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Cafe Polonia

611 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127-3509 (South Boston)
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Ranked #240 of 2,816 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
Quincy, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 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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San Francisco, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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