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Nixon's Deli

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5716 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
+1 865-558-6354
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Nixon's Deli while driving through Knoxville. Delightful hot sandwiches, smooth creamy banana pudding and fabulous smokehouse potato salad. Clean, fast and a hot spot for the locals (4 Fireman walked in and were welcomed by name). Great staff.

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Thank donna f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently passed through Knoxville and were looking for a sandwich place we had never been to. With a little Trip Advisor research we settled on Nixons. We agreed that we had possibly the best subs ever and the counter folks were great, making sure we felt comfortable as we contemplated the menu. I anticipate another stop... More 

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Thank Lance L
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I went Saturday afternoon to see my friend Robert who is the store manager. He knows all his customers. I have been eating here for 24 years. They make amazing hoagies which is on dark bread, mayo, mustard, horseradish, lettuce, tomato, with pickle and pepper on the side! Absolutely yummy! I have never had bad food. I always order their... More 

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Thank Joe S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a great place to eat, they have a great crew and great food. The prices are better than a lot of other delis.

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Thank 95ramzee
Ceres, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Ate at Nixon's a long time ago but moved away from Knoxville. Was in town visiting relatives and thought I would try Nixon's again. Glad I did! I got a 8" ham and Swiss cheese on a wheat bun. Everything about it was delicious! The ham and cheese were both plentiful, the bun was fresh, and it was steamed just... More 

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Thank pastorvince
Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great subs that are loaded.....plenty of toppings to choose from and they give you plenty! Will definitely return.

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Thank LuAnne322
Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

When you see or hear the word “deli” what comes to mind probably isn’t “Knoxville” or “Nixon’s.” “Deli” means New York and names like The Carnegie and Katz’s. Doesn’t it? In fact New York and its signature sandwich shops are still the bright center of the deli universe and the standard against which other pretenders to deli excellence are judged.... More 

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Thank DElea60785
Crossville, Tn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

I live about 65 miles from Knoxville. This is aust have when in the area. Building is nothing fancy however it is clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful

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Thank Churchwoman
Sevierville, Tennessee
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422 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

If I had to sum up their sandwiches in one word it would be "Soggy". The bread was so steamed it was downright "gooey". The meats and cheeses all seemed good and fresh but I can't get past the soggy bread. Price is kind of high for what you get as well. I think Knoxville natives rate this place with... More 

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Thank Gary M
Marietta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

I always prefer to eat local... And this is definitely better than eating at a Subway. But it is still just a sub shop. If you need a quick sandwich, this is a good place to check out. Be warned... The service is less than stellar. I felt as if I was interrupting their afternoon to ask them to make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5716 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-558-6354

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?