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1549 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642-3337 (Northwest Side)
773-486-6655
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This restaurant is reminscent of the 1950's/60's in feel. The food is traditional Polish - solid and filling but good tasting. We had a mixed plate of Pierogi, potato pancakes and a pork stew between two and between that and the complimentary salad we were certainly full by the end of the meal. It was a quiet night at the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Want to feel like you are eating at your Polish grandmother's house? Oh, don't have a Polish grandma? This place will stand in just fine. The decor is early American formica but that is part of its charm. The waitress (another Polish grandmother) was a bit brusque but at the end, she was so excited when she heard we came... More 

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Anaheim, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This dated restaurant serves some good polish food, but Staropolska on Milwaukee is a much better choice. As this was the first time in (and I did not read the previous reviews), I went with the servers suggestions and received too much food and too high of a bill. If you go, just choose your own entrees and bypass the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This Polish Restaurant is situated not far from the "Division" subway. The decor is quite plain but the prices are reasonable and the quantities served are huge. I would imagine the fare to be much like ma made in her Polish home so don't expect expensive flourishes. Unusually on asking me if I had had Polish fare before on receiving... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews 110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

See other reviews to get consistent story on this place. Will not bore you with repeating the same thing. Few items of note. Greg will order for you if he realizes you are a first timer and you let him. It could be a fairly expensive lunch if that happens. As soon as we walked in he took over, first... More 

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

I'm polish and from the east coast. We were visiting Chicago and saw this restaurant on trip advisor and we decided to try it. The place is not much of anything, but the food, smelt like my grandmother's house. We ordered it all, gawompki, blintzes, soup, keilbasa, potato pancakes and periogi. Some of the food was perpared a little differently... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Having just visited Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramak, MI the previous wknd, the group I was traveling with craved some more Polish food. So at a recommendation from a friend, six of us took took the Blue Line from downtown Chicago to this easily accessible restaurant...get off on Division street and it was right there (couldn't have been easier to... More 

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minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Following a walk from the Magnificent Mile to Podhalanka, we were ready for a food experience and were not disappointed. We were greeted by Greg, the waiter, who guided us through the meal. Although I am 100 % Polish and knew what I wanted, we allowed him to direct the order. He presented 2 soups, both delicious- white borsch and... More 

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San Diego, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Good home-style Polish food. Nothing fancy. Had white borscht and cabbage soups, cabbage and mushroom pierogies and potato pancakes. Skipped the sour cream.

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Alsip, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This small restaurant was worth the visit. The food (especially the meat pierogis & blintzes) were delicious. The beet juice was a different experience. All prices were reasonable.

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Additional Information about Podhalanka

Address: 1549 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642-3337
Phone Number: 773-486-6655
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
Cuisine: Polish

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