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Sokolowski's University Inn

1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
216-771-9236
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Ranked #42 of 1,684 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
Strongsville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This is authentic, home cooked Polish cuisine at its finest. It's cafeteria style and you seat yourself once you've chosen your food. They have menus along the line so that you can decide before you get up to the counter. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is very homey- with nostalgic pictures adorning the walls. The place... More 

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wash.dc
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Ate here on a Sat., arriving a few minutes before four pm. (Opening time.) long line waiting to get in. Did not let diners start to get food, for a least fifteen minutes. Staff frazzled, but pleasant. I had wweiner schnitzel, and my guest had pork chops. Both entrees were cold, and the breading was falling off.meat was tough and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Sokolowski's pierogis were good. The highlight of my lunch visit was ambiance & live piano entertainment. Fresh, seasoned green beans along with tasty smashed potatoes would be a delightful addition to pierogis. Sokolowski's website gave me a different impression than the pierogis I was served. Maybe dinner food is better.

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Port Clinton Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Ate here after contemplating and anticipating this place for years. I should have saved my time. Food was terrible in a truly pedestrian atmosphere. We were run through the cafeteria line before we could take off our hats and coats! Had to put my hat on as my food was sloshed into my plate - didn't know what else to... More 

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Brunswick, Ohio
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102 reviews 102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

First time, but have known about SUI for decades. Driving in Tremont on a Saturday mid afternoon, looking for somewhere different to eat. Parked right in front of bar entrance, but sign said closed. Walked to opposite end and saw people exiting, and entered from this entrance. Found out that dinner was not served until 4pm. Told us to head... More 

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Chardon
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place was established in 1923, how many restaurant can make the claim of almost 100 years in "the business" !? They are really doing something right with the food because the outside and inside decor don't scream updated! The cafeteria style is a little weird, but at least you can look and smell at the daily specials. Of course... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a landmark Cleveland eatery, great foods, paprikash, schnitzel, perogis to die for, smothered in caramelized onion & butter.Sandwiches, full bar. this a little quirky with cafeteria style purchase, but don't let this defer you. The food is great! Check hours before going, they are big lunch spot & only open some nights.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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