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Sokolowski's University Inn

1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
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Ranked #20 of 1,669 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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English first
Edgewood, MD
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

One of the things I miss most about not living in Cleveland is the food. No place by me to get pierogies, chicken paprikash, cabbage and noodles, or stuffed cabbage roll. Food was great, The only thing I didn't care for was that the stuffed cabbage had a marinara sauce. Not what I grew up with, we do a tomato... More

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Brunswick, Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went to Sokolowski's University Inn for lunch earlier this afternoon for the first time in a while. I was again blown away by the quality and quantity of our lunch. I had their stuffed cabbage roll and my wife had the chicken paprikash. Both of us had a side of cabbage and noodles. Her chicken was... More

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Anaheim, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Although born & raised in Cleveland somehow my 1st visit to this landmark occurred 26 years after I moved out of state. What a truly great & classic place to represent the delicious offerings of my hometown. I gravitate towards family run businesses not only to support them financially but because of their great charm & character. Sokolowski's is loaded... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As someone who lives in Cleveland, if I had one day in Cleveland and was looking for something to showcase what Cleveland is, my vote would be Sokolowski's for dinner (provided it is Friday or Saturday night). In case you are curious, my vote for lunch would be Slyman's. Word of caution about Sokolowski's though, only open on Friday and... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My family was in town and we found this place on trip advisor. We were a little hesitant, but gave it a try since we were looking for real "Cleveland" food. We were so glad we did. Granted, we couldn't eat there all the time. The food was huge, heavy and all fried / carbs. But it was tasty and... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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151 reviews 151 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
42 helpful votes 42 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
11 reviews 11 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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