Polonia Houston's Best and Only Polish Restaurant? Sounds Right.

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Potato Pancakes, Sour Cream, Apple Sauce

Polonia says it's the only restaurant in Houston serving authentic Polish food. Don't waste your time, however, on determining the relative veracity of this claim if you're in the mood for pierogi, stuffed cabbage, barszcz, bigos, etc. Theirs are amazing and your time is better spent eating than searching further.

Like many of Houston's best restaurants, Polonia possesses lackluster signage and a nondescript location. Its warm, almost kitschy interior adorned with provocative art and knicknacks is a delightful contrast, and once seated in the smallish dining space, flanked by an equally diminutive bar area, it's easy to stay

The facilitator for lingering at Polonia (which actually boasts swift service) is the delectable array of Polish comfort food classics such as over-sized potato pancakes, whose savory starch texture gets sweet and sour inflections from accompaniments of applesauce and sour cream, respectively.

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Location Info

Polonia Restaurant

1780 Blalock, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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tomball1860
tomball1860

We loved the restaurant the first two times we went, and then he third time, ordering the special plate for two, again, the food was cold, some undercooked, and pretty much disgusting.  Won't be back again, cost too much to throw the leftovers to the dogs.

katy1981
katy1981

I love Polonia!  I've been here many times & always had a great experience.  My favorites are the Sour Rye Soup, Potato Pancake w/ goulash, the pierogies (they're all good, but sauerkraut and mushroom are my fave). When it is available, the cheesecake is great, too.  Everything has been good, though.  It's definitely one of my favorite Houston restaurants. And, it's also reasonably priced, which is big plus.

twaynewren
twaynewren

My wife and I dined here for the first time several weeks ago.  We really enjoyed it and liked the food although we have not experienced"real" polish food like some of the commenters.  Our only complaint is they served too quickly, almost like fast food. Next time we pace them.  We ordered the combo platter for two, took a lot home and it warmed up nicely. Also, reasonably priced for a "different" experience.


We will return.

tomball1860
tomball1860

Had great food the first 2 times there....now agree with maryann 12032.  Most everything tasted same, much of the combo cold like leftovers.  No bread offered....we were ignored while a party of 8 got special service and foods.  Won't be back

maryann12032
maryann12032

We also had the Combo for two recently. .   Found that so much of the items tasted the same.  The perogies were stuffed with what the cabbage was stuffed with and what the meatloaf tasted like.  My own pieroges are so much better.

Verenzia
Verenzia

I love this place! Love the big portions of bigos, kielbasa, weekend donuts and the ever-present Pilsner Urquel on tap.


(And added bonus: they own a Polish food store a block away with sausages and other great stuff!)

del.martinis
del.martinis topcommenter

Being from Cleveland, where most of my friends are Polish, it was worth a visit just to check out the pierogis.  Disappointingly small and dry, compared to what my friends parents make at home, with lots of butter and sauteed onions lighter than air filled with cheese... heaven in every bite. 

twaynewren
twaynewren

@maryann12032 So, is coming over to your house for pieroges an option. or do you just seek avenue for tooting your own horn?

del.martinis
del.martinis topcommenter

@maryann12032 Actually, Mrs. T's frozen Pierogies come out better then the one's they serve there.


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