Polish Village Cafe
2990 Yemans St, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Phone: (313) 874-5726
catering phone number: (313) 320-3891
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
01/05/2012Provided by Citysearch -
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!
When 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!!
They have the best Dill Pickle soup I have ever had. The homemade mushroom soup is also very good. The stuffed cabbage is equally as good. You cannot beat the prices. So the waitresses are a little testy. It is part of the ambience. Make a little joke and get them laughing. They probably have to endure jerks like the ones who wrote bad reviews of this wonderful restaurant. This is down-home cooking at it's best.
04/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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
01/17/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
10/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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.
07/27/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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.
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!
We went an early Saturday afternoon.
01/17/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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.
07/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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.
07/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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.
The 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!
03/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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!!!!
02/14/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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.