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Shish Mediterranean Grill & Cafe

1668 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1804
651-690-2212
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Ranked #7 of 786 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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Memphis, Tennessee
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160 reviews 160 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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

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Albany, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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

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Roseville, Minnesota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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

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minneapolis
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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

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Queensbury, New York, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

One of our favorite places to go for a Mediterranean lunch! And the espresso drinks are some of the best we have had anywhere in St. Paul! If you are a dessert person save room for one of their wonderful bakery items. Over the past couple years I think we have had almost everything on the menu and have not... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Shish is my favorite breakfast spot in Saint Paul. The Middle Eastern accent on the food at Shish sets it apart from other restaurants. Breakfast from Jerusalem offers spicy ground beef, great humus, tabouli, pita and other accompaniments, in a size that is large enough for two! My new favorite is the Mediterranean Pita: eggs,gyro meat, and feta cheese in... More

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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115 reviews 115 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I grew up eating homemade Lebanese food so although there's no place that truly compares, the food is REALLY good! The tabouli was a little salty and the hummus had spices on that I didn't care for, but overall everything tastes fresh, looks delicious, and the employees are extremely friendly. It's a little pricey, but what do you expect from... More

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St. Paul, , Minnesota, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Nice little secret. Flavorful food with lots of options for vegetarians. Great dessert options also. Enjoyed green curry dish. Hummus was excellent.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

I am trying to eat healthy, so a friend recommended I try some Mediterranean food. I came here and tried the chicken kabobs and wow! Lots of veggies,perfectly cooked chicken and an awesome sort of cream. Will be coming regularly.

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