Cecil's Delicatessen & Rstrnt

★★★★☆
  • 651 Cleveland Ave S

    St Paul, MN 55116

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  • 651-698-6276

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Try the Sasha (ask for plenty of napkins) YUM!!!

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Try the Sasha (ask for plenty of napkins) YUM!!!

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Very YUMMY! You have to try them out to see for yourself. You will be back because you will be hooked!

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Very YUMMY! You have to try them out to see for yourself. You will be back because you will be hooked!

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Cecils deli is a good place to grab a bite to eat. They have a great selection of food and they have great pricing. The front of the store has a great deli to bring something home to cook!

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Cecils deli is a good place to grab a bite to eat. They have a great selection of food and they have great pricing. The front of the store has a great deli to bring something home to cook!

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My parents eat at Cecil's once a week like going to church. I have eaten there with them and love it. Great food and atmosphere - a classic deli restaurant.

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My parents eat at Cecil's once a week like going to church. I have eaten there with them and love it. Great food and atmosphere - a classic deli restaurant.

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I like heading over there during my lunch hour. The food is pretty good and the portions are very large, it's enough food to share with someone. They have a nice deli in the front of the store.

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I like heading over there during my lunch hour. The food is pretty good and the portions are very large, it's enough food to share with someone. They have a nice deli in the front of the store.

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Delicious breads made fresh daily. The best coleslaw ever. It is open during all Christian holidays. There is a restaurant in back. My favorite is "some like it hot" pastrami sandwich.

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Delicious breads made fresh daily. The best coleslaw ever. It is open during all Christian holidays. There is a restaurant in back. My favorite is "some like it hot" pastrami sandwich.

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As much as we love the bakery's cookies and other treats, Cecil's should be more careful about who they let serve customers and handle money. This employee took money and proceeded to place our food in the box bare-handed. To give him credit, he agreed that we were right about how employees should keep their hands clean/ use gloves when handling the food. Unfortunately, his poorly concealed sarcasm and chucking of the pastries into the box made him considerably less convincing.
We called afterwards, asked for the manager and explained what happened. He asked when we were in the store and told us he would try to watch over the workers. No apologies offered, he didn't address the issues in any satisfactory way and hung up on us very quickly. The unsanitary way the food was handled seems to defeat the purpose of Cecil's being "kosher".
Hopefully other employees are better trained because this place seems really great. I don't think we'll be going back any time soon though.

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★★★☆☆

As much as we love the bakery's cookies and other treats, Cecil's should be more careful about who they let serve customers and handle money. This employee took money and proceeded to place our food in the box bare-handed. To give him credit, he agreed that we were right about how employees should keep their hands clean/ use gloves when handling the food. Unfortunately, his poorly concealed sarcasm and chucking of the pastries into the box made him considerably less convincing.
We called afterwards, asked for the manager and explained what happened. He asked when we were in the store and told us he would try to watch over the workers. No apologies offered, he didn't address the issues in any satisfactory way and hung up on us very quickly. The unsanitary way the food was handled seems to defeat the purpose of Cecil's being "kosher".
Hopefully other employees are better trained because this place seems really great. I don't think we'll be going back any time soon though.

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This a a great deli! I swore that after eating there I'd never make a sandwich at home again! What for? They do it better. The creamy cole slaw is addicting! If you don't order it every time you just think you have missed out the rest of the day! The best carrotcake! Of course you won't be able to eat it unless you stop for coffee, because the sandwiches are so large! A full 4 ounces of meat on every sandwich.

I've been to deli's in NY and Cecil's is like walking into a NY Deli, but better because they have a restaurante, so you don't have to eat on the run. They bake fresh bread, bagels and treats every day. Their staff is friendly and helpful.

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★★★★★

This a a great deli! I swore that after eating there I'd never make a sandwich at home again! What for? They do it better. The creamy cole slaw is addicting! If you don't order it every time you just think you have missed out the rest of the day! The best carrotcake! Of course you won't be able to eat it unless you stop for coffee, because the sandwiches are so large! A full 4 ounces of meat on every sandwich.

I've been to deli's in NY and Cecil's is like walking into a NY Deli, but better because they have a restaurante, so you don't have to eat on the run. They bake fresh bread, bagels and treats every day. Their staff is friendly and helpful.

Pros: Deli has fresh Bagels, and breads every day.

Cons: Kosher meats take longer to slice, Call Ahead During Holidays!

