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Cafe Polonia

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South Boston
Polish, Café, Czech, Central European
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611 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127-3509
617-269-0110
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
Great food

We found out abut this place on line and decided to give it a shot. No doubt, best Polish food we tasted! Everything was superb- pyrohy,borsch, potato pancakes, cabbage rolls, kielbasa. Service was excellent! Place itself has a very authentic feel. Definitely coming back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
slavkolesya
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We found out abut this place on line and decided to give it a shot. No doubt, best Polish food we tasted! Everything was superb- pyrohy,borsch, potato pancakes, cabbage rolls, kielbasa. Service was excellent! Place itself has a very authentic feel. Definitely coming back!

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NEW HAMPSHIRE
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I am the daughter of Polish immigrants and am originally from Dorchester. Last week I dined here again after not doing so for a couple of years. I have been to Poland many times, but not recently, so I really needed my "fix". The food was great..........beet soup, polish plate, and apple crisp all served by an attentive and pleasant... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We went to Cafe Polonia during this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade. At first, we were the only customers, but the restaurant's heavy wooden chairs and tables quickly filled. While drinking Polish beer (recommended to us by our attentive server) and eating a delicious appetizer of blood sausage, we felt transported across the Atlantic (perhaps to a place where Pilsners... More 

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

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

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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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, Café, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?