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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 785 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $11
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Roseville, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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SAINT PAUL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I used to go here every week for brunch, but I struck out for the third time this weekend and will not be back. The Turkish coffee is weak and watery, even if you stir the sludge at the bottom. The foul madammas, which used to be authentic, now seems to be cooked with heavy cream (?!), loads of salt,... More

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Minneapolis
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Wow!! This is my favorite place for middle-eastern food in the Twin Cities. They serve high-quality food in a casual cafe/deli setting. The staff is super friendly and patient, impressive for how busy this place is. The portions are enormous. Seriously - the sample platter was more than enough to satisfy 2 adults The fafafels are amazing as is the... More

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