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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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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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539 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 8 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 8 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 

Thank msmac20152015
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
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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 

Thank roberta a
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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148 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I grew up in New York, and I ate at Jewish Delicatessens with the family many times in the city and in the suburbs. Now that I live in the Midwest - finding an authentic Jewish Deli is hard. But, this is indeed a great deli. I've eaten here at least 20 times, and have enjoyed it every time. They... More 

Thank TravelinJabbo
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Love this place and miss it since I moved out of the neighborhood! This place is geared toward the meat-eating Reuben-lovers, but as a Vegetarian I found plenty to eat here too! The Veggie Reuben is amazing! I had never had a potato knish so I got an order once - these were warm, soft, and delicious! For breakfast I... More 

Thank Rachel B
Fayetteville, Georgia
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The staff is friendly, the food portions are generous, and the patrons will talk to you even if they have not met you before. It is a "Cheers" type environment. We ordered and had our food in about 8 minutes. There is a complete old-school deli up front. A must stop for lunch in St. Paul! A quick note about... More 

Thank Richard L
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

This is a family owned, real food type place. Loved the sweet and sour coleslaw. Had a Stella sandwich. Hot, melty, muenster cheese with turkey and roast beef sliced thin. There was a layer of sliced olives on the sandwich that was delish. Had Hamantaschen cookies with different fillings. I tried two, almond and chocolate and I don't know which... 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
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?