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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“potato salad” (21 reviews)
“pastrami” (22 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (15 reviews)
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American, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1293
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a frequent visitor. Try the Sasha sandwich and pick up almond hamentashen from the deli. Tough to go wrong with anything here.

Thank Aero3926
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered reubens, one with a side of potato salad and the other with cole slaw. Everything was delicious; the slaw one of the best I have ever eaten, as many times they lack much flavor. Service was quick even with the place mostly filled. A...More

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 13 April 2018

I was brought here by friends for a Saturday morning bite to eat. Breakfast was super, Eggs, Corned beef Hash, French toast and all the trimmings. Quaint décor, good illumination, private parking, not totally ADA accessible as the restrooms were located downstairs, no elevator noted....More

Thank Captnslow
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Though it was busy, it didn't take long to sit down. We got our menus, ordered, and food came out quickly, done perfectly.

Thank Lucy H
Reviewed 24 March 2018

The food is great. Service is good, though as others have noted, it can get very busy (but they have a lot of wait people). Personal favorites are reuben sandwiches, blintzes (that are incredible) and matzo ball soup. But there are many other terrific items...More

Thank Joe N
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

From the menu; Rueben, bagel & lox, eggs Take out; rye bread, pastrami, lox, chopped liver Best around

Thank bobfei
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

If you love authentic, local and family owned deli fare, this is the place to visit. Their restaurant menu is extensive. I enjoy the Ruben, matzo ball soup, latkes with apple sauce, and egg cream soda. We always swing by the bakery section to pick...More

1  Thank Anna R
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Cecil's is a neighborhood spot. It will likely be packed. The menu probably hasn't changed in decades, but it doesn't need to. It's deli fare and everything is delicious. There are several choices of Rubens. The classic Reuben with 'light kraut' is my go-to sandwich...More

2  Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Food is excellent at Cecil's, both at the deli and the restaurant. However, the place needs serious TLC. The kitchen is "incrusted" into the restaurant. And to go to the bathroom you need to pass through the kitchen. Bathrooms are not very nice. They have...More

1  Thank Aconcagua2013
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Busy Saturday lunch, seated pretty quickly, waiter took order, brought coffee and water. That was the last we saw of him for a good 20 minutes, we quickly found the bottom of the 'bottomless' cup of coffee. I flagged him down when he almost delivered...More

Thank irishmom1958
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27 July 2017|
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Response from Kurt I | 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.
7 June 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
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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