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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • 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 1 week ago

Cecil's is a neighborhood spot. It will likely be packed. The menu probably hasn't changed in decades, but it doesn't need to. It's deli fare and everything is delicious. There are several choices of Rubens. The classic Reuben with 'light kraut' is my go-to sandwich...More

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is excellent at Cecil's, both at the deli and the restaurant. However, the place needs serious TLC. The kitchen is "incrusted" into the restaurant. And to go to the bathroom you need to pass through the kitchen. Bathrooms are not very nice. They have...More

Thank Aconcagua2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy Saturday lunch, seated pretty quickly, waiter took order, brought coffee and water. That was the last we saw of him for a good 20 minutes, we quickly found the bottom of the 'bottomless' cup of coffee. I flagged him down when he almost delivered...More

Thank irishmom1958
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love going here, very quaint. Wonderful corned beef and borscht. We ordered food for our wedding reception and it was great.

Thank Joy43323
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent hot and cold sandwiches on house-baked bread. Sandwiches come with a side of potato salad or cole slaw and a kosher dill pickle. Reubens are good, but my favorite is a specialty sandwich they call the Russian Roulette---corned beef, turkey, Swiss, and a special...More

Thank bclintonk
Reviewed 15 January 2018 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 31 December 2017 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 22 December 2017 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 22 December 2017 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 22 December 2017 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
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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.
7 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
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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