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“Awesome sandwich shop!”
Review of Blues City Deli

Blues City Deli
Ranked #15 of 2,950 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed February 17, 2014

The food here is great! My favorite is the Uncle Sam. My son loves there meatball sandwich! It is a bit small and on some days the line goes out the door and down the side of the building! But it is definitely worth it!

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

One of the most popular lunch places in the entire St. Louis area, Blues City is always filled with a spectrum of diners from blue collar to military and cops/fireman to white collar. The reason is simple - they have the best deli sandwiches in town.
The room is very small, but that doesn't bother anyone. You'll always enjoy talking to the tablemate you just met. (There's free live blues every Thursday night - the only evening they're open- and Saturday afternoon, and the place is packed.) The neighbors all love Vince ("Vinny") the owner. Blues City Deli is a great experience with really great sandwiches, and the prices are low in comparison to any other place.

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Reviewed February 8, 2014

One of kind place that combines great food and the best in Blues in a truly unique setting! Don't miss it for live Blues on TH evenings and Sat afternoons.

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1  Thank TRWblues
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Where should I start? First of all -- the owner Vinny; he loves what he does and it shows -- from the attitude of his employees, the attention to detail in this living museum of great blues performers, to the absolutely life-changing sandwiches that are served up - if you visit St Louis and do not take time to stop here, you are missing something special. Vinny also knows most of his regular customers on a first name basis and he usually takes the time to say hello if he sees you.

Blues City Deli has become a landmark in the Benton Park neighborhood and the St Louis Metro area; I used to enjoy stopping by after work for a soda and watching a live blues performance up close and personal on Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons. They also throw a neighborhood block party every so often, which are can't miss events.

Since I used to work relatively close by, my co-workers and I would drive over and make the line before the place opened at 11am. Yes, there is a line BEFORE it opens. The sandwiches are absolutely amazing so try anything, you will not be disappointed. The other cool thing about this place is that Vinny carries old fashioned sodas in glass bottles, as well as a decent selection of beers. There's always a featured special, and those usually end up being more popular than the regular menu. In fact, at least one of the specials was so popular, it made it onto the regular menu (pretty sure it was the Mike's Spicy).

My top 5:

The Veno
Chicken Shack Ranch
Mike's Spicy
Delta Bayou
1904 World's Fair Chili Hotdog

The atmosphere is fantastic and it is very family friendly; if you like the blues, you'll be in heaven.

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Thank jttravelstheworld
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Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Staff was super-friendly and helpful. The 7th Street Sicilian had excellent meat. We also ordered the special, a roast beef and ham with creole mayo---amazing! Unlike anything I've ever eaten. The selection of potato chips was large and unique. Only wish the dining room was larger.

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Thank tjhy
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