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Sokolowski's University Inn

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1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
216-771-9236
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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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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't come here for the atmosphere (it's hot, crowded, and noisy), and don't worry about the service (it's a buffet). Come here for the huge portions of the best Eastern European food you'll find outside of Grandma's kitchen. The stuffed cabbage is heaven, the chicken paprikash amazing, and the pirogi are to die for. And the prices are reasonable. What... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Cleveland classic for sure. Cafeteria style for speedy service, great taste and variety! Be sure to ask about the mushroom soup...

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mentor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Where has this place been hiding my whole life. I don't think that anything in that place is NOT homemade. I felt like I was invited over my best friends grandma's house for dinner. The perogies are out of this world, with their butter sauce all over them. I just want to bath in it. The stuffed cabbage was bigger... More 

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Brunswick, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Went to this treasure of a restaurant with my sons (in their 40's) and their wives this past weekend. They had never been there before; we all loved it. The food is absolutely outstanding. The bar is full service with a couple of unique ethnic brews. The building is quaint, in a gentrified area of Cleveland right on the water.... More 

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Thank Leslie G
Cleveland, Ohio
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Ethnic recipes Top of the line Cleveland middle. European Ultimate comfort food with ethnic emphasis Try pierogies macorono sour kraut Authentic array of classic presentations Customers mix of business men polish American locals tourists

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Thank rsegraves
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Stopped by for a meal on a Friday evening. We waited in a short line to get to the counter and select our food. All meals come with two sides and a salad bar. I love pierogies, so I ordered them as both of my sides. They were the best pierogi I have ever had the pleasure of eating. These... More 

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Thank Speedskier8098
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I've only been here a few times during my life and each time has made me fall in love with it all over again. I know the son of the family who owns the restaurant but don't let that color my review of this place. I made it a point to come here while on leave from the Active Army... More 

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Thank Daniel P
Bicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. Legit polish food. Great price and plenty in the servings. The cabbage rolls and potato pancakes are amazing. Friendly staff. Will make this a regular when I'm back in Cleveland visiting

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Thank LadyNicoleH
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

After many of years finally made the trip to Cleveland. I was not disappointed. This place is the best. The mashed potatoes and pierogi are beyond comparison. Halushka incredible. Salisbury steak and Cabbage rolls a religious experience. Right at about noon the place gets slammed. Don't fear...they get through the cafeteria style lines like seasoned pros. Drove 280 miles round... More 

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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

It was my first time at Sokolowski's but it won't be my last. Drove 2 1/2 hours to get there and it was well worth it. Don't expect sit down fancy, go for the food. It's cafeteria style and the line moves fast.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Polish, German, European, Eastern European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?