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Shish Mediterranean Grill & Cafe

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1668 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1804
651-690-2212
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Neighborhood place popular with college students and residents

Shish is my go-to place for good, casual food in St. Paul. I'd highly recommend the Mediterranean Chicken Sandwich, which is what I usually get. They also have fantastic cake that comes in giant slices perfect for sharing with a friend or two (or eating all by yourself because you can't bear to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shish is my go-to place for good, casual food in St. Paul. I'd highly recommend the Mediterranean Chicken Sandwich, which is what I usually get. They also have fantastic cake that comes in giant slices perfect for sharing with a friend or two (or eating all by yourself because you can't bear to share the goodness). However, I would not... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first trip to Shish will certainly not be our last! Incredible flavors, fresh ingredients and a really cool interior all lend to a great dining experience! Chicken shawarma wrap, finished it! Gyros platter, partner devoured it! Deep fried cauliflower, well, that we split but it was awesome!! The service is fast and friendly and the prices were all reasonable... More 

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Thank TChat75
Rochester, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have eaten at shish numerous times. Food is tasty, fresh and great pricing. Menu is large and desserts are delightful 💕

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Thank MNmoni
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I ate here twice for lunch with coworkers. both times I ordered the gyro (because it was so tasty)! i also ordered their chocolate lovers cake (a piece) it was large and so good! there is almost always a line, which means waiting. the place is also very small so to go in a larger group can be hard to... More 

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Thank jessjean
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This has been a favorite not only of mine but all friends and family I have taken here! The food is so fresh and flavorful. High quality ingredients make a big difference! The green curry is my absolute favorite. The chicken is so tender and delish. I also love the gyro meat... and the hummus... and the sweet potato fries...... More 

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Thank SophieTRR
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise!! Great food and atmosphere! I think I found a new favorite restaurant. The garlic sauce with the kabobs was fantastic and while we didn't have room for dessert, the selection looked great and next time I will save some room for it. My husband had the gyro dinner plate and loved it. I had the trio... More 

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Thank Peggy P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A cozy source of the best hummus and kebab anywhere in the Cities. Excellent coffees and enormous slices of a diverse array of cakes, too. Low prices make this a great value, and it's friendly to families with younger children.

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Thank Mary H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

If you like Middle Eastern food, this is the place to go. My only (mild) complaint is that the desserts are just too enormous. Best to share them. Lovely to eat outdoors in the mild summer weather.

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Thank John N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

The food was great. Very friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone. Great value. We traveled to the Twin Cities and looked for good Greek food. Found it at Shish

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Thank Marlys R
Elk River, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

The gyros here are very, very good tasting and the price is highly affordable. The baba ghanoush is seductive and smoky. This place is a tremendous value!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1668 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-690-2212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?