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Carl's Delicatessen Restaurant

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6401 Clayton Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63117-1810
+1 314-721-2393
09:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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381 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 I could only finish half of it. Piping hot, and certainly not endorsed by my... More 

Thank Stu K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 if you like a chicken salad that is a little sweet a must try.

Thank DSD71
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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, just warm and comfortable. Fast and friendly service counter too.

Thank Admab
Macomb, IL
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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" of pastrami. Such sandwiches as are served at Carl's are not available in our little... More 

Thank maiagaia
Saint Louis, Missouri
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157 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great burger joint small parking can be tough but it's worth it; Root Beer is icy cold with no 0 ice; ask them to crisp up the fry's and it's a double winner.

Thank James G
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The food is very good and the staff are excellent. Nice authentic deli fare......not fancy but tasty and affordable. Family run and staffed.

Thank RutlandTreeman
Orlando, Florida
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

The best pastrami and corn beef sandwiches I have have had in a long time. Fast service, excellent sides, they make it any way you want it. 1 could feed two people it's that large!

Thank David B
Marion, Illinois
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Never stop being amazed by the number of great spots to eat lunch in the Lou. Carl's is another one. My daughter had the Rueben, my husband had the pastrami & I had the roast beef. All was amazing. Piled high with very high quality meat!! Parking is difficult, as is finding a seat once you get in. The atmosphere... More 

Thank reedfam5
Saint Louis, Missouri
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256 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Carl's is run by a local family and the sandwiches are huge and a real treat. The pastrami on rye is so good and the homey atmosphere is worth the price.

Thank Ram1983

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 16:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?