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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 #14 of 781 restaurants in Saint Paul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen, Kosher
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
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79 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I was visiting some family in St Paul this weekend and they suggested "that great jewish deli" they always go to. I'm so glad they did. When you first walk in, it looks like a very popular deli, but in the back are the closely packed tables of the restaurant. From the taste of the Shayna sandwich I had, it's... More

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Nevis, Minnesota, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I grew up in the north end of Winnipeg; it was full of 1st generation Jewish, Ukrainian and Polish delis. Cecil's is the only place outside of my old home that matches the experience: decor, small grocery and sandwiches to die for. If you looking for an afternoon meal, this is the place to go.

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This deli is just what you would expect from a 50's deli for a reason - it dates back that far. My parents brought me here as a small child in the early 50's. Still the same great deli food - wonderful reuben, outstanding pastry. Take out or eat in in their small restaurant in the back with great service,... More

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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211 reviews 211 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is your historical, old-time delicatessen that isnt easily found these days. The bakery is outstanding; their best pastry (in my opinion) are the little folded up pastries that contain almond/cherry/apple/chocolate/poppy and many other options too.....can't remember the name but you'll know them when you see them. The apple strudel's are amazing too and come in a good size, and... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We have eaten at Cecil’s many times. My wife attend the college right across the street and she tells me nothing has changed and the food is just as good at this Kosher deli as it was back in the late 60’s. Amazing. How many restaurants can say they have been around that long? As a lover of Kosher deli’s... More

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