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508 NE Sardou Ave, Topeka, KS 66608-1163
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Local landmark for Cold Plates and Chili in the winter. One half of the building is a store and the other a restaurant.

Thank tony e
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What makes this worth the trip is the atmosphere. It is small and quaint - old world. The people are friendly, down-home type people and the place has a fun décor and a fun feel. It feels like a small neighborhood diner and you feel like you are one of the neighbors. If you are in Topeka you really should... More 

Thank Experience78
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a family place with an attached small grocery. Great sandwiches, chili in season and the hot pickles are a must order. My mouth is watering right now.

Topeka, Kansas
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool place, very friendly! Neat menu , outstanding chili (in season)! Great sandwiches with hot pickles available !

Thank 272Paul
Topeka, Kansas
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

They have the best pickles! Chili in season is wonderful. Old fashion cold cut sandwiches are fresh just like mom use to fix.

Thank Donna1749
Topeka, United States
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Places like this hardly exist any more. Porubsky's has been around since just after WWII, it's a locally famous vestige of the "Little Russia" area of Topeka. Famous for their awesome chili, and for their hot pickles. You can stop in for lunch and get deli meat and cheese sandwiches, a beer, chili in season, etc. All kinds of folks,... More 

Thank Chuck H
Saint Louis
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Porubskys is a must. A quaint hole in the wall in a part of Topeka referred to as "Little Russia." Not only will you find cold cuts, chili made from scratch, beer on tap (served in vintage glasses), you'll also find nostalgic candy, sodas, a few staples, and conversation to be had for days. Take a short jaunt down to... More 

Thank 370pollyh
Topeka, Kansas
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

From the ham salad to hot pickles, you cannot go wrong with Porubsky's. Also don't miss out on the Chili during the colder months.

Thank Matthew B
Topeka, Kansas
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This small restaurant/deli in the Little Russia part of North Topeka is a favorite spot for many locals. Their main claim to fame is the hot pickles and the chili that is seasonal and comes out in the fall. This is a great place for lunch as they have a great deli too.

Thank AuntB46
Topeka, Kansas
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Eating at Porubsky's is like a rite of passage at my job. You have to try the chili, the hot pickles, and a sandwich. I have finally tried all of these delicious items and here's what I think: The Chili: The chili is good. It tastes just like good down home cooking. It is quite filling and not spicy either.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 NE Sardou Ave, Topeka, KS 66608-1163
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka
  • Phone Number: 785-234-5788

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?