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Gus's Good Times Deli

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815 Melrose Pl, Knoxville, TN 37916-3426
865-525-9485
Today
9:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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If you visit Knoxville you must visit Gus's. A Tennessee tradition just like or sports, Gus's has been around for years. The food is amazing. Turkey sub with smoked cheddar cheese is the best. The staff is the friendliest you will find on campus. And you never know which celebrity you might run... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Shawn L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you visit Knoxville you must visit Gus's. A Tennessee tradition just like or sports, Gus's has been around for years. The food is amazing. Turkey sub with smoked cheddar cheese is the best. The staff is the friendliest you will find on campus. And you never know which celebrity you might run in to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Yummiest food ever! Peyton Manning, Garth Brooks, Prince just a few of the celebrities who have been spotted there. The walls are full of old school Vol memorabilia. I highly recommend the steamed ham and swiss and the fried mushrooms.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous Service, delicious food--best Reuben ever!!! The atmosphere is like none other. I highly recommend Gus'. Good job Aaron, I'll be back weekly!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Good warm subs by the university. This is definitely a college eatery with burgers and warm subs. Good soft bread and a variety of meats. Bathrooms could be cleaner.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My wife introduced me to Gus's Reuben sandwich when we were dating. We've been all over the country and haven't found one with a comparable flavor anywhere. We no longer live in Knoxville but when we get back, we always carve out enough time to visit Gus's. Yum!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I understand this place is a University of Tennessee legend. And rightfully so. It is getting harder and harder to find places that "steam" their deli sandwiches - but Gus's does!!! Roast beef with smoked cheddar on dark and steamed is a little bite of heaven. I also had the Gyro - unique in that I am pretty sure it... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Hungry for a hamburguer? Stop in Gus's, they are really good and it's kinda different than the others you are used to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I've had to stop by every time I'm in Knoxville. The steamed ham with smoked cheddar is crazy good. Lots of other choices as well. Burgers look phenomenal. Decent combo prices, most employees are very sociable and friendly. I've only run into Mr. grumpy once. The sandwiches are so good, that I just close my eyes as they handle the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband introduced me to Gus's just after we married. The steak in a sak is delicious! This is the place to go after every game or just passing through. Yum!

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Knoxville
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Walked in, manager on duty rudely told me to "get out" , even with the exception of it being Halloween because I had no shirt on. Missing teeth and bad health himaelf picking his nose. I do not advise this place unless your a broke student. Please check the health score.

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Additional Information about Gus's Good Times Deli

Address: 815 Melrose Pl, Knoxville, TN 37916-3426
Phone Number: 865-525-9485
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Cuisine: Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 815 Melrose Pl, Knoxville, TN 37916-3426
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-525-9485

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 am

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