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Smakosz Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
European, Eastern European, Polish, Central European
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5619 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-3219
+1 773-205-1771
Today
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Finally tried this place. Very authentic. Great Polish comfort food. Loved the Trout and the breaded pork cutlet. Tried the cheese potatoe dumplings and they were good too, very filling. Friendly atmosphere. Don't be afraid if you don't speak Polish, you will be helped out! Easy street parking.

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Thank Denise J
1 review
Reviewed 16 December 2016

great food, nice people, warm atmosphere ! highly recommend ! large choice for the whole family. clean and welcoming !

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Thank James K
Cassopolis, Michigan
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I can always find parking on the busy street - a big plus. A 1/4 block west of Central. on the south side of Lawrence, you'll find a softly-lit, welcoming small, family-run restaurant (they also have a decent-sized private room to the rear). The menu is stable, with several dishes being excellent: the goulash is outstanding. Pork knuckle, when available... More 

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Thank walnutridgechef
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We went to leave some relatives to the airport and on our way back we left to luck the choose of s restaurant (well, we really were looking something interesting in Google Maps). This restaurant appeared as a different option with a good rating (although based in only 38 opinions) so we decided for the trying it. Perhaps we would... More 

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Thank Fernando M
Atlanta
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

There were 10 in our party and we asked if they could serve us a "family style" dinner. Dinner was superb, service was excellent, conversation flowed, and we had a wonderful time. We shared the generous portions of pierogi - sauerkraut with mushroom & potato and cheese; goulash; potato pancakes; golumpki; Kielbasa; cutlet; beets; boiled cabbage; & I had a... More 

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Thank MFG_Practices
Chicago
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

First visit here on the recommendation. It was excellent. Ate with 5 others and all liked the food a lot. I had borscht, chicken cutlet and mashed potatoes. Others had pierogi, blintzes, and potato pancakes. Service good. Small place but there was no wait.

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Thank ChicagoMedicineMan
Chicago, Illinois
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Small size restaurant in north-west part of the city, offers a wide assortment of great Polish food, like pierogies, blintzes, stuffed cabbage and many more... Home made taste brings me to this place very often. I recommend this place.

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Thank Roman P
Chicago, Illinois
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2,886 reviews
2,236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I'm not sure how I missed not going into Smakosz before this, but I'm glad that we finally did. It is right on Lawrence Ave., just west of Central, and there was plenty of street parking. When you enter, there are a number of booths, as well as tables that will sit 6 or 8. The hostess turned out to... More 

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Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2014

When you enter into this restaurant, it looks like typical diner because you see the booths there. Next, when you open the menu you find great variety of choices. Normally in places like this you don't have that many choices but here you have. I have been there five times already and the food was always very good. Actually it... More 

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Thank Raficus
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

While this restaurant has been there 16 years, we just stumbled upon it and it is the BEST Polish food you will ever find. Loved the pork cutlet hamburger w/mushroom gravy served with a delicious Polish side salad. Potato pancakes are excellent too. Will definitely go back. Everything made from scratch!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Eastern European, Polish, Central European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5619 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630-3219
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-205-1771

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?