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Podhalanka

1549 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642-3337 (Northwest Side)
773-486-6655
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Ranked #819 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Polish
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
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Neighborhood: Northwest Side
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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16 reviews 16 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I ate here while in the city at a conference. The woman at the counter seamed kind of grumpy. I had my eye on the Golabki but also wanted to try potato pancakes. I asked if I could have a partial order and was told no but then she came back and said they are making me a half of... More

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

After eating at several molecular/small plate/gourmet joints, we needed some good old-fashioned neighborhood food. Pierogis! Yes. We were headed for Wicker Park to check out the neighborhood scene, and came across many recommendations for this place. Expectations were exceeded. We got there 10 minutes before closing, but the waiter said, no problem-- he'd take care of us. He sent a... More

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Fort Lauderdale
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95 reviews 95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

When I walked into this place, I thought for sure that I walked into my nan's house in New Jersey. I grew up on pierogies and golabki and sauerkraut and sausage. However, I will say that the food here was better than my nan's because she did not have any other foods in her repertoire. My favorite dish was the... More

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