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Sokolowski's University Inn

1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
216-771-9236
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Ranked #31 of 1,668 restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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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
Belmont, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Moving away from the area, 500 miles south, there are times I crave food of my youth. Perogies, my long time favorite food being one of the craves. REAL perogies! This cafeteria style line moves fast so be prepared to feast your eyes quickly. I ordered Chicken Paprikash and 4 perogies. Thought I would take 2 perogies to go. I... More

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Concord Twp, OH
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My kids complained the whole drive there that they would hate it, boy were they wrong. My oldest who claims to hate meat couldn't eat the Salisbury steak fast enough. The paprikash was so tasty and all 3 of my kids had desserts that they loved. Though it looked crazy crowded when we walked in by the time we got... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Born and raised in CLE - This place is a must stop for any visitor seeking authentic cuisine Polish in a unique setting. The food is served cafeteria style and the portions are large! It is located in the Tremont neighborhood, not far from downtown. The pork chops and pierogis are my favorite - but you can't go wrong with... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Historic old cafeteria style restaurant in tremont neighborhood. We went after seeing it featured for best pierogis on the food network. They were delicious- though swimming in quite a lot if butter, so wouldn't want them every day! In my opinion the best thing were the cabbage noodles. So delicious! We got takeout for other family- chicken paprikakash, meatloaf, kraut,... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We randomly found this place. Food served cafeteria-style. Had the chicken paprikash with mashed potatoes and green beans with paprikash gravy. Yummy comfort food indeed. This is a place worth seeking. Lots of local people here.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I HAVE to stop @ Sokolowski's for pierogies when we travel to Cleveland. They have THE BEST! I brought family that have lived in Cleveland their whole lives and never been. They agreed that Sokolowski's has the best pierogies. I tried a brat this trip and it was delicious as well. The restaurant is nothing fancy, just local owned, family... More

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Steubenville, Ohio
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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We were there for a business lunch. This is a cafeteria line with tables to eat at throughout. The line was busy, considering we were there at 1:00. They had traditional potato pancakes, pierogies, cabbage rolls/stuffed cabbage. I also had chicken Romano. Considering I am Polish and have had/made these dishes, I must say that they were good. It appears... More

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Indianapolis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

was invited to go to sokolowski's by friends. they mentioned all the celebrities that had been there and I love finding new local places to eat. so it had to be at least unique, and it was. it's a large place, and if have the right seat the view is good. It hosts a lot of regulars, which is always... More

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Off the Grid
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I have always gone for lunch and you definitely get your money's worth. Cabbage rolls are great, pierogies are very good also. Good sides, ethnic food still done right. I usually try to get there early for lunch and beat the rush.

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Bay Village, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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