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.

“Wow - So glad I tried this!”
Review of Parton's Deli

Parton's Deli
Ranked #19 of 200 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Reviewed April 25, 2013

After having food from a few chain places, I decided I wanted something truly local. Parton's Deli is right around the corner from the cabin we always stay in and I never even knew it was there! Parking is a pain, so I had my better half pull off while I went in and ordered food to go.

The location itself is easily missed so keep your eyes peeled. It sits to the left of Hillbilly Golf parking lot. Inside there are about 5 white booths and the walls were decorated with displays of old soda bottles and such. It is locally owned and the owner was behind the counter. He was very friendly and when I told him I saw the recommendation online, he was happy I stopped in. He made me a pastrami and salami sub with sharp cheddar on a pumpernickel sub roll. It was nice and soft and warm, heated up the meat and cheese just right. He added the toppings I wanted and wrapped it up to go with a nice big dill pickle spear.

I did get a side of potato salad and deviled eggs per the other's recommendations and was truly impressed. The owner validated that they are made by his mother on a daily basis. The potato salad had chunks of celery and onion; mustard/mayo based and had paprika on top. The eggs were really good, made with plenty of mustard.

It was very reasonably priced, and remember, CASH only. He said they are open from 9 am till 4 pm, so it’s basically just a lunch joint. I will be back - I may even stop on our way out for a hot ham and swiss for the ride home! I think I found a new vacation addiction!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank TracyP5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (288)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

241 - 245 of 288 reviews

Reviewed April 24, 2013

I have lived in Gatlinburg all my life and this is one of my family's favorite places to eat. It's always been great to go and see a friendly face and have a fabulous lunch. Also a great place to grab food for a quick picnic. Love their steamed sandwiches, homemade side of deviled eggs, and cakes. This deli is a true gem and you get small town service that is very hard to find now.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Deirdre' F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is one of those places that someone has to tell you about or you'll drive right by it. It does not look like much on the outside, but very warm and friendly on the inside. It's run by local folks that are extremely friendly and helpful. No parking and hard to get to due to construction, but worth the effort!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank PastorMo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 30, 2013

The owner was charming and offered advice about our plan for the day in GSMNP. He made our sandwiches as we chatted and they were okay - the rolls were doughy - would have liked a crusty french-type roll instead. His shop is having a hard time because of the construction that ends right by his front door.

Thank colbygrads
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend is from Gatlinburg and the first two years of our relationship I heard non stop about how amazing Partons deli is. I didn't believe him when I saw the place but let me tell you..... I was not disappointed what so ever. Very mom and pop feel but food is amazing. I crave this place now!! :) for sure a favorite

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Nooga_love
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Parton's Deli also viewed

Gatlinburg, Sevier County
 
Gatlinburg, Sevier County
 
Gatlinburg, Sevier County
 

Been to Parton's Deli? 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