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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best Reuben Sandwich EVER!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
Joseph S
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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 

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Vila Velha, ES
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This place has not changed measurably since I was here in college. The sandwiches are out of this world and unique to this area. I have never found another like it - they steam the sandwich making it an incredible taste experience. Must try.

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Nashville, TN
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Steamed Hogie on dark bread......... yum...... This was a favorite of mine years ago during my on campus days, and we still drop in when in town.

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Knoville, Tennessee, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

I love this place and I've eaten here hundreds of times over the years. This is the best place in knoxville to get a real steamed deli sandwhich. Thier burgers and fries area great too. They deliver until really late at night and are open early in the morning. The inside is decorated with years and years worth of UT... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

My boyfriend was a UT student and loved this place while he was in Knoxville. We stopped at Gus's while traveling through. For my first Knoxville food experience, I was pretty pleased. We ordered hogie sandwiches and they were melty goodness. Considering this place is sorta rundown looking (but in a charming way; it wasn't dirty) the meat was all... More 

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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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