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Good Polish/American Restaurants in Chicago area


sledz 23 | 2,250  
18 Mar 2007 /  #1
I went to a very nice Polish Restaurant called Angelica`s in Chicago
Its the first time I had Zrazy Wokowe...very delicious!!
Also the Ruskie Pierogi was bardzo smacznego.:) :)
All homemade food awesome!!!

I tried a little bit of Barszcz z uszkami
strange but good......

I`m starting to get addicted like Polish food....yummy
krysia 23 | 3,057  
18 Mar 2007 /  #2
Zrazy Wokowe

you mean wołowe.
Geez allmighty, if you're gonna eat it, you better know what it is you're eating!
OP sledz 23 | 2,250  
18 Mar 2007 /  #3
Ya thats what I meant Beef rolls with mashed potatos.

Proszę wybaczyć mój słaby Polski...:)
Tamara 9 | 202  
18 Mar 2007 /  #4
Sledz, Did they have a buffet there as well? I'm trying to remember the name of the restaurant that we visited the last time we were in Chicago?
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
18 Mar 2007 /  #5
Where is Angelica's? Never heard of this one.
Oh, zrazy. Yes! Yes! Remember the scene from "When Harry met Sally"? Did anything like this happen?
OP sledz 23 | 2,250  
18 Mar 2007 /  #6
Sledz, Did they have a buffet there as well?

Its a quiet little place, I`d say maybe 80 person capacity.
The food was fantastic the people were very friendly.
I didnt see any sort of buffet table, I believe everything is made to order.
3744 N Milwaukee ave. (773) 736-1186

I would most definitely go back.....:)

Tamara- You might be thinking of the restaurant "Czerwone Jabluszko"
they have a big buffet..:)
krysia 23 | 3,057  
18 Mar 2007 /  #7
Proszę wybaczyć mój słaby Polski...

Of course you're wybaczony.
Tamara 9 | 202  
19 Mar 2007 /  #8
Yes, we tried the Czerwone Jabluszko too but there was another one but this was a few years back, much could have changed.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
19 Mar 2007 /  #9
Jolly Inn has an excellento buffet
Tamara 9 | 202  
19 Mar 2007 /  #10
I dont think we tried that one - wouldn't guess from the name that it was a Polish restaurant
krysia 23 | 3,057  
19 Mar 2007 /  #11
Yes, the name throws you off, but it's 100 % pure Polish.
Same as "Wally's Deli" which is a Polish store.
bruno 2 | 48  
27 Mar 2007 /  #12
Just last week I was in Chicago and found this polish deli called Andy's, somewhere _ ok, here is the site andysdeli.com/shop/contact_us.php wouldn't suggest to eat there (as it is just deli), but to take out as much as you can: everything they cook there is just delicious, I bought so much food couldn't fit it in my trunk, well, it's going to feel good to open the fridge for another 3-4 weeks.
regionpolski 33 | 153  
2 Apr 2007 /  #13
Boniek's Deli, which is in the shopping center at Foster and Harlem has excellent food.
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
2 Apr 2007 /  #14
There aren't any Polish stores in Erie........:(
OP sledz 23 | 2,250  
2 Apr 2007 /  #15
Bonieks- Thats right by my house but I havent been in there yet,
I`ll have to check it out sometime

There aren't any Polish stores in Erie........

how about restaurants
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
2 Apr 2007 /  #16
how about restaurants

Nope....I keep telling my mom we should start a deli. SOOO many people want to try Polish food, and my mom bakes and cooks sometimes for her company picnincs, and the people love it and take some home to their families. Everyone's always begging us to make them something :)

It could work out.....people would love the food :)

Well we have Ubarniak Bros.

They are a German store that sell some Polish meats, people love the place. But we need a friggin bakery. We can make some nice cakes. (Bab-key, Pone-ch-key, etc.)

