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Gus's Good Times Deli

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815 Melrose Pl, Knoxville, TN 37916-3426
9:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Knoxville for a football weekend and chose to eat lunch before the game at this restaurant because it was mentioned on Trip Advisor as being a favorite place of various Tennessee students and alumni. It was a good thing that we decided to eat around 11:00 am since the line to order was already getting long, and... More 

Thank JLMarietta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Some friends of ours had bragged on Gus's for years. We finally got to stop and try it. I had a Hamburger my wife had a steamed Ham and Cheese. Both were great. Very large portions and great prices. We both ate for $15. We will definitely be coming back during football season.

Thank Bo P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Classic steamed sandwiches. Our family demands regular visits when in town. A hotpot on football Saturdays.

Thank TennesseeTony
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Gus's was next door to our hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, but with no signage we didn't even know it! Food was good, but not great. Good french fries. Seems to be very popular due to its long-standing history at UT and the patronage by Vol sports stars. Enjoyed browsing all the signed sports posters that line its walls.

Thank LSUGoose
Lexington, Kentucky
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

My wife was craving a 'real' Reuben sandwich and we saw Gus's Good Time Deli and figured it was worth a try. It is located on a side street in the heart of the University of Tennessee. Parking is scarce - only a few curbside slots on the street. After driving around the block trying to find a parking lot... More 

Thank swatsp0p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

If you have a craving for a Reuben sandwich, then this is the place to go! This steamed deli sandwich is prepared with fresh corned beef piled high, thousand island dressing, sauerkraut & swiss cheese on a rye bun and it was the best I have ever eaten! The bun is steamed along with the meat and it was mouth... More 

Thank Tina W
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

This was very near my hotel and was looking for a late breakfast. They do not a breakfast menu per se, but the grilled ham and cheese worked out fine. It was very good, but did not stand out as something different. What will draw you there is the plethora of memorabilia on the walls which was intriguing. Pricing is... More 

Thank Patty L
Canton, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Great Knoxville-style steamed deli sandwiches. The place is ultra-crowded after Tennessee football games so there will be a long wait on those occasions. Also, it can be a little less than sparkling-clean. Finally, all sandwich orders come with fries whether you want them or not. You don't have to take them but you do have to pay for them. This... More 

Thank SomeGuy18
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2016

the staff and food were both excellent, a must to visit if your in the area. ordered the pepperoni and salami with smoked cheddar .....one word BANGIN!

Thank Lyric C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015

Gus's Good Times Deli is a University of Tennessee tradition. Conveniently located adjacent to the UTK campus (just off the Cumberland Avenue Strip) Gus's serves the some of the best deli sandwiches in Knoxville. Catering to current students, alumni and discerning locals alike, Gus's is well worth a trip for lunch, dinner or "fourth meal." Open late, Gus's is THE... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 Melrose Pl, Knoxville, TN 37916-3426
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 18655259485

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?