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I'm going to make this short and sweet, do not listen to the reviewers who rate Cecil's as average, they obviously don't know what good deli food tastes like. Cecil's is by far the best deli I have ever eaten at, and I have been to deli's in New York City as well as Chicago, where deli's are supposedly the best in the US, but don't take my word for it, try it for yourself, and I assure you, disappointment will not be one of the words that escape your mouth after your Cecil's experience. The sandwiches are simply out of this world, and the coleslaw is so good that you won't want to eat it anywhere else, I think I may have even wet myself after taking the very first bite. I have yet to be let down by either the food or the service, and even at its peak times where a line is starting to form, they still manage to get you in quickly. There is a logical reason that the ratings are as high as they are, don't be fooled by the naysayers, go to Cecil's now!

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★★★★★

I'm going to make this short and sweet, do not listen to the reviewers who rate Cecil's as average, they obviously don't know what good deli food tastes like. Cecil's is by far the best deli I have ever eaten at, and I have been to deli's in New York City as well as Chicago, where deli's are supposedly the best in the US, but don't take my word for it, try it for yourself, and I assure you, disappointment will not be one of the words that escape your mouth after your Cecil's experience. The sandwiches are simply out of this world, and the coleslaw is so good that you won't want to eat it anywhere else, I think I may have even wet myself after taking the very first bite. I have yet to be let down by either the food or the service, and even at its peak times where a line is starting to form, they still manage to get you in quickly. There is a logical reason that the ratings are as high as they are, don't be fooled by the naysayers, go to Cecil's now!

Pros: Everything!

Cons: What do you think?

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After reading the earlier reviews, I was very excited to eat here. I must say that my experience did not live up to what I was anticipating. At best I have to give Cecil's an Average rating.

I would not drive a long distance to dine here.

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★★★☆☆

After reading the earlier reviews, I was very excited to eat here. I must say that my experience did not live up to what I was anticipating. At best I have to give Cecil's an Average rating.

I would not drive a long distance to dine here.

Pros: service

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I've been eating at Cecils for years and years now, and I just can't get enough. Their Russian Reuben is unbelievable, and if you like awesome cole slaw, their The Just Like New York is heaven. I also am a fan of the Rich Boy, but you've got to have a heckuva appetite to finish that monster off. I've never gotten anything breakfasty there but my dad swears by the lox omelette. The service is friendly and I always get some of their delicious hamentashen on the way out.

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★★★★★

I've been eating at Cecils for years and years now, and I just can't get enough. Their Russian Reuben is unbelievable, and if you like awesome cole slaw, their The Just Like New York is heaven. I also am a fan of the Rich Boy, but you've got to have a heckuva appetite to finish that monster off. I've never gotten anything breakfasty there but my dad swears by the lox omelette. The service is friendly and I always get some of their delicious hamentashen on the way out.

Pros: Food, Ambiance, Freindly

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I lived in NC for the last 2 years and everytime I visited the Twin Cities I just HAD to have a reuben! I have never found a better once. They can't be beat.

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★★★★★

I lived in NC for the last 2 years and everytime I visited the Twin Cities I just HAD to have a reuben! I have never found a better once. They can't be beat.

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If there were a best deli category, Cecil's would surely win. Their reuben is my favorite - with cole slaw, of course.

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★★★★★

If there were a best deli category, Cecil's would surely win. Their reuben is my favorite - with cole slaw, of course.

Pros: excellent food, inexpensive, fun neighborhood

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Disappointing even as no more than a reminder of NYC. It does not smell nice, some of the terms they use do not translate well into NYC-speak, and reliables like matzha ball soup and roast turkey are shockingly sub-standard. But, like the editorial review suggests, the staff are sweet-as-sugar! No waiter in NYC would have said he was sorry after I tripped him like I did the waiter last night!

1
★★★☆☆

Disappointing even as no more than a reminder of NYC. It does not smell nice, some of the terms they use do not translate well into NYC-speak, and reliables like matzha ball soup and roast turkey are shockingly sub-standard. But, like the editorial review suggests, the staff are sweet-as-sugar! No waiter in NYC would have said he was sorry after I tripped him like I did the waiter last night!

Pros: staff, selection

Cons: food not up to NYC

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I have tried every deli near to the Mpls/St Paul Metro area and Cecil's the best by far. Their Russian Rueben is perfect, the Thousand Island Dressing has an ethereal quality to it. They have a large variety of sandwiches, salads & soups as well as great hand dipped malts & heavenly mini banana cream pies. The food is definitely the draw, the surroundings are nothing spectacular but what you would expect of a deli. Go there hungry the portions are large!

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★★★★★

I have tried every deli near to the Mpls/St Paul Metro area and Cecil's the best by far. Their Russian Rueben is perfect, the Thousand Island Dressing has an ethereal quality to it. They have a large variety of sandwiches, salads & soups as well as great hand dipped malts & heavenly mini banana cream pies. The food is definitely the draw, the surroundings are nothing spectacular but what you would expect of a deli. Go there hungry the portions are large!

Pros: the Russian Reuben, banana cream pie, potatoe latkes

 

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