Sophie's Deli: "Polish Deli" Top 5 Page for this destination Kansas City Restaurant Tip by basstbn
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Sophie's has been a KCK landmark for decades, now being operated by the daughters of the original owner, Betty Kolenda. I must confess that I was expecting a quaint little place with some old world, Polish charm, not a non-descript Butler Building. The interior had more charm, but was nothing special. When I looked at the menu, I saw only one real Polish offering. Think I'm getting ready to dump on this place? Not at all. My food was terrific, if just a little over-priced for its location, and the gal who waited on me was really quite pleasant. I was told that Tuesday is the day for Polish specialties like pierogies and golambki, so I'll keep that in mind.
Sophie's is closed on Saturday and Sunday, open weekdays from 7 to 2:30.
Favorite Dish: Polish sausage and kraut sandwich. This was without doubt the leanest, tastiest kielbasa I have ever eaten. I asked my server if this was locally made, and she affirmed that it was, at Krizman's - just around the corner a bit. (See my separate entry for Krizman's, under Shopping Tips.)
Even though I was well satisfied with the amount of food, I noticed that they sold povitica by the slice, so ordered a single slice, warmed with butter. Oh, my. Sinfully good. Povitica is a kind of Polish nut bread, but just saying that doesn't do it justice. You have to try it.
Address: 553 Central
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Between Strawberry Hill and Polish Hill.
Price: less than US$10
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