I can't spell, so I sounded them out :)

*Bab-key* is the plural of *bab-ka* right?? I'm thinking of that bread, with the seeds in it....or is it completely different....i have a bad time memorizing the names of all the great stuff I eat. I just love the tastes :)
regionpolski 33 | 153  
2 Apr 2007 /  #17
Bonieks- Thats right by my house but I havent been in there yet,
I`ll have to check it out sometime

As far as I know, everything is made there. They make great sledz, and their sausages are fantastic. They also supply a resteraunt, whose name escapes me, with food. A friend of mine swears on their czanina ( sic ) ( duck's blood soup ).
OP sledz 23 | 2,250  
2 Apr 2007 /  #18
I keep telling my mom we should start a deli. SOOO many people want to try Polish food, and my mom bakes and cooks sometimes for her company picnincs

you outta give it a try..are there alot of Poles by you?

Bab-key* is the plural of *bab-ka* right?? I'm thinking of that bread

I dont know never tried it

As far as I know, everything is made there. They make great sledz, and their sausages are fantastic. They also supply a resteraunt, whose name escapes me, with food. A friend of mine swears on their czanina ( sic ) ( duck's blood soup ).

I`ll have to go there then...:)

I am Devon/Harlem area

Theres alot of little delis around here..

Niles Polish deli is good by milwaukee/Dempster
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
2 Apr 2007 /  #19
you outta give it a try..are there alot of Poles by you?

Actually, Erie,PA used to be almost all Polish and Italian along with many Irish. We built the Erie Canal :)

The Polish traditions and flavors can be seen all around the city. Many people know of the meats, and love the food. Many priests are also Polish. There is a very nice church that is completely Polish. It has paintings of Polish saints, kings, and important people. Their stain-glass windows even have Polish writings. :)

They even have a copy of "The Black Madonna" (Madona? Maddona?)

It's a lovely place, was there for confession yesterday :)

I dont know never tried it

It might be that cake with the spiral of jelly throughout it....hmmm
OP sledz 23 | 2,250  
2 Apr 2007 /  #20
It might be that cake with the spiral of jelly throughout it....hmmm

packzi!!!!!!! I luv them things

You should consider it?
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
2 Apr 2007 /  #21
Yeah I get every name confused. So many to remember, and nowhere to practice my Polish but home.

I would love to open up a Polish Deli right down on Peach Street (biggest street in Erie) and put up posters and flyers so all could see :)
OP sledz 23 | 2,250  
2 Apr 2007 /  #22
Open up a Polish nightclub....:)
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
2 Apr 2007 /  #23
Fortunately, we know a guy who makes all his own kilebasa and hams. My mom just got home with 7 pounds of fresh Polish meats :)

So thats a wrap for me. Dobranoc everyone!!! Great being on again :)

Open up a Polish nightclub....

Hmmm. We can serve Ecstasy in the back....with spirytus :)
regionpolski 33 | 153  
2 Apr 2007 /  #24
I would love to open up a Polish Deli right down on Peach Street (biggest street in Erie) and put up posters and flyers so all could see

Ethnic specialty stores can be very successful, especially in today's economic climate. People will overpay for food they believe is unique And they don't have to cater exclusively to one ethnic group. Good food is good food. I saw blacks in Gilmart a couple of weeks ago, and I see people from every race in Bobaks. If there are enough people of Polish ancestry in the area, the traditions are ingrained in peoples memories, and you couple that with few immigrants, the old traditions tend to die off. A good business could keep them alive, and allow the business owner to make a nice living.
carl  
3 Apr 2007 /  #25
For a good Buffet in Chicago, Try Jolly Inn , its wonderful and afforadable. They do have a website jollyinn.com
ArturSzastak 3 | 593  
3 Apr 2007 /  #26
Ethnic specialty stores can be very successful, especially in today's economic climate.

Yup. We had the "Baltic Deli" for a few months, but bad location and it closed. Their best selling product was kielbasa :)
roberczik  
14 May 2007 /  #27
Pani Krysia, I just heard that there closing down both Czerwone Jabluszko

you better get down here before the zupa gets cold
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
14 May 2007 /  #28
Oh no, closing Czerwone Jabluszko? They've been there forever. I wonder why...
roberczik  
14 May 2007 /  #29
My friends ma listens to Polish radio and she said bankruptcy....

It sounds weird to me??

That place is always busy
witek 1 | 587  
14 May 2007 /  #30
Oh no, closing Czerwone Jabluszko? They've been there forever. I wonder why...

have you ever eaten there?

the buffet food is old and not that tasty. also they put flour in food so you get full faster.

masakra

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