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Carl's Delicatessen Restaurant

6401 Clayton Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1810
+1 314-721-2393
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“pastrami” (17 reviews)
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
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6401 Clayton Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1810
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have been to Carl's delicatessen several times, the last time at the end of September 2017. They have great sandwiches of roast beef, pastrami, and others. You can get a sandwich on all kinds of bread and croissants but I prefer the hoagie bread...More

Thank john07_11
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent pastrami on rye - my friend had braunschweiger (oh the memories) and cousin had turkey - delicious - I'll be back next time I'm in St. Louis!

Thank BBW95630
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Carl's is a simple deli with a few tables. Service is pleasant and very fast. Known for its corned beef and pastrami - in-house recipes. Great to eat in or take out.

Thank RavJeff
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

My spouse and I are from New York, and have eaten at the wonderful delicatessens there many times. How great it was to find a deli of that quality in our new home, Saint Louis. Carl's Deli in Clayton is just that. Highly recommend it,...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you like pastrami on rye, you absolutely MUST visit this deli for what I believe is the best pastrami sandwich I've ever eaten! Carl's deli on Clayton Road is time-honored. The place is simple in what it offers. No frills and it's all about...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Parking is really tough if you can find a meter the city of Clayton rips you off at a meter for $1.50 per hour. That is the only negative. The sandwich is wonderful! Pastrami or corned beef is $8.95 but the sandwich was so big...More

Thank Stu K
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I Frequently visit. The food is always amazing. Portions are large so the price is a little more, but still a great value. It is a really small place and the lines can be long, but the pastrami is really good, the deli boy, and...More

Thank DSD71
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Unassuming little joint with friendly sandwich makers. I had the pastrami sandwich was terrific. Was sliced extremely thin and was served hot. Couldn't stop myself from eating the whole darn thing. Will definitely be going back to get that sandwich again.

Thank Rodney A
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Nothing less than outstanding!!! A pastrami sandwich done the way you'd find in in NYC. They pile it on your sandwich high, I like mine on a kaiser roll with baby swiss. The corned beef and other sandwiches are also wonderful. Not a fancy place,...More

Thank Admab
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We discovered Carl's several years ago when my husband was going to have surgery at St. Mary's. In fact, Carl's is directly across Clayton Road from the main entrance of the hospital. We have never been disappointed and look forward to the "mile high pile"...More

Thank maiagaia
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6401 Clayton Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-721-2393
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