#23 of 17 Sevierville Restaurants

Chubby’s Deli

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Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

A gas station might not seem like the ideal first choice for fine dining, but think again — the gas station atmosphere perfectly suits the charming Chubby's Deli in Sevierville. Stop by for a Chubby Burger and stay for the cobbler. Clyde and Chubby, the owners of this family-owned establishment, are in the kitchen every day.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

A gas station might not seem like the ideal first choice for fine dining, but think again — the gas station atmosphere perfectly suits the charming Chubby’s Deli in Sevierville. Stop by for a Chubby Burger and stay for the cobbler.

Situated in the Citgo Gas Station on Newport Highway in Sevierville, Chubby’s Deli offers the cheap eats of a fast food restaurant, but with better quality and a more enjoyable atmosphere. It’s a bit of a drive for the average Smoky Mountain tourist, but well worth the trip. The food is affordable and remarkably tasty, given its low prices. It’s absolutely worth of a feature on the show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

Open between 6 am and 4 pm on most days, Chubby’s makes for a wonderful breakfast or lunch stop, particularly if you have a busy day planned and little time for a traditional sit-down meal. Don’t expect to eat anything else for several hours afterwards; most regulars heavily recommend planning your nap for right after your visit. Sharing is always an option, however, and may be preferable as Chubby’s certainly doesn’t skimp on portion size.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Chubby’s Famous Burger
If you try Chubby’s Famous Burger on your first visit, you might never bother to sample the rest of the menu — it’s that good. If you intend to tackle this popular burger, come hungry. The half-pound burger is topped with slow-roasted pork, bacon, grilled onions, and BBQ sauce. A cheese lover’s delight, the burger is smothered in cheddar.

Smothered Chicken
Keep it healthy with a grilled chicken breast. This delicious lunch option is topped with mushrooms, tomatoes, sauteed onions, and provolone cheese. It comes with your choice of two sides. Options include French fries, okra, cole slaw, and green beans, among others.

Country Fried Steak
If you stop by before noon, you can order Chubby’s country fried steak or one of several other entrees on the breakfast menu. This satisfying breakfast comes with your choice of grits and toast, two eggs, or biscuits with gravy. Order a hot cup of coffee and you can start your day with a truly satisfying meal.

Frito Pie
Although it’s listed as a side, Chubby’s Frito pie can serve as a full meal, or an appetizer split among several visitors. Featuring corn chips and chili, this mouthwatering dish is topped with lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and plenty of cheese.

No matter what you order, you can count on Chubby’s for large portions and even larger smiles. You’ll be so impressed by the service, it’ll be difficult to justify going anywhere else for lunch while you’re in Sevierville.

Insider Tips:

  • You could order a Chubby’s Famous Burger every time you visit and always be satisfied…but if you’re looking for variety, keep an eye out for weekly specials. From prime rib to lasagna with garlic bread, there’s always something new and delicious available.
  • Unfortunately, if you’re hungry during the evening, you’ll need to stop somewhere else. Chubby’s only stays open until 4 pm. Plan to stop by for a late lunch; you’ll fill up enough that you won’t even need a full dinner. Set aside a little time if you visit during peak lunch hours; because of its rave reviews and low prices, Chubby’s sometimes attracts large crowds.