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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 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Festus, Missouri
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 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
Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I visited the restaurant and it was good. The food was good and the server was vary informative and answered all questions asked. Good work and yes, I recommend this place. Thumbs up!!

Thank Thebestcousinever
Gainesville, Florida
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Small, kind of crowded deli that's worth the wait. Our group had the Chicken Shack Ranch, pulled Chicken on a toasted sesame seed roll; potato, cheese, corn, soup; Thunderbird Hoagie. No leftovers. My mouth is watering while I'm writing this. Extremely friendly and polite staff. Can't wait To go back!

1 Thank Kellygreen24
Madison, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

There were two reasons we wanted to stop by this deli on our trip to St. Louis last weekend. Number one is that the menu sounded delicious. Number two was that they had live music at 1pm on a Saturday afternoon. Brilliant! It's a small place, and frankly it was packed with folks listening to the Soulard Blues Band, but... More 

Thank Evansthecat
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Every year 4 families come to St Louis in December to enjoy the festivities. We bring the kids and check out the lights a ice skate. This year. The dads took the older boys and had a dads day. We decided to check out Blues City Deli. We've heard good things and thought why not! It's pretty small. The line... More 

Thank Chris M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Wished we'd have been able to stay for the live music. There was a line outside, but it moved quickly and some friendly regulars shared some favorite sandwich suggestions. We had Mel's Tangy and Blue and the Queenie. Both were outstanding. The perfectly toasted bread and basil infused mayo on the Queenie were memorable. The chips were also great. What... More 

Thank Jon H

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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
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
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?