago and told me about this place when I started working downtown. Went and loved it. It has booth, bar, and family style seating and is family owned and operated. The chili is amazing but only available in winter. But the horseradish pickles are to die for. Literally. These things are crazy hot... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Porubsky's is a local institution. It has great chili (Sept. through April only) and simple Deli sandwiches that are THE freshest, because it is also a grocery. The place is tiny and always crowded, so be prepared to wait for a booth or shared table. It is worth the wait, and you can loiter in the grocery if the weather... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Worth winding around the road, cold beer great service, small family atmosphere, benches like German taverns!

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Topeka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I said horseradish pickles! Go get some, they're awesome. The chili is too, and the place is totally unpretentious, but after all, it is in north Topeka

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Madison, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a Kansas Bucket List must do. At least get a quart of Porubsky's hot pickles. Stay for a made-to-order sandwich or chili. Pickles also served. Beer available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Mom-pop operation with great tradition. Sandwiches, chili and hot pickles are the favorites. The grocery store is next to the restaurant. Seating is tricky on a busy day.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great deli at great prices. Try the hot pickles for a spicy treat. We use Porubsky's for our meetings and everyone loves them!! Beware you will not want anyother after having one of their deli sandwiches. Also in the winter time their chili is the best around

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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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