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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Great price, great sandwiches. Had the Thunderbird and Delta. Great find Thx TripAdvisor. Traveling through from South Bend, in. Well worth it!

Thank Mickey D
Vero Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food. Been here several times and it is amazing every time. The location is a little bit in the ghetto, but the food it ❤️ so good

Thank LandonHughes
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Monday for lunch, and there was a moderate line (5 or 6 group waiting outside), but the line moved quickly, and the sandwiches... SO GOOD! We had the St. Louis Primo and the Big Tommy. Both sandwiches were fantastic. The Big Tommy is like a french dip meets a philly cheese steak sandwich. This thing is... More 

Thank seanmcahill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Great blues music on Thursday nights and Saturdays while you eat, but just as good is the food! Don't be surprised if you have to wait in line, but it is definitely worth the wait. Great atmosphere and friendly service.

Thank destinationheaven
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

M Y companion raved about this place so we headed out to find it and it was truly worth the hump from the airport. We had to stand in line for about 10-15 minutes which made me initially wonder what the fuss was about. Once the food finally came out this deli proved itself to be worth the wait. IF... More 

Thank FredFStone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This very unique setting starts the attraction. Small, quaint, eclectic, just a great atmosphere. Then you order your sandwich. Wow, we had the pastrami for 2. It was huge. The meat was to die for, yummy bread. We also ordered 2 sides of potato salad and 2 sodas. All for $19 and some change. Busy place, lots of take out,... More 

Thank Sharon E
Vinnie V, Owner at Blues City Deli, responded to this review

Thanks Sharon...Hope you visit us again ! More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

What a great find! We delighted on the heated sandwiches with melted provolone! Casual and easy dining.

Thank MaryBeth C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I wasn't blown away by what I ordered here, and that was probably my fault. The atmosphere is great, awesome posters on the wall and a good set up (looks like later they would have a band, but we went at lunch). Would have to come back and try a different sandwich.

Thank Samantha I
Vinnie V, Owner at Blues City Deli, responded to this review

I sure hope you come back and try us again. We hope to help you anyway we can to help you enjoy your experience at the deli. I am curious which sandwiches you ordered. Take care and hope to see you again at the deli. More 

Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

You know, you're never really sure about a place. Blues city deli did not disappoint us. You find yourself in the middle of a neighborhood, and there it is. It was a typical order at the counter deli, with a wide variety of sandwiches. We enjoyed the traditional pastrami and Benton sandwich. Both were amazing. It does have outdoor seating... More 

Thank annie a
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This locally owned deli is absolutely great! The owner can be found taking orders at the cash register on many days, along with his son. The sandwiches (all of them) are made to order, and brought out to you by a team of extremely nice employees. The line is usually long, but it moves fast. The bread is from a... More 

Thank Dave W

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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?