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Shish Mediterranean Grill & Cafe

1668 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1804
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Ranked #12 of 784 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $11
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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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Being Greek I can say that the food here is quite good and the price is very reasonable. You order your food at the counter and then find a table and wait for your food to be brought out to you. Our table shared the meze platter of pita bread, hummus, baba ganoush, tabouleh, and feta cheese. One person had... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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112 reviews 112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a very good breakfast here of omlettes and their house coffee. Both were excellent. The omlettes were large, tasty and filled with fresh vegetables. Their house turkey sausage was grilled to perfection and delicious. Coffee was plentiful and rich, dark and flavorful. Our one complaint was that the dishes were brought out "piecemeal," so that my partner was... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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193 reviews 193 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
103 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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