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Krakowiak Polish Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
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42 Main St, South River, NJ 08882
+1 732-238-0441
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Marquette, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were visiting my mother in New Jersey and someone had mentioned Polish food. So I looked up restaurants in nearby South River, knowing they had a large Polish population, and found this place. Parking was readily accessible on the street but you did have to feed a meter (but only 50 cents for 2 hours). I ordered the Platter... More 

Thank briangmiller
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120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Great polish foid, the way it should be. Hungarian goulash between 2 fresh potato pancakes great. Friday nights fresh trout, great pierogies, good blintzes. Enjoy the chicken soup, actually has chicken in it! How many places have beets. Go back in time and enjoy

Thank marty p
Timonium, Maryland
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210 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Authentic Polish (European) food is the billing I would give to Krakowiak. Placed along Main Street, you enter a bright nicely appointed dining room with pictures of various Polish sites. The menu is varied and clearly European in variety. we enjoyed the Kielbasa, not overly spiced and tasty, with excellent sauerkraut, pierogis (mushroom were excellent, potato and chees could use... More 

Thank mark o
South River, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Home cooked classic polish food. The breaded pork cutlet and cucumber soup were a big hit along with their selection of deserts. Will come back!

Thank Eric R
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Loved everything about this small feel like you are in someone's home restaurant. Everything we ordered come out hot & delicious. Shared the chicken cutlet dinner with my friend the chicken the cucumber salad & mashed potatoes all were yum. We shared an order of perogie for the 4 of us which was perfect. My husband loved his kielbasa with... More 

Thank ebmom48
New Jersey
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This nice little restaurant offers authentic, classic Polish food made by those who know how to prepare it. I love the cucumber soup and the goulash with potato pancakes. Large portions - you won't leave hungry.

Thank Europophile
Plainsboro, New Jersey
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We love to try new cuisines and it was worth a try. We went for lunch on a saturday. The restaurant was well decorated. Nice ambiance. We had Hungarian Goulash with Potato Pancakes and Platter Krakow Style. And the food was just awesome. We had no idea that polish food is so damn tasty. Every item on the plates was... More 

Thank Jayita G
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Good service, good Polish food. They recently changed their menu so that it no longer lists the Polish names of the food. It gets noisy when it is crowded - sound bounces around.

Thank tripjo66
Howell, New Jersey
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

My wife and I had enough free time yesterday to make our way to Krakowiak in South River. We had been there once before and found it memorable. Yesterday we arrived for lunch. We had an appetizer, pierogis, which was excellent. My wife had a luncheon plate of stuffed cabbage. My taste was wonderful and my wife smiled throughout her... More 

Thank JohnHelenC
Cranbury, New Jersey
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with friends and the place was empty when we walked in but was asked if we have a reservation and we didn't. We were sifted anyway, the place decoration is basic with tables and chairs with a big counter in the back. It's BYOB which is great. We ordered the following for dinner: Appetizers Pierogies - comes with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Main St, South River, NJ 08882
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South River
  • Phone Number: +1 732-238-0441

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