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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
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Jellico, Tennessee
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank aoj1954
Knoxville, Tennessee
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360 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy Louis and the atmosphere!!! Still enjoy the original the best, and certain foods have changed a little, but it's still Louis!!! Onion Rings , Spaghetti and Lasagna still has the unique flavor and good steaks! Salads are well prepared and fresh, Greek / Italian and Mediterranean all in one area! The onions rings to start was great as... More 

Thank PaulyPauly2014
Nashville, Tennessee
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have been going to Louis for about 30 years. I love this place. Very family friendly and it can accommodate big groups. Service is great and food comes out fast. Now let's talk about the food. This is the best spaghetti I have ever eaten. I always get spaghetti with mushrooms or plate #3. Everyone in my family has... More 

Thank ladybell333
Conway, South Carolina
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Food good; service good. Brought back some great memories. I had forgotten how large the portions were. Next time we will share a plate.

Thank Teedle_toot
Stillwater, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband has been eating at Louis since he was a boy. He shared his favorite food with me when we first met and we both still believe it's the best Lasagna you will ever eat! They also have a kid's menu.

Thank dtbnlane
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We used to love Louis, but the past 4 times or so that I have eaten here have been bad. Cold sauce, mushy spaghetti, and way over priced for a plate of subpar food. I could see paying what they wanted if it was amazing like it used to be, but from now on I'll pass.

Thank MDE111
Raleigh, North Carolina
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have eaten here for many, many years and it's cooking from scratch we love ! There are daily specials at lunch as well. The portions are huge. My favorite blue cheese dressing in the world ( they sell bottles of it). They also sell their spaghetti sauce.

1 Thank Ann D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I cringe to even rate my experience as a 1 star. The food was absolutely horrible. My wife, my sister and I decided to try Louis' after hearing several good things about it. My wife ordered the Chicken Parm and my sister and I ordered the Combo Eggplant and Chicken Parm. We also ordered 2 kids pizza's for our 2... More 

1 Thank Louie M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Louis tonight for dinner. Service was a little slow. We both ordered the broiled chicken parmigiana. When our dinner arrived it was the breaded parmigiana. I told the waitress the order was wrong she did say she was sorry and said they would remake it. We did not want the food to go to... More 

1 Thank Rick E
Sevierville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Fast food service, family owned restaurant, and good quality food. The atmosphere is very relaxed and family friendly.

Thank Kristen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
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?