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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
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11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

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Thank beautifultraveler
Knoxville, Tennessee
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank gbolin
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Roger G
Harriman, TN
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike some other reviews we did not get a chance to try any of the food. One of our party has a severe peanut allergy; this became a problem as this restaurant fries everything in peanut oil and being a small kitchen the chance of cross contamination is high. By itself this is not a huge problem, the problem that... More 

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Thank CHARLESWILHITE
Knoxville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love real Italian spaghetti you will love their spaghetti, lasagna and manicotti. Also a must try is their Blue Cheese Dressing, homemade and so good!! Steaks are also very good. At lunchtime they have a special lunch menu with many different options.

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Thank lusks46
Englewood, Florida
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We have been going here for years. It is so good. I love their spaghetti. It has a chili like spice to it, that I love. If your not into that, they have delicious broiled chicken, I usually get mine with Alfredo Sauce. My friend loves their sirloin steak sandwich. Actually, everything we have ordered off their large menu, has... More 

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Thank Englewood2016
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I've had much better chicken kabobs at Zoe's for half the price. They brought onion rings with it when I told the waitress 3 times that I didn't want a side. The chicken was ok but the rice was inedible. The salad - shredded lettuce - was tasteless. The bite I had of their "fabulous" lasagna was really salty. When... More 

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Thank JAswoman
Dandridge, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We live just outside of Knoxville, everybody and I mean everybody told us this was the best Italian in the city. We went at lunch and the place was crowded. I love looking out of the way places up and eating at them. My friend ordered the Baked Lasagna and I ordered the combination plate at 12.99. The service was... More 

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Jellico, Tennessee
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38 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The birthday girl was determined to eat at Louis for her dinner. She was happy with the baked spaghetti. The rest of us were disappointed with our meal. The baked lasagna was too greasy and pretty much meatless. The ravioli was greasy and the diner compared it to a popular canned brand. In addition to the food being mediocre the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?