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Polonus European Deli

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176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3736
(978) 740-3203
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Dining options: Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

We had fast, friendly, service by all food preparers. We had delicious food. They were all attentive to customer wants/needs. We will return there in the future.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
Frank P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

We had fast, friendly, service by all food preparers. We had delicious food. They were all attentive to customer wants/needs. We will return there in the future.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Fresh, fresh breads, pick your own cold cuts or hot foods and they make it in front of you. This deli is spotless and makes the best sandwiches you will ever eat. On a nice day, we ate at a small bistro table outside and watched the activity on Essex Street. Thoroughly enjoyable cheap eats!

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Riverside, Rhode Island, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My fiancee and I came here in search of a quick bite before doing tourist activities in Salem. It was right next to the parking garage in the mall, and clearly wasn't a sit-down restaurant, so it looked perfect. I ordered the chicken salad (after they said they were out of tuna salad), and my girlfriend got a turkey panini.... More 

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Thank Travis C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We happened to stop in for a snack while on our visit to Salem and we were glad we did. Do yourself a favor and try the kielbasa on a sub bun! So darn good! The staff made great suggestions for delicious polish pickles too!

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Thank nvander
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

While trying to decide what to do while in Salem, we happened upon this deli and we enjoyed a delicious lunch of cabbage soup, pierogi and kielbasa. Very delicious and authentic.

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Thank Christine D
Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The sandwiches and homemade ice cream are a welcome treat. I enjoy the high quality kielbasa, and other European specialties. Sometimes I get the Kinder Egg with the real toy inside.

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Thank KennethDykeGlover
Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Bought chocolates, jam, cold cuts and cheeses, elderflower sirop (spelling). All good quality and delicious. Friendly lady at the counter.

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Thank MiamiMimi
Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Great deli with a huge selection of cold cuts. They also have the best ice cream in town. I love this place!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Been to Europe a few times and some of my wife's favorite items have not been found in the states…. Until now. A LOT of the foods we had this place offered! It was so nice to have it again! Thank you!!

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Covington, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Whenever I'm in Salem I make a point to go here to see if they have any babka. When they do, it's always excellent. When they don't I'm obviously disappointed since I don't live in the area and can't get good babka where I live. We stopped in this time just for babka (there was none) and to browse the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3736
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: (978) 740-3203

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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