Sokolowski's University Inn

Eastern European
$ $
1201 University Rd (at W 13th Pl)
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 771-9236
11:00am - 3:00pm
11:00am - 3:00pm
11:00am - 3:00pm
11:00am - 3:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
4:00pm - 9:00pm



  • Chef Michael Symon once described Sokolowski's butter-soaked pierogies as "America at its finest." Order them as your main dish or a side.
  • Everytime I am there my go-to lunch is the Salisbury steak. The taste of home made salisbury, with mash potatoes and gravy gives you a home away from home fullness, great way to spend your lunch.
  • Eastern European immigrants, multigenerational families, and Food Network chef Michael Symon all swear by the old- school stuffed cabbage & kielbasa. More places to eat like a local:
  • The pierogies are huge...and delicious
  • Don't miss out on some of the best pierogis you've ever had. And the stuffed cabbage is excellent!
  • Cafeteria-style service, and dessert is the first thing you see. Go past the dessert unless you have a second stomach. The portions are HUGE and they have a free salad bar. Stuffed cabbage rolls MMM
  • Real deal pierogies. Only open for dinner Friday and Saturday.
  • Check out Sokolowski's as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate , No Reservations
  • Excellent red cabbage.
  • Don't forget Dyngus Day - the Monday after Easter -- see you there!
  • Holy Meatloaf Batman... That was amazing. As everyone said before, huge portions (I'm a 6'2" 270lb football player and I was packed full) and the pierogies/mashed potatoes were the best ill ever find.
  • I had the Kielbasa dinner. I'd love to say it was just like Grandma used to make, but it wasn't. It was BETTER! My Grandma made incredible Slovak food but she never made fresh, homemade kielbasa!
  • The delicious hysteria of having to choose among so much good-looking food is a state of mind known to cognoscenti as cafeteria anxiety.
  • Best bratwurst I've ever had.
  • THE BEST eastern European comfort food ANYWHERE!! Make sure you get there either as soon as they open or an hour before they close; otherwise, the place is crazy packed...all the time! Worth the wait
  • EVERYTHING is amazing here!! Mmmm . . .
  • Come early, very early, otherwise you will be waiting outside! Waited outside in the very cold temps for this food. Was it worth it? Kind of. The food was great but very expensive for the wait.
  • Pierogies: "Starch on starch never be a bad thing, especially when its floating on a bed of onions in a sea of melted butter; load up a tray full of these heartwarming Polish love letters"
  • Get the chicken paprikash with dumplings and pierogies as sides. Delicious
  • Whoa-this place is AMAZING! A+ pierogies, schnitzel and mac, great friendly service, the inside is authentic as it gets, locals know each other... JUST the type of experience a tourist hopes to get

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1979 W 25th St (at Lorain Ave)
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