The Detroit Metro area has a very diverse cultural background, as many long-term residents know. There was a large influx of Polish people who came to the US around the time of WWII, many who settled in Hamtramck, a city within Detroit City, which (as the name might imply) was made up predominantly of Polish people. As times changed the poles moved outward into Oakland an Macomb Counties. With the exception of a few Polish-American clubs however if you wanted authentic Polish food you needed to return to Hamtramck. There was however a small restaurant that opened on Rochester Road where the authentic food abounds in good flavors and that can warm your heart. Two Sisters is an inexpensive place with a wide selection of authentic as well as somewhat Americanized Polish dishes.
Do not expect a lot of atmosphere in the place. It is a smaller restaurant that spread out due to its popularity to the adjacent store. There is ample parking in a lot at the rear of the building.
This past Sunday my date and I had City Chicken (pork-veal-beef chunks that are pushed together and fried on a skewer and covered in gravy); Stuffed Cabage,; Saurkraut with both fresh and smoked Kiabaska Sausages, Pierogi (large pot-stickers filled with potato, cheese or kraut and fried in butter until crispy), as well as a chicken dumpling soup (a yellow thickened broth – no meat). Anyone that enjots Easter European dining will enjoy this place. My mom would have called this “stick to your ribs food”. These tastes were based upon a culture where the use of butter was acceptable since many people worked extremely hard physically either farming or other labor. The tastes are not though overwelming like the Hungarians or as fatty as Yugoslavian. The plate will be full and you will leave feeling the same.
There are a number of “specials” on a hand-written page inside the menu. Upon careful examination these are not “specials” though – simply featured items. “Our older patrons like it this way – it’s easier to read…” said our waitress. The waitstaff is polite, friendly and attentive. Do not be surprized if they chat with some patrons or between themselves in Polish.
The menu also includes a number of simple “peasant dishes” for sandwiches such as split kialbaska on bread. There are some American dishes too.
They also offer catering.
This is a good value, and allows imersion into a culture via your plate.
based upon the decor feel free to dress casually.
Prices are quite inexpensive. The dinner dishes we ate were $10 and $13, with my date unable to finish her $13 dish.