Polish Village Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 2990 Yemans St

    Hamtramck, MI 48212

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  • 313-874-5726

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I was born and raised here in Hamtramck. Polish Village is by far the BEST restaurant! From the old times when it was Zusia's, to now. The pork chops, city chicken, and dill pickle soup are awesome. Great atmosphere and workers. If you don't like the pierogi deep fried, just ask for it to be pan fried! Not that hard! \nWhen people talk about Polish restaurants or delis in the suburbs, I have to laugh. Hamtramck has the true Polish foods! Don't go to the ""imitation places,"" get the real deal right here in Hamtramck. Keep up the good work Polish Village Cafe!!

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★★★★★

I was born and raised here in Hamtramck. Polish Village is by far the BEST restaurant! From the old times when it was Zusia's, to now. The pork chops, city chicken, and dill pickle soup are awesome. Great atmosphere and workers. If you don't like the pierogi deep fried, just ask for it to be pan fried! Not that hard! \nWhen people talk about Polish restaurants or delis in the suburbs, I have to laugh. Hamtramck has the true Polish foods! Don't go to the ""imitation places,"" get the real deal right here in Hamtramck. Keep up the good work Polish Village Cafe!!

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I work at a polish restuarant in dearborn called jims place and I am constantly hearing about the restuarant in the basement so i decided to give it a try.... it was packed i had pierogies and cabbage soup the soup was ok but i was not a fan of the deep fried pierogie because at my work and through my life ive always had pan fried, also it was a very long wait for our food i almost felt walking out..... they do have a really nice atmophere more like a bar though very loud and tight

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★★☆☆☆

I work at a polish restuarant in dearborn called jims place and I am constantly hearing about the restuarant in the basement so i decided to give it a try.... it was packed i had pierogies and cabbage soup the soup was ok but i was not a fan of the deep fried pierogie because at my work and through my life ive always had pan fried, also it was a very long wait for our food i almost felt walking out..... they do have a really nice atmophere more like a bar though very loud and tight

Pros: nice atmoshpere

Cons: long waits

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We have been going to Polish Village for 5 years now. What a gem. We are constantly introducing friends to this place because of the charming atmosphere and food which are always consistent. We were there last night and had to wait an hour and a half for a table. Was it worth the wait? Of course the bar is the best part. My husband and I are always meeting new people if it is just the two of us. Last night we were with a group and we had a great time. It does get busy and crowded and yet once you are seated there is absolutely no rush to leave. Carolyn, we always appreciate you and the other staff. Thanks for another great evening.

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★★★★★

We have been going to Polish Village for 5 years now. What a gem. We are constantly introducing friends to this place because of the charming atmosphere and food which are always consistent. We were there last night and had to wait an hour and a half for a table. Was it worth the wait? Of course the bar is the best part. My husband and I are always meeting new people if it is just the two of us. Last night we were with a group and we had a great time. It does get busy and crowded and yet once you are seated there is absolutely no rush to leave. Carolyn, we always appreciate you and the other staff. Thanks for another great evening.

Pros: Food, Drinks, and Atmosphere

Cons: Wait time if you are hungry

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I have been going to this place for 20 years now and LOVE IT everything is amazing...

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★★★★☆

I have been going to this place for 20 years now and LOVE IT everything is amazing...

Pros: great food

Cons: location

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Had to try this place because it was voted ""One of the Best"" in Detroit and I would have to agree.\n\nMenu had lotsa choices.\nFood was great.\nHelp was OK.\n\n

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★★★★★

Had to try this place because it was voted ""One of the Best"" in Detroit and I would have to agree.\n\nMenu had lotsa choices.\nFood was great.\nHelp was OK.\n\n

Pros: Great food

Cons: Crowded

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Horrible service and mediocre food. Both Under the Eagle and Polonia are better options.

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★☆☆☆☆

Horrible service and mediocre food. Both Under the Eagle and Polonia are better options.

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where do i start?......... the waitress was rude, the Polish platter serving is small. one pierogi...... you got to be kidding. the golbaki was appetizer size. i am 6' 4"" and weigh in at 250 - (big pole). the food was bland. please don't think this is a good representation of polish food. on the bright side, the Polish beer was good.

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★☆☆☆☆

where do i start?......... the waitress was rude, the Polish platter serving is small. one pierogi...... you got to be kidding. the golbaki was appetizer size. i am 6' 4"" and weigh in at 250 - (big pole). the food was bland. please don't think this is a good representation of polish food. on the bright side, the Polish beer was good.

Pros: the beer

Cons: everything else

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We came across the border to sample the two polish places. I am a pierogi eating and making expert, and I ordered the peirogi sampler. Priced right, the server was quick and pleasant. My Lady had the mushroom crepe (she didn't want her soup so i ate the borsht). the peirogies were deep-fried . They were tasty but they squirted when I opened them up...too crunchy. The fillings were all good. Lots of sour cream offered. My Lady's crepe was dry but fine. The soup was fresh but too sweet for my taste. Prices are reasonable, food is tasty, and I would come back this place gain.\r\n The other restaurant is just a walk away. We went there after and shared an order of pan-fried pierogies and potato pancakes. Theirs were definitely better. Both restaurants are as Polish as you are going to get! The Cafe does have ""flacki"" (tripe!) which i can't stand but that is certainly very Polish! \r\n We went an early Saturday afternoon.

