Jolly Inn | Portage Park | Polish/Russian/Eastern European | Restaurant
Homey Polish buffet near the Oak Park border.

Our Review

This Polish buffet is similar to the Red Apple but homier. For $7.95 ($9.95 on weekends) you get a choice of meats -- baked or broasted chicken, roast pork, Polish sausage, meatballs -- various kinds of pierogi, stuffed cabbage, blintzes, sauerkraut, and then maybe you want some dessert? There are cakes, cookies, ice cream, the works. My wife was braver than me when it came to the lard -- whipped and white with dark specks of meat, set in a bowl. Customers at two other tables had to explain what it was and how to eat it: spread on bread like butter. "It tastes like Crisco with bacon bits," she said.

Jeffrey Felshman

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