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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“potato salad” (20 reviews)
“pastrami” (21 reviews)
“matzo ball soup” (12 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1293
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A craving for homemade chicken soup and not enough time to make it ourselves led us to Cecil's. It was a good choice. The soup had hearty homemade flavor and warmth. The spicy Reuben was superb, as was the Abba, with its perfectly sweet grilled...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband has been here a few times with coworkers and knew I would love it because he knows how much I like a Reuben! Well he was right! They have a few different kinds to pick from and a huge menu of other items!...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So lucky to have this gem in St. Paul! Great pastrami on rye, ruebens, Cole slaw, borscht. Potato pancakes and applesauce. Terrific bakery in the same building.

1  Thank ordisw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great Rueben sandwich with my parents. My mom had the split pea soup. She gave me a taste and I wished I had gotten a cup. The coleslaw (both kinds) is terrific. Small family owned business. Quality is outstanding.

1  Thank sjpeterson123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited at 3pm on a Tuesday for a late lunch. I was feeling under the weather and craving chicken soup. I searched for the best Jewish deli and it became clear this was the only contender. I entered a nearly empty restaurant packed with...More

Thank road_warriorsx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This sweet spot has been around a long time. They know what their doing and making and they do it right. A fun place to go for lunch and a must in St Paul.

Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We once lived close enough to be regulars 30 years ago. Now, it is a special treat to stop by and get a hot pastrami with pepper cheese on a Keizer roll. And a stop in the bakery/deli is a must!

Thank Dorisgail
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Cecil's is the place for corned beef, salads, egg creams. Quick service if you're on your way to the theater or...

Thank Sieglinde G
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Talk about customer service. This place could show a lot of other places how to do it. I entered the small shop and headed to the back where I didn't have to wait long to be greeted by a tall gentleman with a booming voice...More

Thank MrCMartin
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

An old fashion plain Jane Jewish Deli with great food. A great children’s place and a great place for grandparents too! The kids had kosher hot dogs and I had a sandwich called some like it HOT! If you like hot pastrami and Russian rye,...More

Thank bolson2016
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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.
8 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
USD 10 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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