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508 N.E. Sardou, Topeka, KS
785-234-5788
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chili and Sandwiches, or just groceries

Charlie Porubsky's place is the same it has been for as many years as I can remember. Family still running it. Great Chili on Monday thru Thursday or ordered to go. Nice meat cabinet. Good sandwiches in the small cafe attached and the needed groceries for a quick stop. Try the hot mustard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
BillIBT
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Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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298 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charlie Porubsky's place is the same it has been for as many years as I can remember. Family still running it. Great Chili on Monday thru Thursday or ordered to go. Nice meat cabinet. Good sandwiches in the small cafe attached and the needed groceries for a quick stop. Try the hot mustard pickles... known city wide.

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Thank BillIBT
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Truly unique environment. A "hole in the wall" deli that never changes. Not romantic. Not Classy. Not all that comfortable. But some of the best "no fuss" Chili I've ever had. And I'm a four season chili fan.

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Thank MikeFalley
Topeka, Kansas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

One of my favorite places for lunch. The sandwiches are huge and the pickles are a must! The best ever.

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Thank Addison H
Topeka, Kansas
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a one of a kind experience in Topeka. It's like a grocery store, but the deli counter is in the back. They make the most enormous sandwiches you can imagine. They also offer these spicy pickles that are legendary! They even sell them by the gallon. The prices are great and the portions are enough for two meals.... More 

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Thank Joann G
Topeka, Kansas
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I love the quaint little corner bar/grocery store/deli in Little RUSSIA. I met a friend there because I saw another friend had posted a picture of their pastrami and swiss sandwich on Facebook. I wanted one every since. Unfortunately they were out of pastrami and roast beef. "No problem", I said, " I'll have a bowl of chili and a... More 

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Thank Kevin B
Topeka, Kansas
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

There is nothing more fun to find a little local hangout in any city so if you are planning a trip to Topeka, I personally suggest you taking a little time from your trip to visit this landmark. It is almost fall, school back in session, and football season which reminds me of chili and Porubsky's. Not only is the... More 

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Thank TopekaDucky
Dodge City, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Charles H
Topeka, Kansas
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298 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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