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Blues City Deli

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2438 McNair Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104-2815
+1 314-773-8225
Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are lucky to have attended high school with the owner of this exceptional, nationally recognized establishment! Vince (Vinnie) Valenza is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet and the restaurant & staff are the best. We went with family on a Thursday night when they had a live band which made it even better. If you don't... More 

Thank familydocmom
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow, I can't believe I've not been here before. There was a long line on a Saturday at 1:30p. We had though we'd miss the lunch rush. The line was out the door and down the street, but we didn't have that long of a wait. Maybe 15-20 minutes. Well worth it. There is seating inside for about 30 people... More 

Thank Evan C
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Blues City Deli many times for their great food. I have tried every from the Benton Park to the Fiesty Tuna to the Blues City Dog and everything in between. I have not found anything on the menu I would not order again. I don't think I can say I even have a favorite, everything is... More 

Thank Johnny R
Middle River, Maryland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great sandwiches, artwork and music. Not much seating but seemed like most everyone was getting orders to go.

Thank snowskiblues
Newburgh, Indiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Blues City Deli around 12:30 or 1:00 on a Thursday so when we walked in there was a small line that looked long in the small restaurant. Did I mention it was small? The decor was blues themed as well as fitting into the St. Louis vibe. Four out of five people in my group were raving... More 

Thank hershey_girl200018
Festus, Missouri
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

This being our first visit, as we drove past looking for (an easy to find) parking spot, we saw the line and almost went elsewhere. Thank goodness we didn't! It was a beautiful day, and the line moves at a good pace. The food is worth the short wait! The Old School Pastrami was in my sights -- ordered it... More 

Thank Gerry S
Cumming, Georgia
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352 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Sandwiches are very tasty, I also had red beans and rice with chorizo which was over the top. Most likely you'll wait in line but it goes quickly. Don't expect to sit inside because the band plays there and builds up quite a crowd

Thank willgero
Chatham, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by after a brewery tour. The food was great, got the vino. Wife got tuna salad and said it was best she's had. It's not very expensive either.

Thank tmoore62
Collinsville, Illinois
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is an awesome place for lunch. Nice friendly atmosphere where it normal to share tables with strangers. There is usually a line out the door during the lunch rush, but it usually moves fast. On nice day,s there is sidewalk dining to enjoy the whether. On several Saturday afternoons a month, they have a live blues band playing while... More 

Thank DRH303
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Do not let the line intimidate you! It goes fast and so completely worth the small wait! I had the Thunderbird, my hub had the Pastrami and my son had the Pulled Pork. Everything was amazing! Already on our 'we gotta go back' list!!'

Thank Stefanie V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2438 McNair Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104-2815
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-773-8225
This is a delicious little deli that has 77 reviews on Google Maps but I can't seem to find it here on trip advisor. Thought you might want to add it.

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