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.
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 Deli and Tavern is a fixture in the food lore of Topeka and
Kansas. Nationally and internationally know for its chili, hot pickles
and cold cuts, Porubsky's resonates throughout the neighborhood of
"Little Russia" in Topeka. Anyone who has the time to make the trip
across the tracks into this timeless tavern will be consumed and
satisfied by the sights and scents of true comfort food.
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
dining at Porubsky's in the small tavern, occupancy 36, you're as
likely to sit beside a railroad switchman as you are a state senator.
Over its sixty years in business, it has been a meeting place of
families and friends, political and birthday parties. It's a place that
makes it easy to get lost in atmosphere and aromas, where home style
food meets a place that actually feels like home.
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.
Taken from a nomination letter for Porbusky's:
of the Heartland's great dining experiences, especially in the cold
weather months, is Porubsky's Grocery. That's when they serve their
wonderful chili. They make it classic mid-western style on a tiny
four-burner apartment stove then serve it up with their homemade
| Dining area. Photo credit Matthew Porubsky. |
| You can pick up groceries and cold cuts from Porubsky's Deli too. Photo credit Matthew Porubsky.|