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Gus Balon's Restaurant

American, Coffee Shop
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6027 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85711-5226
520-747-7788
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great down home cooking.

A great little spot. Food is fairly basic but delicious. No fancy prices here either. Service is top of the line with serverst that really care for their customers. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Bopper65
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Vancouver, BC
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tucson, Arizona
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95 reviews 95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had the pleasure of eating breakfast at Gus Balon's after it was highly recommended by a friend. We were told the cinnamon rolls were outstanding. We ordered 2 and the waitress looked at us stragely and said, "I'll bring one out and pack the other one to go." I thought that a little strange untill the roll arrived. It... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great little spot. Food is fairly basic but delicious. No fancy prices here either. Service is top of the line with serverst that really care for their customers. Highly recommended.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Gus Balon's is the place in Tucson for great breakfast.Everything made fresh and lots of it. The service is good and friendly , a local favorite for years .

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Wednesday morning 10 am. We walked in the place it was hall full . Diner style VERY clean bright red bar stools and comfy booths. They make their own bread, sweet rolls bigger than soft balls and pies that make you want to hold back on your breakfast or lunch. I had a perfect BLT Hubby had pancakes, that looked... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a great little restaurant if you want to experience home style cooking at extremely Reasonable prices. If you want a no frills dining experience this is the place to go. The waitresses here are super friendly and service is super fast. Food is good and hearty with decent sized portions. Their giant cinnamon buns are to die for... More 

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Tucson
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

First, the food is good, no question. However, I don't eat the kinds of food they serve. This is a classic American diner, open for breakfast and lunch. The breakfast menu was loaded with fried eggs, fried potatoes and high calorie meats (such as chicken fried steak smothered in white gravy). We met a friend who had been wanting to... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This place is mentioned on page one of the J. A. Jance novel Queen of the Night. It's nothing fancy, just very good food that is delivered surprisingly fast. A long history in Tucson and deservedly so. A nice family place for a great breakfast very reasonably priced.

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Riverside, California
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616 reviews 616 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Someone told us to try Gus Balon's. We stopped in for lunch and had the daily special, a grilled burger patty smothered in grilled onions and gravy, severed with mashed potatoes. Very tasty and filling. After we left we heard that they are famous for their cinnamon rolls. May have to go back for one some day.

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Tucson
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131 reviews 131 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Gus Balon's has been around for years so they must be doing something right. The restaurant is clean and a nice dive/diner style place that specializes in breakfast and a comfort food lunch. I hadn't eaten there in years, but decided on Gus Balon's since it was close to the part of town some visiting friends were in. We met... More 

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Tucson
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We frequent Gus Balons alot for breakfast we meet up with all of our children and Grandchildren and have breakfast, great service and WONDERFUL HOMEMADE food, if you are looking for lots of food at a great price try this place the prices are good for the wallet. Gus Balons has been in the business for many years, family owned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6027 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85711-5226
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-747-7788

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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