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Cafe Polonia

611 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127-3509 (South Boston)
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Ranked #310 of 2,831 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $20
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Polish, Czech, Central European, Café
Neighborhood: South Boston
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Burlington, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Don't miss: - sorrel soup, mushroom soup, bigos (rice and ground meat in blanched cabbage leaf), goulash, viennese pork chop, veal cutlets, pancakes with blueberries Miss: - tripe soup, pierogis, kielbasa Lipton tea bag for $3 is ridiculous!

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Alton, New Hampshire
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I had wanted to try this place for a long time after finding it online and seeing the rave reviews. We usually visit the North End but were in the area and so we now had out chance to try some authentic Polish food. Finally visited and was somewhat underwhelmed. A dirty glass and salt shaker gave a so so... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Located a stone's throw from Andrew T Station, this tiny restaurant is top quality. From start to finish we received brilliant service and the food was excellent. I had the Hunter's Stew which consisted of kielbasa and cabbage but also had potato pancakes that came with apple sauce and sour cream. The food is mouth watering and the fact they... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We saw this on Diners, Drive ins and Dives and thought we would give it a shot. Very tiny place and decorated like it was back in the old country. We ordered some of the fried mushrooms and they were quite good also the potato pancakes with the smoked salmon and sour cream. That was extremely tasty and I don't... More 

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Bordentown, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stayed at the local Courtyard, short walking distance to the restaurant. The food here is awesome, I was surprised to be the only person in the place, although I did eat an early dinner. The pickle soup(!) was outstanding, as was the Polish Plate. (I couldn't make up my mind on what to order). While all the food was good,... More 

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wow. Who would have thought that this itty bitty little place on Dot Ave would provide one of the BEST meals I have enjoyed in Boston? The decor is authentic (and flipping adorable); I felt like I stepped into a little European restaurant. It's a small place so seating is open. We grabbed a table right by the window. We... More 

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a place to get a taste of Polish food at a very reasonable price. The decor is wood and the food is fresh, tasty and made like in the old country. As an appetizer they bring you slices of Polish rye bread with lard to spread on it. It sounds like "cardiac special" but with salt and pepper... More 

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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118 reviews 118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We (my wife, my cousin and her boyfriend) visited Cafe Polonia in South Boston for dinner. This was our second time in two years, The first time was a bit better than this time. The restaurant is located on Dorchester Ave in South Boston. Curbside parking is all there is so plan on taking a taxi as we did. The... More 

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White Salmon
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Came here for lunch with daughter and friend, both veterans of the place. Having traveled in Poland and spent time on a Polish research vessel years ago, I was familiar with the food (and beers). It was like a trip to Poland. We shared pierogis, Gołąbki, bigos, and a Gypsy pancake (two huge potato pancakes with goulash in the middle... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Cafe Polonia is always worth the trek it takes to get there from where I live in Boston. I traveled for a while in Poland and had been looking high and low for good Polish food and finally I found Cafe Polonia. Their potato pancakes and goulash are delicious and are so much like the amazing meals I had while... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Polonia

Address: 611 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127-3509
Phone Number: 617-269-0110
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Polish, Czech, Central European, Café

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