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Shish Mediterranean Grill & Cafe

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1668 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1804
+1 651-690-2212
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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 2 weeks ago 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!!

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank focoveg
1 review
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!

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 

Thank dwallinga
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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271 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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 

Thank hippyways
Erhard, United States
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15 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 

Thank William A
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Called ahead with big order. All the food tasted great! Sishwich was surprising good with goat cheese. All the wraps were enormous! Wanted to get cake after we paid for our take-out. Kid behind counter acted like he never saw a knife or cake before.

Thank RobAndKarli
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Call ahead and 15 minutes later you have a healthy unusually tasting meal ready to enjoy. So much better that a sub or a pizza and so much more interesting flavors. Always a line to order so calling ahead is the ticket. Friends of ours do the take out thing 3 times a week but we will hit it a... More 

Thank Fred1855
Loveland, Colorado
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Great spot..great gyros, great salads, fast service, reasonable prices. The desserts are amazing, the hours that they are open are extensive. Just visiting the area and already have eaten there 4 times..all of them great.

Thank Lovelandcampers
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Tables were not cleaned, order was messed up, chicken kebab was not cooked through, and customer service was rude. We will not be coming back.

Thank Cally S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $11
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?