Cecils Delicatessen and Restaurant

651 Cleveland Ave. S.
St. Paul, MN 55116
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Cecils Delicatessen and Restaurant +

Ed Neaton


  • Daily 9am-9pm
  • $
  • Catering, Takeout
  • No Parking
When it comes to authentic deli fare, Cecil's is the place, from the potato latkes on the griddle to the celery soda in the refrigerator case. Cecil & Faye Glickman established the delicatessen in 1949 (they later added the family-friendly restaurant in back) and the operation is still old-school enough to serve chopped liver. The hot pastrami on rye is divine and the Reubens are even better, which would make them, well, one of the holiest foods around.

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