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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 #24 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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87% Recommend
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
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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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
454 helpful votes 454 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I grew up with Cecil's and have eaten there from time to time in recent years. I have always had reasonably good experiences. This time was a disaster. We had a reservation for 6 people at 6:30 which allowed us plenty of time to get to a nearby play with a curtain time of 8:00. The first problem was the... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The food was amazing here, there were four in our party and all had sandwiches. The bread was fresh and the meat was top quality. Service was a little slow to come get our order but it was pretty busy toward the end of lunch rush. Will definitely return here to eat.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

LOVE the staff. LOVE the sandwiches...my favorite, the Sasha...wow. Also, they do have the best Reuben's around, no doubt.

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