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Sokolowski's University Inn

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1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fenton, Missouri
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

with construction its a little difficult to get to but it was worth it. The portions were great. The atmosphere was unique. Combo of Polish and German food

Thank Shelley B
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When the employees are wearing t-shirts that say "got pierogies?" then you know what you need to order. This is a family-owned Polish restaurant that looks and feels like it's been around for half a century. It's not fancy, and the food is served cafeteria-style. On the night we went the place was hopping (apparently it generally is). There was... More 

1 Thank Biblioguy
Krakow, Poland
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76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm Polish and going to that place I expected a bit more. Some dishes were better than others. Pierogi were good but they lacked onion and bacon. Mashed potatoes were not too tasty. Cakes were delicious but I wouldn't say that they were Polish. I didn't like the decor. It was simply too much of everything. Random photos, pictures of... More 

Thank szszyszszka
Ventnor, NJ
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Real Pierogi- not Mrs T's!!! Wonderful homestyle cafeteria food- if you are of Polish/Slovak- any Eastern European descent, you will feel right at home. Totally authentic food, great diverse crowd, and a piano player!!

1 Thank Angela J
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to eat. Food I grew up eating, food my friends love to enjoy, and an atmosphere that reminds you of your grandma's house. Fantastic portions, delicious food, and great dessert. Fully recommended for the whole family.

Thank FourLugHero
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I both had a great meal here - mine was the authentic Polish food complete with latkes and pirogues. My son had a cheeseburger, but he raved about the fries. The service is cafeteria style, which was off-putting at first. But then we sat down at our table while live piano music entertained us and ate the... More 

1 Thank Ellen A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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163 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our lunch here. We had the cabbage rolls, which were huge, and the perogies which were incredibly yummy! We also indulged in the cherry pie which was homemade and just perfect. This place has a real mom-and-pop feel to it. We liked that it was served cafeteria style, so no wait to get your food if... More 

1 Thank Lin101
New York City, New York
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571 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strategize with members of your party at this cafeteria style establishment. Assign somebody to queue up, somebody to scout out for the food options, another for beverages at the bar, and the final person to get seats at a table. Be forewarned and double check what is left for dinner. They do not announce items that are no longer available... More 

1 Thank KKua
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious!😋 I would highly reccomend this restaraunt. But be prepared to wait in line! Best Perogies I have ever had!

2 Thank Andrea L
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafeteria style but lots of tasty homemade Polish food. Make sure you get a piece of homemade pie! Close drive to the Christmas Story House if you are already in the neighbourhood.

1 Thank MarieH3549

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Polish, German, European, Eastern European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: 216-771-9236

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Springfield, Ohio
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?