Porubsky’s Grocery

Chili Parlor | Grocery Store | Sandwich Shop
One of the best

Porubsky’s wood-paneled, Formica-tabled eating area is a room to the side of Porubsky’s Grocery store. Since 1947, customers have been coming to eat cold cut sandwiches and Charlie Porubsky’s chili (the latter during chili season only – September through April), alongside sodas or beer. Curiously, no coffee is served for the simple reason that this is an eat-it-and-beat-it type of establishment where few midday customers have long lunch hours to wile away sipping coffee. Regulars include a large blue-collar crowd as well as Kansas politicians and other public figures whose autographed pictures, inscribed with praises of the place and its proprietor, line the walls.

The sandwiches are well-apportioned and low-priced, but it’s the extras that make lunch well worth a detour off Highway 70. The most famous of the extras are Charlie Porubsky’s pickles. These big, firm blimps, which start as dills but are then infused with horseradish, mustard, and hot peppers, are guaranteed to snap your taste buds to attention. They are a favorite complement, along with crumbled Saltine crackers, atop a bowl of Porubsky’s chili.

Note: During chili season, chili is served only Monday through Thursday.

What to Eat
Porubsky’s Grocery, chili (in season)
chili (in season)
Porubsky's famous chili.
Porubsky’s Grocery, pickles
Porubsky's pickles are served as a garnish for sandwiches or chili, and they are available by the pint and quart, to go.
Porubsky’s Grocery, Sandwich
Even though chile is seasonal, you can stop in at year round for a well-stuffed sandwich, like this ham and cheese.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Monday8am - 4pm
Tuesday8am - 4pm
Wednesday8am - 4pm
Thursday8am - 4pm
Friday8am - 4pm
Saturday8am - 3pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 284 MILES | 4 hr 27 min

Road Trip Overview

Beginning in Kansas City, Missouri and heading along Interstate-70 toward the heart of Kansas, this 284 mile long road trip will take participants to a variety of food destinations.  Heading east to west, all of the locations marked for this drive are within minutes of I-70. You will visit restaurants serving fantastic…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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