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Cecil's Delicatessen & Bakery

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651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1293
(651) 698-0334
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cecil's Restaurant & Deli is an institution in Highland Park, St . Paul. Their Reuben's made w/a cream base vs. 1000 island sets it apart from every other place in the twin cities & beyond.

Thank Cyndee H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful little gem in St. Paul. Lots of wonderful menu options for sandwiches, salads and breakfast too. Think NY style deli! Baked goods including bagels, rye bread and cookies available also. We have also had Cecil's cater an event for our family and we were impressed with their response times and service.

Thank Beth T
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have loved this place for years. And its still a winner. Hadnt been there for a while, but was glad to see that the rueben was still awesome! Only place i know to buy Halva too!

Thank William B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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866 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 561 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are going for lunch, the restaurant is completely full by noon so plan accordingly. I ordered the Rueben sandwich which was delicious and very flavorful. The coleslaw was fresh tasting and would highly recommend as well. My son ordered the plate with two chili hotdogs and fries. He was rather disappointed in the chili topping on the hotdog.... More 

Thank minnesotans4
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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556 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Went to Cecil's for lunch. Drove from Albert Lea for almost two hours. Last visit was awesome. This visit was disappointing. Had a pastrami sandwich and it was only fair. Very small and not sliced like I'm use to. Tasted like heated up Boars Head. Coleslaw was very good.

Thank Iralgo
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Was in the area and decided to try Cecil's- they have Coconut Cream Pie which my husband loves and is impossible to find in the Twin Cities. My first bite into my rueben was divine! I got one to go for my husband and he said it was the best rueben he's had since we moved here 8 years ago-... More 

Thank txhorsesis
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great deli/restaurant experience...small and informal dining, busy and excellent. A longtime Jewish ethnic deli, the front of the restaurant has a meat and salad case where you can buy Kosher, small grocery, fresh bagels and breads, and baked treats. Family owned, you will not go away hungry. Parking is on street but free. It is in a residential and college... More 

Thank jesseMN
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

continue to love Cecil's. My friends and I have enjoyed the food, especially the sandwiches for years. However, as my friends and I have become "seasoned" seating at Cecil's has become challenging. I wish the owner would consider its clients' needs. The bathroom is downstairs, the tables are packed in for maximum food sales, and the floor does not allow... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Never disappointed. The best Reubens in thenTwin Cities. The hot borscht is amazing too. If coming for lunch be there by 11:40 a.m to get a table right away.

Thank Rosanne K
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I grew up down the street and have been coming to Cecil's for my whole life. It's so good my family still comes to eat here at least a couple times a month. Everything is delicious, really good latkes and corned beef sandwiches! They have a huge menu for the eat in restaurant , and a deli counter with meats,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Kosher, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: (651) 698-0334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?