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★★★★☆

We came across the border to sample the two polish places. I am a pierogi eating and making expert, and I ordered the peirogi sampler. Priced right, the server was quick and pleasant. My Lady had the mushroom crepe (she didn't want her soup so i ate the borsht). the peirogies were deep-fried . They were tasty but they squirted when I opened them up...too crunchy. The fillings were all good. Lots of sour cream offered. My Lady's crepe was dry but fine. The soup was fresh but too sweet for my taste. Prices are reasonable, food is tasty, and I would come back this place gain.\r\n The other restaurant is just a walk away. We went there after and shared an order of pan-fried pierogies and potato pancakes. Theirs were definitely better. Both restaurants are as Polish as you are going to get! The Cafe does have ""flacki"" (tripe!) which i can't stand but that is certainly very Polish! \r\n We went an early Saturday afternoon.

Pros: authentic surroundings..quick service

Cons: deep-fried pierogies? c'mon now

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Everything here is fried in animal lard. From the golbaki, to the stuffed peirogis. Hence, why it tastes sooooo good. It's even put into the soups.

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★☆☆☆☆

Everything here is fried in animal lard. From the golbaki, to the stuffed peirogis. Hence, why it tastes sooooo good. It's even put into the soups.

Pros: The beer selection.

Cons: Too Fat, and bad for you.

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This is not a lie people. We were seated back near the kitchen area, just past the bar. We were sat probably by that rude waitress from the review below, since she had no knowledge of the ""list"" thing. We sat down, and given wet menus. Upon opening my friend found a crushed, dead coockrooach behind the plastic....that is all I have to say. He did not eat...and I stuck with the Zivietz beer.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is not a lie people. We were seated back near the kitchen area, just past the bar. We were sat probably by that rude waitress from the review below, since she had no knowledge of the ""list"" thing. We sat down, and given wet menus. Upon opening my friend found a crushed, dead coockrooach behind the plastic....that is all I have to say. He did not eat...and I stuck with the Zivietz beer.

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After waiting in line for over an hour, one of the waitresses made a mistake with the list of names for seating. Instead of seating our party of five, she broke up a group of seats and made them into a few smaller tables, then called out 2 names for groups who had been waiting less than 15 minutes. Apparently she grabbed the wrong list of names. When called out on her mistake, she did nothing to rectify the error, not even an apology. Two groups behind us who had been waiting for a long time walked out. When I asked her where we were on the list, she snapped, ""I don't know anything about the list. Whatever."" Needless to say, we took our party of five elsewhere and don't plan on ever going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

After waiting in line for over an hour, one of the waitresses made a mistake with the list of names for seating. Instead of seating our party of five, she broke up a group of seats and made them into a few smaller tables, then called out 2 names for groups who had been waiting less than 15 minutes. Apparently she grabbed the wrong list of names. When called out on her mistake, she did nothing to rectify the error, not even an apology. Two groups behind us who had been waiting for a long time walked out. When I asked her where we were on the list, she snapped, ""I don't know anything about the list. Whatever."" Needless to say, we took our party of five elsewhere and don't plan on ever going back.

Pros: Good food.

Cons: Rude, poor service.

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My buddy and I went to the Polish Village Cafe last night around 7:45p and it was packed! We decided to walk around a little bit to see if there was something else, but came back to the Polish Village as we figured the food must be really good if there was a line at close to 8pm. Well, we were right, the food was great. I have only had Polish food once before, and don't remember it well, but I order the Hungarian Pankcake. The potato pancake had somewhat of a spicy goulash on top with pork. The pork was very tender and could almost melt in your mouth. I had a couple of the 16oz Polish beers and they really went well with the meal.\r\n\r\nThe beers were $4 a piece which I thought was really reasonable considering they were 16oz imported beers. The dinners were about $7 a piece and got a pretty good-sized portion. I really can't wait to go back there and am debating about heading down there tonight! Definitely recommend!

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★★★★★

My buddy and I went to the Polish Village Cafe last night around 7:45p and it was packed! We decided to walk around a little bit to see if there was something else, but came back to the Polish Village as we figured the food must be really good if there was a line at close to 8pm. Well, we were right, the food was great. I have only had Polish food once before, and don't remember it well, but I order the Hungarian Pankcake. The potato pancake had somewhat of a spicy goulash on top with pork. The pork was very tender and could almost melt in your mouth. I had a couple of the 16oz Polish beers and they really went well with the meal.\r\n\r\nThe beers were $4 a piece which I thought was really reasonable considering they were 16oz imported beers. The dinners were about $7 a piece and got a pretty good-sized portion. I really can't wait to go back there and am debating about heading down there tonight! Definitely recommend!

Pros: Vlaue for the money, great food, cheap Polish beers

Cons: wait staff can be a little surly

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Authentic polish cuisine served in what feels like Babka's basement. Food is delicious. Specialties include the polish plate, city chicken, and cheese pierogies. Entree's are served with soup or salad. Seating is limited- expect a wait during prime dining hours. Wait staff makes you feel rushed. Full bar available. Cash only. Prices are inexpensive. Recommended for the food.

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★★★★☆

Authentic polish cuisine served in what feels like Babka's basement. Food is delicious. Specialties include the polish plate, city chicken, and cheese pierogies. Entree's are served with soup or salad. Seating is limited- expect a wait during prime dining hours. Wait staff makes you feel rushed. Full bar available. Cash only. Prices are inexpensive. Recommended for the food.

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This place it the best!!!!! My husband is half Polish and I am Irish (don't worry all fellow Irish, my time is St Patty's day). A group of our family, (husbands side) drive 4 hours to Hamtramck just before Easter to get our groceries for our Polish Easter dinner. We go downtown to the meat market for our kielbasa, to make the famous borsch soup, onto the bakery for our rye bread, babka and cookies. Then its lunch time and we head to the Polish Village Cafe. Walking down the stairs into the basement you feel like you are stepping into the old world. The smells of Polish food along with the atmosphere are so relaxing. First off you have to order a Polish beer. You know the old saying when you are in another place, ""when in Poland do as the Polish do'. The server can help you on this one. She recommended a beer starting with the letter Z, I think pronouned Jivitz. However you say it, it was good. It was light in color, not a dark beer. You have to go for the sampler plate with mushroom soup and a side of City Chicken. You will get to taste all the classics in one meal. The cabbage roll is soooooo good, the flavor is savory, compliments everything else, the kraut is the best I have ever had, a little on the sweeter side, the perogie is perfect, the kielbasa is juicey and full of polish flavor. The City Chicken is not chicken, its pork on a stick, something you will not find anywhere else. When you are done you will be soooo satisfied you will want an order to go. The server was friendly, interactive and spoke Polish which made you feel you were somewhere else other than Michigan. As for the price, you get a great home cooked Polish meal for a great price, anyone can afford to go here. That's why its so packed, great food, great price, great place. For an experience in Polish food this is the place to go. Enjoy!!!!

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★★★★★

This place it the best!!!!! My husband is half Polish and I am Irish (don't worry all fellow Irish, my time is St Patty's day). A group of our family, (husbands side) drive 4 hours to Hamtramck just before Easter to get our groceries for our Polish Easter dinner. We go downtown to the meat market for our kielbasa, to make the famous borsch soup, onto the bakery for our rye bread, babka and cookies. Then its lunch time and we head to the Polish Village Cafe. Walking down the stairs into the basement you feel like you are stepping into the old world. The smells of Polish food along with the atmosphere are so relaxing. First off you have to order a Polish beer. You know the old saying when you are in another place, ""when in Poland do as the Polish do'. The server can help you on this one. She recommended a beer starting with the letter Z, I think pronouned Jivitz. However you say it, it was good. It was light in color, not a dark beer. You have to go for the sampler plate with mushroom soup and a side of City Chicken. You will get to taste all the classics in one meal. The cabbage roll is soooooo good, the flavor is savory, compliments everything else, the kraut is the best I have ever had, a little on the sweeter side, the perogie is perfect, the kielbasa is juicey and full of polish flavor. The City Chicken is not chicken, its pork on a stick, something you will not find anywhere else. When you are done you will be soooo satisfied you will want an order to go. The server was friendly, interactive and spoke Polish which made you feel you were somewhere else other than Michigan. As for the price, you get a great home cooked Polish meal for a great price, anyone can afford to go here. That's why its so packed, great food, great price, great place. For an experience in Polish food this is the place to go. Enjoy!!!!

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I love Polish Village Cafe. My family and I go here every year on Good Friday, I wish I could go every friday. In the past, yes we have encountered cranky wait staff, but the key to that is being nice to them and smiling and joking around. They're not so cranky after that. I am polish, my grandmother used to make Polish food all the time when I was growning up. Eating here is like eating my Grandmother's cooking all over again. We've never not have an excellent meal here, it doesn't matter what we order. The atmoshpere is wonderful. The memories we've made here are one's I'll cherish forever and it's wonderful because it's part of my heritage and I'm passing that on to my daughter. If I didn't live an hour away, I'd eat there more than once a year. You just have to put up with a few cranky Polish women... That's not much to ask for a wonderful authentic polish meal. And the wait is worth the experience and the food.

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★★★★★

I love Polish Village Cafe. My family and I go here every year on Good Friday, I wish I could go every friday. In the past, yes we have encountered cranky wait staff, but the key to that is being nice to them and smiling and joking around. They're not so cranky after that. I am polish, my grandmother used to make Polish food all the time when I was growning up. Eating here is like eating my Grandmother's cooking all over again. We've never not have an excellent meal here, it doesn't matter what we order. The atmoshpere is wonderful. The memories we've made here are one's I'll cherish forever and it's wonderful because it's part of my heritage and I'm passing that on to my daughter. If I didn't live an hour away, I'd eat there more than once a year. You just have to put up with a few cranky Polish women... That's not much to ask for a wonderful authentic polish meal. And the wait is worth the experience and the food.

Pros: Food, atmosphere, experience

Cons: waitstaff can be cranky, but they are busy. Wait can be long but it's well worth it.

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I have been here numerous times and the food is sensational! I just wish I could get the recipe for the sausage soup!

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★★★★★

I have been here numerous times and the food is sensational! I just wish I could get the recipe for the sausage soup!

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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Disappointing. One word--nasty. The food was gross...waitress was rude and stupid. Don't go. Waste of money even though it's cheap. Better off at McDonald's.

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★☆☆☆☆

Disappointing. One word--nasty. The food was gross...waitress was rude and stupid. Don't go. Waste of money even though it's cheap. Better off at McDonald's.

Pros: Parking

Cons: Everything

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I would wait 2 hours to eat this food. As you can see, so do many. It's a very busy and crowded restaurant, not to mention smaller, so of course there will be a wait. Crowded restaurants = Good restaurants. Also, why would you leave a tip if you did not eat? Can't wait til they open the new building for expanded seating, should seat at least 100.

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★★★★★

I would wait 2 hours to eat this food. As you can see, so do many. It's a very busy and crowded restaurant, not to mention smaller, so of course there will be a wait. Crowded restaurants = Good restaurants. Also, why would you leave a tip if you did not eat? Can't wait til they open the new building for expanded seating, should seat at least 100.

