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Louis Original Drive In Restaurant

4661 Old Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37918-1743
+1 865-688-4121
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
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“spaghetti” (55 reviews)
“garlic bread” (12 reviews)
“onion rings” (21 reviews)
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4661 Old Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37918-1743
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Spent $30 on two meals that we couldn't even eat. The sauce was so salty it hurt my mouth. We got the ravioli and spaghetti with meat sauce. The ravioli itself was ok, but the sauce tasted like a canned pasta sauce with a ton...More

1  Thank Morgan L
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

My family and I never have to look at the menu! It is always great! We had a great server named Danny. He is probably the best! me there! We always go to louis when celebrating something big or small!

1  Thank reneed1977
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My wife had mentioned eating here but we always forgot about it until we were at a function with family close by. Everything we got was fantastic but if you are in doubt, get the ribeye and spaghetti!! We are going to try and go...More

1  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

My wife's parents love the spaghetti here. We started with a small order of onion rings as an appetizer. They were hot and tasty. My wife and I split the spaghetti dinner and added meat balls to the dish. The salad is just average with...More

1  Thank swiftmi
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I grew up eating at the restaurant. My favorite is their spaghetti with meat sauce but I also like the chicken Parmesan. If you are in Knoxville check this Italian gem out!!

Thank mommoy0f2
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Wife and I decide to go out to eat, and ended up going to Louis because we hadn't been there in 20 years. Our meals came with a salad and I loved mine. More of a shredded salad it was cold and delicious! My wife...More

Thank AlreadyBeenThere
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

My and my better half decided we wanted Italian for supper so here we go. The meals came with a dinner salad the lettuce was very fresh and crisp actually everything​ was very fresh. The salads we very good the only thing lacking was some...More

Thank krickertrsix
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This is how restaurant service should be! Every employee had a smile on their face and were kind. Our waitress was very attentive during an incredibly busy service time. Our glasses never went half empty before she filled them up again. Food arrived hot and...More

Thank celeste_albaugh
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

I had read sone very good reviews about this place. My wife loves good Italian food so we tried it last. The parking lot was packed, a good sign. The wait for a table less than 10 minutes, great. Our waitress was very good, described...More

Thank Larry H
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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

Thank William L
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Questions & Answers
5 January 2017|
Response from PaulyPauly2014 | Reviewed this property |
I always love eating here! Great place.....
4 January 2017|
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Response from pcr1202 | Reviewed this property |
well I"m southern but I can tell you I love to eat. This spaghetti sauce is not your typical New Jersey italian. I used to live up there and it is different but it is still good. Not sure anyone can compare to an Italian... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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