With more than 60 items on the buffet that specializes in Polish and American favorites, there’s something for everyone at Warsaw Inn in Lynwood, Ill., owned by Angie Golom. Items featured every day include two soups (the pickle soup and chicken noodle soup are to die for), an extensive salad bar, roast beef and harm carving stations, fresh kielbasa (unsmoked sausage), sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, fried chicken, gołabki (stuffed cabage), potato pancakes, cheese or apple nalesniki (blintzes), cheese, meat, potato an sauerkraut-filled pierogi, veggies, special dishes like zimne nogi (jellied pigs’ feet), and pastries like kołaczki, jabłecznik (apple cake), sometimes chrusciki (angel wings), soft-serve ice cream and more.
On Tuesdays, you’ll also find roast duck with dressing, potato dumplings and fried perch. On Wednesdays, BBQ ribs and baked fish fillets round out the offerings. Thursdays turn up breaded pork chops and fish fillets, and Fridays feature baked fish fillets, fried shrimp, catfish, perch and lasagna. On Saturdays, expect BBQ ribs, liver and onions, chopped steak and fried perch, and on Sundays, it’s roast pork loin, roast turkey, dressing and baked fish fillets.
Amenities include live accordion music on Fridays and Saturdays, carryouts and catering, funeral luncheons and private luncheon parties, cocktails, imported and domestic beers, free refills on soda. Soup and salad bar only is $6.95. Buffet to-go is $6.50/pound (all meat buffet to-go is $8/pound).
Take a gander at Golom’s sister Bernice Zubrzycki’s new venture that features all types of cuisine from gourmet to casual — 31 North Banquet & Conference Center in McHenry, Ill.
Warsaw Inn European Buffet
Address: 2180 Glenwood-Dyer Road, Lynwood, IL 60411
Websites: http://www.angieswarsawinn.com and http://www.warsawinn.com and http://31northbanquets.com/
Hours: 4 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 8 p.m. Sundays, closed Mondays
Price: $12.95-$13.95 adults, $6.95-$7.95 kids ages 10-12 (less for youngr children); early bird special (4 o 5 p.m.) $1 off. Prices subject to change.