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“A deli before Topeka had deli's!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Porubsky's

Porubsky's
508 N.E. Sardou, Topeka, KS
785-234-5788
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Ranked #6 of 294 Restaurants in Topeka
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
Lawrence, Kansas
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A deli before Topeka had deli's!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

An old grocery store deli in "Little Russia" area of northeast Topeka is an institution since 1947. The deli meat sandwiches are piled over an inch thick with freshly-cut meats, and in-season, the locals pile in Monday - Thursday for the house-made chili and hot pickles. Decor is shabby, you may sit at a large table with strangers, but the food is quick and good. During the lunch hour, neighborhood people rub elbows with business people, construction workers and railroad employees - all vying for those 25-30 seats. If you've not been here before, use MapQuest because there's only one road in and out of the neighborhood.

Visited July 2012
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Paxico
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Old style good food that is rare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

They make a Chili that will have you talking about for years, their hot pickels are unlike any I've ever seen before, I love this place.
I went there during a snow storm around lunch time and there was a line a block long waiting to get in for their amazing food.

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Must see if you're in Topeka.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

If you're ever in Topeka porubsky's is a staple of the city. It's been around forever in the community. It's an amazing little restaurant and their chili is the best in town!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Topeka, Kansas
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Topeka landmark”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

It's one of Topeka's best-known restaurants, even though it's one of those "hole-in-the-wall" kind of places. Chili and cold plate are good, and the hot pickles are unforgettable.

Visited November 2011
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Lawrence, Kansas
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“wonderful charming place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

the cold plate is always a great lunch,,,chili in the winter is always good

Visited November 2011
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