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“Been Coming Here Since I Was a Kid” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Parton's Deli

Parton's Deli
Ranked #7 of 187 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Gatlinburg, TN
1 review
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“Been Coming Here Since I Was a Kid”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I've been coming to Parton's Deli since I was a kid. While attending Gatlinburg-Pittman High School in the early 2000's, I would be sure to stop here at least once a week on the way home from school. I love ordering the Corned Beef and Smoky Cheddar sandwhich on pumpernickel with two sides of deviled eggs and a Yahoo.

Prices are reasonable; the guy running the place is great; parking can be a hassle but you can park in the city lot nearby (not sure how often the meter maid comes by to check if people paid or not); CASH ONLY, but the owner would have to raise prices if he became a Visa/Mastercard vendor.

Visited November 2012
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Anmoore WV
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33 reviews
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“Good Dog”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very little parking, but this little place is just awesome. Said to be kin to Dolly Parton, not sure but doesn't really matter. Hot dogs were great, will sure try stopping by again this year.

Visited December 2011
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Miami, Florida
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“A Gem in the Mountains”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Among the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg is a very quaint deli called Parton's Deli. We wanted a picnic lunch for a ride out to Cades Cove and a local told us the best place for a sandwich is Parton's Deli. The deli is located right on the left as you come into Gatlinburg from Pigeon Forge, next to the Mini-Golf place. There isn't any parking for the deli so just find a spot and run in, you'll be glad you did. The homemade potato salad and deviled eggs were excellent and the pumpernickel bread is wonderful. The sandwiches are simple but excellent. They also had homemade pound cake but I resisted the urge...I'm sure it's delicious! If you are looking for good wholesome food, this is the place! Now that we know it's there, we will be back!

Visited October 2012
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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“Best Chili cheese dogs and sandwiches in the WORLD!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This is one of the best kept secrects of Gatlinburg. I grew up here and ALWAYS stop and get lunch when I am in town. There is not a bad item on the menu.

  • Visited May 2012
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Cleveland, Georgia
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“Great Sandwich!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Stopped in at Parton's last week on our vacation in Gatlinburg. Have been wanting to try a sandwich there forever because it reminded me of a deli near my hometown and I was not disappointed. The owner was so nice and prepared our sandwiches fresh to order with all the goodies you can expect in a deli. The UT football game was on the radio, which made it even better. My husband and I have been visiting Gatlinburg together for 11 years now and I am sorry we waited so long to visit Parton's. The sandwiches are steamed in an "old fashioned" steamer and they were delicious. The deli offered a trip back to a time before Subway and Blimpie, where the sandwiches tasted like they should. The deli is clean and neat and the selection of sides and drinks is more than adequate. I am already looking forward to my next Parton's roast beef sub. Thanks for a great lunch!

  • Visited September 2012
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