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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (26 reviews)
“pastrami” (25 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (16 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 3 weeks ago

I have been going here for lunch for more than 30 years and it is still as good as it gets. The ambiance is still somewhat minimal, but the food served is as good as flying to New York for a sandwich. I usually try...More

Thank cfritzl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is both a deli and full service restaurant. All the classic sandwiches and soups with service carried on by the founding family. It feels right and taste great leaving you with a feeling of having experienced a cultural community gem.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food Cecil’s puts out is consistently good. Their sandwiches are generous and flavorful on excellent bread, my favorites are the Rachel and the Rueben. Cecil’s is my “go to” place when I want a really great salad. Their Cecil Chop Salad is the best....More

Thank Dragonfly4182
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cecil's has been around for half a century with its unflashy, even unsmiling exterior and aromatic, toothsome kitchen events. Really, you've got to have the matzo ball soup and the chopped salad to get what this is about. Old fashioned, pretty colorless, but oh my...More

Thank Greekcook
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Featuring a smaller seating area that is always packed, be prepared to wait. However, the food is well worth the wait! And while you are waiting, you can pleasantly distract yourself with a purchase of the countless meats and breads and sausages and pastries from...More

Thank michelle5552017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a great sandwich like in NY this is the place. Also, the fresh breads, salads and meats or top-notch.

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food has been wonderful here for years. Their sandwiches are the best. If you have room for dessert, theirs are homemade and tasty, unlike so many other places who purchase their desserts from vendors. I know a neighbor who purchases their coleslaw then says...More

Thank pastry-and-poetry
Reviewed 8 August 2018

There are plentiful amounts of meat on their pastrami and corned beef sandwiches! I usually get one or the other or their Rueben. I also like their blintzes:) Whenever I am there I always go home with a stash of pickles, pickled green tomatoes and...More

Thank ClaireP3257
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Cecil's never disappoints. The best rueben and milk shake and everything else! Oops forgot the Cole Slaw is the best as well!

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Cecil's has always been an outstanding restaurant for those who are looking for a casual dining experience with an "old neighborhood feel". Though the Deli is not what it once was, the restaraunt has maintained it's mark as a hole-in-the-wall gem for those interested in...More

Thank CJS850
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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