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Nelson Cheese Factory and Deli

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1562 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-2543
+1 651-647-1288
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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339 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Had as catered lunch at work for a group. Sandwiches were immense (seriously, consider splitting). All was good.

Thank djlund999
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a family owned Sandwhich shop that several years ago morphed into 3 meals a day options.. They have great sandwich options, ie the St Paul, The Nelson etc. Plenty of options for salads, and breakfast to order. I have enjoyed their food for over 20 years and it is open seven days a week.

Thank M G
Bloomington, MN
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215 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Shabby unimpressive exterior, what a surprise inside. Deli food, wine/beer shop, quiet outside seating in back, cheese and sizable $2 ice cream cones. Plenty of seating inside. We saw a European group buying wine and cheese for a picnic. Too bad there was no French bread!

Thank John R
Woodbury, Minnesota
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Lunch is a treat when you get one of their salads! They make each one in front of you to your specifications. Everything is super fresh!

Thank Lesa C
Victoria, Mn
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Finally found a place that would make a classic grilled cheese sandwich. I guess they are a cheese shop and deli. Grilled cheese had an outstanding fresh cheddar cheese inside. Had choice of bread and when with a multi-gran . Also, they created a fresh ceasar salad to go . Also, saw some fresh looking soups and about 15 choices... More 

Thank mumbojumboman
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

I am lucky to live close to Nelson where I make it a must do to have at least one of their great sandwiches a week. They are carry out only and also have a wide range of salads and soft drinks - many not found elsewhere. If you order the Kansas City BBQ please ask for a lot of... More 

Thank Larry M
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

I'm a bit of a foodie - and I love coming to this place for their sandwiches and salads. It's a little pricier than a couple other fast food lunch options in the area, but well worth the extra buck or two. There is no interior seating, but during the summer it is easy to go down a couple blocks... More 

Thank Dylan B
Duluth, Minnesota
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

These really are super good sandwiches. Definitely better than the national chains at very similar pricing. Will return for sure when we are in town. My brother loves this place and goes regularly.

Thank ReWynned
Farmington, Minnesota
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141 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I've been here many times. Great sandwiches! Good, fresh portions. Significantly better than the "national" chains. It's a busy place but usually a 5 min wait. Would recommend this place.

Thank Tim B
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is our go to spot for pop - they have all kinds such as: Peach Nehi, Grape Nehi, Cheerwine, MacFaddy's, etc. Last time I was there, I even spotted some Mexican 7Up. They carry different Cheeses, and candies at well. You can grab a quick bite to eat there to go with your soda and candy. They serve hotdogs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1562 Como Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55108-2543
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-647-1288

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