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Carl's Delicatessen Restaurant

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6401 Clayton Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1810
+1 314-721-2393
Today
09:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Macomb, IL
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered Carl's several years ago when my husband was going to have surgery at St. Mary's. In fact, Carl's is directly across Clayton Road from the main entrance of the hospital. We have never been disappointed and look forward to the "mile high pile" of pastrami. Such sandwiches as are served at Carl's are not available in our little... More 

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Thank maiagaia
Saint Louis, Missouri
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132 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great burger joint small parking can be tough but it's worth it; Root Beer is icy cold with no 0 ice; ask them to crisp up the fry's and it's a double winner.

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Thank James G
Rutland
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

The food is very good and the staff are excellent. Nice authentic deli fare......not fancy but tasty and affordable. Family run and staffed.

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Thank RutlandTreeman
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

The best pastrami and corn beef sandwiches I have have had in a long time. Fast service, excellent sides, they make it any way you want it. 1 could feed two people it's that large!

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Thank David B
Marion, Illinois
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Never stop being amazed by the number of great spots to eat lunch in the Lou. Carl's is another one. My daughter had the Rueben, my husband had the pastrami & I had the roast beef. All was amazing. Piled high with very high quality meat!! Parking is difficult, as is finding a seat once you get in. The atmosphere... More 

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Thank reedfam5
Saint Louis, Missouri
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238 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Carl's is run by a local family and the sandwiches are huge and a real treat. The pastrami on rye is so good and the homey atmosphere is worth the price.

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Thank Ram1983
Illinois
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Hubby glanced out the exam room window in October while we were across the street at my rheumatologist's office and spotted Carl's. Since we were both starving he couldn't wait until we could get across the street and give Carl's a try. I asked the nurse about Carl's and she said the sandwiches were huge with so meat that the... More 

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Thank Sherri S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

One of the best Burger Joints in the Lou; long history of serving great burgers, fries and soft drinks; a little tough to park but worth the effort

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Thank James G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

greatest sandwich ever. Highly recommend you would be silly not to go!!!!!!!! The pastrami sandwich was the best. On rye with baby Swiss. Yummy

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Thank carole g
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Want a sandwich that's has more meat than bread? This is the place. The pastrami rivals deli in New York! No kidding. Roast beef and corned beef are great too. Try the matzo balls soup too. Come hungry or plan to take half sandwich home. Warms up well in microwave.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6401 Clayton Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-721-2393

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