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Cecil's Delicatessen & Bakery

651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1293
(651) 698-0334
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Ranked #27 of 785 Restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen, Kosher
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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English first
Farmington, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I enjoyed the classic Ruben sandwich. Very good, right mix of corned beef and sauerkraut. A little greasy from butter on the great rye bread but overall tasty. Good atmosphere. A lot of neighborhood people which makes it a good place to visit.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Nestled into my little neighborhood in the Mac-Groveland area of St Paul, there is a historic Deli named Cecil's. This place is fantastic. Forget about the wonderful little deli shop that greets you as you walk in. Or should I say "try" to forget about it... as you make your way through to the restaurant. The food here is outstanding.... More

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Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went to Cecil's for a late Sunday breakfast, which was great - eggs, bacon, toast/pancakes for $6 - you can't go wrong. The coffee was also very good. Had we left at that point, I would have given this deli a higher rating. We decided to order sandwiches to take on our flight later that afternoon, and that is... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a terrific location for a disappearing type of restaurant - the Jewish based delicatessen! The soups are great especially the soup of the day! Portions are plentiful and the cole slaw ( a side dish) and sandwiches are very memorable. Excellent service from Aron, the proprietor, who takes a genuine interest and concern in his customers. If one... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stop by at Cecil's after a good walk by the Minehaha falls park It is not far from the area It was a Saturday for lunch and we got a table right away - I had the grilled chicken with ham - great satisfying sandwich and a cup of home make chilli that was great Service was fast and... More

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Saint Paul
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Bread is made fresh everyday. The sandwiches are all delicious. This place has the look feel and taste of a classic Jewish deli. I recommend everyone to skip the big franchise places, go to Cecil's, get a great sandwich and support a local treasure.

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TEMPE
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I am certain the food at Cecil's is good -- perhaps not as good as the local scuttlebutt would have us believe, but based on the corned beef that I had, and the food that others at the table had, it's good. In addition, the baked goods looked marvelous. Still, I will not go back. Here's why. When we came... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Cecil's makes their Reuben Sandwich different than any other Reuben I've tasted from here to New York and everywhere else with their own special sauce. It's the BEST in the US.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Famous Sandwiches? They just might be and since 1949, Cecil's Delicatessen, Bakery and Restaurant has been busy perfecting today's deli shop! This small family restaurant, tucked away in the Highland Park community of Saint Paul is serving up a large assortment of hot and cold sandwiches and only using the finest cuts of meat. I've been a huge fan of... More

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St. Paul, MN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Cecil's is one of the last remaining Jewish Deli's in the twin Cities and is worth the visit. As a transplanted New Yorker, I know a good deli, and this is one. The traditional foods are all here and the variety of inventively named sandwiches are great. Don't see and combo you like? you can create your own. The extras... More

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