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Gus Balon's Restaurant

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6027 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85711-5226
+1 520-747-7788
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Shawnee, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Comfort food like you get at a local restaurant back home. A sign that says "We don't have wifi, talk to each other" sums up the atmosphere. Just good food at a good price. We always make it a destination a couple of times when we visit Tucson

Thank dyoung8
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Have passed by for years and a finally stopped after a friend recommended Gus. Great selections and most breakfasts came with coffee or tea. Breads, rolls and pie made homemade. Can not recommend the lunches though as we recently were very disappointed. Husband ordered home made meatloaf served Mondays thru Fridays. It was Friday and his portion was one very... More 

Thank fortjoannez
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

The food is tasty, staff friendly, quick service, and reasonably priced. Also, the atmosphere is very pleasant. I've been a patron for years and have always had a great experience.

Thank AZBigD
United States
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Share a cinnamon roll and an omelet. Both are fluffy and breakfast bests! Delicious food and great service.

Thank LR1905
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Waitress was very attentive without being annoying. Never had to request drink refills, etc.. Portions were good and very tasty. Got the cinnamon rolls "to go" since they are huge and could not eat any more after the ample breakfast. The rolls were huge and delicious, with just the right amount of sweetness so one is not overwhelmed with the... More 

Thank Chris S
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Old school comfort food. Servers been there forever. Our favorite breakfast place. Try the blueberry pancakes.

Tucson, Arizona
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Of the three things I look for is the friendliness of the help goes a long way in my accepting below average food in relation to the cost. That is why I eat here for over a year over looking quality many times. The preverbal straw that broke the camels back was the last time there when I had French... More 

Thank jerry33davis
Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Very attentive service, good prices, great coffee. The banana walnut pancakes I had were delicious. Good option if heading out to Saguaro East, Sabino Canyon or Mt Lemmon.

Thank Sherwood77
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

Went for breakfast with friends. My wife and one of the other guests ordered the homemade cornbeef hash. Neither one of them finished the dish due to it's poor quality. The cinnamon roll was large and enjoyed by all of us. The staff was friendly and efficient enough. Overall, doubt that we will return any time soon.

Thank Richard H
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2015

My father use to take me to Gus balons when I was a kid, I'm 49 now and I Take my son there to this day. I've never had a bad meal there yet, food is top notch and made with love, the home made bread is to die for. Everything is so home grown and fresh, my family loves... More 

Thank George D

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6027 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85711-5226
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-747-7788

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