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Cecil's Delicatessen & Bakery

651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1293
+1 651-698-0334
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (22 reviews)
“pastrami” (22 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (15 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
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651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1293
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Reviewed today

Cecil's is a staple in Highland Park. The front deli is excellent and the back room restaurant is excellent as well. You can get a real deli experience as Cecil's with big portions, staff efficient, but not overly friendly, great sandwiches and Celery soda (if...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed yesterday

Love this classic deli. Get the Just Like New York, coleslaw is on the sandwich, so you can still order fries or potato salad as your side! Or, the Sasha is my other fav. Breakfast is great.

Thank iheartminnesota
Reviewed 2 days ago

The parking isn't awesome, but the little, busy lot is worth the navigation for the delicious food. I've never been for breakfast, but I've never had anything that wasn't delicious at lunch or dinner. The classic Reuben is my favorite.

Thank laurenbS9022NH
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They have the Best Reuben around!! I love the atmosphere and the hustle and bustle. This place is an icon!

Thank ACLangford
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I Love Cecil's! It's busy, it's noisy, it smells good. The front half is a store front featuring kosher grocery items like condiments and dry goods. They also have a full Deli counter with kosher meats and cheese and other yummy items. They feature their...More

Thank callajester
Reviewed 3 days ago

It hurts my heart that my kids like Cecil's latkes better than mine! LOL. Awesome food!! Just don't take anyone who can't walk down steps to go to the bathroom.

Thank Faye K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As far as I know, Cecil's does not have a legitimate Deli competitor in the Twin City area. Many tradition selections, all well prepared with exceptional ingredients. Two thumbs up.

Thank George H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cecil's is a treasure. The Twin Cities used to have several wonderful delis, but then grocery stores started adding deli sections in every store, and the free-standing deli became rarer. So did the superb high quality of the long-ago delis that shuttered under the deluge...More

Thank annieshouse2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After living in LA and getting spoiled by Canters and Greenblatts I figured there wouldn’t be a comparable Deli in MN. I was wrong . Cecil’s is the real deal. Pick anything on the menu. You can’t go wrong. Be warned though- it’s very small...More

Thank Staceymarmolejo
Reviewed 3 days ago

I tend to get the Rueben and really should try something else but it is so good. I usually don't eat all of it so I also have a snack for later. Stop in the deli on the way out as it is an attraction...More

Thank Richard N
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Kurt I | Reviewed this property |
Ahhh with prices, sorry. The prices were reasonable for the food we got, I wouldn't call the place low budget but we wouldn't hesitate to go back here again and again.
7 June 2015|
Response from HMS10970 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of any. Suggest you call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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