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Podhalanka

1549 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642-3337 (Northwest Side)
773-486-6655
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Ranked #876 of 8,287 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
Boulder, Colorado
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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