We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 798 Saint Paul Restaurants

Shish Mediterranean Grill & Cafe

1668 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1804
651-690-2212
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #18 of 798 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $11
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

89 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    59
    23
    5
    1
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My (14-year old visiting) granddaughter and I were on a mission to try as many different ethnic foods as possible during her recent visit and made a wonderful decision in choosing Shish as one of our stops. We ordered the meze platter along with chicken shawarma and spinach pies in an attempt to try as many new dishes as possible.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Not what I expected for a Middle Eastern establishment- the salad I that accompanied my moussaka had (what tasted like) bottled salad dressing and the tomatoes were (already) the cardboard winter variety that would best be left out completely. The moussaka was lukewarm and obviously had been sitting in the pan for awhile. Husband's Mediterranean grilled chicken breast was flat-tasting... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Not the kind of place that you go to be served. Food makes up for everything though! Being from the Middle East myself I do love the food. So worth a try!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Being Greek I can say that the food here is quite good and the price is very reasonable. You order your food at the counter and then find a table and wait for your food to be brought out to you. Our table shared the meze platter of pita bread, hummus, baba ganoush, tabouleh, and feta cheese. One person had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a very good breakfast here of omlettes and their house coffee. Both were excellent. The omlettes were large, tasty and filled with fresh vegetables. Their house turkey sausage was grilled to perfection and delicious. Coffee was plentiful and rich, dark and flavorful. Our one complaint was that the dishes were brought out "piecemeal," so that my partner was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Top Contributor
267 reviews 267 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was my second visit for breakfast. I ordered Turkish coffee medium sweet as I waited for the second in our party to arrive. There must have been some problem, because even though I was the only one there (it was shortly after opening) it took more than 15 minutes before it arrived. It was very good, but not as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Albany, New York
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The food served at this restaurant was so tasty we ate here twice on our recent visit to St Paul for my daughter's college orientation at Macalester. The food was tasty, served relatively quickly (its always crowded during these big school events) and reasonably priced. They had outdoor sidewalk seating which was nice too. For the first time there -... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roseville, Minnesota
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've been many times, including last week. On my most recent visit, the owner/manager/chef or whatever he was, was over-the-top in kindness toward me. I don't know why. But he offered me a small bowl of something that isn't on the menu, and also came out with a small plate from which to sample their baba ganoush and other items.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
minneapolis
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This deli style cafe is very affordable for the delicious food you get! We tried the gyro pita & Mediterranean chicken sandwich. The portion sizes were huge and packed with authentic flavors. Also had a coffee & turkish coffee (filled with fragrant spices). I was definitely wowed and can't wait to go back and try more. Their breakfast menu looks... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Queensbury, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The bacon on the cheeseburger is to die for. The flavor of the lamb bacon really compliments the burger. I had the falafel sandwich which was large and yummy. All of the ingredients were fresh and flavorful. I will definitely stop in again when I'm back in Saint Paul!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Shish Mediterranean Grill & Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Shish Mediterranean Grill & Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Shish Mediterranean Grill & Cafe

Address: 1668 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1804
Phone Number: 651-690-2212
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shish Mediterranean Grill & Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?