Pros: Great, real polish food

Cons: Small

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This place was recommended by people in the Polish community of Detroit. We drove 45 minutes in heavy Detroit traffic to find it. Located a parking place on the street and were promptly seated. Then we waited and waited and waited and waited and waited.... Finally my wife stopped the waitress and asked politely, ""Could you please take our order?"" And we waited and waited and waited and waited and waited and waited and waited.... Meanwhile the ""waitress"" was standing on the other side of the dining room walking with another waitress... Double wait time.... After 15 minutes of not being served, we got up and left. Now we know what the ""wait"" in ""waitress"" stands for. We would not go back and would not recommend it after all the trouble and time we went to find the place. TIPS is an acronym which stands for "" To Insure Prompt Service."" We did not leave a tip. We got home and I decided to call to speak with the manager and give them some feedback that might improve their service. The phone rang and rang and rang and rang and rang and rang and rang... Tonight we are having hot dogs on the grill. At least we won't have to wait for them in order to eat...

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★★☆☆☆

This place was recommended by people in the Polish community of Detroit. We drove 45 minutes in heavy Detroit traffic to find it. Located a parking place on the street and were promptly seated. Then we waited and waited and waited and waited and waited.... Finally my wife stopped the waitress and asked politely, ""Could you please take our order?"" And we waited and waited and waited and waited and waited and waited and waited.... Meanwhile the ""waitress"" was standing on the other side of the dining room walking with another waitress... Double wait time.... After 15 minutes of not being served, we got up and left. Now we know what the ""wait"" in ""waitress"" stands for. We would not go back and would not recommend it after all the trouble and time we went to find the place. TIPS is an acronym which stands for "" To Insure Prompt Service."" We did not leave a tip. We got home and I decided to call to speak with the manager and give them some feedback that might improve their service. The phone rang and rang and rang and rang and rang and rang and rang... Tonight we are having hot dogs on the grill. At least we won't have to wait for them in order to eat...

Pros: Promptly seated...

Cons: blond waitress

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Sorry, your grand mother must of never had real Polish food or isn't from Poland. I have 3 grand parents, and 2 uncles who lived in Poland for 30+ years and they say Polish Village is very Polish. They enjoy all the Polish restaurants in Hamtramck too. They don't have a favorite but they say all are very authentic Polish.

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★★★★★

Sorry, your grand mother must of never had real Polish food or isn't from Poland. I have 3 grand parents, and 2 uncles who lived in Poland for 30+ years and they say Polish Village is very Polish. They enjoy all the Polish restaurants in Hamtramck too. They don't have a favorite but they say all are very authentic Polish.

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my mother in law is 100% Polish...actually from Poland, and she said that this food is something else, but for sure its not polish! Maybe it looks like it but it definitely doesn't taste like it. She made me some pierogies and stuffed cabbage to prove her point and I have to say that I agree with her....I took her to 3 different Polish restaurants while she was visiting, and Polish Village is the worst....sorry....

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★★☆☆☆

my mother in law is 100% Polish...actually from Poland, and she said that this food is something else, but for sure its not polish! Maybe it looks like it but it definitely doesn't taste like it. She made me some pierogies and stuffed cabbage to prove her point and I have to say that I agree with her....I took her to 3 different Polish restaurants while she was visiting, and Polish Village is the worst....sorry....

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Very good resturant. good service, good food, reasonably priced, lot to choose from. Tastes home made like mother made. Thank you Cass

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★★★★★

Very good resturant. good service, good food, reasonably priced, lot to choose from. Tastes home made like mother made. Thank you Cass

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I don't understand the bad reviews. I make way to Polish Village often, I was just there last week and the stuffed peppers were better then my Mom's. I love everything about Pol Village from the tiny basement that looks like my Grandma's did 20 years ago to the Polish speaking waitresses. The city chicken and dill pickle soup are amazing and the peirogi and potato pancakes are wonderful too. I don't care for the globacki (stuffed cabbage) or the Kraut here, but there are other wonderful dishes! Pol Village isn't Krakow, but it's pretty close.\r\n

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★★★★★

I don't understand the bad reviews. I make way to Polish Village often, I was just there last week and the stuffed peppers were better then my Mom's. I love everything about Pol Village from the tiny basement that looks like my Grandma's did 20 years ago to the Polish speaking waitresses. The city chicken and dill pickle soup are amazing and the peirogi and potato pancakes are wonderful too. I don't care for the globacki (stuffed cabbage) or the Kraut here, but there are other wonderful dishes! Pol Village isn't Krakow, but it's pretty close.\r\n

Pros: Best Pol food in town and cheap too boot

Cons: Small place and sometimes you have to wait a while

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If that's your specialty, this is the place to be. Everything was cold, except the pop. That was warm, apparently their ice machine broke on the day I was in there. Meatballs were cold, service terrible. Waitress looked hung over, and very very rude. Maybe they should try their hand at modeling instead of customer service and serving people.\r\n

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★☆☆☆☆

If that's your specialty, this is the place to be. Everything was cold, except the pop. That was warm, apparently their ice machine broke on the day I was in there. Meatballs were cold, service terrible. Waitress looked hung over, and very very rude. Maybe they should try their hand at modeling instead of customer service and serving people.\r\n

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I have never had worse service in my life. I gave this place three chances and each time a different waitress was more rude and less intelligent than I could imagine. The food took forever, and not because it was coming out of the kitchen, it just sat on the counter until they decided we should eat. Then after asking for water it was another 10 min... Not to mention they drop the check on the table right after you order your meal, forgetting they have a dessert menu... Lastly, the food was horrible.\r\n

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★☆☆☆☆

I have never had worse service in my life. I gave this place three chances and each time a different waitress was more rude and less intelligent than I could imagine. The food took forever, and not because it was coming out of the kitchen, it just sat on the counter until they decided we should eat. Then after asking for water it was another 10 min... Not to mention they drop the check on the table right after you order your meal, forgetting they have a dessert menu... Lastly, the food was horrible.\r\n

Pros: nothing

Cons: food and service!!!

