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Shish Mediterranean Grill & Cafe

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1668 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1804
+1 651-690-2212
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mediterranean was the kind of food we needed. Shish was where we landed on a Saturday afternoon around 2. The place was stills swolen from lunch rush. The line had gone down (we had 3 in front of us). But there were no clean tables in site. Just several that needed to be cleaned off. The food was great. I'll... More 

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Thank MatthewHundley
Elk River, Minnesota
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here before and will go back, I am sure. They have tasty, interesting wraps, gyros and sandwiches for very reasonable prices. The shawarma is flavorful and reliably good. This restaurant is a nice place for a predictably satisfying meal.

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Thank Deborah H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

How is Shish on a mild winter afternoon? Crowded, noisy, drafty, messy, and understaffed. Every time someone comes in, you'll feel the draft. My lentil soup was ice cold and watery—apparently with the rush the cook forgot to heat it. Falafel was good and cheap. Overall, a good joint for students in their teens who are satisfied with a cheap... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

I stopped by here because a place nearby I wanted to eat at was sit down, so I walked out and found this place. My ancestry is Greek so always looking for great Mediterranean food. Even better yet they focus on vegan, GF, etc., plus the good stuff as well. The atmosphere is incredible, with the full menu written on... More 

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Thank Raysters
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Shish used to be such a wonderful place to eat. Friendly owner and staff, and great food. Not anymore! Very rude workers, mediocre food. Wondering if there are new owners? And with grand avenue having lots of options for eating we won't be back to Shish!!

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Thank Andy000000
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

I don't know why more people don't talk about this - and maybe I should keep it a secret - but they seriously have hands-down the BEST carrot cake in the Twin Cities. Seriously, I did a carrot cakes of the cities blind taste test for my hubbie's bday and collected multiple slices from restaurants and bakeries that have been... More 

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Thank focoveg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent and the atmosphere was very nice. We recommend the Shishwich Wrap! Next time we have to try the desserts, they look awesome!

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Thank Dewina A
St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We come here alot as a family. Something for everyone. They use quality ingredients; I like the Afghani-American owner; and the kids leave happy. The salads are really great, as are the soups. In the summer, it's nice to sit outside along Grand Avenue. I do wish -- after many years of asking -- that they would listen to my... More 

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Thank dwallinga
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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280 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Although this is a small restaurant where you order at the counter and they bring you your food, I was quite surprised at how efficient the process is. I ordered the lamb kebab and my friend had the gyro plate. We each received a very delicious green salad prior to our meal. When the meal arrived, they were both hot... More 

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Thank hippyways
Erhard, United States
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

It wasn't what we were expecting. I was meeting some friends and none of us had ever been there. Came highly recommended so we decided to go there. We expected a traditional sit-down-and-order-your-food place. Nope. You stand in line and order. It is brought to your table, though. And we were fortunate to get a table outside. The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $11
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1668 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-690-2212

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?