Venue Info

“As good as Mom’s and better than the rest,” reads the slogan for this Polish-Lithuanian diner. The atmosphere is pretty old-folksy (note the prices for funeral lunches posted helpfully by the cash register), but it's well worth overlooking for the best and largest menu of Polish foods on the south side. Be sure to try the crispy roast duck and the many soups, from borsch to czarnina to tripe.

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Mabenka

Mabenka

“As good as Mom’s and better than the rest,” reads the slogan for this Polish-Lithuanian diner. The atmosphere is pretty old-folksy (note the prices for funeral lunches posted helpfully by the cash register), but it's well worth overlooking for the best and largest menu of Polish foods on the south side. Be sure to try the crispy roast duck and the many soups, from borsch to czarnina to tripe.