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6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-3034
+1 970-945-9220
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Gypsum, Colorado
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have passed by this place far too many times. Its location is a little tough to get in and out of. Finally we stopped in for dinner. Very delicious & traditional polish food. You will not be sorry.

Thank Sherri P
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Growing up in a Polish family from Buffalo, NY. I'm always craving some good home cooking. This family own business is a Gem, in the heart of Glenwood Springs! So welcoming, great food had the Kielbasa Sandwich on rye, with Pierogi and potato pancakes. I felt like I was back home, the food was amazing we went twice while visiting... More 

Thank Andrea D
illinois, usa
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many folks had told us about this restaurant, but we'd never taken the time to find it, when in fact we'd driven past it about a dozen times. So before one of afternoons of playing Santa at Adventureland Park, we decided to have lu nch here. Both of us tried something different to give the place a quality test, mine... More 

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eatatpolanka, Manager at Polanka, responded to this review

It was great having you there and we really enjoyed talking with you. I still haven't uploaded the pictures yet but i'll be sure to get to that soon. More 

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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was great and it feels like a mom and pa shop . The pierogies here were really good and had lots of flavor. I got the Combo Meal and my girlfriend got a few potato and cheese pierogies. The cabbage roll was really good and the kielbasa was super yummy. We wanted to try the Potato Pancakes... More 

Thank Christian W
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

We stopped on our way from Moab to Denver. The food was delicious, fresh and made while we waited a very short time. Just like Busia's home cooking.

Thank Lisa D
Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

This place is legit! Worth driving there from Grand Junction for lunch. The combo plate is big enough to share and the cabbage rolls are delicious!

Thank erinmcgj
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I bought a combo plate - excellent - however, next time will 'build' my own plate from the sides. The cabbage rolls are delicious - the potato cakes excellent - however, the sauerkraut is fabulous. Don't think of it like any other you have eaten. Everything we had was worth a repeat.

Thank Linda O
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107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Tried the platter - the kielbasa was my favorite. Homemade sauerkraut went over well with everyone. Homemade applesauce that came with the potato pancakes was thick & delicious! Super friendly service. Love the open kitchen!

Thank Showagapelove
Denver, Colorado
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This small eatery with a tightly curated menu is a welcome addition to the local dining scene. the pierogy (Polish dumplings) are lovingly handmade and sauteed to a toothsome crispiness. Cabbage rolls are succulent and the chicken cutlets were crisp and fresh. Everything there is cooked to order and this is reflected in the taste. It's not quite a cheap... More 

Thank teadivamuse
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We stop here when we travel through the area and year after year it is always good food and we'll kept. Spartan but clean. Everything on the small menu is good.

Thank 1Cogal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $14
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
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-3034
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-945-9220
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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Boulder, Colorado
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?