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Blues City Deli

Map & Directions 2438 McNair Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
  • Deli
  • Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 11am-4pm, Thu 11am-8pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Accepted
  • Street


Riverfront Times' Description

From the muffalettas and po' boys on the menu to the concert posters, album covers and photos that cover the walls (look for the shot of owner Vince Valenza from his club-gigging days with music buddy Pennsylvania Slim), Blues City Deli screams New Orleans. Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons in this Benton Park deli feature free live concerts from blues artists and more. On these days, a line goes out the door and often around the corner. Even if the wait was long, it'd still be worth it for that sweet (or spicy - you choose) "Memphix Stax" pulled pork piled high with slaw, but with an expeditious sandwich assembly line, visitors never have to go hungry for long. Aside from a "soup of the day" and a couple of salads, we're talking all sandwiches, all the time. Grab a quick bite, kick back with a cold beer and soak up some quality local music.

Member Reviews

  • shujaath wrote a review for Blues City Deli
    on 05/30/13

    Love this place :)

  • chub-z-ub-z wrote a review for Blues City Deli
    on 06/20/12

    The food is GREAT! The music is too, but in a limited space, it can be VERY loud at times, especially on young ears (just a warning). Most people never think about how loud sound might affect young virgin ears. It can be devastating to them. Just want you to think about it...

  • SomeRandomDude wrote a review for Blues City Deli
    on 03/31/11

    I came here to grab a sandwich since I was back in St. Louis for a few days last week. This place has so many good recommendations on yelp that I figured it had to be good. Once again, you guys did not disappoint. I had the St. Louie Primo and it was great! However, wha

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Tips from foursquare

  • Riverfront Times on 11/15/10

    RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Sandwiches

  • Riverfront Times on 11/15/10

    RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Place to Start Your Weekend

  • Riverfront Times on 09/24/13

    Try the panino fresco! Provolone, homemade olive salad and a thick piece of mozzarella between two pieces of muffuletta, and dressed with tomato, onion and Italian vinegar oil.http://bit.ly/15RmuYc

  • Chase H. on 03/04/11


  • Cari B. on 06/25/13

    I have sexual fantasies that include the St. Louie Primo, and I'm not the slightest bit ashamed!

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