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“Unique Cleveland Experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sokolowski's University Inn

Sokolowski's University Inn
1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
216-771-9236
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Ranked #26 of 1,578 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, German, Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Huron, Ohio
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Unique Cleveland Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Eastern European cuisine, cafeteria style, generous servings, lines move quickly. Great stuffed cabbage, soups, salads, and enough to bag up for another lunch or dinner. Better to go there on off-hours as this is a very popular spot. Food is quite reasonably priced. The restaurant is a bit dated, noisy, but in keeping with the theme of an old world restaurant. This is not the place for a quiet intimate meal. This is the place for a gang of your work mates or your extended family to meet for lunch.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Big portions and home cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants in Cleveland. If you can go for lunch it is a little cheaper. Our favorite dish is the stuffed cabbage. It reminds me of my grandmother's and the portions are huge. The pierogis and Mac and cheese are good also. Go hungry!

Visited September 2013
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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“unique”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

unique to CLE ... very Cleveland, this is a buffet style, lots and lots of food, fun and different if you have people from out of town. most of the food is very very good, will sell out if you dont get there early enough and the menu can be different every day ,, watch the hours for lunch and dinner , much easier to find now that the roadwork is done

Visited September 2013
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Queens, New York
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We were in Cleveland for the day and were looking for a quick lunch. I saw this restaurant on Yelp, which was close to the Christmas Story house that we wanted to see, so we decided to eat here. We were very pleased with their food and service. The food is already prepared, so you just pick what you want and they bring it to the table for you. Even though the food is already cooked and in a warming tray, I had their pork cutlet special, which they call street chicken and it was delicious (not dry at all). Their red cabbage and pierogis were the best I ever had at a restaurant and the portions are humongous for the price. U can't go wrong here and I would most definitely go back if ever in Cleveland.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Medina,Ohio USA
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Taste of Eastern Europe in Cleveland!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

If you want to experience some of the best dishes of eastern Europe, you must try some of their delicious food. You pick your food in a cafeteria type setting but there is a bus boy to help take your tray to your table of choice. They make the best stuffed cabbage, homemade mashed potatoes, sour red cabbage, pierogies, and more. There is a room where a talented gentleman plays lovely tunes on the piano. Wonderful experience that I recommend!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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