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“Really Not That Bad and Will Return”
Review of Jenkins Deli

Jenkins Deli
Ranked #13 of 195 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Afton, Tennessee
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163 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Really Not That Bad and Will Return”
Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner and were seated in the bar area. The bartender, Jason, was also our server and did a really good job. We ordered the marinated chicken and rice and the shaved prime rib sandwich with onion rings. We both added the salad bar which was actually pretty encompassing and very filling. The chicken was very good and the rice was closer to a pilaf than to a seasoned recipe. The prime rib was very good and the au jus was very flavorful. The onion rings were the standard thin cut and crispy. Prices were ok, and we will return.

Visited July 2014
Thank scottbradford1961
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Cleveland, Tn
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“When does Willies open?”
Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

The title pretty much speaks for itself. Jenkins was always the best local eatery in Cleveland. The atmosphere was awesome, the location was ideal, the service was unbeatable.......Then they moved! I've been to the new location maybe twice? While the good tastes the same, it's a little more expensive, the atmosphere is gone, the location isn't so great, and the service is decent. I will say I recently went to Yesterday's at Willies and it is everything I hoped it would be.........

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Cleveland, Tennessee, United States
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“What happened. ”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Whatever they used to do at old location they are not doing it here. Even the chicken salad wasnt up to par.

Thank william423
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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202 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“We love the new location”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

The salad bar at the new Jenkins location is wonderful! It's not Ruby Tuesday's, but it is close. There was a decent selection, it is well kept, and my family enjoyed it. The menu has a good variety from which to select. There are great sandwiches, steak, and chicken dishes.

  • Visited June 2014
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Long Time Favorite in a New Location”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The details of the listing show Jenkins Deli at 88 Mouse Creek Rd. Several months ago, they moved several miles into a brand new location.

It now has more room and outside seating which was unavailable at the old location. The inside is still an eclectic mix of posters, sign, and memorabilia. They even have added a train that goes around the outside walls.

Food is good and many of the old favorites are still on the menu. A good place to go for lunch, after work snacks and drinks, and supper.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank wbk215
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