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Cecil's Delicatessen & Bakery

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651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1293
+1 651-698-0334
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful food-----always. Restaurant is small so you may have to wait but WOW....so worth it. Stop by the deli when you leave and grab some pastrami to go.

Thank Janice M
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This isn't a fancy place. It's a neighborhood deli that draws in people from neighborhoods all around the Twin Cities. Not a fancy place. Picture tile floors and formica table tops. The wait staff is a bit out the loud side... but this all adds to the charm of the place and you get some great sandwiches here. Pastrami or... More 

Thank MN_Traveler55372
Las Vegas, Nevada
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited home (St Paul) with family. Had the opportunity to pick up lunch at Cecil's for myself and friends. OMG, closed my eyes and went back in time, the llavors are still there as well as the family that still runs it after all these years. It is worth you time to visit St. Paul

Thank carolb1974
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I stopped in on our way to Park Square Theater. Reviews stated they were famous for their Reubens. They had six different ones to choose from. We decided to try the Reg Reuben and a Russian Reuben. They were so delicious. We are already planning our next visit!

Thank Twiginmn
Easley, South Carolina
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You know a delicatessen is good when the decor is 70's style bland functional yet still gets great reviews. What they lack in appearance they make up for in good old fashioned comfort food. I had the Sasha which is hot Pastrami on toasted marble rye with bird sauce and Swiss cheese. With amazing potato salad made with hard-boiled egg.... More 

Thank AvengingRelic
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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169 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We googled the best deli in the metro area and Cecils was at the top of the list. We had never heard of it before so we went and we will go back. Nice menu and our lunch choices were super.

Thank ken h
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

As always, the rye bread was fresh. The pastrami and corn beef was excellent. The sweet and sour coleslaw is unmatched in flavor and freshness. The best potato salad anywhere.

Thank pgoldb9980
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This restaurant / deli serves some great food! It's not quite a NYC deli but it tries and almost gets there. We haven't found anything else in the Twin Cities that approaches this and is still in business. (The Little Apple on Grand Ave came and went years ago!) With one exception (and a disappointing one when they cut it... More 

Thank Barry S
Lombard, Illinois
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1,542 reviews
694 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I was at a meeting and they brought food in from here. My sandwich was very very good. Other people commented on how good their food was. Well done.

Thank LostALot22
Ibiza, Spain
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

No need to travel to NYC for good deli if you are in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Cecil's Deli & Bakery is twice as good and half the price of the famous Katz Deli in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Their reubens have wonderfully thin-sliced meats with a substantial topping of delicious hot sauerkraut on toasted rye bread. But... More 

Thank toddkolod

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1293
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-698-0334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?