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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 - 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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Overland Park, Kansas
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Now, I've seen this place on some of them food network shows. I figured, why not. I like polish food. Not to mention...I just like food. This joint is set up cafeteria style. Grab you a tray, get a dessert (coconut crème pie), get a couple of pierogies, maybe a cabbage roll, or the gigantic Salisbury steak. Veggies to help... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We were recently visiting Cleveland and decided to try this place. We were there on the Friday before NYE at lunch time, so I don't know if this is normal or not, but we waited for almost an hour to get to the actual food. This is cafeteria style, so you wait in line and then grab a tray and... More 

Thank CMRieck
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416 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Been wanting to try this place forever. They did not disappoint. The pierogis were some of the best I ever had. We got here as doors were opening. When we left there was a line through the restaurant and out the door. Portions are huge. The set up is cafeteria style, after we paid a nice man carried our trays... More 

1 Thank Thedevelopingimage
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

The family was looking forward to finally being able to try this restaurant for years. Being Polish was hoping to get a taste of what my Grandparents made when I was younger. Boy what a disappointment! I tried the beef stroganoff. I didn't recognize what is was and it had a few odd not authentic flavors through out it. A... More 

Thank Mark J
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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177 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Waited outside for 20 minutes in the cold before doors opened just after 5pm. It was worth it. Cafeteria style dining w/free salad bar (not huge). Salisbury Steak was good. Mom had Chicken Paprikas and my wife had cabbage rolls. The only negatives: not a lot of parking and not a lot of flavor (spice) in the food. I'm no... More 

Thank LordMark H
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Just when I thought this restaurant was at its peak, it got even better! The menu is now larger and the portions more generous. Even the wine at the bar is better. Just be ready to stand in line in the cold for an hour.

Thank cuisinsky
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Obviously a popular place, because the line was out the door for lunch. It's cafeteria style, so you pick your food and they serve it. Heaping portions for an affordable price.

Thank Janet S
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221 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

You are here strictly for the ethnic food, not the ambience or decor. Large hearty portions of the selections of the day. Meatloaf was outstanding! Cooked vegies were a little overdone and a so-so salad bar. Varied selection of desserts that were inexpensive. Get your pop from the soda dispenser. After selecting your entrees and 2 sides, (plus whatever extra... More 

Thank soccerdeb
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

It's a really cool nostalgic place! Went there for dinner and you wait in line and get served cafeteria style just like back in school. You choose from the menu what you would like, the lunch lady serves you and you take your tray and go sit down. They have a full bar with plenty of beers to choose from.... More 

Thank rogernorris
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

I was in town to run the Christmas Story road race and went here for dinner the night before. The food was fantastic. If you like live music sit in the room where the piano is located, he'll play requests. Check the hours because they closed at 9 PM on Friday night.

Thank OldBlue007

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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, Kids, Families with children, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?