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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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South Portland, Maine
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here looking for some hot coffee and we got just that! The ladies helping behind the counter were great! Neat European food that you cant get anywhere else too! Totally stop in here!!

Thank renfairemama123
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is just so delicious. I had a kelbasi sandwich and it was to die for. My husband who doesn't eat it ate my other half because it was so good. The ladies are so wonderful and kind. The food is Devine and you need to eat here!!!!! Only downfall is the lack of tables it is full of... More 

Thank Lisa M
New York City, New York
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327 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While having some free time in Salem, I was looking for something refreshing as it was a bit hot outside. I noticed this deli advertised home made ice cream so stopped in. There were a number of flavors and I settled on the maple walnut which was very tasty. The staff was friendly and prompt. While I didn't eat any... More 

Thank James I
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

If you want to find Eastern European goods and want wonderful deli food this is the place to go. The place is small but has a good variety of goods that are hard to find and to please all. The staff is extremely friendly and welcoming.

Thank Cassandra111111
Minneapolis, United States
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

This little place has ana amazing selection of mostly Eastern European food. Love their icecream, too!

Thank Eszter B
Garden Grove, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

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.

5 Thank FlyingWitch13
North Andover, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Polish, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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?