Cafe Polonia Closing Up Salem Location

Cafe Polonia is closing its location in downtown Salem.


Pretty soon, Cafe Polonia fans will have to drive to Boston to get their pierogi fix.

The Eastern-European and Polish restaurant's downtown Salem location will be closing its doors sometime in the next few weeks, owner Darek Barcikowski said Tuesday.

We reported earlier this morning that the cafe would be closing at the end of the month, though that information, which we received from an employee Monday morning, was incorrect, according to Barcikowski.

Cafe Polonia specializes in dishes such as cabbage and beet soup, goat cheese salad, herring, dumplings, pierogis and kielbasa.

The restaurant's location on Dorchester Avenue in Boston will remain open.

Barcikowski said he is in the process of selling the restaurant space and expects to close his doors sometime before the end of February - though a specific date has not yet been set.

Will you miss Cafe Polonia? Did you have a favorite dish at the restaurant?

Let us know in the comments section below.

Chris Helms January 16, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Hi Roxie, my wife and I went to lunch there today and I had the Gypsy Pancake. My side was pickled herring. The pancakes were delicious and crisp. Diane, thanks for recommending the Gypsy Pancake.
Elizabeth Mizioch-Crawford January 16, 2013 at 10:49 AM
A big loss for the city! I stop in with my daughter to buy our fix of food for dinner and we would get a stick of Polish salami wrapped, to share while we strolled through town. Will miss the traditional fixtures in the window and the sound of Polish music and conversation as we waited in line. Good luck and Thanks!
Thomas Stirling January 16, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Gypsy pancakes where the best as well as the wurstplatte
DEBBIE January 18, 2013 at 06:19 PM
What a loss for Salem and the patrons that gathered there from the out of town communities. It is the only Polish restaurant around the north shore. Yes, I do go to the Polish Deli at East India Mall for my groceries, but I would rather be sitting in the restaurant at Cafe Polonia to relax and enjoy a meal. Well, back to Andrew Square in South Boston and Dorchester for some authentic Polish food. Cafe Polonia will truly be missed around these parts. They have delicious food.
Laurie January 24, 2013 at 03:29 AM
So sad. Going for one last schnitzel before the end.


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