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270 Broad St., New Britain, CT 06053-4037
(860) 224-2166
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 20
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  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Daily pierogi special

What a fun Polish version of a diner. The place is smallish and packed. The quality of the polish food [and Polish beer and other drinks] and the modest prices explain why. The fast, friendly, competent service just makes it all a real treat. The Pierogi Special consists of a cup of soup... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Westbrook
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

What a fun Polish version of a diner. The place is smallish and packed. The quality of the polish food [and Polish beer and other drinks] and the modest prices explain why. The fast, friendly, competent service just makes it all a real treat. The Pierogi Special consists of a cup of soup [definitely homemade] and 8 [yes, really!] pierogis.... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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266 reviews 266 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If the NY Times said it was "very good", who's the argue. Polish "comfort food" in a warm, neighborhood restaurant with great service. The hot borscht was great. So too the perogie and potatoe pancakes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

A down town New Britain landmark. Traditional home style polish cuisine. Great golombkis for sure. Me and my staff come just for those. Try it out. You'll like it.

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Burlington, ia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I have never been to a Polish restaurant before. We went based on a personal recommendation. After eating there and subsequently reading the recent reviews I have little to add... except ... If you have shied away from Polish food like me, this is the place to come for great service and something quite different and ever so good.

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74 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Save the airfare and visit this restaurant for real Polish food. A fun locals restaurant in little Poland in the heart of New Britain...go figure. Excellent Polish dishes from tasty borscht to roast veal with potato pancakes prepared fresh and served by friendly first generation Polish servers. Enjoy!

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New York City, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Authentic Polish, casual atmosphere. Fine cheese and potato pirogies smothered with onions. Borscht was thin, but tasty.

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High Point, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

When I asked the lady that stepped out of the kitchen if she was the Chef, she said - in Polish - 'no, I am only the cook'. (She had shown respect to those that received the training, and did not want to claim the title - but, based on my Friday Special I had there last week - she... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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110 reviews 110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We stopped today based on Trip Advisor reviews and enjoyed a great lunch. My husband liked the smoked kielbasa the best. I thought the potato pancakes were excellent! Try them!!

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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132 reviews 132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Years ago my husband and I tried Staropoiska and were disappointed. So much so, that we did not return. Not until this past week; one of our favorite Polish restaurants closed and Cracovia was becoming somewhat of a let-down (nothing outstanding and meals served were only luke- warm at best). Our meals were delicious. The special white borscht was served... More 

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CT
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182 reviews 182 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is a clean, friendly, authentic Polish restaurant, equally populated with Polish and English speakers. Staff was very helpful. The food is generally high quality, and the prices are fair for the portions served. Some observations: - Chicken noodle soup was terrific - Pierogies are wonderful - both boiled and fried styles - Polish platter was very large - consider... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 270 Broad St., New Britain, CT 06053-4037
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Britain
  • Phone Number: (860) 224-2166

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?