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339 E Irving Park Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1642
630-616-0450
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A very good Polish Buffet

I was told that Helen's Buffet was good, and I am glad that I tried them out. The food was fresh, and service was good. I was very happy with the overall experience. A good value for a Polish Buffet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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Elgin, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Pleasant atmosphere, can hear each other talk. Buffet had lots of choices; fish, chicken, meat, blintzes, potato pancakes, perogies, make your own salad, desserts. Only thing was, the four big eaters who entered before us kept cleaning up the blintzes, perigies,and potato pancakes, and they were slow to replenish. Filling meal though!

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I was told that Helen's Buffet was good, and I am glad that I tried them out. The food was fresh, and service was good. I was very happy with the overall experience. A good value for a Polish Buffet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Best polish food in the area. They offer a variety of Polish American specialties. Great soups and very good potato pancakes.

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Geneva, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a restaurant I started visiting several years ago. The restaurant hasn't changed that much after new owners took over. They offer a buffet or menu items. The staff speaks English and Polish. The food is delicious and priced fairly. I like their stuffed cabbage and chicken soup. They offer other Polish foods like pirogi, potato pancakes, sour kraut,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I took my parents here on a Friday afternoon for the buffet. What a nice selection. Potato pancakes and cheese blintzes outstanding. They replenished the food when it ran low. My dad who always doesn't like something had nothing but compliments. Price was well worth it. Must give it a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

I've been going there for years and it seems to get better every time. The price of the buffet is very fair and it's got to be one of the best homemade polish food in Chicagoland.

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Elgin, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I have fond memories of eating the breaded pork and stuffed cabbage rolls we ordered for takeout years ago. But I was disappointed eating her in August. The buffet either has food that has been out for too long or there isn't enough of some item. Decor is old.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I've been going to Helens for 15 years. When I lived in the area I'd go a hand full times a year, now that I have moved I make it out once a year twice if lucky. Today will be my last time ever. First the decor has not changed in the last 15 year's nor has much of the... More 

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Wood Dale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

love the atmosphere. and the food is wonderfully delicious

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  • Address: 339 E Irving Park Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1642
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Wood Dale
  • Phone Number: 630-616-0450

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