If it takes a village to raise a kid, Polish Village intends on raising some big and strong ones. Food here is rich, decedantly delicious and supremly affordable... the kind of traditional fare that builds pro linebackers.
This venerable Hamtramck landmark is famous for its always authentic-tasting Polish food, but equally, for its friendly atmosphere... due mostly to the affable owners, Dr. Ted and his daughter Carolyn.
This is the sort of place that has people lining up for tables, but turnover is quick, so don't let that put you off: there's a prodigious bar, so sit and contemplate history, philosophy, or Red Wings hockey over a Polish vodka in the meanwhile. Polish Village is a block or so off the beaten path (Jos. Campau), but that's part of it's charm, like it's basement location. Anyway, if President Clinton’s motorcade can find it, so can you.
The old world menu rotates daily and has so many choices you’ll have a hard time choosing, so go with people who will share. On any given day there might be pork chops, chicken (city or fried) and the expected standbys: pierogis, potato pancakes and signature soups. The Polish plate is the perfect sampler for a first visit.