Year in and year out, Sokolowski's nabs the top honors in this category — and not for a lack of competition. Cleveland's Eastern European roots have sprouted more than our fair share of tasty, rib-sticking Polish restaurants. But this joint, with its non-assuming cafeteria-style approach, just seems to tickle the fancy of most residents. Lucky for us Clevelanders, there's no shortage of amazing, historic places to order up a platter of Old World classics like periogies, kielbasa, schnitzel, stuffed cabbages and Salisbury steak, but for more than 90 years, Sokolowski's has been the first place that comes to mind.
1201 University Rd., 216-771-9236, sokolowskis.com.
Staff Pick: Sokolowski's University Inn