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“Delicious food, great ambiance, quick service, decent prices” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shish Mediterranean Grill & Cafe

Shish Mediterranean Grill & Cafe
1668 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1804
651-690-2212
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Ranked #26 of 685 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $11
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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184 reviews 184 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 89 cities Reviews in 89 cities
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great ambiance, quick service, decent prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I live in the St. Paul area and frequent Shish often. They have an extensive menu that is delicious, their service is quick and their prices are quite reasonable. The portions are large, I normally split their gyro so that I'm not overly full!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Middle Eastern flavors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I always enjoy going to Shish for the variety of basic middle eastern fare and their scrumptious burgers with middle eastern flavors, accompanied by succulent French fries. Comfortable dining space suitable for friends and family.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Our favorite neighborhood restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We come to Shish for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We come as a couple, as a family and with friends. It fits all bills. Food is wonderful and generous, service friendly and fast. The breakfast menu is excellent, with good coffee. The dinner menu is very balanced, and portions big. There is usually some special, but the standard menu is special enough. It does get crowded and noisy, but at Shish that does not seem to bother us.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
“Extremely gd food, modest prices, packed at lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Shish has some of best Middle Eastern food in the Twin Cities, available breakfast, lunch or dinner. The gyros, chicken swarma, falafel, hummus, omlets and deserts are really really good. You go to the cash register to order and they bring the food to you when ready. When Macalester is in session, this place is packed from 11:30 to 1:00. It also has good wi-fi which attracts some students, faculty and neighborhood folks. This is a locally owned place that has been strongly supported by the community because the food is VERY good, prices reasonable and service is pleasant. Breakfasts is a great time to be here. It's less busy and you can have omlettes that you would otherwise not find elsewhere. This is not a fancy place so don't go if you are looking for white tablecoths. If you are seeking fine food in a relaxed setting, try Shish.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Can't wait to go back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

We ordered four items--gyro, falafel, lamb burger, red curry--and they were all good. Generous portions, very tasty. We may go back for breakfast tomorrow!

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