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Smakosz Restaurant

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5619 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-3219
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank MFG_Practices
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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.

Thank ChicagoMedicineMan
Chicago, Illinois
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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.

Thank Roman P
Chicago, Illinois
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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 

Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
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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 

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!

Thank Matalynne W
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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 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: 773-205-1771

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