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6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-3034
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Elgin, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place serves very original Polish cuisine and service is great! Everything is served fresh and you can see these ladies making your food right there!

Thank Bigg-Brother
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hand made perogoies, family owned, heavenly lightly fried potatoe pancakes w applesauce. Can't wait until I'm back!

Thank criscat11
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 4 just had dinner at Polanka. We wanted to try a bunch of what was on menu. Ordered 2 combo, one chicken and one pork and all of us shared. Everything was excellent. Plenty of food and reasonably priced. We also tried the apple blintz. The restaurant is small with about 6 tables. You order at the counter... More 

Thank Rana S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This food is incredible! Our family of 7 got takeout and took it back to our hotel. We got the combo, pork chop meal, potato pancakes, and blintzes. We loved all but the pancakes (they were good not amazing). The restaurant is not much to look at but has truly delicious food!

Thank txtiff
Estes Park, Colorado
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were looking for a place for lunch - and decided to try Polanka's. Good food - we would have seasoned the breaded pork some more - but very tasty and a fair price. Restaurant has a European feel to it and owner is friendly.

Thank Karin B
Highland Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I have never been to a Polish restaurant, and now Polanka will make it tough to go anywhere else. Truly amazing food in a family style setting. The place is small, but was able to accommodate our family of 10. If you are looking for the real deal this is the best pick.

Thank Sandra A
Mancos, Colorado
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148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Polanka is an understated restaurant in an old building across from the Hotel Colorado and hot springs. You might miss it but don't! The restaurant appears to be authentic and run by the Polish folks from the area. We had the combination plate which fives you a great mix of savory and tasty food: cabbage roll, wonderful polish sausage and... More 

Thank coloradocowgirl2016
Moab, Utah
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I have been searching for good polish food for years. This place has been on my list to try for the last two years and I was finally able to make it! It was GREAT! The seasoning was on point. Sauerkraut perfect balance of sour and savory. Pierogi was crispy and light and delicious! It's a must stop when in... More 

Thank AhhhMoab
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Small family owned place. The menu isn't very big but it had all the traditional Polish choices to pick from. We just had the Pierogis and they were delicious!

Thank Terri S
Carbondale, Illinois
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112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is a small, mom and pop type restaurant Was excited to get authentic potato cakes. Unfortunately they were over cooked. My husband got the pierogis and felt they were rather tasteless. It was very busy while we were there and I am sure the cook and 1 staff person were a little overwhelmed. Would like to go back and... More 

Thank Kathy C
Management response:

We welcome you to come back and we are sorry it seemed that we were overwhelmed. Being a small family business we always try to make sure that every meal is perfect before being served. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $11
Polish, European, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-3034
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
  • Phone Number: 19709459220
We serve the best homemade polish cuisine this side of Chicago. All food is made to order, served hot, and made by our own polish cooks. Parking is available both in the front of the resturaunt and behind. Seating is limited but takeout is also available for people on the go.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?