We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gus's Good Times Deli

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
815 Melrose Pl, Knoxville, TN 37916-3426
865-525-9485
Improve this listing
Today
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 23 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Almost as good as Sam & Andy's

Great Knoxville-style steamed deli sandwiches. The place is ultra-crowded after Tennessee football games so there will be a long wait on those occasions. Also, it can be a little less than sparkling-clean. Finally, all sandwich orders come with fries whether you want them or not. You don't have to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
SomeGuy18
,
Canton, Georgia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Canton, Georgia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Knoxville-style steamed deli sandwiches. The place is ultra-crowded after Tennessee football games so there will be a long wait on those occasions. Also, it can be a little less than sparkling-clean. Finally, all sandwich orders come with fries whether you want them or not. You don't have to take them but you do have to pay for them. This... More 

Helpful?
Thank SomeGuy18
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the staff and food were both excellent, a must to visit if your in the area. ordered the pepperoni and salami with smoked cheddar .....one word BANGIN!

Helpful?
Thank Lyric C
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Gus's Good Times Deli is a University of Tennessee tradition. Conveniently located adjacent to the UTK campus (just off the Cumberland Avenue Strip) Gus's serves the some of the best deli sandwiches in Knoxville. Catering to current students, alumni and discerning locals alike, Gus's is well worth a trip for lunch, dinner or "fourth meal." Open late, Gus's is THE... More 

Helpful?
Thank R612EBryans
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Gus's serves the best deli sandwiches on campus! It is a UTK tradition and the only place open late.

Helpful?
Thank Linda C
Level Contributor
57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Helpful?
Thank Shawn L
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

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.

Helpful?
Thank Shannon J
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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!!!!

Helpful?
Thank Ariesstevens
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

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.

Helpful?
Thank Talley K
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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!

Helpful?
1 Thank Joseph S
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Foodie8123

Travelers who viewed Gus's Good Times Deli also viewed

 

Been to Gus's Good Times Deli? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gus's Good Times Deli staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?