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Cafe Polonia

#168 of 2,352 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
South Boston
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Cafe
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611 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127-3509
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like going back to childhood Sunday dinners at my Babcia's house. Great food. Comfortably atmosphere. We had a group of 10 and ordered an assortment of appetizers and many different entrees; shared everything and left with leftovers. The selection of Polish beers was a nice addition.

Thank AcerKK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second time to Cafe Polonia for dinner. I have found one of my favorite little restaurants in the area. The dishes are to die for in a small setting, very quite and friendly. The servers....will not find a staff more polite and professional. Excellent service and make you feel at home.

Thank Greg N
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not far from my son's place in Boston is Café Polonia. Being of Polish descent and seeing this restaurant on Triple D on the Food Network, I decided it was worth a visit. This is truly a unique experience and if you are Polish, I highly recommend it, if nothing else the Polish beer. The food is really good, but... More 

Thank Goof21
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on the way out of Boston for dinner and LOVED our dishes. My fried cheese and potato pierogies were perfect. My husband's Polish plate was awesome-I would probably get that next time because of the variety (kielbasa, pierogies, hunters stew, stuffed cabbage). Great service and atmosphere also made this enjoyable.

Thank LW8415
Scarsdale, New York
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on way to cape cod. Mushroom app was good, goat cheese salad very good. Really liked kielbasa, stew, chicken and veal dishes.

Thank BDR0se
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is small but homey. Staff is attentive and friendly. Food is straight from my grandmother's kitchen, right down to the lard and bacon spread at the table for your bread! Pirogies were amazing, kielbasa was yummy, and the sauerkraut was perfect!

Thank Maria C
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small out of the way, room for about 30, that's all. In the Polish area on the south Boston side. Good neighborhood restaurant. Try the potato pancakes.

Thank Vic L
Tallahassee, Florida
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I have been staying in the area for a conference and after eating here once I had to come back a second time before leaving town. I'm honestly sad that I didn't get to try more menu items as everything that I tried was super delicious! The first night I had the kielbasa shish kabob and it was wonderfully flavorful.... More 

Thank TravelNerd_23
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Great opportunity for polish food, very appropriate music in the background, smaller dinning room, felt a little like we were interrupting a couple of family/buddies meals,

Thank smackArkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Though this would be a good place for traditional polish food. By the other reviews it may be, however it was very unlike any Polish food I'd had before. My wife is Polish, her great grandparents came over to America from Poland. Her aunts and uncle still live in a very Polish community. We have traditional Polish food often. The... More 

Thank nandover

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127-3509
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South Boston
  • Neighborhood: South Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-269-0110

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