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Gus Balon's Restaurant

6027 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85711-5226
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Ranked #456 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Feb 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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17 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Shawnee, Kansas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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410 reviews 410 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Tucson, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Just ate at Gus Balon's. Had my heart set on biscuits & gravy, but they only have em' on Tuesdays. My fall back was cheesy grits and eggs, but they don't have grits. I sipped some (very weak) coffee with non-dairy creamer, (they didn't have half-n-half), while perusing the menu. I prefer Splenda in my coffee, but they don't have... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Breakfast portions are huge. Alright, I didn't realize this until I was absolutely full, but the Sweet rolls ARE their cinnamon rolls. Was in there looking for it on the menu because of all the hype and didn't find it. I did order their French toast and it wasn't what I expected from another yelper review. It wasn't made with... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Went to Gus Balon’s today for the first time in quite a while, and was reminded of how truly awesome it is! We are VERY experienced travelers who have lived all over the world. There is absolutely no place that can match this for breakfast, and the quality of Balon’s luncheon menu is unsurpassed if you want top-of-the-line American grub!... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

My husband, two grandsons ages 6 and 7 years, and I had breakfast at Gus Balon's. What a great time for all! The children's menu had a great selection and so much better than what we find at most places. Our breakfast was great even though the portions were large. The sweet roll was not only huge but delicious. All... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We had a late lunch/dinner at Gus Balons since it was written up in Jane and Michael Stern's book "Roadfood". They cite it as a good place to get breakfast. Since we were there late in the afternoon after a visit to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, we tried their sandwiches. The sandwiches were excellent and stuffed with filings. The were... More

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Los Angeles, California
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177 reviews 177 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We went to Gus Balon's for breakfast. The eggs and potatoes were average, the pie was great. My wife had the chocolate, banana, peanut butter pie, which she loved. I had the butterscotch, which was average. Good service. Worth the price.

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