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Cafe Polonia

611 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127-3509 (South Boston)
617-269-0110
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Ranked #234 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Polish, Czech, Central European, Café
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: South Boston
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English first
Wilmington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
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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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Chandler, Arizona
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83 reviews 83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Never had Authentic Polish food; outside recipes discovered by my family through cookbooks, so this was a welcoming experience. The food was absolutely fantastic, the waitress was polite and old fashioned. Nothing felt rushed, and I got to get in touch with my Polish heritage through the European design and decor inside. This is a place I'll make a stop... More

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Boston/Cape Cod
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Tasty Polish comfort food served a little restaurant just down from the Andrews Square. Potato pancakes were delicious. Service was friendly but a little indifferent, esp. since the restaurant was not nearly full.

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Stanwood, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were out for a walk when we first got to Boston and ran across this place, it was the kind of place that when you saw it, you wanted to go in. So we checked out menu and talk with waitress. There were 4 couples who went for dinner and we all enjoyed the service and food.

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Bakewell, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We ate here twice while staying in the Marriot Courtyard Boston South. It is close to the Andrew Metro stop on the Red line, but unless you are keen to try Polish food, or are a homesick Pole, it is probably not worth a journey out of town.The food was ample and seemed to be very authentic (we have only... More

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Wareham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

10 mins walk from JFK / U Mass station (red line) and near the Doubletree I decided to check out this place. I have never tried Polish food before but this seemed the perfect intro. The waitress (extremely friendly and from Poland) suggested the Polish plate and I added some Borscht. The food was what I expected; hearty fare, tasty... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This was about my 3rd visit. Each time I have had an excellent meal and the wait staff was very pleasant and helpful. The menu is in both Polish and English. My friend had the medium dark beer and found it so delicious she went back the next day and bought a six pack. We both had different variations of... More

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