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Sokolowski's University Inn

1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
216-771-9236
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Ranked #20 of 1,680 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
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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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Wow the food was so good. And they give you a lot. Neat location a must go to if you are in town. Especially on a cold day. Comfort food at its best.

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Choiseul, St. Lucia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Better than Mom's. She will haunt me forever for admitting this to a stranger, but truth is truth. Additionally, the place is just too cool. Virtually everything on the steam table is comfort food heaven. I only wished I lived in Cleveland, Lebron aside, just to have a weekly fix at Sololwski's. Read the reviews and weep... The cut to... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you visit or if you live here this is a must! Pierogies are to die for, seriously! The food is homestyle and delicious. The atmosphere is liked you stepped back in time in a Cleveland house. The walls are covered with photos of all the visitors it is a welcoming place. Can't go wrong with the food but if... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was visiting from Florida and I wanted some good Polish food. When I read the reviews I decided to go. Being Polish and Russian I was very disappointed in the stuffed cabbage. Granted, it was hugh, however it tasted like a spaghetti meat ball that was heavily seasoned and the tasted like a pizza sauce. The filling in the... More

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I've lived in Cleveland for years and have never been to Sokolowski's until last weekend. I LOVED it! I don't normally get all that excited about sauerkraut, but it was absolutely delicious, as was the grilled trout and cabbage and noodles. Everything was truly delicious. The portions are huge, so one meal actually will feed more than one person, or... More

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Edgewood, MD
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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
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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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Additional Information about Sokolowski's University Inn

Address: 1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
Phone Number: 216-771-9236
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, German, Eastern European, Central European

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