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Polanka

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6th Street, Across from the Hotel Colorado under the Purple Awning., Glenwood Springs, CO
970-945-9220
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
What a pleasant surprise!

Despite the positive reviews, I didn't know what to expect from a Polish restaurant in such an unlikely place. Well, Polanka would do just as well in Chicago: it's an unassuming storefront cafe that does a lot of take-out business; no liquor license, but large portions of good food at good prices... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Ranke
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Bangor, Maine
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Bangor, Maine
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227 reviews 227 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Despite the positive reviews, I didn't know what to expect from a Polish restaurant in such an unlikely place. Well, Polanka would do just as well in Chicago: it's an unassuming storefront cafe that does a lot of take-out business; no liquor license, but large portions of good food at good prices - I would recommend the combo (kielbasa, stuffed... More 

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Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Order and food is cooked right there in front of you. We took ours to go home. It's a nice, clean, basic restaurant (walking distance to the Hot Springs Pool) and is yummy!

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We come to Glenwood every May for a few day getaway, and because Polanka staff takes an extended vacation every May, we had never gotten to eat here. Finally this year we did, and as the title says: The other reviews are right on - This is great food. You know it the minute you meet the owner - definitely... More 

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eagle
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Simply love this! Great yummy authentic polish food. Glenwood gem. Had the Perogis, potato pancakes, and pork sandwich. All from scratch, all super tasty. Type of place you dream about what you are getting next time the instant you leave.

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Colorado Springs
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Since we're not experts on Polish food we had no frame of reference for our meals. The pierogis, porkchop and potatoes were okay, the cabbage roll was good and the kielbasa and sauerkraut were very good. Does that make it the third best restaurant in Glenwood Springs? We don't get the ratings on Trip Advisor. Nepal No. 1? Polanka number... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Perfect spot for low key homestyle Polish food, great value in a pricey town. Perfect for pre or post ski carbo-loading. Definitely order the combo plate and supplement with additional pierogies and potato pancakes (served latke style with apple sauce and sour cream). The sauerkraut was amazing.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Nothing fancy, just tasty Polish food, and ample portions, at great prices. Very limited menu, but what they do make is very good. It's BYOB, so go to liquor store next door to buy beer or hard cider to go with your meal.

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Ogden,Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We visited Glenwood Springs for three days. We ate at 5 different places. This is the only one we ate at twice and wished we could have again . It's simple, nothing fancy, but just delicious Polish home cooking. We would exit the pools, at the deep end exit and walk up for lunch. Don't forget to stamp your hand... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If your Polish grandmother had about 10 tables in her kitchen- this is what it would look like- literally. A grandmother figure and her daughter run the place and cook right there in front of you. Nothing fancy- just good Polish home cooking. Well worth a visit!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a no frills restaurant with great food. When you get tired of paying too much for food in Aspen and the area, go to Polanka. The stuffed cabbage is fantastic. There was a little bit of a wait, but well worth it. Did I mention the Pierogis!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6th Street, Across from the Hotel Colorado under the Purple Awning., Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
  • Phone Number: 970-945-9220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Polish

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