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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” (48 reviews)
“stuffed cabbage” (81 reviews)
“pierogies” (118 reviews)
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American, Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113-3642
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mecca for Polish and Eastern European food. Had a weekend trip to Cleveland And this was a highlight of the visit. Really caring people, large hearty portions, and excellent flavor.

Thank OhioLax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to meet for a nice lunch. Our son lives close by. It is a cafeteria style restaurant. Had a quick 60's flashback of my youth at the Forum on East 9th. Get you tray and ask what is that, pick out your...More

Thank MMandSM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a hurry or just wanting to take it easy, a trip to Sokolowski's will always be a memorable dining experience. Just walk in, pick up a tray and gaze at all of the prepared food to choose from, whether it's cabbage rolls, kielbasa, pierogi...More

Thank patriciahN8859NS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times. Seem to always be busy, I’d suggest not going right when they open due to there always being a crowd. The food is excellent and well worth the wait tho. Delicious home cooked meals. Check it out

Thank Criz66
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We go to Sokolowskis a few times a year. You will not have a bad meal here. My faves are the Salisbury steak, stuffed cabbage or the chicken paprikash. Generous portions. Definitely try the coconut cake. Top it all off with a Okocim. Comfortable place,...More

Thank cksrp
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Great down to earth cooking that feels just like what Cleveland is all about. Great Polish and eastern European cooking and full plate servings. We tried 4 separate dishes, beer and desserts. All were wonderful. When a restaurant gets a line of returning customers wiling...More

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I’m an out of towner and this place lives up to the hype. Great cafeteria style home cooking. The pierogis were great along with the Salisbury steak. Their homemade clam chowder was memorable.

1  Thank sgtmorrison
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Who can get excited about cafeteria style German food...even if it is one of the top Cleveland restaurants on TA? Well on my 4th trip to Cleveland and this time, all by myself, I decided to go for it. Located in Ohio City, a jump...More

1  Thank JimE782
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Sokolowski's is a casual, fun restaurant where you chat with people while standing in line for the cafeteria style meal. The portions are large and the workers are friendly. It would be a mistake to not get the pierogi. They are amazing! I'm spoiled by...More

Reviewed 30 November 2017

I took 56 seniors to lunch here, and everything was just fantastic. They were so impressed with the large portions of food and the variety of choices. The chicken paprikash was excellent. 2 servers waited at the end of the line and helped the seniors...More

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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, 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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