We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Well worth the drive!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Whistle Stop Deli & Catering

Whistle Stop Deli & Catering
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Unicoi
Price range: $3 - $9
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Whistle Stop Deli & Catering is a full service deli offering fresh sliced (Amish) meats and cheeses. Build your own sandwich and subs,daily lunch specials. Fresh baked breads, made from scratch pies and cakes.Our motto is (You name it...We can make it)
Jonesborough, Tennessee
Level Contributor
117 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Well worth the drive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

We saw an ad on TV for this place. My husband, whose family owned a Jewish Deli in Philadelphia when he was growing up is always looking for the holy grail--an authentic Philly Steak. It was about a 15-20 mile drive for us and we were beginning to think we would never find it and then, there it was. I got a Reuben and potato salad, hubby got the Philly steak and cole slaw. We shared so we could both enjoy it all. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being a perfect sandwich, hubby gave the Philly Steak a 9.5 and the Reuben a 10--this coming from a very picky deli expert. What made them so special was the Amish meats and cheeses and the homemade breads. The desserts looked amazing, but we were too full to sample. The sides were just average. The place is small, but they have a shelter next door that is warm and snug to eat in. We did not see any public bathrooms, so if you drive a distance, be sure to go before you leave home. We are already looking forward to our next visit. Also, this is NOT fast food, so skip it if you are in a hurry.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
5 Thank Eowyn1110
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

40 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    23
    8
    6
    2
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unicoi's Hidden Treasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

One of Unicoi's secrets has got out.

Fresh homestyle cooking is what you expect, and that's exactly what you get. The kind of food that would make your mamma blush. They have a different special every day, my favorite is Saturday's BBQ pork. I'll admit, I'm a bit too lazy to bake, so I leave that to Wanda, she makes her own home-made bread and desserts and everything is fresh daily. It's a great place to grab an inexpensive, oversized sub sandwich on your way to the lake. Best of all, this place is so CLEAN, you can tell that these folks take pride in what they do... They'll even do catering and you can't beat the price. Keep up the good work.

Brian

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
5 Thank Hungry_Hillbilly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Whistle Stop Deli & Catering also viewed

Been to Whistle Stop Deli & Catering? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing