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Sokolowski's University Inn

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American, German, Eastern European, Central European
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1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
216-771-9236
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
plenty of good food

The food here is just exceptionally good. No matter if you get the fish, perogis, stuffed cabbage, which I did, the chicken, all are just great. The place is small but always seem to find seats for 2 persons or like us, 11.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Alfred B
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
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204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The food here is just exceptionally good. No matter if you get the fish, perogis, stuffed cabbage, which I did, the chicken, all are just great. The place is small but always seem to find seats for 2 persons or like us, 11.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the meal at this famous Cleveland landmark. The service is cafeteria and you pick from different hearty choices. The Salisbury steak is amazing but many traditional polish choices such a pirogies and stuffed cabbage. Take time to look around at the pictures and sports memorabilia on the walls.

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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

If Cleveland and its surrounding communities were dishes rather than locations. They would be on the menu here. This place screams Cleveland. When friends come in from out of town this is where I take them.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is the next reason I will return to Cleveland! I missed my stop in last visit and it has been too long (I dined here September 2013). Dining hours are limited from what i remember. The pork chops, pierogies, really, everything I tasted were special and excellent. You make a little salad for yourself with a meal too. It... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My son absolutely LOVED this place. If you want some great Polish food, this is the place to be. It is set up cafeteria style so grab a tray and tell them what you want. Be careful because portions are HUGE!! So good, in fact, our son keeps asking when we will go back.

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North Royalton, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The food is just like grandma used to make in 1960 when I was a boy. Giant stuffed cabbage,pierogies,cabbage and noodles, ect. This is not a white linen place, so don't belittle the cafeteria style, wait your turn patiently in line and strike up some conversation about "what's Good?". If the lines a bit long (more on that later) have... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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330 reviews 330 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I stopped at Sokolowki's on my way out of Cleveland and was pleased with the entire experience. They only serve dinner two nights per week and it is VERY popular. The line forms about 4:55 to get in and then it is cafeteria style. It is set up well so that you have time to look at options if you... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

wonderful venue and views of Cleveland, wood paneled, comfortable dining area. Don't let the cafeteria line beginning bother you, it's actually a treat to see and smell all the offerings. Salisbury steak, stuffed cabbage, chicken, pierogies, and lots of sides. Don't miss the red cabbage. Desserts were decadent. The three dining rooms are all different. One you can continue to... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Lived in Cleveland for all of my 43 years but had yet to have visited Sokolowski's. Was passing by after an evening of furniture shopping with my wife and 13 year old boy. What a fun night. Food is right up my alley and reminds me of a winter Sunday afternoon as a kid. Chicken Paprikash, Stuffed Cabbage. Salisbury Steak.... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I love this restaurant. Every time I get home, I try to get this restaurant. It is cafeteria style so pick and chose what u want. I recommend the kielbsa, creamy cucumbers and the chicken paprikash. If u like polish/czech food this is not a place to miss. When the meal is over, talk a look around. There is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: 216-771-9236

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, German, Eastern European, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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