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Polonia Polish Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
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2934 Yemans Street, Hamtramck, MI 48212-3264
+1 313-873-8432
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here about once a month. Pierogis are authentic and delicious. The dill pickle soup is the best around. You can't go wrong coming here. It's always busy but you never have to wait to long for a table. Friendly wait staff.

Thank plbeckett68
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I am so sorry my country man san woman from Polonia , but it was not what I expected !!! At first I will admitted I am from Poland and I have culinary degree from School of Gastronomy from my home town in Szczecin . Décor need update bad , time past ,place looks and fill like 'MORDOWNIA" or communist... More 

Thank maxewa1
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

There was good value at this restaurant. The food was ok. It was too bland for my taste. If you like spicy type food Polish food is not for you. The service was great and the price right and was authentic Polish food

Thank Leslie331
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Quite good food. Authentic polish menu. Nice homey atmosphere. Good service and reasonable prices. Parking adjacent and close to some interesting new places opening in Hamtramck. Worth a drive to check out.

Thank Kelley L
Clarkston, Michigan
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

There is nothing fancy about this restaurant. In fact, it looks pretty old. HOWEVER, it is very clean and the food is amazing! Our threesome shared all kinds of good items like kielbasa, stuffed cabbage, pierogis, dill pickle soup, potato pancakes and city chicken. Everything was wonderful. The prices are very reasonable. Our waitress couldn't have been nicer. Can't remember... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Ambiance is fabulous, food is excellent Try the Perogies and red sausages In the center of Hamtramck good for business lunches

Thank Unforgiven67
Federal Way, Washington
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Polonia has been a family favorite for over thirty years. We've witnessed the restaurant's transition from basically a large, warehouse-like open room with the toilet through the kitchen and the only decor the photo of FDR to the kitschy yet cosy eatery it is currently. Come for the pierogis, pan-fried with sour cream. They're the best. City chicken good, dill... More 

Thank LocalTeacher
Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

My parents grew up not far from this location, so nowadays when visiting them in St. Clair Shores, we all make the journey back to Hamtramck whenever we can. I have such wonderful memories of both of my Grandmas and their wonderful Polish cooking. This comes close! Our group sampled a bit of everything, but I have to say my... More 

Thank Diane L
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This was my first time to this Polish restaurant and I am glad I tried it. It is located in the old inner city neighborhood. Easy to find and plenty of parking next door. The Polish food was very good and plenty of it for the money.The inside of the building is not fancy but cozy.If you come for the... More 

Thank Kenneth S
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219 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Polonia serves hearty dishes that are well prepared, and generally priced under ten dollars. We started off with dill pickle soup, which was delicious. For our mains, the Jumanji plate sported a huge sausage, and the tasty Polish Combination Plate provided enough food for another full take-home meal. One member of our party, who evaluates restaurants on the basis of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2934 Yemans Street, Hamtramck, MI 48212-3264
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Hamtramck
  • Phone Number: +1 313-873-8432
In what was formerly called the 'Workman's Cooperative', today's Polonia Restaurant is hardly a well-kept secret (filled most nights with eager pierogi patrons and kielbasa fanatics) and the price points, under $10, makes it a huge Hamtramck draw. The original premise of the restaurant, formed in 1927, was to offer familiar Polish dishes to immigrants making the transition to a new country. Now, it serves equally well as a place for non-Poles to discover the best of traditional recipes, all from a spotless kitchen. As a cooperative, it no longer exists, but the spirit of good pricing, good neighbor jawboning and down-to-earth service still imbues the place, and countless leaders in the local business community can be seen in the comfortable booths and tables, enjoying meals beneath the detailed murals depicting Polish country life. Stuffed cabbage, kielbasa with sauerkraut, and pierogis are all homemade (including the sausage), and to be had at the reasonable prices that are part of the Hamtramck vibe. If you are brave enough, try the czarnina (duck soup), which is loaded with dried fruit and makes for a truly authentic flavor experience.

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