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“Surprising finding” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Polonia Restaurant

Polonia Restaurant
1780 Blalock Rd, Houston, TX 77080-5446
713-464-9900
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Ranked #237 of 7,287 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Polish
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Surprising finding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

At first, we got a little disappointed about the exterior of the place, which doesn't do justice to its interior. The decor is fenomenal, cozy and recalls the good old restaurants. The food was delicious and authentic and the service was helpful and kind.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Santa Maria, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Delicious Polish Fare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Don't be fooled by the unimpressive exterior because inside is a gem of a restaurant. The pierogis and potato pancakes were some of the best I have ever tasted. My husband tried to rye soup and loved it. The four of us tried pork, goulash, and rouladen and each one was delicious. We considered this to be a "find" and would recommend it to anyone in the Houston area.

Visited April 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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97 reviews 97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“...decent but just average....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Well...I wish I could be writing songs of praise but not so. We as a family visited during last years' Christmas holidays. Did the same this year. It seems we all had very kind and glowing recollections from 2011 and were quite excited about the thought of dining there again. As a matter of fact, Very excited.
I am sorry to say, the food on offer was lack lustre, under seasoned, dry and over-cooked. Presentation was amateur. Now, a lot of this could be chalked up to homesy, comfort food, family style. But I can cook and present better than this! Methinks they got a bad case of the lazies.
I hope they have improved their lot by next Christmas, I wouldn't mind paying another visits to see if things have improved. With such a basic menu, this should be easy least.
They still have that stiff Polish couple standing in the corner!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“AUTHENTIC POLISH CUISINE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The restaurant successfully captures the atmosphere of an old Polish restaurant with authentic cuisine and decor. The service was polite and helpful in navigating the menu. The food came relatively quick, was hot and tasty. The bread and beer is excellent! The prices are a little steep, but not too painful on occasion. Good place to practice your Polish!

Visited December 2012
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Mackinaw City, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Authentic Polish Fare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Their menu had a great assortment of polish cusine. The sampler platter will feed at least 4. They also have Polish Beer.

Visited November 2012
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