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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 #32 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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86% Recommend
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English first
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136 reviews 136 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
451 helpful votes 451 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
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Senior Contributor
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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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Marvelous restaurant that is "classic Jewish" in all respeats. We had one of the best Reuben Sandwiches that we have ever had. In addition to the restaurant, there is a 'carry-out deli/bakery with cheeses, meats, salads & pastries. I highly recommend !!

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Columbia Heights
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have visited Cecil's several times and found it to be the best Jewish Deli experience in the Twin Cities. The bakery up front has great items, breads and other traditional fare and the restaurant part in the back is like the old days for me growing up in Detroit and eating at some of the deli's there. Try the... More

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Elkridge, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Getting through the doors and going to to restroom may be a challenge. Beyond those little inconveniences, the deli, bakery, and restaurant are just plain awesome. Do yourself a favor and order the New York Reuben, or the Cecil's Salad.

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