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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
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Englewood, Florida
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Englewood2016
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank JAswoman
Dandridge, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank moonrys
Jellico, Tennessee
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank aoj1954
Knoxville, Tennessee
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366 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 15 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant 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 39 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

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?