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Polonus European Deli

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176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3736
(978) 740-3203
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Garden Grove, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right in the middle of town, on Essex St., is this odd little deli with an impressive menu that serves food you can't get anywhere else in town....because there is no other deli in the center of town. Its small inside and can get crowded.

2 Thank FlyingWitch13
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Excellent deli, friendly staff. They have a great selection of Polish and European foods. Must try the poppyseed strudel.

Thank Fpkcek
Salem, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Great shop, with fun seasonal holiday trimmings and great specialty goods, pate, chocolates, pickles, pastries, smoked meats and more. Great basket stuffers for Easter morning

Thank KennethDykeGlover
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

We had fast, friendly, service by all food preparers. We had delicious food. They were all attentive to customer wants/needs. We will return there in the future.

Thank Frank P
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Fresh, fresh breads, pick your own cold cuts or hot foods and they make it in front of you. This deli is spotless and makes the best sandwiches you will ever eat. On a nice day, we ate at a small bistro table outside and watched the activity on Essex Street. Thoroughly enjoyable cheap eats!

Thank Virginia R
Riverside, Rhode Island, United States
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My fiancee and I came here in search of a quick bite before doing tourist activities in Salem. It was right next to the parking garage in the mall, and clearly wasn't a sit-down restaurant, so it looked perfect. I ordered the chicken salad (after they said they were out of tuna salad), and my girlfriend got a turkey panini.... More 

Thank Travis C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We happened to stop in for a snack while on our visit to Salem and we were glad we did. Do yourself a favor and try the kielbasa on a sub bun! So darn good! The staff made great suggestions for delicious polish pickles too!

Thank nvander
Omaha, Nebraska
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

While trying to decide what to do while in Salem, we happened upon this deli and we enjoyed a delicious lunch of cabbage soup, pierogi and kielbasa. Very delicious and authentic.

Thank Christine D
Salem, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The sandwiches and homemade ice cream are a welcome treat. I enjoy the high quality kielbasa, and other European specialties. Sometimes I get the Kinder Egg with the real toy inside.

Thank KennethDykeGlover
Miami Beach, Florida
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Bought chocolates, jam, cold cuts and cheeses, elderflower sirop (spelling). All good quality and delicious. Friendly lady at the counter.

Thank MiamiMimi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
European, Polish, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970-3736
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: (978) 740-3203

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