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Blues City Deli

2438 McNair Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104-2815
+1 314-773-8225
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“muffaletta” (17 reviews)
“sandwiches” (78 reviews)
“pastrami” (16 reviews)
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2438 McNair Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104-2815
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If I could give this place 6 stars I would! I have never had a better deli sandwich anywhere! That includes my recent trip to NYC where I ate at Kat's. This place has some of the best Italian sandwiches in the country! You won't...More

Thank Matt E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this deli! It is very popular which is obvious by the line of people waiting to order all the way down the side of the building. It is totally worth the wait! I love the Benton Park sandwich and the red beans and...More

Thank kjuergens
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Bolivar, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far our favorite sandwich shop! The sandwiches are always perfect, the prices are good, and on Thursday and Saturday nights they have live music. You can definitely tell that Blues City is a neighborhood hang-out with regulars who come like clockwork. We...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the line out the door discourage you from stopping in! It goes really fast! They are very efficient and get your food to your table quickly. Fabulous sandwiches and great selection of drinks.

1  Thank striegs
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and priced right. Line does move fast so don't worry. Have been enjoying this place for years

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The line around the building looks overwhelming but they have this down to a science. You will get in surprisingly quickly. The service is always friendly and never feels rushed; they never seem annoyed with you no matter how busy they are. They get our...More

Thank jcollum682
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Friendly service (and customers), tasty food, very reasonable pricing, and remarkable live music. Must visit.

1  Thank halaji
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

My family had a little of everything and everyone was pleased to say the least! The staff was more than kind and its safe to say we will be back!

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We were in the mood for a good pastrami sandwich. Delis seem to be from a bygone era, but I like a good sandwich. My dad and I got the original pastrami and my son got the Italian beef on a sub. The sandwiches are...More

Thank rebecca m
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Soulard on holiday from England and, based on good reviews, visited the Deli. It lived up to the billing. We loved it. Good ambience, polite and friendly staff and very tasty sandwiches. I really liked it and I can be a...More

Thank Englishgent55
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2438 McNair Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104-2815
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-773-8225
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This is a delicious little deli that has 77 reviews on Google Maps but I can't seem to find it here on trip advisor. Thought you might want to add it.
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