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Sokolowski's

1201 University Rd., Cleveland, OH - (216) 771-9236
Sokolowski's is a Polish cafeteria / tavern serving superb renditions of Old World food. Pierogi are especially notable.
71% Approval Rating (7 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Pierogi
Meatloaf
Halushka
Kielbasa

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Tipster Steven Green said to look for cars in the parking lot of Sokolowski's University Inn with bumper stickers that read "You Betcha Dupa I'm Polish." We saw none, but there was no doubt we were in the right place the moment we entered. It was a few weeks before ..."   [Read More]
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Monica Smith
September 08, 2012
"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 question about my bill at the ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1201 University Rd., Cleveland, OH
(216) 771-9236

http://www.sokolowskis.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
In the foreground is one of two pierogi that I ordered as a side dish to go with the wonderful length of kielbasa in back at the left and, of course, a heap of fine sauerkraut at the right. If you order pierogi as a meal, you get five of them.
"In the foreground is one of two pierogi that I ordered as a side dish to go with the wonderful length of kielbasa in back at the left and, of course, a heap of fine sauerkraut at the right. If you order pierogi as a meal, you get five of them."
Michael Stern





The selection of beers and soft drinks is impressive, but I walked past these tubs and helped myself at the soda machine, which has Vernor's ginger ale on tap.
"The selection of beers and soft drinks is impressive, but I walked past these tubs and helped myself at the soda machine, which has Vernor's ginger ale on tap."
Michael Stern


I first came across halushka -- a mix of dumplings and cabbage -- in a Hungarian restaurant in Akron. Whether it's Polish or Hungarian, or both, I don't know. But I do know it is delicious. The cabbage gives it a hint of sweetness and the dumplings, while substantial, are refined.
"I first came across halushka -- a mix of dumplings and cabbage -- in a Hungarian restaurant in Akron. Whether it's Polish or Hungarian, or both, I don't know. But I do know it is delicious. The cabbage gives it a hint of sweetness and the dumplings, while substantial, are refined."
Michael Stern


As is traditional in cafeterias, desserts are first in the line, and while the cakes and pies look swell, I could not resist a cup of egg custard pudding dotted with tender grains of rice.
"As is traditional in cafeterias, desserts are first in the line, and while the cakes and pies look swell, I could not resist a cup of egg custard pudding dotted with tender grains of rice."
Michael Stern


This bastion of Old World cooking is in the good hands of a third generation of Sokolowskis. Note the Cleveland city skyline, just the other side of the Cuyahoga, reflected in its windows.
"This bastion of Old World cooking is in the good hands of a third generation of Sokolowskis. Note the Cleveland city skyline, just the other side of the Cuyahoga, reflected in its windows."
Michael Stern


Before you step into the cafeteria line, you can browse a rack of polka CD's for sale on the left, just behind Santa's left shoulder.
"Before you step into the cafeteria line, you can browse a rack of polka CD's for sale on the left, just behind Santa's left shoulder."
Michael Stern



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