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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 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
Great food decent price

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Crookston, Minnesota
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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62 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
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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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I stopped by to order takeout food. The guy behind the counter was borderline rude and short with me. It was very busy at the time so I figured he was stressed out. Still, it was my first time going to this restaurant and I did not leave with good vibes. Not sure if we will return.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I've heard about this place for years and never eaten here. Now I know what I was missing and I'll be back frequently to enjoy the mediteranean flavors. The take-out is excellent. Portions are large; prices are inexpensive. I had the falafel wrap which was wonderful. Others in my party had various shish kebabs. We were all very happy with... More 

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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: Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern

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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
  • Price Range: $
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?