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Krakowiak Polish Cuisine

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42 Main St, South River, NJ 08882-1225
(732) 238-0441
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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South River, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Home cooked classic polish food. The breaded pork cutlet and cucumber soup were a big hit along with their selection of deserts. Will come back!

Thank Eric R
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved everything about this small feel like you are in someone's home restaurant. Everything we ordered come out hot & delicious. Shared the chicken cutlet dinner with my friend the chicken the cucumber salad & mashed potatoes all were yum. We shared an order of perogie for the 4 of us which was perfect. My husband loved his kielbasa with... More 

Thank ebmom48
New Jersey
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This nice little restaurant offers authentic, classic Polish food made by those who know how to prepare it. I love the cucumber soup and the goulash with potato pancakes. Large portions - you won't leave hungry.

Thank Europophile
Plainsboro, New Jersey
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We love to try new cuisines and it was worth a try. We went for lunch on a saturday. The restaurant was well decorated. Nice ambiance. We had Hungarian Goulash with Potato Pancakes and Platter Krakow Style. And the food was just awesome. We had no idea that polish food is so damn tasty. Every item on the plates was... More 

Thank Jayita G
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Good service, good Polish food. They recently changed their menu so that it no longer lists the Polish names of the food. It gets noisy when it is crowded - sound bounces around.

Thank tripjo66
Howell, New Jersey
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

My wife and I had enough free time yesterday to make our way to Krakowiak in South River. We had been there once before and found it memorable. Yesterday we arrived for lunch. We had an appetizer, pierogis, which was excellent. My wife had a luncheon plate of stuffed cabbage. My taste was wonderful and my wife smiled throughout her... More 

Thank JohnHelenC
Cranbury, New Jersey
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with friends and the place was empty when we walked in but was asked if we have a reservation and we didn't. We were sifted anyway, the place decoration is basic with tables and chairs with a big counter in the back. It's BYOB which is great. We ordered the following for dinner: Appetizers Pierogies - comes with... More 

Thank Culater88
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We have been to the restaurant several times and have always enjoyed the dishes we've ordered. Dishes are primarily Polish with a bit of German mixed in. Most of the food seems to be prepared in the restaurant and is served hot. The combination of tasty food at an attractive price makes this a local find.

Thank Irwin49
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Krakowiak Polish Cuisine is a wonderfully delicious restaurant that is the real deal. The borscht is authentic and home made. The potato pancakes are delicious. Don't skip the pierogi (all types) for an appetizer. The kielbasa and sour kraut is delicious. Their chicken specialty was tasteful. Desserts were surprisingly delicious including the cheese cake and the apple cake.

Thank auroraadventurer
Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The food at Krakowiak can't be beat if you grew up in a Polish-American family as I did. It's incredibly good, which is why we like going there. However, the last two times we went there (both on a Saturday night), we arrived to see a sign on the door: CLOSED FOR PRIVATE PARTY. So if you're planning to go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Polish, European, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Main St, South River, NJ 08882-1225
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South River
  • Phone Number: (732) 238-0441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?