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Jenkins Deli

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2390 Spring Creek Blvd NE, Cleveland, TN 37311-5955
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Cleveland TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have never had a bad meal at this restaurant, good cold beverage if this is what your looking for. Food is great, wait staff is great, like sitting at the bar talking the bar tender she is great.

Thank jamy1961
Cleveland, Tennessee
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have been famous for chicken salad sandwich. It's good but I don't think it's to die for. I love their chicken and rice soup though that's what I get to go when I don't feel good. Salad bar is ok for its price nothing special. Usually it is quick and service is decent.

Thank dcknow1207
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Generally this is an average place to eat, it has been up and down for us. Try it and see what you think.

Thank slideone1
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place it is a hometown restaurant that has good food at a good price. I have never had bad service here and the portions of food you get will defiantly fill you up. I would recommend this place to anyone it is defiantly a good place to eat. My wife and I take our three kids there... More 

Thank redneck h
chattanooga tn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for lunch or casual dinner I always get the chicken salad sandwich which is the best. On a recent visit we ordered the fried pickles which were a big hit. Fun decor service was good on the afternoon we visited

Thank sasha2ChattanoogaTn
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Jenkins three times now. My daughter is a college student in Cleveland, TN, which is why we sometimes go to Jenkins. I really like their salad bar; good mustard potato salad and pasta salad. They should think about adding bleu cheese dressing though, which is my favorite. I went with the ranch which was pretty good.... More 

Thank Sherry S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

food was worse then McDonald's I got stake at 13.99 and it had no taste just terrible!! server was the only thing decent.

1 Thank Bryan R
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192 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The decline is obvious... The staff doesn't seem to care... I was greeted as if I was an interruption, seated at a dirty table, and ignored until I walked out... I loved this restaurant, but have noticed the slide in quality and service over the last few visits. I probably will not return.

Thank mgriz
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Talk about going downhill! I have been a regular customer at Jenkins, (30+ years) seeing it through three different locations! This is the last time I plan on eating there!!! I can't believe how much it has changed! The service has absolutely gone swirling down the toilet! It was a case of "the kitchen lost your ticket or the... More 

Thank Brian L
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Rude wait staff. No hosts with any knowledge to greet guests. Waited forever on food. Do not go here.

Thank Matthew P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2390 Spring Creek Blvd NE, Cleveland, TN 37311-5955
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: 14234781648
Jenkins Restaurant and Deli has been family owned and operated since March 15, 1976, serving many generations over the past 39 years. Recognized in National Geographic, Southern Living, Guns and Gardens, Tennessee Tourism website, and many local and regional publications. Known for our outstanding cuisine, long standing excellent service, warm hospitality, and community involvement. 

The all-time favorites are still on the menu; Jenkins' famous chicken salad, French dip, buffalo burger, and specialty soups and market items. New to the menu is a much-requested large fresh salad bar that has something for everyone. 

Our new location has a fun family atmosphere featuring a large model 'G' gauge train circling the dinning, a two sided fireplace with covered patio, and tons of local memorabilia tucked into every corner. Ask about our party room that seats up to 40 people, perfect for business or club meetings, wedding or baby showers, birthday parties or a social gathering.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?