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Aug 7, 2009 11:37 AM

Polish Restaurant to try in Glendale:

My co-worker tried this spot last week and raved about it, he had the # 11 combo, plus they have all u can eat dishes too, see menu:

I'm curious as to what others thought of this spot too? I'm giving it a try tomorrow.



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  1. Glassell Park, actually. Glendale adjacent.

    1. I love Polka. Great food, lovely people run the place, and you get a lot of food for a reasonable price. You start with soup, which is about the best in town. (It changes daily...I've had a spinach soup, mushroom soup, tomato soup, vegetable... all just wonderful). Then you get a small polish salad. And then you get the endree you order. I can eat A LOT and whether I go for lunch or dinner, I always take food home. Their prices have gone up in the last year or so but I still think it is a very good value, given the quality and amount of food. It is simply home cooking. My favorites to order are the Kielbasa - spicy and broiled, not boiled, for me and the Royal Combination plate where you get three dishes: Pierogi (dumplings), Golabki (stuffed cabbage) and Gulasz (beef stew). The combo is great your first time as you get to try a few things at once.

      1. I've only been for dinner, although I know they serve lunch as well. I think they have some of the best soups in LA.

        I really like the pierogies, and the spicy kielbasa. My husband is devoted to the pork tenderloin. One night I had a perfect serving of the roast pork, but on other occasions, it has disappointed. (There have been numerous posts about the place, and I agree with most of them. The entrees are solid, the vegetables are from a frozen mix.)

        They're BYOB, and can get quite busy. Also, they seem to be attracting an indie film/music type crowd, which gives me the giggles.

        Some nights, I love it, and everything feels perfect, but on other nights...

        1. Went for 6 years, when we lived in Pasadena, 7 years ago. Great place, nice people.

          1. the place was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Wish it was closer.

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            1. re: Baron

              Really, how funny, which was it, it's not a diner or drive - in .....

              1. re: Baron

                Was on last week when your friend probably saw the episode...those pierogies got my attention right away. I'll have to check it out too.