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Johnnie's Drive In

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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908 E Main St, Tupelo, MS
+1 662-842-6748
07:00 - 21:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here in Elvis's local haunt. Lots of unique memorabilia on the walls. Food & coffee was simple but good. Great prices & friendly staff.

Thank JennyZ1959
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Step back in time and enjoy a great burger in a booth that Elvis sat in. Even the prices are a step back to happier times. Good food, great and friendly service, cool atmosphere, and plenty of memorabilia to check out. Try out the moon pies - get them heated up and enjoy a marshmallow and chocolate treat. Even if... More 

Thank Tony Z
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will feel transported back in time when you visit Johnnie's. Not much has changed since Elvis frequented the place. Simple southern favorites like a hot ham and cheese on loaf bread, burgers & fries, and egg or pimento cheese sandwiches can be found on the menu.

Thank Amanda M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch after a visit to Elvis Presley's birthplace. We both had cheese burgers and fries. My wife tried the "dough" burger and loved it. The place was packed but serve was fast and very friendly. Our waitress was very attentive ( we sat outside) and super friendly. We'd recommend everyone try this.

Thank Ann D
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

To.me there's nothing better than a local burger joint. Especially one with a history. Johnny's has all of the above. This is a unique burger experience and you must try the dough burger! Mighty fine! Great food and service are on the menu here!

Thank T M
Fort Worth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Johnny's Bar BQ in Tupelo is just down down the block from the ELVIS Birthplace on the east side of Tupelo ... This is where Elvis liked to hang out with his friends before his family moved to Memphis ... it is here that a young Elvis planned the songs that he would sing at his church .. just a... More 

Thank Michaelkstevens
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We are lunch at Johnnies. We sat at a booth and ordered. The waitress was kind enough to tell us that the booth where Elvis sat was right next to us and we could move if we wanted because the guy was leaving. The place was packed but she cleaned it off and moved us back. She took pictures of... More 

Thank 807wandak
Batesville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We had a fun time looking at the memorabilia and getting a picture in the famous booth. Great prices. Good food!

Thank Armstrongmom
Oakboro, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit to Graceland. After two nights in Nashville we decided to visit Tupelo, the Birth place and Johnnie's Drive in to complete my Elvis journey. We saw Johnnie's in an episode of Globe Trekker and had no idea it existed prior to watching the show. The food was great, the dough burger is authentic to the... More 

Thank Steve T
Aurora, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We traveled through Tupelo to visit Elvis' childhood home. We read that Elvis used to frequent this place when he was a boy, so we thought it would be fun to check it out. Don't expect upscale dining here... it's a 50's type hamburger joint, much of the decor is original and you can tell it has been there for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 908 E Main St, Tupelo, MS
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Tupelo
  • Phone Number: +1 662-842-6748

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