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Cafe Polonia - CLOSED

118 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970-3507
978-745-0045
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Cuisines: Polish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Ipswich, MA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I work in Salem, and have wanted to try Cafe Polonia for a long time. I finally did this week, and our party was thrilled with everything, from the service to the appetizers, entrees and dessert. It was about 7 degrees F. when we went in, so the place was not crowded, but the hot mulled wine was just the... More

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

In need of perogi? Want some quality stuffed cabbage? Then get your butt to Cafe Polonia, STAT!! The food is authentic Polish - from the smalec with bread to the Hunter's stew - you will not be disappointed. Go hungry because you will need space in your belly for all the deliciousness headed it's way. Try the perogi appetizer bowl... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
821 reviews 821 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

Dined here with spouse on a recent trip to Salem. Wanted something more than seafood so we went for Polish food. Restaurant was quiet when we arrived at 5:00pm, but was very busy by the time we left. Split a spinach salad and a Polish Plate (pierogis, stuffed cabbage, and Hunter's stew). Salad was delicious and platter was simply wonderful!... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
373 reviews 373 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Wow, just wow. I had wanted to try this place for months but never got the chance to until one day when I drove up and met my friend for lunch. I was so impressed. I love the decor. The place is pretty big and we had our pick of tables. Our waiter was really nice and explained items on... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

One year separated my first and second visit. My first visit I was very impressed. A year later we spent $150 on dinner for three where it was the food that was lacking and I will not be returning. The service was excellent, and one of our dinners was very good. However, the salad had a lot of slimy lettuce... More

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Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

It does sound, from the previous two reviews, as if the managers of this place really need to work on improving service. It sounds like maybe they are inexperienced and were floored by the Halloween crowds. However, we had a very different experience. We went there for lunch (two adults, two small children) and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We loved the... More

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New Hartford, New York
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115 reviews 115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I chose this restaurant because our friends who were traveling with us love this type of food. She is an amazing cook so I hoped she would be pleased with this choice. She was, he was and so were we! The special soup of the day was pumpkin and I would like to kiss the cook as it was one... More

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Dover
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

I have never walked out of a restaurant before. Cafe Polonia was the first, and will hopefully be the last. It's a shame because the food smelled and looked wonderful, and all I tried was the kielbasa twists appetizer (which, I will say, was excellent). However, after the terrible service we received, I didn't even want to stick around for... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

I hardly write a "bad" review, but here we go. We came Saturday before Halloween. It's the busiest season there & I understand this. However, we had 8 pm reservations. We didn't receive food of any sort until well after 9PM! The waiter apologized once, then second time offered some bread, which was truly stale and aweful bread slices cut... More

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Mount Tremper
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Try the perogies! made fresh to your liking. Wonderful!! You can also purchase imported foods from Europe that you won't find anywhere else.

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