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Time Out Delicatessen Ali BABA - CLOSED

8361 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5450
865-693-1446
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Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Mar 27, 2013
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night

37 reviews from our community

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English first
Mayfield Heights, Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I was surprised on my business trip when I pulled up to one of my favorite places to eat was closed. The owner has retired after 41 years of serving Knoxville two days before my visit to the city on business. I like anyone fortunate enough to have eaten there over the years will miss their authentic food. I guess... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Today, March 19th, is closing day for Ali Baba's. The brothers have been serving it up for forty years and have decided to retire. Killer food and all of that experience is going like a genie; up in smoke. You guys were the best on the West Side of Knox. Good luck and best wishes in your retirement.

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Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We LOVE Time Out Delicatessen Ali BABA, but after 40 years this is their last day in business. The owners (great people) want to retire. We will miss the wonderful food, the terrific owners and all of the fond memories. We've been eating there for over 30 years.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I've been eating here for years. Their pita and hummus is the best in town. I also love their falafel sandwich. Their drink selection is phenomenal, as well. Quick service and very nice owners...

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Louisville
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Very good food at a reasonable price! Try the burger or steak in a sack. This place has been around a long time and is always very good!

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Coming back from a disappointing UT football game, we felt the need for comfort food. It was late, and traffic was bad, so we headed out to west Knoxville and found that the Time Out Deli was still there. Score! We pulled in and found the same place from our college days. The food was incredible - just the thing... More

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Oak Ridge, TN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

You definitely get the value of good middle eastern meal. Quick and good service. A small place but it feals like home kitchen.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Ali Baba has amazing food, even if the setting is less than picturesque. Sounds weird, but my favorite is the cauliflower wrap and the salad. I LOVE their dressing! Plus, you can buy groceries, produce, and meat there - great quality and reasonably priced. This is where I take my out of town visitors.

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Knoxville,TN
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I have been going here for 30+ years. The place won't wow you with decor but if you are looking for a great sandwich stop in.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Great selection of sandwiches, including baklava and other middle eastern fare right along side burgers.

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