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I moved to Hamtramck from Farmington Hills in 1973 and regularly sample all of the Polish restaurants in town. They are all great places to visit and dine. Each restaurant has developed some loyal patrons who swear their place is the best. Polish Village is the Hamtramck equivalent of ""Cheers"" with its cozy down under the street dining room and wall length bar. One sign of a great place to eat is how busy they are and you will probably wait for a table here so be prepared. Just remember it will be worth the wait and if you like Polish beer be sure to try the Okocim on tap. The other thing to note is that although all of these restaurants feature a basic Polish menu each one also has several Polish specialties. I prefer the way the potato pancakes are made at the Village and their fresh apple nalesniki (apple crepes) are really special for desert.

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★★★★★

I moved to Hamtramck from Farmington Hills in 1973 and regularly sample all of the Polish restaurants in town. They are all great places to visit and dine. Each restaurant has developed some loyal patrons who swear their place is the best. Polish Village is the Hamtramck equivalent of ""Cheers"" with its cozy down under the street dining room and wall length bar. One sign of a great place to eat is how busy they are and you will probably wait for a table here so be prepared. Just remember it will be worth the wait and if you like Polish beer be sure to try the Okocim on tap. The other thing to note is that although all of these restaurants feature a basic Polish menu each one also has several Polish specialties. I prefer the way the potato pancakes are made at the Village and their fresh apple nalesniki (apple crepes) are really special for desert.

Pros: Lots of parking - free on Saturday after 4p and all day Sunday

Cons: None except for the wait sometimes.

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The soups are one of my favorite things about this fine, European gem. The chicken is made true to the old fashion Polish Recipe, very thin but with heavy chicken flavor, strained of the actually chicken. And the noodles are unexplainable. I go there and leave with a quart of each :)

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★★★★★

The soups are one of my favorite things about this fine, European gem. The chicken is made true to the old fashion Polish Recipe, very thin but with heavy chicken flavor, strained of the actually chicken. And the noodles are unexplainable. I go there and leave with a quart of each :)

Pros: Soup and Warsaw Chicken, Pork chops.

Cons: Have to pay to park I think

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The soup...save your money--you might as well take a chicken boullion cube and stick it in water and call it soup (that is pretty much what it is). I tried a couple of the soups and they were nasty. The dill pickle soup was especially sick. The waitresses were terrible, rude, and dirty. The prices were nothing special and personally, the portions were smaller than at Under the Eagle. The pierogi--ha! You might as well go to Sam's Club's frozen foods section if you think these are tasty. There was hardly any filling, they were burnt, and not tasty AT ALL. If you want real Polish food go to Under the Eagle or even Polonia if you have to. STAY AWAY from this place. You will need Raphacholin C or PeptoBismal after eating this garbage.

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★☆☆☆☆

The soup...save your money--you might as well take a chicken boullion cube and stick it in water and call it soup (that is pretty much what it is). I tried a couple of the soups and they were nasty. The dill pickle soup was especially sick. The waitresses were terrible, rude, and dirty. The prices were nothing special and personally, the portions were smaller than at Under the Eagle. The pierogi--ha! You might as well go to Sam's Club's frozen foods section if you think these are tasty. There was hardly any filling, they were burnt, and not tasty AT ALL. If you want real Polish food go to Under the Eagle or even Polonia if you have to. STAY AWAY from this place. You will need Raphacholin C or PeptoBismal after eating this garbage.

Pros: Parking?

Cons: EVERYTHING WAS TERRIBLE---sick! Stay Away!

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You said your friend about your reviews. I know your friend and I know you. What you wrote about POLONIA- it's not true! You know- I'm right! Waitresess are nice there and friendly. There is really good food. You are the business owner and you wrote 30 reviews on this one page?Why? I know- you need new customers, everybody need new customers. Every business. I got jewerly store. I understand you, but it's not fair. I know a lot about your restaurant and a lot of Polonia, I know also a lot about Under the Eagle. I live in Hamtramck. Ooo!! One more think- you have lower prices. No Polonia. I hope you understand me. And be fair! Have a nice Memorial Day!\r\nPatricia

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★☆☆☆☆

You said your friend about your reviews. I know your friend and I know you. What you wrote about POLONIA- it's not true! You know- I'm right! Waitresess are nice there and friendly. There is really good food. You are the business owner and you wrote 30 reviews on this one page?Why? I know- you need new customers, everybody need new customers. Every business. I got jewerly store. I understand you, but it's not fair. I know a lot about your restaurant and a lot of Polonia, I know also a lot about Under the Eagle. I live in Hamtramck. Ooo!! One more think- you have lower prices. No Polonia. I hope you understand me. And be fair! Have a nice Memorial Day!\r\nPatricia

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Carolyn does not OWN Polish Village. She works there as a manager. Number 2: Polonia Lowered all their prices, go look. They are all lower then Polish Village. And they have a flyer that states ""We now have the lowest prices in town"". Number 3: In my opinion, Polish Village has the best tasting and freshest Polish Food in town.\r\n\r\nAnd Monica, let me clear this up. If there was a dog under one table, and a pork chop under the other, wouldn't that dog eat the pork chop???? That makes no sense. Also, if there did happen to be a dog in the restaurant, I'm sure it was a seeing eye dog, or one to help disability people. The law states that disability and helper dogs must be allowed in all business. Blind people have to eat too, geesh...

