The Polish sausage ($4.45) at Polka's Sausage & Deli may be one of the best in the city. The casing is crisp, the insides are smoky and juicy, and it's all housed in a wonderful soft onion-studded roll.
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What we love about the best cheap eats in Lincoln Park is that there is an appealing mix of old school joints and new concepts hungry to win over the crowds.
Though it just opened up in Lincoln Park, Polka's is not new. In fact, the deli relocated from a storefront on the South Side, where it had been operating since 1945. While the pierogis are good, the real news here is the excellent house-made sausage.