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Polish, European, Eastern European
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Delicious and very fresh come cooked meals that will definitely make you return. Soups are wonderful and nothing not scrumptious on the menu.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food always a pleasure you can get great polish, Lutheran and Mexican food.Nice atmosphere good waitresses. Very pleasant owner and greeter.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

My aunt had passed on and officials at the St. Casimir Cemetery recommended Mabenka for the funeral luncheon. Though it was not me who coordinated the luncheon with Mabenka personnel, it was patently obviously how much Mabenka wanted our business. Dinner consisted of baked chicken,...sliced roast beef, breaded pork tenderloin, potato dumplings, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots and broccoli, chicken soup and salad - all very good, just needing a little more seasoning. The hostess was absolutely fabulous, providing pitchers of iced tea and pop and making sure everyone was served and happy. Only drawback was having to cut our get together short as there were other parties moving in to the back of the banquet room, creating a noise factor and hastening our departure. Without that, 5 stars. This place otherwise rocks for good old fashioned Polish and Lithuanian cuisine.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2019

My wife and I enjoy eating Lithuanian food and we have been coming to this restaurant for many years and have never been disappointed. The food and service is great every time we visit this restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

I'll bypass other restaurants to go to Mabenka's when I visit southwest Chicago. Yes, they do offer Eastern European foods but their menu gives you a good offering of all types. I've been able to get a great full "American Breakfast" at noon. But my...favorite is the very fresh in-house roasted turkey. When I have a taste for something truer to my heritage I'll get the pirogi or stuffed cabbage. Moderate price, ample portions and attentive wait staff always keep the coffee cup full. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 12, 2019

It's been too long since I've last eaten at Mabenka. Extensive menu, delicious food, very reasonably priced. I always get the Lithuanian Combination Plate -- the kugelis is unbelievable. My wife always orders the potato pancakes, and can never finish it -- so much food....Of course, we also order hot borscht, which comes with a delicious bread basket. Mabenka is the real deal. The place gets crowded and parking can be something of a pain, but the service is excellent.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 2019

Mabenka is a Lithuanian restaurant a couple of miles south of Midway Airport. Normally we will order from the special menu, which includes a Lithuanian combo plate, duck, polish combo plate, sauerkraut soup, tripe and a whole list of favorites from my childhood. We have...never had a bad meal here, and everything we have tried has been delicious. Occasionally, on a Friday, they will have chicken livers sautéed with onions and green peppers, served over rice. There is no doubt that these are the best chicken livers I have ever tasted. They are cooked medium, not over cooked or burned. These people know how to cook chicken livers.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Always super friendly and welcoming. The food is great, I love the barcz soup it is my favorite but they always about 10 different fresh soups daily, you can't go wrong for authentic Polish Soup. Great prices and they offer a small hall and catering...too.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

Went here with family and the orders were messed up,the food was cold and terribly bland. There are far better European restaurants out there don't waste your time or money on this one.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

I was taken here by my brother who lives in the area. This was my first experience with Polish cuisine. The waitresses are eastern European and were helpful in explaining the different dishes. I ordered the "Cepelinai". A meat stuffed potato dumpling served with bacon...bits and sour cream. The plate was served with a sausage soup. Both the soup and dumplings were delicious, filling and reasonably priced. If you are in the South of Chicago area, I would highly recommend Mabenka for an out of the ordinary experience.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Response from penrodky | Reviewed this property |
;I have no idea but their food is wonderful.
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Please call the Resturant. I do not have an answer for you. 🤔
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They only have a menu. Buffet for large groups may be requested.
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