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The 10 Best Delis in Tennessee

Any way you slice it, our favorite Tennessee delis are sure to please. From hearty sandwiches, to flavorful soups, these spots are perfect for a quick lunch break or a bite to grab on the go. Check out the 10 most delicious delis in the state!

1. Big Al’s Deli, Nashville, TN

Big Al’s Deli specializes in deli dishes with a lot of soul. You’re likely to see Al himself greeting you before you order something delicious. Give one of their specials a try for a southern inspired dish. Stop in for breakfast or lunch and come hungry!

2. Front Street Delicatessen, Memphis, TN

Creating modern interpretations of classic deli favorites, Front Street in Memphis serves up some of the most delicious sandwiches in the state. The Commodore Sandwich with turkey, pimento cheese, lettuce and tomato is a favorite among their customers, so give it a try.

3. Fino’s Italian Deli, Memphis, TN

If you’re looking for a deli with an Italian twist, head to one of the two Fino’s locations in Memphis. Their boxed lunches are great for any event you would like to cater and their cold and hot sandwiches are always a hit too. Salads, soups, pastas and pizzas are also available to order as well.

4. Mitchell Delicatessen, Nashville, TN

With most of their meat selections being smoked or cured in house, you know you’re getting a fresh dish from Mitchell Delicatessen on the east side of Nashville. You can’t go wrong with their turkey avocado sandwich with braised turkey, Benton’s bacon, cheddar, sprouts, avocado and tomato.

5. Frussies Deli, Knoxville, TN

Each morning the bakers at Frussies in Knoxville wake up bright and early to craft some of the fluffiest breads for their mouthwatering sandwiches. Their meats are cured in house and local produce is used as well. Try a house Italian sub or a classic turkey club!

6. Parton’s Deli, Gatlinburg, TN

Need something to pack for lunch on a hike? Let the experts at Parton’s whip something up for you. This small, family owned business has been serving Gatlinburg residents and tourists since the 1974. You can also purchase picnic supplies here to enjoy your sandwich at one of the nearby hiking trails!

7. River Street Deli, Chattanooga, TN

This New York-style deli is only a few minutes outside of downtown Chattanooga. Order some meat by the pound to keep at home or choose a premade sandwich to enjoy. Their turkey and brie sandwich is to die for.

This is the Owner, Bruce Weiss. Visit him today and he will make you feel welcomed and feed you well.


8. Clawson’s Pub and Deli, Nashville, TN

At Clawson’s you’ll find superb sandwiches and draft beers should you need a little pick-me-up with your meal. Homemade sauces, fresh ingredients and more make up their delicious dishes. Come for lunch or have some of their breakfast that’s served all day!

9. Pigeon Forge Deli, Pigeon Forge, TN

Baking fresh bread daily, this deli in Pigeon Forge is one of our favorite spots for a good sandwich in Tennessee. You will surely feel at home because the southern hospitality is alive and well here! Order “The Chub” with ham, turkey, American cheese, lettuce and tomato for a blend of two favorite deli cuts.

10. Bogie’s Delicatessen, Memphis, TN

Bogie’s founders hoped to bring the tradition of east coast delis to the mid-south. Their recipes are based off of their family favorites and each ingredient is handpicked to find the perfect fit for each dish.

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