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Sokolowski's University Inn

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1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
+1 216-771-9236
11:00 am - 9:00 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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84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Of course we had to stop here.. my fiancé is polish! (And who doesn't like a good pierogi?) Very homey place. Lots of food to choose from. Would go back if we ever travel That way again

Thank Dawn S
Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place. I LOVE the food. The prices are outstanding. The bar is great. But the staff is what really floored me. Every single person that we interacted with was extremely kind to us. Kevin and mike where so welcoming and engaging. Honestly, I can't wait to come back with a big group of my friends.

Thank mgkap1161
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like (or love) Polish food, go there. It is cafeteria style, but the wait in the line is worth it. There are sandwiches and hot food, but be sure to get the pierogies. They are just like I used to make with my grandmother. They are only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday.

Thank Traverler1
Westfield, Indiana
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My college-aged son raved about this "Polish restaurant in Cleveland" after his friend from the area took him here. So when our family was in the area, we decided to give it a whirl. It was not fancy, but it certainly reminded me of my Polish upbringing...cozy, welcoming, and definitely filling (YOU WON'T GO HOME HUNGRY!) The kielbasa (smoked) wasn't... More 

Thank Dea1414
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only food that was tasty that we had were the pierogies and sauerkraut. I probably will not return.

Thank 216Monica
Lakewood, Ohio
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180 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here for the first time last year, and I can't figure out why it took me so long! Delicious Polish food and HUGE servings. You will leave stuffed and happy. The location has an excellent view of downtown, staff is lovely, and it's well worth the wait if you come on a day with a long line. Go... More 

Thank Lilly S
Bartlett, Illinois
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Chalked it up to another experience, friendly patrons and everyone was eager to help. Can't say the same about one of the ladies who dished up my fry fish. Loved that everything was kept as is, a time period, and not rush to keep up with the trendy stuff. Originality is wonderful. Fun getting there, it's a bid hidden. Food... More 

Thank pontidav
Frankfort, Kentucky
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233 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

We went here while visiting friends in Cleveland based on TripAdvisor reviews and were very happy with our decision. The food is cafeteria style and we had to wait in line about an hour on a Saturday night but it was worth it and I would definitely go back next time I'm in Cleveland. All of the employees were super... More 

Thank wamzie
Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Met some friends on Friday evening for dinner. Took their advice and got here when they opened at 5p. If we would have arrived an hour later, the line would have taken another hour beyond that just to get to the front of the line! This is the oldest operating family-owned restaurant in Cleveland (opened in 1923.) Food is served... More 

Thank Dave S
Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Went with a friend last night for the first time, having lived in CLE for 30 years. The view of downtown, bridges and bldgs lit up is like a postcard from the front of the restaurant. Long line but well worth it! Had the roast beef, potato pancake and Piergies. Excellent! Great draft beer too! They also give you a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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: +1 216-771-9236

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