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Cecil's Delicatessen & Bakery

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651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1293
+1 651-698-0334
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cecil's is the place for the best Reuben in town, the best pumpernickel bread, cold cuts, etc.. Its going to be busy, you're probably going to wait a few minutes and I know you're going to have a fabulous meal.

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Thank katyk2013
Litchfield, Minnesota
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Highland, you need to check out Cecils. Been around for decades and is sort of a one-of-a-kind restaurant. Super good deli!

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Thank Theresa G
St. Paul, MN
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cecil's Deli is a unique oasis in St. Paul, with a small deli store in the front and cozy diner in the back. I've lived in MN for 37 years, but never ventured into Cecil's. My husband and I went in the day after Christmas. The diner was very busy. It's no nonsense. We got our menus and ordered quickly.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Wonderful food-----always. Restaurant is small so you may have to wait but WOW....so worth it. Stop by the deli when you leave and grab some pastrami to go.

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Thank Janice M
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

This isn't a fancy place. It's a neighborhood deli that draws in people from neighborhoods all around the Twin Cities. Not a fancy place. Picture tile floors and formica table tops. The wait staff is a bit out the loud side... but this all adds to the charm of the place and you get some great sandwiches here. Pastrami or... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Visited home (St Paul) with family. Had the opportunity to pick up lunch at Cecil's for myself and friends. OMG, closed my eyes and went back in time, the llavors are still there as well as the family that still runs it after all these years. It is worth you time to visit St. Paul

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Thank carolb1974
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I stopped in on our way to Park Square Theater. Reviews stated they were famous for their Reubens. They had six different ones to choose from. We decided to try the Reg Reuben and a Russian Reuben. They were so delicious. We are already planning our next visit!

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Thank Twiginmn
Easley, South Carolina
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

You know a delicatessen is good when the decor is 70's style bland functional yet still gets great reviews. What they lack in appearance they make up for in good old fashioned comfort food. I had the Sasha which is hot Pastrami on toasted marble rye with bird sauce and Swiss cheese. With amazing potato salad made with hard-boiled egg.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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176 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

We googled the best deli in the metro area and Cecils was at the top of the list. We had never heard of it before so we went and we will go back. Nice menu and our lunch choices were super.

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Thank ken h
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

As always, the rye bread was fresh. The pastrami and corn beef was excellent. The sweet and sour coleslaw is unmatched in flavor and freshness. The best potato salad anywhere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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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Spring Valley, Wisconsin
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?