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7844 S Cicero Ave, Burbank, IL 60459-1584
+1 708-423-7679
08:30 - 20:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Mabenka is an inexpensive Polish restaurant. Back in the day, the food was really good (assuming you like Polish food). The last time I was there, I was very disappointed. Did not enjoy the pierogi, and the potato pancakes were pretty, pretty bad.

Thank Newcomer95
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We came here with a big group on account of a funeral. The service was excellent and the food was astounding! They started us off with a delicious beet soup and salad. Then came a sort of dumpling... One with potato, another with meat, and another with mushroom. Then came cucumber salad, sauerkraut, potatoes, sausage, roast beef. I was amazed... More 

Thank Carlos B
Burbank, Illinois
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Friendly and polite service with great tasting food. Good location and parking. All meal times are convenient with diversified menus. Booths and tables available for family groups and parties.

Thank larryoldenl
Chicago, Illinois
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200 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I love the soups. Don't bother with a menu, order directly from the ever changing 'specials' white board hanging in the middle of the restaurant. Nothing fancy here. This is a high value for your dollar comfort food place. Enter hungry and leave full.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I ordered the polish sausage sandwich and my wife had the beet soup. Both were very good and I'm not a fan of beets! Great place right on Cicero in a good area of Chicago.

Thank Vince K
Tinley Park, Illinois, United States
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I'm neither Polish nor Lithuanian, but to me none of the food was very good. Service was ok, restaurant was clean, food was warm. But of all the foods I ate, there were none that I'd come back for. If I was looking for Polish Food in the area I would go to Szarotka or Janosik both on Roberts Road.

Thank John P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food. We flew into Midway airport and visited my husband's great auntie who lives near the Midway airport her whole life and she is now age 94. She and also my husband have Lithuanian heritage and love Lithuanian food. My husband and I had a two hours drive back home in western IL downstate and so we Stopped here... More 

Thank Lana H
Evergreen Park, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I eat here every chance I get. Its my favorite. MMMMMMGOOD. Staff is really nice. Can't say enough. Split soup is excellent. I usually order pork steak and dumplings and sauerkraut. They have a large selection and a lot of specials. Go Hungry.

Thank penrodky
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went for lunch the other day. Been there before and was not disappointed. Had the spinach soup, pork goulash, saurkraut and noodles. The soup was well seasoned and the pork fell apart - so tender. Forgot to order potato pancakes. Will have to go back--soon!!

Thank kerker123
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places near home. Had the pork chop dinner. This included a bowl of chicken noodle soup (not a cup) plus 2 slightly breaded pork chops. Also included boiled potatoes and mixed vegetables. Took enough home to have a second meal. Coffee could have been better. We shall return.

Thank Pete G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Polish, Eastern European, American, European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7844 S Cicero Ave, Burbank, IL 60459-1584
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: +1 708-423-7679

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