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Burger Master Drive In

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8439 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4309
+1 865-448-8408
11:00 - 22:00
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like good old fashioned braizer-type food (burgers, hotdogs, etc) with good proportions at a decent price, you will be pleasantly surprised. Additionally, they serve up a heapin' helpin' of several types of ice cream, including their specialty, a "twist", which is a combination of vanilla and chocolate. You need to check out this little place in Townsend the... More 

Thank BigJohn1976
Holden Beach, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have the BEST Ice Cream you ever tasted. And the Hamburgers are good too. We go to Cade's Cove and picnic but always save room for their Ice cream. It's well worth the visit. We will be going back soon.

Thank marfee67
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smooth and creamy! I got a cone vanilla and chocolate swirl and my husband got a peanut butter milkshake. It was so great! We will be back :)

Thank Cayla W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good burger and shakes. Onion rings and fries a good too. It was super busy when we were there, a nice warm sunny day. We had to wait about 20-30 for our food to be done.

Thank Nicole M
Evansville, Indiana
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Besides the Camp Ground store in Cades Cove this is the closest Ice Cream shop, also offering Burgers, to Cades Cove in the Great Smokey Mtn national Park. It is easy to find, look for the crowd! great portions with great taste! Even a place to tie your horse up to, if that is your mode of transportation for the... More 

Thank PVusa
Punta Cana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Huge portions and fresh flavors! Blood orange sorbet and juicy burger...yummo. Great value for a family lunch after a morning of hiking.

Thank ChrisPuntaCana
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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Casual, friendly, pet friendly. Great burgers! The ice cream looked wonderful and from the amount of people ordering it apparently it was!

Thank Kathy C
Birmingham, Alabama
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place is great. You go to the order window and order from what looks like a 1950s menu and then pick up your order at the next window. Then you pick an empty place at their big picnic tables and enjoy the food, the "oldies but goodies" music, and the fellowship of your fellow diners. Great hamburgers, hot dogs,... More 

Thank Bjaya
Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Have been stopping to get ice cream at this little place for years, but last summer we had not eaten, so ordered food also. It was GREAT! The burgers and hot dogs really hit the spot! Also, my husband and grandkids were impressed with the friendliness, AND patience from the employees. There was a long line, but it moved quickly... More 

Thank Memommy9
Knoxville, TN
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

A place that reminds me of my childhood. We called them dairy bars in Mississippi. The family that owns and runs it are so nice even when the line is to the highway. I live the chocolate sundays and my husband loves the banana splits. It's really a special treat!

Thank Nita2418

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8439 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4309
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-8408

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