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Gus Balon's Restaurant

American, Diner, Cafe
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6027 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85711-5226
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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
Squamish, Canada
2 reviews
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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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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Do not even waste your money. HORRIBLE customer service and the food was microwaved. Took my 87 year old papa to breakfast we were meeting my dad but my dad was about 5 mins away. We sat down and a strung out looking older waitress got our coffee and asked if we were ready to order I said we were... More 

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Marshall, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Old school dinner the food was good great chicken fried steak & eggs and the omelet burrito style was good as well but the cinnamon roll could feed a family of 4 and it was good the service was great oh did I mention how BIG the cinnamon roll is

Thank Crashzone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Best breakfast in Tucson. Homemade bread and cinnamon rolls. Scrumptious!! Comfort foods: biscuits and gravy, meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, best fries at any diner I have eaten at. Pecan pie is delicious.

Thank yaiaflb
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

We ate breakfast at Gus's during our recent trip to Tucson. I had the #10 2 eggs, bacon, and the cinnamon swirl French Toast. Eggs were cooked a perfect Over Medium. I enjoyed every bite. The Cinnamon Rolls are huge and delicious. We travel to Tucson at least once or twice a year. We definitely will make this a regular... 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
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, 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: 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?