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Cafe Polonia

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South Boston
Polish, Czech, Central European, Café
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611 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127-3509
617-269-0110
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic Polish food - just like in Poland

Best Polish food in town with an authentic feel to the restaurant. The potato pancakes are incredible and so is the kielbasa. Get the cheese crepe for dessert! Highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Andrew L
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Best Polish food in town with an authentic feel to the restaurant. The potato pancakes are incredible and so is the kielbasa. Get the cheese crepe for dessert! Highly recommend!

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We were in Boston, and happen to ventured into this restaurant. The place was not flashy, but has a rustic Polish restaurant looks to it. The food was great. I had the beet soup and pork chop. It was great food and reminded my trip to Poland and Austria only 6 months ago. The restaurant does offer a small selection... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This tiny restaurant was suggested by the Concierge at the nearby Hilton. The restaurant is in Dorchester with on-street parking only. The restaurant was pretty empty on a Sunday evening. The service was prompt (almost abrupt) -- understandably so since there were fewer than 10 being served. I was dining by myself and tried to engage the waiter about suggestions... More 

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 611 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127-3509
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South Boston
  • Neighborhood: South Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-269-0110

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Polish, Czech, Central European, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?