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Sokolowski's University Inn

1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
216-771-9236
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Ranked #18 of 1,675 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, German, Eastern European, Central European
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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133 reviews 133 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A friend brought me here for a belated birthday celebration, and I was looking forward to it for days. The restaurant is located in the modish Tremont gentrification neighborhood, bordering the downtown area of the city. The cuisine is babushka/stada baba Eastern European comfort food, with American stalwarts like meatloaf and chicken, and it is served cafeteria style with regional... More

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you have never been here you are missing out. Nothing fancy, it's basically a cafeteria but grandma is in the back cooking... Been taking customers here for years and they all want to come back.. Pierogies, salsbury steak, kielbasa, stuffed peppers, city chicken are just a few of the highlights. Family establishment, great people. Has not been remodeled since... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great beer selection and local atmosphere. Very close to the Christmas Story house. It is served cafeteria style but that seemed to be a plus. We had a chance to see all the food and got served quickly. I would definitely recommend reserving a table if you have a large group. We had a nice table for 8 in the... More

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North Falmouth MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife found this place online and suggested going there for lunch. There is no table service, it is cafeteria style. There is a selection of cold salads/vegetables from which I took beets, then deserts (we shared a piece of apple pie). Drink selection is next but beer is ordered when you pay. Next selection is the entrée with two... More

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Came here on recommendations from yelp and trip advisor in a recent trip to Cleveland and was not sorry. This is pretty authentic Polish food (though my Polish friend did say the pierogies were served with too much butter, I can't complain about butter). Highly recommend the pierogies, stuffed cabbage and brats. There are also Polish beers served, which is... More

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Reno, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

You definitely WON'T leave hungry! The portions are HUGE! I had never tried Polish food, so I really didn't know what anything was. When I told the server that, she smiled and made her suggestions. I think she gave me extra of everything because I can't imagine eating ALL that was served! We went in at lunch and had great... More

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Dropped in last night for the first time with a friend from out of town. We were both blown away by the spectacular view of the city skyline from the back bar. Beautiful! Especially wonderful for a sunset cocktail. Service was excellent and very pleasant. Warm, classic (read: dark wood, slightly outdated) atmosphere - felt like home! Plenty of Cleveland... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had read about Sokolowski, but had never been there. What a delightful lunch. Real food, and extremely tasty. We visited Cleveland West Side Market an hour before stopping at Sokolowski's. This restaurant is very near to the market. So we only ate a small pretzel roll at the market so that we did not spoil our lunch. The salsbury... More

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Kentucky
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Sitting in the restaurant now. It is a must for Cleveland. Food is all homemade. And very large portions. I had fried pork chops which were amazing. The meatloaf looked yummy. They have a small salad bar that goes with the meal. Those with me said the pierogis were great. Try the coconut cake. It is light and fluffy. The... More

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Montana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Born and raised in Cleveland- have lived in a Montana a long time - which is definitely a pierogi free state! A visit to Sokolowskis' was a trip down memory lane. The food was SO wonderful. The pierogis were just like I remembered. It was worth the trip to the Old Tremont area to find this great place. The staff... More

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