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Louis Original Drive In Restaurant

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4661 Old Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37918-1743
+1 865-688-4121
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been eating here for the past 28 years it has changed owners and physical location but the Quality of the food is always good inside or on the curb . one of the inside servers needs to retire worst service ever can't handle more than one table at a time. The reason I say thIs is because we... More 

Thank William L
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first time my husband took me to Louis, I almost cried when I had the spaghetti and meatballs. It tastes just like my Grandma's spaghetti & meatballs! It is rich and hearty and the dinner comes with a salad and awesome, homemade baked garlic bread. The best part is if you don't have time to go in sit down... More 

Thank Mrsreed0412
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Their were 5 of us in our party. We went for lunch on Sunday afternoon. All of the staff were super friendly. Our waiter was Danny. He was fantastic. He took great care of us. Our food came out at the perfect time. It was not early and not late. The portions were very big. We really enjoyed the food... More 

Thank nikibeeler
Hernando, Mississippi
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Read many of the reviews and got a personal recommendation of how great the food is here. I think this is one of those restaurants where reviews are influenced by fond memories of locals. We found the onion rings lack flavor and the coating would benefit from seasoning. The salads were ice burg lettuce shredded on a slicer with two... More 

Thank Linnemj
Knoxville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Louis Original Drive-In Restaurant has been in Knoxville for over 50 years. They have really good pastas, pizzas and other Italian specialties. The bread they serve with the meal is so good! If you are not craving Italian, they have other items on their menu to choose from. The specials change daily. It is truly a Knoxville landmark.

Thank Jennifer D
Johnson City, Tennessee
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144 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in around 3:30 on a Sunday afternoon...our party of 3 waited 15 minutes to be seated even though there were several.open tables? Staff seemed to be unconcerned and disorganized.. Once seated it took another 7-8 minutes before our server arrived to take our drink order. Drinks were not listed on the menu...when I asked our server about beers.offered ....she... More 

Thank John P
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

or probably the USA! I haven't had anything at Louies that I haven't loved! wonderful strawberry short cake!

Thank beautifultraveler
Knoxville, Tennessee
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Where to begin, when we arrived the so called hostess didn't even know where to seat us and had to ask even though there was only 5 couples there. The decor was drab, the waitress asked if we wanted lemon in our drinks we said no but got lemon. She acted like she was reading from a script, my wife... More 

Thank gbolin
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Louis is a favorite of our family. Most of the time we are there on Sundays after church. The wait can be an issue, but most of the time, they handle it well. Of course, it is always well worth the wait. Good variety on the menu from fish to pizza to - did I mention the baked lasagna. Well... More 

Thank Roger G
Harriman, TN
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Though living near Knoxville and working in Knoxville for 15 years, I just heard about this restaurant a few months ago. Finally visited on a couples date with my wife tonight and really enjoyed it. We arrived on a Saturday evening about 5:30 and the parking lot was packed. From that we assumed we would have a long wait, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4661 Old Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37918-1743
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-688-4121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?