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Sokolowski's University Inn

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$$ - $$$
American, Polish, Eastern European, European, Central European
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1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sokolowski's was recommended to us by some friends who live in Cleveland and WOW! Hands-down the best perogies we've ever had!!

Thank k0rianne
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Real authentic cafeteria style ethnic food, just like you would eat at your grandmother's house! The stuffed cabbage were OUTSTANDING. I am drooling just thinking of them. Everyone who works there compliments the food, they are family!!!!

Thank Indylogic
Cleveland, Ohio
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Sokolowski's for lunch. The food was outstanding. The atmosphere is tavern-like, but yet family friendly. If you've ever been to a church supper or a VFW hall breakfast, it's like that. Unpretentious and friendly. Service is fast, personable, and accommodating. Food is hearty; stuffed cabbage, pierogies, etc., served in huge portions. There is a lot of history... More 

Thank Gregg M
Washington, DC
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Abandoned by my daughter for the evening, I decided to venture over to Sokolwski's. While I can't eat a whole order of pierogis, I tried them and they were delicious, not too dense. The big surprise was the mussels, which were served with minced bacon and tomatoes in a cream sauce. They were very tasty.

Thank Nate_TG
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As mentioned parking is tough at this place but it is worth the little hassle to eat here. Food was very tasty and there was plenty of it. long line on a Saturday dinner but gave us time to talk to others and get their ideas about what was good as this was our first time here. We were on... More 

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Ashtabula, Ohio
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first visit and we were extremely impressed by the quality of the food, the friendliness of the staff and the ambience of the restaurant. While we were waiting in line we struck up a conversation with a long time patron who clued us in on what were especially tasty meals, how the line worked and and some... More 

Thank djc-snowman
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

First time here and was amazed by the quality of the homemade food. Recommend the fried pirogies and stuffed cabbage.

Thank Matt K
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Sokolowski's isn't just a restaurant, it's an experience! The food and service is great as well as the décor which reflects its rich history and ethnic influence in the Cleveland area. The party I was with ordered the pierogees, stuff cabbage, mushroom barley soup and chicken paprikas. All were great offerings which are hard to find elsewhere. I didn't have... More 

Thank livnlrn
north olmsted, ohio
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is one of the best places to eat in Cleveland. You will find some of the best food in the area. Its like eating in Grammas kitchen The ethnic food is served cafeteria style by a very friendly staff. There is a large selection of main dishes and sides to choose from. The portions are quite large and the... More 

Thank chruss
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you are looking for some "ethnic" food, here is the place to be. Polka music in the background, and cafeteria style selections. Great beers too, but did not have one since it was lunch and I was working. Had the brot, sauerkraut (way too much for me) and periogies. We always enjoy the time here

Thank Jim H

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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, Eastern European, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?