Shish Mediterranean Cuisine — 50 Years-50 Stories

Shish Mediterranean Cuisine
1668 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Hours: 7am to 11pm daily

Chef Leo Judah, with his wife Beth, opened Shish in 2007, creating dishes inspired by families recipes handed down for generations. Since the beginning this restaurant has been known for its award winning Mediterranean & American cuisine.

Shish is an affordable casual, counter service restaurant, with a wide variety of flavorful Mediterranean and American options to satisfy all pallets and tastes. It offers eat in or takeout options, with outside seating in the warmer months. And, if you still have an appetite after eating the generous servings, they offer a full espresso bar and amazing dessert selections.

If you look at the menu but cannot decide what you want to try, the Shish Maza plate has a wide variety of Mediterranean favorites for you to try. It come with creamy hummus, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with paprika; generous spoonful tabbouli; baba ghanoush; a trio of roasted falafel balls, crisp on the outside, light and soft on the inside. The plate is rounded off with squares of feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, and lettuce, served with a basket of pita bread. 

If you love Mediterranean foods and know what you like already but for many its can be fun to try one of kebab entrées that has a couple kebab styles on one plate. You may want to try on of the Shish Trio Kebab, which serves one lamb, one beef and one chicken kebab with our saffron cardamom rice and sautéed veggies. You can also try Shish Feast Kebab, a combination of Beef Shish and Shish Taouk. Served with our saffron, cardamom rice and sautéed veggies. Shish also serves gyros, burgers (both lamb and beef), wraps, soups and salads. Most served with the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine. 

For the breakfast lovers, Shish offers traditional breakfast options, as well as house-cured lamb bacon, crab cakes benedict, with pita replacing the traditional English muffin. The traditionalist can get crepes, pancakes and waffles, as well as eggs toast and sausage.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served 365 days a year. Shish offers a wide-range of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Shish Mediterranean Grill and Café is located in the Macalaster district, just a block and a half west of Snelling, on Grand Avenue.

Features: Delivery, patio/sidewalk dining, takeout and catering.
The food is all Kosher and Halal (except, of course, the gyros).
Large selection of vegetarian and gluten-free options.


If you are planning an upcoming event, large or small, please talk with our experienced staff. They will listen to your plans and offer just the right dishes to help you impress your guests and provide an event they’ll never forget.

With our flexibility, you can build your own menus, all designed to make your mouth water and taste terrific. So whether it’s a wedding, graduation open house, birthday party, family reunion or any other special event, we’re ready to help you have a tasty time!

It all starts with you, so call our catering line today: 651-690-2212.

Please Call for Pricing.

Grand Central

Leo and Beth Judah also own Grand Central, undergoing a major renovation, will be reopening soon with an all new menu.


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