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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Sunday early dinner with friends

Delicious meal; we had the Avocado Wrap with the Sweet Potato Fries and my son's girl friend had the Gyro Platter both were excellent. We can't wait to be back!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Mary G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Delicious meal; we had the Avocado Wrap with the Sweet Potato Fries and my son's girl friend had the Gyro Platter both were excellent. We can't wait to be back!!

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As a huge fan of Middle Eastern food, I was vey happy to find this place. A friend recommended it & wow! I love it & can't wait to go back. I had the beef kebab entree & it was delicious. The menu is full of things I want to try on future visits. Prices are reasonable & portions are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When the proper cooks are present, you get Jerusalem style Palestinian food that's authentic and tasty. When they aren't, you get crappy falafel. What drove me away from this place is the consistently poor service. The place is run by college-age hipsters who would get the order more accurate if you texted it to them. What's worse is that they... More 

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Good food. They have some kind of garlic sauce/dip there that is awesome on everything. The chicken sandwich is great. Order at the counter and they bring it to your table. They need a soda fountain with free refills to make it a truly good lunch spot.

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Crookston, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Just loved it with family. The garlic sauce is a most. Staff very nice and friendly. Parking might be little of hassle but please stop her to get some good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Always fun to dine on Grand Avenue, and we like Middle Eastern food. Our first time at Shish required standing and reading the menu on the wall for some time. We were ultimately very happy with our selections, which included both beef and chicken kabobs, salads, a lamb burger and fresh squeezed lemonade made with a simple syrup - tart... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I've eaten at Shish inside the restaurant before on business trips and decided to do take-out this time, a simple meal of small hummus and a chicken shwarma pita, with a square of pistachio baklava. The hummus was among the best I've had in the U.S.; the pita was full of wonderfully seasoned grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a... More 

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Waite Park, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I read reviews of a lot of restaurants and decided to give this one a shot. I had the lamb burger and quite frankly it was the worst lamb burger I have ever had. Tasted like old freezer burnt meat. The appetizers would lovely however. Especially the Falafel. I had the German Chocolate for desert. It appeared that it would... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I've only been to Shish once, but my first impression was good. Both my mother and I ordered the Shishwich, which came with either salad or french fries. (We got one of each.) The Shishwiches were wraps with fresh vegetables and goat cheese (optional) and some sort of sauce. My mother and I both really liked them. The fries and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Going to Shish for breakfast for a great surprise. I had looked at the menu and figured the Greek-ish breakfasts would be great, and a nice alternative for other typical breakfasts. The counter service was quick and helpful, and positively impacted our choices. The Shish breakfast was delicious- with Gyro meat (prepared in house!), Tatzliki sauce, and braised eggs (amazing-... More 

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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
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?