We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cecil's Delicatessen & Bakery

651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1293
+1 651-698-0334
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“potato salad” (30 reviews)
“corned beef” (33 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (18 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1293
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (304)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great corned beef sandwiches! The Best in the Twin Cities! Great prices, friendly and quick service! Outstanding apple strudel too!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank muffy628
Reviewed 3 days ago

I grew up eating corn beef from the Lincoln Del. Since they closed so long ago, I've been going to Cecil's, which is a chore since I live in Brooklyn Park. Cecil's corn beef, roast beef, breads and cole slaw is the best in the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have loved this place for decades, as have many devoted customers. The deli and restaurant both hold fast to what they do best---a terrific menu of sandwiches, blintzes, soups, and much more and familiar, high quality deli items. Try the cold borscht soup with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rgiusti2
Reviewed 3 days ago

My father will be missed at Cecil's. He would go nowhere else and talked about their pastrami all the time. Great food and great service

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lisabethmackall
Reviewed 3 days ago

A favorite place for lunch and to pick up one of their incredible loaves of bread. So many great flavors to choose from! Rye is still the one we take home most often.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tom K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't know how I've missed this place all these years! Fabulous deli food! Never tasted better in New York! Will be coming back again and again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Marsha M
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This place can be very busy over the lunch hour. Make sure you get there around 11:00 am to get a seat. I always order the Ruben.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joe L
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Being a Cantor and keeping Kosher is not a lways easy..I have know thé owners for quite some time...thé staff is top notch..and thé owners son Aaron makes me a Kosher Robin To die for..I love this place...but get there early for lunch..its a lways...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CantorMitch
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Service staff easily overwhelmed here. Noon rush presents a dizzying array of patrons trying to pay their table tab at register, while others mill about at deli counter to purchase take out. Confusing pecking order. Need systems engineering overview. Food very good and sought after...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Dirk M
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

My friend recommended this place to me as a St. Paul institution and suggested that I try the chicken salad with a side of potato salad. Big mistake— the chicken salad was mostly rubbery dark meat that tasted like the Underwood ham spread from my...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank VandelayNJ
Nearby HotelsSee all 17 hotels in Saint Paul
Snelling Motel
41 reviews
1.38 miles away
Highway Motel
1 review
1.75 miles away
Days Inn by Wyndham St. Paul-Minneapolis-Midway
631 reviews
2.48 miles away
Midwest Hotel
2 reviews
2.65 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Highland Grill
154 reviews
.25 miles away
Punch Neapolitan Pizza - Highland
129 reviews
.13 miles away
Luci Ancora
68 reviews
.34 miles away
Nearby Attractions
College of St. Catherine
29 reviews
.29 miles away
Hidden Falls Regional Park
12 reviews
.92 miles away
Tiffany's Sports Lounge
5 reviews
.26 miles away
Chatterbox Pub
19 reviews
.31 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
July 26, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from kurti38 | 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.
June 7, 2015|
Response from HMS10970 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of any. Suggest you call them.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing