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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (55 reviews)
“meat sauce” (15 reviews)
“onion rings” (22 reviews)
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4661 Old Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37918-1743
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in town on business and we heard that Louis has the best spaghetti in town, so we struck out to find this place. We were greeted with a smile and our waitress was great! However, my wife and I both...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

I had the seafood platter and it might as well been fast food. However my wife had Italian and it was wonderful. So if you're in an Italian Restaurant it makes sense to order Italian. Place is always packed so it has to be good....More

Thank maughanm
Reviewed 18 December 2017

My husband and I have eaten at Louis many times, over many years. He loves, loves, loves their pasta sauce! A couple of Sundays back we were returning from an afternoon in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park and we decided to stop here for...More

Thank gemcityer
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

2  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
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4 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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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