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Cafe Polonia

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South Boston
Polish, Cafe, European, Czech, Central European
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611 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127-3509
617-269-0110
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 9
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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
Very authentic

I only discovered a taste for Polish food in the past few years. I live with someone of Polish descent who doesn't cook Polish food. However, after trips to Chicago, Detroit and Petoskey, MI (!) I learned how good Polish food can be. When we lived in Boston we would go to the Baltic Deli across... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
CovingtonCat
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Covington, KY
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  • Dining on a budget
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Covington, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I only discovered a taste for Polish food in the past few years. I live with someone of Polish descent who doesn't cook Polish food. However, after trips to Chicago, Detroit and Petoskey, MI (!) I learned how good Polish food can be. When we lived in Boston we would go to the Baltic Deli across the street from Polonia... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Even though I had German and Russian food before but I never had Polish; hence, I can't say how authentic it is. But, the overall taste of the food and service were really good. My friend and I shared the beet soup. The flavor of the beet is really strong but in a good way if you liked beets. :)... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

First, super cute little place with gorgeous, heavy pine furniture and adorable furnishings which make you feel the "authentic" touch without going overboard. Even playing tasteful Polish pop music. The food was excellent. Everything was great. My husband had pickle soup and his comment was "where has this been all my life?" My daughter had potato pancakes which were perfectly... More 

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Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Polish food...normally we love Polish food, but we opted for the fried pierogies, and wish now that we would have had them boiled. Wonderful service, but everything seemed like it was food that was fried. The potato pancakes were delicious, and we liked the breaded mushrooms. Wish the cabbage rolls were available without the pork for us vegetarians. We ordered... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had discovered Café Polonia a couple of years ago when it was featured on an episode of Neighborhood Kitchens on Boston television, and ever since we saw them making the Sour Pickle Soup I knew I just had to go there and try it for myself. Well, the opportunity finally arrived and we showed up to freshly washed floors... More 

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mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

we walked here from down town and it was worth the effort. the stuffed cabbage was amazing as were the potato pancakes, porogies. black current drink nice. the waiter held us pick out this variety to share. small quaint

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My sister and I had lunch here in May 2015. THe gentleman in charge was very welcoming and told us we could adapt anything to our liking. We ordered the Polish plate but subbed out the pierogi for potato pancakes, then had a plate of cheese pierogi also. Everything was incredibly fresh and delicious and would have made my Nana... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a hole in the wall restaurant near Andrew Square in South Boston. The menu is entirely traditional Polish dishes, perogi, kielbasa, kapusta, stuffed cabbage and more. The portions are generous and the food is always delicious! The restaurant is very small, however, and I recommend getting a reservation. If you are not sure what to get, order the... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Cafe Polonia is close to the T. It is a cozy place (only seating about 25 people). We went around lunch time on Patriots day, so there were only a few others in the restaurant. We got a table by the window. It was perfect and cozy. My finance and I both had the polish plates. The best cabbage roll... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We live near and this os our second visit here for dinner. We did a reservation and they give us a nice table by the window .. Nice! Food was great. Last time I had goulash and loved. This time i had Gypsy pancake and loved as well. Tried the polish beer Zywiec "strong" and enjoyed as well. All my... 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 20
Cuisine: Polish, Cafe, European, Czech, Central European

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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 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Polish, Cafe, European, Czech, Central European

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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