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★★★★★

Carolyn does not OWN Polish Village. She works there as a manager. Number 2: Polonia Lowered all their prices, go look. They are all lower then Polish Village. And they have a flyer that states ""We now have the lowest prices in town"". Number 3: In my opinion, Polish Village has the best tasting and freshest Polish Food in town.\r\n\r\nAnd Monica, let me clear this up. If there was a dog under one table, and a pork chop under the other, wouldn't that dog eat the pork chop???? That makes no sense. Also, if there did happen to be a dog in the restaurant, I'm sure it was a seeing eye dog, or one to help disability people. The law states that disability and helper dogs must be allowed in all business. Blind people have to eat too, geesh...

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It's disgusting. A lot of food, but cheap food... $ 4.65 per dinner. It's somethink wrong with the food. you can't buy good ingredients for this price.... Think about this...

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★☆☆☆☆

It's disgusting. A lot of food, but cheap food... $ 4.65 per dinner. It's somethink wrong with the food. you can't buy good ingredients for this price.... Think about this...

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I'll tell you somethink jimski60- you are rude!!! I'm at Polonia every saturday. Waitresses are always very nice and perfect in every detail. But in PVC- dirty restaurant waitresses are unpleasant. Their food is from cans. Mashed potatoes are instant. Vegetables and gravys are from cans. Meatballs and Stuffed Cabbages and more foods are from Sysco company. My friend work for Sysco and I know it. 95% food at Polish Village is from cans. The quality their food is terrible. This is stiking restaurant!!!\r\nBut Polonia don't have a garage!!! You are so funny and stupid. At Polonia is first quality food. There is the best fresh sauasage. I'm from Poland. And I know which food is authentic polish. I know it Ca...yne!! Somebody told me about your reviews....

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★☆☆☆☆

I'll tell you somethink jimski60- you are rude!!! I'm at Polonia every saturday. Waitresses are always very nice and perfect in every detail. But in PVC- dirty restaurant waitresses are unpleasant. Their food is from cans. Mashed potatoes are instant. Vegetables and gravys are from cans. Meatballs and Stuffed Cabbages and more foods are from Sysco company. My friend work for Sysco and I know it. 95% food at Polish Village is from cans. The quality their food is terrible. This is stiking restaurant!!!\r\nBut Polonia don't have a garage!!! You are so funny and stupid. At Polonia is first quality food. There is the best fresh sauasage. I'm from Poland. And I know which food is authentic polish. I know it Ca...yne!! Somebody told me about your reviews....

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I've been here 50 times over the past years and can only say good things about Polish Village. The food is good, and authentic and fresh. Polonia (next door) is no comparision. Polonia makes the kielbasa in the garage which is next to an alley where ro-dents live, which leaves much to wonder about the quality and safety. Polish Village uses fresh, Kowalski Quality kielbasa. Although the waitresses may look good at Polonia, they are all very rude. I'm not sure how a dog could be in the Polish Village, I've waited over 45 minutes for a seat, and once in, all I see are smiling faces, and good food.

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★★★★★

I've been here 50 times over the past years and can only say good things about Polish Village. The food is good, and authentic and fresh. Polonia (next door) is no comparision. Polonia makes the kielbasa in the garage which is next to an alley where ro-dents live, which leaves much to wonder about the quality and safety. Polish Village uses fresh, Kowalski Quality kielbasa. Although the waitresses may look good at Polonia, they are all very rude. I'm not sure how a dog could be in the Polish Village, I've waited over 45 minutes for a seat, and once in, all I see are smiling faces, and good food.

Pros: Fresh, hot, clean

Cons: Wait for a seat

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Was dirty!!! Under table was food. Uder next tabe was dog!!! The owner must be stupid, becAuse a lot of people don't like pets!!! I love pets! but i don't like in the restaurantS. The best polish food is at Polonia Polish Restaurant. There is nice and clean!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Was dirty!!! Under table was food. Uder next tabe was dog!!! The owner must be stupid, becAuse a lot of people don't like pets!!! I love pets! but i don't like in the restaurantS. The best polish food is at Polonia Polish Restaurant. There is nice and clean!!!

Cons: Food, Service...

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Dirty tables, dirty silverware, even our waitress had dirty hands! After waiting for an hour (outside in the cold), we finally got to sit down...first thing I see is some food leftovers on the table and even more of them under the table...but the worst was yet to come....our waitress had dirty hands! I understand that they are busy but they need to consider washing their hands before serving food! I can't tell you anything about their food...simply because I've lost my appetite...will NEVER go back there again!

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★☆☆☆☆

Dirty tables, dirty silverware, even our waitress had dirty hands! After waiting for an hour (outside in the cold), we finally got to sit down...first thing I see is some food leftovers on the table and even more of them under the table...but the worst was yet to come....our waitress had dirty hands! I understand that they are busy but they need to consider washing their hands before serving food! I can't tell you anything about their food...simply because I've lost my appetite...will NEVER go back there again!

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My husband and I have gone here for over 10 years. The place has such a very friendly atmosphere. We bring out of town guests here with us every chance we get - to give them the best impression of Metro Detroit. We often stop in here before going to an event in downtown Detroit and have learned how to time the crowds or how to enjoy the drinks at the bar or conversations with others while waiting! Each time we choose another eating spot closer to home we pay much more and are much less satisfied with the food and staff. You can't beat the prices especially considering the taste of the food! We always enjoy the shot of chilled vodka proceding our polish beer with our dinners. My husband swears that four drinks into the beer we get our beet soup. That's how long it takes the staff to go grab the soup after setting down the drinks. The staff really goes to work here and they keep a friendly disposition all the while. \r\n\r\nMy husband's Grandma was straight off the boat from Poland and an excellent cook. He always comments that the smells and the taste of the food remind him of her. This place feels as welcoming as your best memories visiting your Grandma or best friends house for dinner as a kid. This place always leaves me with a smile on my face. It helps me unwind from the hectic week.

