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Cecil's Delicatessen & Bakery

651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1293
+1 651-698-0334
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“potato salad” (29 reviews)
“corned beef” (31 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (18 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1293
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1 - 10 of 296 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this neighborhood deli. No frills here, just good food! The surrounding neighborhoods have a large population of both Jewish and Russian ethnicities. Cecl’s menu is a nod to both groups. We had a Russian Reuben with house made cole slaw and a cup of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Debby R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Far be it from me to knock an institution like Cecil's, but I have to say I've had better corned beef elsewhere and my wife thought the chicken soup was perhaps the worst she's ever had. If you're in the area and have to have...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KaneCountyCritic
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was excellent! Had the Russian Reuben and it was great. You can see every person was enjoying their dish. Visit the bakery too!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank clariceg2016
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Upon entering were greeted with all the wonderful aromas of the deli. Our waitress was well versed in their menu and was spot on with her suggestion of a side dish, the potato salad reminded me of early family potlucks where great-aunts would bring their...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Danielle F
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Nothing fancy...just good food. The restaurant has been in business for over 50 years. Basic deli sandwich’s, good soups and salads.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 172gary
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This place from the outside is deceiving. It is a fantastic deli with prompt service and excellent choices.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 1janetm1
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July 26, 2017|
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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.
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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
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