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Sokolowski's University Inn

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American, German, Polish, Sushi, Eastern European, Central European
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1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
216-771-9236
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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, Dessert, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Since 1923

They have awesome ethnic food. The restuarant is in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. This neighborhood has really come back. The food is eastern European.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2012
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Shaker Heights
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Shaker Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

They have awesome ethnic food. The restuarant is in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. This neighborhood has really come back. The food is eastern European.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We visited Sokolowski's for the first time today. We were impressed with the food and portion size received. However I noticed the owner (I think) yelling at employees in front of customers. Highly unprofessional! When I went to ask a question about my bill at the end of our meal (after it had already been paid for, I wasn't trying... More 

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Ashland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We don't live in Cleveland, more like an hour south actually, but we try to make it up to the West Side Market to shop for delicacies we just don't have in our area and afterward, we make it a point to go directly to Sokolowski's for cabbage rolls and pierogies! I have to admit I was pleased to see... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Excellent. Great food. Great service. Polish food served in huge portions. Excellent. Great food. Great service. Polish food served in huge portionsExcellent. Great food. Great service. Polish food served in huge portions.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Nice ethnic selections reflective of Cleveland immigrant groups... mostly Eastern European. Sits bettween Tremont and Ohio City so great if you want to do/see the interesting districts nearby. Try the napoleons by Farkas Pastry.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Located in Tremont, this restaurant has been around for a long time. It's known for it's cafeteria style food which includes a large assortment of middle euro ethnic foods. Atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but the food is quite good if you're looking for sausages, perogies, etc.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Lucky to have stumbled upon this in Roadfood. What a treat! Crowded but moved fast. I doubt you could order badly here. We had a variety: pierogi, beer battered Perch, potato pancakes, sweet potato , cabbage and noodles(to die for!). Chocolate pie for dessert. Despite the hustle and bustle, manages to be homey and welcoming. Wish we lived closer!

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Maricopa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

I don't know where to start! Is it the food? The atmosphere? The Experience? Well... Everything was pretty much perfect here. Zero complaints. Yes, the line is quite long to get your food...but it's worth every minute. Just trust me. The wait is kinda fun, actually. They have interesting, local vintage wall art to look at, an awesome bobble head... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This is the best place in Cleveland, Ohio for ethnic food. The atmosphere is very eclectic, like going to a museum of Cleveland history. The city view of Cleveland is great from the large windows at the bar area. The staff are friendly and fun. Stop at the bar for a great drink made by Rick. Mike, Bernie and Mary... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We all enjoyed our home-made meal on a Saturday night in August. It was delicious and the restaurant felt like the home of your aunt or uncle from back in the 1960s, cozy. we will certainly be back, thanks.

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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 20
Cuisine: American, German, Polish, Sushi, Eastern European, Central European

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, German, Polish, Sushi, Eastern European, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
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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