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★★★★★

My husband and I have gone here for over 10 years. The place has such a very friendly atmosphere. We bring out of town guests here with us every chance we get - to give them the best impression of Metro Detroit. We often stop in here before going to an event in downtown Detroit and have learned how to time the crowds or how to enjoy the drinks at the bar or conversations with others while waiting! Each time we choose another eating spot closer to home we pay much more and are much less satisfied with the food and staff. You can't beat the prices especially considering the taste of the food! We always enjoy the shot of chilled vodka proceding our polish beer with our dinners. My husband swears that four drinks into the beer we get our beet soup. That's how long it takes the staff to go grab the soup after setting down the drinks. The staff really goes to work here and they keep a friendly disposition all the while. \r\n\r\nMy husband's Grandma was straight off the boat from Poland and an excellent cook. He always comments that the smells and the taste of the food remind him of her. This place feels as welcoming as your best memories visiting your Grandma or best friends house for dinner as a kid. This place always leaves me with a smile on my face. It helps me unwind from the hectic week.

Pros: Friendly factor, atmosphere, taste, polish food selection, polish beer, $

Cons: We call to get a recommendation on the best times to avoid the crowds.

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The food was prepared in a tradtional Polish style of cooking......very tasty. My Gramma cooked all of the dishes served on the menu. In comparison, we were very pleased. I highly recommend the Polish Village Cafe to anyone who wants delicious, traditional home cooked Polish food. The atmosphere takes you back to the old world style of dining and they have a great menu of Beers to choose from.

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★★★★★

The food was prepared in a tradtional Polish style of cooking......very tasty. My Gramma cooked all of the dishes served on the menu. In comparison, we were very pleased. I highly recommend the Polish Village Cafe to anyone who wants delicious, traditional home cooked Polish food. The atmosphere takes you back to the old world style of dining and they have a great menu of Beers to choose from.

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Alice Brown does not know what she is talking about. My family and I have been going here for years, and it is by far the best Polish food in Hamtramck, and maybe Michigan. Made fresh to order with produce purchased every morning. A+ in my book.

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★★★★★

Alice Brown does not know what she is talking about. My family and I have been going here for years, and it is by far the best Polish food in Hamtramck, and maybe Michigan. Made fresh to order with produce purchased every morning. A+ in my book.

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Food wasn't fresh. there was Refuge for homeless and poor. And it is now too, because it's cheappest restaurant in Michigan. And your dinner in home is more expensive. This restaurant is fo cheap people\r\nYou have better restaurants- ""Polonia"" and ""Under the Eagle"" and also ""Krakus"".\r\nTheir food is great.

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★☆☆☆☆

Food wasn't fresh. there was Refuge for homeless and poor. And it is now too, because it's cheappest restaurant in Michigan. And your dinner in home is more expensive. This restaurant is fo cheap people\r\nYou have better restaurants- ""Polonia"" and ""Under the Eagle"" and also ""Krakus"".\r\nTheir food is great.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Cold, food wasn't fresh, small, smoking, terrible owner

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Great! If you only have time for one dinner in Hamtramck - it should be here. The only problem: be prepared to wait for a table.

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★★★★★

Great! If you only have time for one dinner in Hamtramck - it should be here. The only problem: be prepared to wait for a table.

Pros: food

Cons: could be a long wait

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I have been to this resturant several times; most recently, June 8, 2006, for lunch. Space was available immediately. I was attended to immediately. The food, however, was less than Polish in nature. I ordered the ""city chicken"" dish. What I received was: soup- Mrs. Grass'; vegetable- greenbeans; mashed potatoes- instant; gravy- jar; city chicken- homemade. I grew up on Polish food, and this is what I currently would make at home, but this is not resturant quality food! I expected home-made products, and what I received was mostly canned/boxed/premixed. Not the quality I would expect from this historic establishment. May I add that the imported Polish beer is a very good product!

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★★☆☆☆

I have been to this resturant several times; most recently, June 8, 2006, for lunch. Space was available immediately. I was attended to immediately. The food, however, was less than Polish in nature. I ordered the ""city chicken"" dish. What I received was: soup- Mrs. Grass'; vegetable- greenbeans; mashed potatoes- instant; gravy- jar; city chicken- homemade. I grew up on Polish food, and this is what I currently would make at home, but this is not resturant quality food! I expected home-made products, and what I received was mostly canned/boxed/premixed. Not the quality I would expect from this historic establishment. May I add that the imported Polish beer is a very good product!

Pros: Good parking, good beer.

Cons: Food could be better. Call ahead for large groups

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The place is extremely popular. We waited in line for 40min while arriving at 5:20pm on Saturday. The waiting, though, is part of the place's charm. We have been served some very good foods: cucumber soup, crepes with traditional fillings - cheese and apple, cucumber with cream. The chilled Polish draft beer was oustanding. However, pork loin had a smell as if the meat were kept refrigerated for too long before being cooked. One of the dishes we were served was different from what we have ordered.

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★★★★☆

The place is extremely popular. We waited in line for 40min while arriving at 5:20pm on Saturday. The waiting, though, is part of the place's charm. We have been served some very good foods: cucumber soup, crepes with traditional fillings - cheese and apple, cucumber with cream. The chilled Polish draft beer was oustanding. However, pork loin had a smell as if the meat were kept refrigerated for too long before being cooked. One of the dishes we were served was different from what we have ordered.

