Sokolowski's University Inn

★★★★★
  • 1201 University Rd

    Cleveland, OH 44113

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  • 216-771-9236

About Sokolowski's University Inn

Hours
Sat: 4am-9pm, Mon-Thu: 11am-3pm, Fri: 11am-9pm
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We visited Sokolowski's for the first time today. We were impressed with the food and portion size received. However I noticed the owner (I think) yelling at employees in front of customers. Highly unprofessional! When I went to ask a

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★★★★★

We visited Sokolowski's for the first time today. We were impressed with the food and portion size received. However I noticed the owner (I think) yelling at employees in front of customers. Highly unprofessional! When I went to ask a

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Food is always great and large portions, be ready to take a nap afterwards. Don't pay attention to someones review that can't even spell pierogi.

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★★★★★

Food is always great and large portions, be ready to take a nap afterwards. Don't pay attention to someones review that can't even spell pierogi.

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Great food. Great atmosphere. Try the rice pudding. So good. So are the pierogies, mushroom barley soup, and stuffed cabbage.

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★★★★★

Great food. Great atmosphere. Try the rice pudding. So good. So are the pierogies, mushroom barley soup, and stuffed cabbage.

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Been going here a long time and highly recommend! This is definately in my top 5 of places to eat! HUGE PORTIONS, I don't know what kind of lard butt carnie777 is but I can almost never clean my plate!

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★★★★★

Been going here a long time and highly recommend! This is definately in my top 5 of places to eat! HUGE PORTIONS, I don't know what kind of lard butt carnie777 is but I can almost never clean my plate!

Pros: pierogies meatloaf stuffed peppers lake erie perch

Cons: long lines on weekends around dinner time

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I have eaten at many restaurants in North America and would have to say that Sokolowski's is at or near the top. i have to wholeheartedly disagree with carnie 777 on his or her review. To say that the portions are small or the pricing is high is ludicris. Smoked kielbasa is a sausage that can only be prepared by steam cooking it or by bringing it to a boil in water. How else to you prepare Smoked Kielbasa? You can't fry it or the skin will toughen. Their pierogi's are award winning. The atmosphere can't be beat and the owners are the best. Don't let one review by someone who was having a bad day stir you in the wrong direction about Sokolowski's. Oh did I mention they are in their 86th year in business. i guess they have to be doing something right to survive in one of the toughest businesses to be in. Keep up the awesome job guys and see you when I'm in town again.....

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★★★★★

I have eaten at many restaurants in North America and would have to say that Sokolowski's is at or near the top. i have to wholeheartedly disagree with carnie 777 on his or her review. To say that the portions are small or the pricing is high is ludicris. Smoked kielbasa is a sausage that can only be prepared by steam cooking it or by bringing it to a boil in water. How else to you prepare Smoked Kielbasa? You can't fry it or the skin will toughen. Their pierogi's are award winning. The atmosphere can't be beat and the owners are the best. Don't let one review by someone who was having a bad day stir you in the wrong direction about Sokolowski's. Oh did I mention they are in their 86th year in business. i guess they have to be doing something right to survive in one of the toughest businesses to be in. Keep up the awesome job guys and see you when I'm in town again.....

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After seein this place on a travel channel show, I was dying to go. Wow, was I wrong! The keilbasa is boiled and didn't even remind me of keilbasa, the peirogie were literally floating in a thick layer of fat and grease, and the macaroni and cheese tasted like it was from a frozen box!! The portion was not that large, and it was $10!! Who are these people that really think this place is that great? Go to the market instead and get some unique lunch there for the same price...

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★★☆☆☆

After seein this place on a travel channel show, I was dying to go. Wow, was I wrong! The keilbasa is boiled and didn't even remind me of keilbasa, the peirogie were literally floating in a thick layer of fat and grease, and the macaroni and cheese tasted like it was from a frozen box!! The portion was not that large, and it was $10!! Who are these people that really think this place is that great? Go to the market instead and get some unique lunch there for the same price...

Pros: umm, nothing

Cons: bad food for a lot of money

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It's a Cafeteria-style place where you get your tray and move on down the line, telling the server which of the many items you want on your plate. I had a HUGE serving of meatloaf, mashed potatos. green beans, red cabbage, and a pop for $8.95. The meatloaf was excellent, potatoes were soft and hot, gravy was rich, and green beans were fresh. My friends all loved their lunches (keilbasa, sourkraut, ghoulosh, fish n' chips....you get the idea). It's historic, it's delicious, and it's SO Cleveland

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★★★★☆

It's a Cafeteria-style place where you get your tray and move on down the line, telling the server which of the many items you want on your plate. I had a HUGE serving of meatloaf, mashed potatos. green beans, red cabbage, and a pop for $8.95. The meatloaf was excellent, potatoes were soft and hot, gravy was rich, and green beans were fresh. My friends all loved their lunches (keilbasa, sourkraut, ghoulosh, fish n' chips....you get the idea). It's historic, it's delicious, and it's SO Cleveland

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This is not a place you're likely to just wander by accidentally. I walked from the Ohio City RTA station. Not a bad strategy since I felt I needed to walk off some of the caloric intake afterwards. Know that going in. This is not health food. It's not fancy. It's not romantic. It's just really good, affordable stick to the ribs kind of food. I was looking for brats and pierogies, and that's what I got...for a little bit more than I would've paid for fast food.

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★★★★☆

This is not a place you're likely to just wander by accidentally. I walked from the Ohio City RTA station. Not a bad strategy since I felt I needed to walk off some of the caloric intake afterwards. Know that going in. This is not health food. It's not fancy. It's not romantic. It's just really good, affordable stick to the ribs kind of food. I was looking for brats and pierogies, and that's what I got...for a little bit more than I would've paid for fast food.

Pros: good value comfort food

Cons: funky location

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Sokolowski's---originally a food stand that served hungry steelworkers---is a Cleveland restaurant legend. Regulars and first-time visitors alike load up on walleye dinners and Lake Erie perch platters, while pot roast hides under blankets…

 

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