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Smakosz Restaurant

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5619 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-3219
+1 773-205-1771
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cassopolis, Michigan
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can always find parking on the busy street - a big plus. A 1/4 block west of Central. on the south side of Lawrence, you'll find a softly-lit, welcoming small, family-run restaurant (they also have a decent-sized private room to the rear). The menu is stable, with several dishes being excellent: the goulash is outstanding. Pork knuckle, when available... More 

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Thank walnutridgechef
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to leave some relatives to the airport and on our way back we left to luck the choose of s restaurant (well, we really were looking something interesting in Google Maps). This restaurant appeared as a different option with a good rating (although based in only 38 opinions) so we decided for the trying it. Perhaps we would... More 

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Thank Fernando M
Atlanta
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

There were 10 in our party and we asked if they could serve us a "family style" dinner. Dinner was superb, service was excellent, conversation flowed, and we had a wonderful time. We shared the generous portions of pierogi - sauerkraut with mushroom & potato and cheese; goulash; potato pancakes; golumpki; Kielbasa; cutlet; beets; boiled cabbage; & I had a... More 

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Chicago
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

First visit here on the recommendation. It was excellent. Ate with 5 others and all liked the food a lot. I had borscht, chicken cutlet and mashed potatoes. Others had pierogi, blintzes, and potato pancakes. Service good. Small place but there was no wait.

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Thank ChicagoMedicineMan
Chicago, Illinois
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118 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Small size restaurant in north-west part of the city, offers a wide assortment of great Polish food, like pierogies, blintzes, stuffed cabbage and many more... Home made taste brings me to this place very often. I recommend this place.

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Thank Roman P
Chicago, Illinois
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2,248 reviews
1,769 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

I'm not sure how I missed not going into Smakosz before this, but I'm glad that we finally did. It is right on Lawrence Ave., just west of Central, and there was plenty of street parking. When you enter, there are a number of booths, as well as tables that will sit 6 or 8. The hostess turned out to... More 

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Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2014

When you enter into this restaurant, it looks like typical diner because you see the booths there. Next, when you open the menu you find great variety of choices. Normally in places like this you don't have that many choices but here you have. I have been there five times already and the food was always very good. Actually it... More 

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Thank Raficus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

While this restaurant has been there 16 years, we just stumbled upon it and it is the BEST Polish food you will ever find. Loved the pork cutlet hamburger w/mushroom gravy served with a delicious Polish side salad. Potato pancakes are excellent too. Will definitely go back. Everything made from scratch!

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Thank Matalynne W
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Our group stumbled into the restaurant on our way to a business meeting. Great ambience. Great prices. The peirogies were very tasty, the potato pancakes with mushroom also very good. The apple pie was huge and great flavor too. The server was helpful and friendly also.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2007

Smakosz (Polish for Gourmet) is a wonderful home-style Polish Cafe (a Diner really) with a very small dining room, and comfy but worn booths and two large tables for parties located on West Lawrence Ave. in a quiet safe neighborhood. The menu includes dozens of classic Polish home style dishes (heavy food) plus nearly half a dozen "specials" on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Eastern European, Polish, European
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5619 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-3219
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-205-1771

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