C.W. Porubsky's Deli & Tavern, Topeka
The front door to Porubsky's. Photo credit Matthew Porubsky.
Lydia and Charles (C.W.) Porubsky. Photo credit Matthew Porubsky.
Porubsky's famous chili and hot pickles. Photo credit Matthew Porubsky.
Cold cuts and hot pickles. Photo credit Matthew Porubsky.
508 NE Sardou Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608
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Open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
(Chili not served on Fridays, Saturdays, nor during the summer)
Adjoining grocery store open Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
C.W. Porubsky's is a finalist for the 8 Wonders of Kansas Cuisine because its chili, hot pickles and cold cuts have made the tavern a 60-year fixture in Topeka's "Little Russia."
Porubsky's has been featured in numerous newspaper articles and television spots, been covered in several regional magazines and has appeared nationally in Gourmet magazine, many culinary guides and the book Chili Nation. More importantly, C.W. Porubsky's has survived floods, fires and recessions and is still owned and operated by the family that conceived it.
Written by C.W. Porubsky's grandson, Matthew Porubsky.
Matthew is doing a documentary on Porubsky's. To learn more about the effort and offer support or comments, click here.
Adjoining the tavern is a little neighborhood grocery store, also run by the Porubsky family.
|Dining area. Photo credit Matthew Porubsky.|
| You can pick up groceries and cold cuts from Porubsky's Deli too. Photo credit Matthew Porubsky.|