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Sokolowski's University Inn

1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
216-771-9236
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Ranked #27 of 1,650 restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Bay Village, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Great ethnic foods. Home style cooking and definitely deserved to be featured on TV. There is a bar area as you enter. You generally wait in the line to go through the "cafeteria style" set-up to pick your meals. It is very popular and if there is a negative it is that it is quite busy and crowded, however well... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I live in Indianapolis and have to travel to get any ethnic Polish food. I've been to restaurants in Chicago, and Dayton and none of them compare to Sokolowski's. My great grandparents were from Poland, and passed down their cooking skills to their children. My grandmother would make these foods for us all the time. Mouth watering delights that were... More

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Plano, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I was visiting family and we ate here last week. It's the place to go for great home cooking, good value, and a friendly staff. If you like Polish perogi's you've got to try their home made one's as a side dish. While there, a tour bus on a religious pilgrimage emptied into the restaurant as a treat for their... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

After watching many travel and food shows featuring Sokolowski's my family decided to take my parents there for their anniversary. We all eagerly waited in line and chatted with regulars about their favorite dishes. As we grabbed our trays and ordered our food however two of the older servers refused to serve my African American husband. I in fact had... More

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Coquitlam
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I was taken for lunch to Sokolowskis and what a treat. Established in 1923 and run by the family ever since, this place oozes history. The food was served up cafeteria style, but it's far beyond any cafeteria food I've ever had. I had the hot pastrami sandwich with a side of perogies and was not dissapponted. The perogies were... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My family went to Sokolowski's for the first time. My mom had wanted to try it out for the longest time. We got kielbasa with mashed potato and sauerkraut, chicken paprikash with potato pancake and cabbage and noddles, and a kids chicken tenders with fries. The adult entrees came with a roll and a plate for the salad bar which... More

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Akron
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

First time visit with friends on a Friday evening for dinner. Limited parking. Unusual cafeteria style service. Line moves along pretty quickly. (Our wait about 20 minutes). Nice old world atmosphere. If you grew up in an ethnic household then this place will bring back some memories. Very good food. Not gourmet but very good nonetheless. Wife and I had... More

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Bedford
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is one of our favorites...being Polish might tend to emit some bias opinions, but that is good!

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Sokolowski's has a great atmosphere - the pictures and plaques on the walls around the restaurant and bar area tell the history of Cleveland and the restaurant. The fireplace in the back room gives it great warmth, even on a chilly afternoon. I had the kielbasa sandwich with sauerkraut, and both were delicious. Even the potato salad side dish was... More

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Lodi
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Enjoyed our meal here - in fact took home enough food for two additional meals! I had chicken paprikash with mashed potatoes, gravy, dumplings and side of two pieorgi's. The chicken, potatoes and gravy were excellent - next time I will skip the dumplings (they were two large for me). The pierogi's were excellent!! My husband got the stuffed cabbage,... More

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