2990 Yemans St, Hamtramck, MI | Directions 4821242.398334 -83.056804
Rude Service – 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.
Great Polish Beer and Food.....and VERY reasonable – 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!
Worth the trip....great food, great price, great place! – 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!!!!
Love this place – 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.
Simply the best – I have been here numerous times and the food is sensational! I just wish I could get the recipe for the sausage soup!
Disgusting – 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.
It's well worth the Wait! – 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.
Be prepared to wait and wait and wait and wait... – 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...
Great Polish Food-Authentic – 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.
Polish food? – 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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