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Podhalanka

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Northwest Side
Polish
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1549 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642-3337
773-486-6655
Today
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 19
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic homemade Polish food

Small place, linoleum tables and bar. No frills. BYOB. Just outstanding home cooked Polish food. Great cabbage soup, stuffed cabbage and I had a boiled beef with horseradish sauce that fell off my fork. Reasonably priced bordering on cheap. Clearly a family run place that's been around for years... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
RML1
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Chicago, Illinois
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Stopped in for a Sunday dinner with family. There were 5 of us and since it was our first visit Greg (I think that was his name) said he would take good care of us, asked about our appetites and specific dishes whether we might like them or not. He set us up with a great and flavorful combination of... More 

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Leon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is not a fancy place and if you dare to go there is just because of the food. And the food is great. Operated by lovely old ladies who served and cooked all you wish from the spectacular polish cuisine: soups, pierogies, gołąbki, placki kartoflane,naleśniki, etc. Everything was simply delicious.

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Auburn, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Thought we'd try Polish food. This place was a hoot. It is very old-fashioned - family style tables and you'd better pay attention to what your waitress tells you because she's definitely the boss. She also said she is the cook, and she's been there for a really long time. The food was so-so and the atmosphere is 50's. It... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Small place, linoleum tables and bar. No frills. BYOB. Just outstanding home cooked Polish food. Great cabbage soup, stuffed cabbage and I had a boiled beef with horseradish sauce that fell off my fork. Reasonably priced bordering on cheap. Clearly a family run place that's been around for years. We will definitely be back!

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Flint, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

My coworker and I were in Chicago and she was hoping to eat at a polish restaurant, we found this one! We were pleasantly greeted by a woman with a thick polish accent, my coworker became very excited at that point! The decor was old and dated, but still comfortable. We ordered the stuffed cabbage, pierogis and cheese blintz. Everything... More 

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Saint John, Indiana
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229 reviews 229 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My neighbor saw this on TV recently & wrote down the address. Today was the day to visit the Polish Restaurant, we were off on an adventure. What a find!!! First of all it's just a little place on Division and Archer, snugged in between other businesses. When we walked in what a surprise, a cute little place, very clean,... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I stumbled onto this place after reading a local tabloid review online. I was up from Texas and a buddy and I gave it a try....pork shank and stuffed cabbage were both good so we returned with a group the next day and just told the lady (surely someone's mother and grandmother) to order for us. Great white borscht...great meatballs... More 

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travelpro123
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291 reviews 291 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stepping into this restaurant is opening the door to the kitchen at your grandmother's place. Similarly to the rules at my grandmother's house, we were also quickly told what to eat which I don't appreciate. Especially in somewhat 'weird' places such as this I really enjoy studying the menu and make my own choice, for better or worse. We went... More 

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Middlebury VT
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Best pierogis hands down. They had run out of the one we wanted so we ordered the sweet cheese even though I don't usually care for it much. I was expecting to stick to my borscht. The white borscht was good! But the pierogis pulled me away from it. They were incredible. Don't forget to peak your head into the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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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 $12
Cuisine: Polish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1549 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642-3337
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: 773-486-6655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $12
  • Cuisine: Polish
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

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