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“authentic polish food”

Eva's European Sweets
Ranked #10 of 683 Restaurants in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
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Good for: Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
garden state travellers
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“authentic polish food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

this is a great place to eat. i love hole-in-the-wall type places. but this place is more than that. as other reviewers have said, it does have that 'grandma' feeling (in a good way). the atmosphere is warm & comfortable. quaint with using the mismatched old china, quirky with the decor.
as for the food - like suggested i ordered the leek salad. soooo good, so much like coleslaw but served before the meal like a salad b/c it's so much lighter. be forwarned, it comes w/ raw scallions - wh/ are not overbearing in anyway ... but if you're on a date or will be doing a lot of talking ... beware! the keilbasa was good ... i wasnt expecting much b/c it's hard to mess up but it was done well! and the red cabbage salad/side was the best ive had!
cabbage rolls and goulash were ok. i appreciate that they do not oversalt their foods which is what i find often. potato pancakes were good, but a bit on the oily side.
service was great.
try it out & support small local businesses!

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Eva's European Sweets”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

My daughter and I tried Eva's for dinner. Restaurant was busy which caused a wait for our order to be taken, but we didn't mind as it gave us time to look over the menu. We ordered pierogies and a kielbasa dinner. Both meals were very tasty! I loved the cabbage with carrots and beans. Pierogies were good, but a little on the bland side. Wish we had left room for dessert - they looked amazing.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Travel Mom D
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Syracuse, New York
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209 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Like sitting in your grandmothers parlor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

My elderly mom is Polish, and has strong opinions on what proper Polish food should be. There is very little that pleases her, because it is not like her mother made it years ago. We took her to Eva's on a Saturday evening. The décor looks like you are stepping into a Polish grandmothers house. The smells were delicious, and it took time to decide what to order. We ended up getting small samplers of potato pancakes, cabbage rolls, kielbasa, and pierogies. All of them were fantastic. When mom said they were good, that is a huge compliment from someone who is difficult to please!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank MikeGSyr
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Muncy, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Light Shining in the Wilderness Go Now!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

I live close to the Pennsylvania coal region and have been searching for an Eastern European restaurant ,but, to no avail. I even travelled to Buffalo, New York, which at one time had the largest Polish population in the country, and still was unsuccessful. And then one day while taking a brief tour of Syracuse, there it was, Eva's. A light shining in the wilderness.

We ordered a number of the dishes and all were excellent. What was of great interest to me, are the menu items which I can't find anywhere else. Try the cabbage and beans, try the green beans, try some of thier salads and you will quickly understand this is more than kielbasa and pierogies joint.

Also, please pay special attention to this advice. They are very accommodating! If you don't want three of an item, just ask for one. Check out the menu and try a little of everything of interest and settle back to enjoy a fantastic ethnic feast.

If this type of food interests you, it is worth a long drive or perhaps stop over in the area.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Josxc
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New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“What a Great Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had lunch here with friends after seeing this restaurant on Diners Drive-ins & Dives.
What a great experience.
We shared the Pierogi's where we got an assortment of potato, potato & mushroom, and sauerkraut & bacon.
Then had the Golabki (cabbage rolls). 5 pieces were $14.25. They were huge.
We also shared the Placki Ziemniaczane (potato pancakes) with sour cream and applesauce. 5 pieces were $12.95.
The ladies shared the kielbasa with sauerkraut for $8.10.
The guys had a kielbasa dinner for $12.95 and the Gnieciuchy (polish style gnocchi) for $7.25.
We topped that off with pear pie and raspberry pie with coffee and tea.
A very enjoyable lunch which lasted me all day.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank GmaSandra
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