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Polish restaurant in metro Washington DC area?

3 Feb 2007 #1
I've looked at all of the ethnic restaurant guides and I can't find one. Surely there must be at least one Polish restuarant in this area. If not, does anyone know of a place that would serve pierogi. I just moved here and I am dying to try Polish cuisine in the area! Help!
Dora 2 | 29
11 Feb 2007 #2
There is a Russian Restaurant in Herndon, VA - - not exactly what you are looking for, but it is European, and there is something on the menu similar to Pierogi.

I think there will be a Polish festival at some point during the year - you might want to check out the Embassy of Poland website.

How do you like it here so far? I live in Virginia.
19 Sep 2007 #3
Also in Herndon, Va is Jimmy's Tavern on Elden Street (the owners are from Buffalo, NY). On Fridays they do and old fashion Fish Fry and you can get it with Pierogies and or Polish Sausage. It's really good.
Oscypek - | 107
19 Sep 2007 #4
These places carry Polish products in and around the DC area:

Taste of Europe, 630 Quince Orchard Rd, Gaithersburg MD, 301 590 9094
Phone: (301) 590-9094
(This is a store)

Russian Gourmet

You can also get very authentic Polish foods at the Polish markets in Baltimore, MD. Here are some links and places:

Victor Ostrowski and Son -- 524 S. Washington Street, 410-327-8935
Polish garlic bologna, liver sausage, stuffed cabbage and horseradishes.


Polish Broadway Meats and Deli -- Broadway Market, Fells Point, 410-732-0972
Specializes in fresh country, Italian and Polish sausages.

Krakus Deli -- 1737 Fleet Street, 410-732-7533
Smoked meats and Polish sausages, jams, pickles, breads and herbs.

Sophia's Place -- Broadway Market, Fells Point, 410-342-6105
Polish delights, sausages, dill pickles and homemade sauerkraut pirogies.
8 Nov 2007 #5
Do you know where Polish Broadway REALLY is?
It is in Chicago!! ....
Wicker Park was a predominantly Polish neighborhood, and that stretch of Division Street had earned the nickname "Polish Broadway" for the high concentration of Polish bars and taverns along the street.

here is what the Frank Sinatra of Chicago Push style music Lenny Gomulka (he became a professionaly musician at age 13!) has to say...
Posted 9 Aug 2004 20:27:09 -0700 to by Lenny Gomulka. Reprinted by permission.

Concertina music has always been big in upper Wisconsin and Minnesota, etc., because of its heavy association with the Dutch and German orchestras of the 30's & 40's. As far as Chicago, there was an area called "Polish Broadway" better known as Division Street on the near north side which was the single largest influence on Polish concertina music anywhere. It was in this area mostly during the 40's and early 50's that players made names for themselves and influenced the Polish Polka field. Those names include Eddie Zima, Casey Siewierski, Stas Zombeck, Gene Lind Lipchinski, Matty Krengiel, Ted & Johnny Dudczyk, Mlody Adolf, Wally Banks, Li'l Wally Jagiello and dozens upon dozens of others. The concertina craze in Polish music was born in Chicago and it highly influenced to the east and nationally what we're seeing today. By the way, the original accordion & concertina combination playing together in a Polish polka band was with Jerry Pietranczyk & the Polka Sharps of Chicago with Wally Maduzia on concertina and Jerry Pietranczyk on accordion. The east coast was largely influenced by technical accordionists and Polish concertina bands were rare. I think what we see today in the Polish polka field is the result of Polish fans loving concertina music and enjoying the Chicago dancing tempos, which pretty much rule.

check out some Push music for yourself...

now a moment of silence to show respect to the man who helped to start the Push movement Li'l Wally Jagiello who started Jay Jay records and passed away in 2006.
Oscypek - | 107
15 Feb 2008 #6
Here is some new information on a place that just opened--for anyone interested in Polish food in the Washington, DC area (Maryland specifically).

Article: Kielbasa Factory in Rockville

Main Site: Kielbasa Factory

Polish & European deli and grocery store

Kielbasa Factory
1073 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (240) 453-9090
Fax: (240) 453-9091

Polish Washington Directory: Kielbasa Factory
JoGirl - | 8
15 Feb 2008 #7
Taste of Europe, 630 Quince Orchard Rd, Gaithersburg MD, 301 590 9094

its a really good store. I've found some delicious kielbasa the other day
Oscypek - | 107
15 Feb 2008 #8
Try the new Kielbasa Factory. I think you'll like it even better. I've been to both and definitely recommend it to anyone in the area.

The kielbasa, pierogi, bread, golabki, paczki, etc.... all excellent. The food is much more natural than what can be found at regular, local, large grocery chain stores (and... of course unique in this area).
JoGirl - | 8
15 Feb 2008 #9
thankgoodness I live in Poland now, so don't have to really seek for it - just go to the store :)
Oscypek - | 107
19 Feb 2008 #10
That's the best way! Hope you enjoyed your time spent here.
13 Sep 2008 #11
I realize this is a little late, but I didn't get to DC until March. There's a place called W Domku (At the [diminutive] House) that has Polish food. (Central European in general really, but mostly Slavic and the owner is Polish). It's in NW, close to Georgia Ave.

Sorry. It's on Upshur St. forgot that part... It's a rough-ish area, and you have to look for it, but it's there. GREAT kielbasa...
dcchris 8 | 432
14 Sep 2008 #12
It's a rough-ish area

haha u shoulda been there in the 80s if u think thats roughish now that is in nw after all
7 Oct 2008 #13
What the address?
Oscypek - | 107
7 Oct 2008 #14
W. Domku Bar & Cafe
821 Upshur St. NW
Washington, DC 20011

19 Jan 2009 #15
Not a really good cafe.
Service Not so good.
Cold inside:)
And so called polish food, its not even close to polish or slavic, just looks like it a little. But in taste not even close. And who charges 15$ for polish kielbasa, when its not even polish and its not worth that much even with preperation.

So in conclusion place not worth going to.
26 Mar 2010 #16
I'm looking for good Babka (Polish bread) in the DC/MD/VA area. Can anyone help?
10 May 2010 #17
Check the Kielbasa Factory in Rockville, Maryland,-1073 Rockville Pike, Rockville
Phone: 240-453-9090
12 Sep 2010 #18
As a native Detroiter/Hamtramck Pole I recommend the following:

44632 Mound Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
(586) 997-0950

Dzien Dobry!
8 Apr 2012 #19
We make homemade polish sausage. It is the best you've ever eaten. Not for public sale ,but working on it. We are in Baltimore.In the Essex area. it is really good. Does any body know where to buy a good babka in Baltimore. Thanks,RZ.
10 Jul 2013 #20
Thanks that is very helpful, I am so going to check it out. :)

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