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Sokolowski's University Inn

1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
+1 216-771-9236
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salisbury steak” (46 reviews)
“stuffed cabbage” (80 reviews)
“pierogies” (117 reviews)
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American, Polish, European, Central European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I work in Tremont and this is a nice historic spot to take clients because its all about ethnic Cleveland. Just across downtown on the near westside, with a nice view of downtown Cleveland. The interior decor includes paintings of the owners and pics of...More

Thank LaureHC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This unassuming residence-like building houses a slice of Poland in the middle of Cleveland. It features cafeteria-style ordering with (apparently) different main entrees daily of Polish/Eastern European foods. Seating is in traditional European-style dining rooms with memorabilia of Poland everywhere. Probably the best Polish food...More

Thank EugeC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a cafeteria-style line, the people serving food are in a hurry and not the friendliest (or most helpful to first-time visitors!), people will reach over you to grab a beer, and they will cut in line in front of you, but you cannot find...More

1  Thank romancewriter_tara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second time here. It its right down the street from one of Cleveland’s Scribe signs. The food is excellent. I love their Salisbury steak and their noodles with cabbage. ALso love their brats and pergogi’s. And dessert. The carrot cake was awesome...More

Thank teresareker
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Fun ! Excellent flavor and character! Can’t go wrong with this historical restaurant! Best Rubens ever! Recommend the rice pudding too!

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 26 September 2017

After reading the reviews, seeing the various written articles and ads about this place, and having been kinda brought up on this type of food, we went for a Saturday dinner last weekend. Sister was in from out of state and wanted also, to eat...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I had a lot of expectations before going to Sokolowski's from a friend in Cleveland. We were doing a video shoot in Slavic Village, we took a lunch break and met our friend at Sokolowski's. I didn't realize it was a cafeteria setup so that...More

Thank J8403TXtimothyc
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I agree with many of the reviewers. Home cooking at its finest. The buffet was delicious and priced reasonably. My son and I were in town to watch the Orioles play the Indians and the Sokolowski's owner felt sorry for the losing Oriole fans. I...More

Thank Dennis L
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Home cooking at its finest. Had the breaded pork chops, perogies and dumplings ,and lemon meringue pie. Friend had chicken paprikash. Salad bar comes with meal and everything is home made and tasty. Old style rec room look. Cafeteria style service. Price is more than...More

Thank avgjoey
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Food was great, portions were huge, all the different food options was amazing.i wanted to try all of it, but settled for the football sized cabbage roll. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because several of the trays were filthy along...More

1  Thank bjplmp
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Questions & Answers
19 October 2017|
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Response from Tim K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are and you need a reservation as they will be having a limited number of walk in clambakes available.
Jan K
4 September 2016|
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Response from Diana H | Reviewed this property |
Great question! Have no idea if they will be open those days. Try giving them a call.
28 February 2015|
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Response from Elohim80 | Reviewed this property |
No but you can choose what you want. The food is great and my kids 3 and 5 loved it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, 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: +1 216-771-9236
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