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Polonus European Deli

176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3736
(978) 740-3203
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Ranked #24 of 217 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Most recent review
- Sep 7, 2014
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English first
Bridgeport, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wonderful service. Creamy icecream. Very friendly. Great location. Just a few chairs inside. But the aircondition was delightful on a hot day. They have lots of polish and europian products to choose from.

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Salem, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Fast & friendly service, the paninis are amazing, I recommend the spicy jalapeno cheese (great flavor with a little kick!). When I am in the mood for sweet I always go for the mint chip yogurt, which is lighter than ice cream, so a much better choice for me on a hot day!!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

In Salem for the weekend and stopped in for ice cream. Later stopped back for polish sausage. Folks were extremely friendly, giving us samples before we purchased. Had the double smoke and Apple smoked polish sausage. Loved them both, but the double smoked was my absolute favorite. Wished I would have bought more to bring home. Definitely a place to... More

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stopped in for some munchies and were surprised at the nice selection of sausages and cheeses as well as some great Polish condiments and snacks. The ice cream was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I was there 3 times for the past 2 months. I love their food. I go only for the deli. If you like European style deli you will like it! The prices are OK.

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New Jersey
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156 reviews 156 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

A poster on the window touts European panini. When I ordered one, it was as if they'd never made one before. I waited a good 10 minutes. Turned out to be a fairly small sandwich not worth the money. Very few tables. Uncomfortable, all in all.

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This place is a must-visit. They have a lot of hard-to-find, specialty foods, especially if you are Polish or Eastern-European. The prices are reasonable, and the staff is beyond friendly. If you are not looking for anything particular and aren't feeling adventurous to try the Old World sweets, try their fresh breads or deli meats. Finally, the ice cream is... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Tons of meats, cheeses and pastries from Eastern Europe! The hours are a little odd (kinda short) so it's not often open but make sure to check it out while in town.

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Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Polonus has been in the Museum Place Mall for a number of years. I've been going in regularly for their fresh breads and their desserts.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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373 reviews 373 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I love stopping in whenever I'm in Salem. The selection (especially for pates, pickled items and various candies) is great. The prices are not overly expensive like they are in many specialty grocery stores. The sandwiches are always excellent and fresh. Depending on the time of year they have different meats and baked goods. The women behind the counter are... More

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