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Cecil's Delicatessen & Bakery

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651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116-1293
+1 651-698-0334
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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New York
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a classic Jewish style neighborhood deli. The deli is in the front and the restaurant/seating area is in the back. We went with friends because it is one of their favorite places to go for lunch. I ordered the Reuben Sandwich. I need to preface this by saying I love Reuben sandwiches but am fussy about the corned... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't even look at the menu any more. Bring me the Reuben. It is to die for. The bread is fresh, the corned beef moist and the sauerkraut is just tart enough.

Thank JusTruffles
Halfmoon, New York
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Minnesota vising and went with some friends who live in the area and knew about Cecil's. We were there on a Friday for lunch. It was busy but didn't wait long for a table. Menu was amazing. Some deli favorites, some new combinations but something for everyone. Staff was fun and attentive. Wish we lived closer. Would... More 

Thank pattys130
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I'm near I have to stop! Everything at Cecil's I would recommend! Their creamy cole slaw is my absolute favorite! Make sure to eat at the restaurant but if you don't have time stop at the deli counter and select a sweet treat like a Hamantaschen! Enjoy

Thank Tammy E
Billings, Montana
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's clear that newbies and regulars alike enjoy Cecil's. It's a quaint little place with some grocery items, deli, bakery, and a restaurant. It's pretty low key, nothing fancy and clean as can be. The service was great and the menu was long. I had a Reuben on rye and it was great. Potato salad on the side. We got... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota, USA
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a typical Jewish deli - with the meat counter and bakery up in front and in the rear of the store an unfancy bunch of tables and chairs jammed in and busy. Great food, had the chicken matzoball soup with a cornbeef on rye sandwich with coleslaw - large enough to split the sandwich with my wife and... More 

Thank herb5027
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place never impressed me, but a friend took me to to nosh and buy some kishka. There was no service! Had to find some grossly obese wait per to get a menu and then wait and wait until manager took the order and that was the end of seeing any wait people. Would have had some pie, but no... More 

Thank Ira11Chicago
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is tiny, but the turn is fast, so I've never had to wait long to be seated. I've always had the same staff take my order, and I just marvel at his efficiency. I always get the same menu item, the chopped chicken liver sandwich on pumpernickel. Note that the horseradish that automatically arrives with the sandwich is... More 

1 Thank Mary S
Maplewood, Minnesota
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Cecil's is the place for the best Reuben in town, the best pumpernickel bread, cold cuts, etc.. Its going to be busy, you're probably going to wait a few minutes and I know you're going to have a fabulous meal.

1 Thank katyk2013
Litchfield, Minnesota
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

If you are in Highland, you need to check out Cecils. Been around for decades and is sort of a one-of-a-kind restaurant. Super good deli!

1 Thank Theresa G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?