Pros: good food, affordable, nice atmosphere

Cons: quality varies, service just OK, don't take CCs

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Tried getting in on 3/6/2006. Stood out in the cold as few people could wait inside, because it's small. After waiting 30 minutes, our party made our way in line from the street to the stairs. 10 minutes later, Polish Village needed to make room for the band. \n\nSo, they took away tables that could of been used for customers, and placed those tables in the area where the customers were waiting, forcing customers who had waited in line out into the cold street once again. \n\nIt was quite clear they didn't care about the customers. We asked the wait staff how long the wait was. They had forgotten how many in our party, we reminded them there was six. They laughed at us, and told us an hour. \n\nWe left. I recommend no out of town visitor to Detroit ever go there, I think they only cater to locals.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tried getting in on 3/6/2006. Stood out in the cold as few people could wait inside, because it's small. After waiting 30 minutes, our party made our way in line from the street to the stairs. 10 minutes later, Polish Village needed to make room for the band. \n\nSo, they took away tables that could of been used for customers, and placed those tables in the area where the customers were waiting, forcing customers who had waited in line out into the cold street once again. \n\nIt was quite clear they didn't care about the customers. We asked the wait staff how long the wait was. They had forgotten how many in our party, we reminded them there was six. They laughed at us, and told us an hour. \n\nWe left. I recommend no out of town visitor to Detroit ever go there, I think they only cater to locals.

Cons: Crowded, Rude, Cold

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I drove up to Michigan from the DC Metro area to visit with my in-laws and to visit the Polish Village Cafe. (Not necessarily in that order) :) Our group of six showed up around 6:30 and were not seated until after 8pm. We were annoyed, but resilient because we KNEW it would be worth the wait.

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★★★★★

I drove up to Michigan from the DC Metro area to visit with my in-laws and to visit the Polish Village Cafe. (Not necessarily in that order) :) Our group of six showed up around 6:30 and were not seated until after 8pm. We were annoyed, but resilient because we KNEW it would be worth the wait.

Pros: food, staff, authenticity

Cons: seating, large group problems, adults-only

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Polish Village is the BEST Polish restaurant in the metro Detroit area. The food is abundant and delicious. For those who feel Hamtramck is ""too dangerous,"" stay in the burbs!

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★★★★★

Polish Village is the BEST Polish restaurant in the metro Detroit area. The food is abundant and delicious. For those who feel Hamtramck is ""too dangerous,"" stay in the burbs!

Pros: quality, quantity, party atmosphere

Cons: smoking, small

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The BEST zupa ogorkowa (Dill pickle soup!) Sounds gross, but TRY IT!!!\n\nThis place has a warm and cozy atmosphere with dim lighting and string lighting throughout the place. \n\nHas POLISH BEER <~~~ enough said!

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★★★★★

The BEST zupa ogorkowa (Dill pickle soup!) Sounds gross, but TRY IT!!!\n\nThis place has a warm and cozy atmosphere with dim lighting and string lighting throughout the place. \n\nHas POLISH BEER <~~~ enough said!

Pros: Good food, Romantic, Inexpensive

Cons: Crowded

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After seeing the reviews here we decided to try out this place. It was on a Monday evening so the PVC was not crowded at all but as we were leaving it was sure filling up. We had such a great time! The waitress was friendly and the food was wonderful. If you have not been here make an evening out of it.

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★★★★★

After seeing the reviews here we decided to try out this place. It was on a Monday evening so the PVC was not crowded at all but as we were leaving it was sure filling up. We had such a great time! The waitress was friendly and the food was wonderful. If you have not been here make an evening out of it.

Pros: Food, Staff

Cons: Neighborhood

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The only experience that I'd previously had with German - Polish food is through the Frankenmuth experience. At the Polish Village Cafe, my guest and I were thrilled by the 'feel good' food that was served us. Not having been very familiar with the cuisine, I can honestly say that I was afraid to try anything new. Now, after three years of stopping in, I would recommend ANY of their dishes to everyone I know. It, to me, is worth going off of my regular diet to have a wonderful dinner out here.

2
★★★★★

The only experience that I'd previously had with German - Polish food is through the Frankenmuth experience. At the Polish Village Cafe, my guest and I were thrilled by the 'feel good' food that was served us. Not having been very familiar with the cuisine, I can honestly say that I was afraid to try anything new. Now, after three years of stopping in, I would recommend ANY of their dishes to everyone I know. It, to me, is worth going off of my regular diet to have a wonderful dinner out here.

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If you have never been here.....TRY IT.... The food is fantasic. Forget reservations.....just wait in line, like the rest of us. This is true ethnic food, at its best.

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★★★★★

If you have never been here.....TRY IT.... The food is fantasic. Forget reservations.....just wait in line, like the rest of us. This is true ethnic food, at its best.

Pros: small rathskeller, parking, fabulous food

Cons: wait

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I sell beer to the bars around Detroit. This is my favorite account. Just good honest food and great beer!! It just a wonderful place run by wonderful people. A true gem in Hamtramck.

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★★★★★

I sell beer to the bars around Detroit. This is my favorite account. Just good honest food and great beer!! It just a wonderful place run by wonderful people. A true gem in Hamtramck.

Pros: Cheap, Good, Fun

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On weekends, families line up for a table in the basement of this historic Hamtramck restaurant. PVC serves up the city's best Old-World cuisine--think juicy kielbasa, crisp potato pancakes and moist pierogi. Prices are…

 

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