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Johnnie's Drive In

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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908 E Main St, Tupelo, MS
+1 662-842-6748
07:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To.me there's nothing better than a local burger joint. Especially one with a history. Johnny's has all of the above. This is a unique burger experience and you must try the dough burger! Mighty fine! Great food and service are on the menu here!

Thank T M
Fort Worth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Johnny's Bar BQ in Tupelo is just down down the block from the ELVIS Birthplace on the east side of Tupelo ... This is where Elvis liked to hang out with his friends before his family moved to Memphis ... it is here that a young Elvis planned the songs that he would sing at his church .. just a... More 

Thank Michaelkstevens
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We are lunch at Johnnies. We sat at a booth and ordered. The waitress was kind enough to tell us that the booth where Elvis sat was right next to us and we could move if we wanted because the guy was leaving. The place was packed but she cleaned it off and moved us back. She took pictures of... More 

Thank 807wandak
Batesville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We had a fun time looking at the memorabilia and getting a picture in the famous booth. Great prices. Good food!

Thank Armstrongmom
Oakboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit to Graceland. After two nights in Nashville we decided to visit Tupelo, the Birth place and Johnnie's Drive in to complete my Elvis journey. We saw Johnnie's in an episode of Globe Trekker and had no idea it existed prior to watching the show. The food was great, the dough burger is authentic to the... More 

Thank Steve T
Aurora, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We traveled through Tupelo to visit Elvis' childhood home. We read that Elvis used to frequent this place when he was a boy, so we thought it would be fun to check it out. Don't expect upscale dining here... it's a 50's type hamburger joint, much of the decor is original and you can tell it has been there for... More 

Thank tdrm
Ridgewood, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was a must for us. We had to sit in the Elvis booth and take a picture exactly like the one that was taken of Elvis. Couldn't get rid of the goose bumps that I could be part of Elvis' life by visiting a place that he loved to go to. The goose bumps never left...still have them thinking... More 

Thank Rebecca O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The best dough burgers in tupelo, plus Elvis was here... And absolute MUST SEE AND EAT!!!!!!!!I love it. I will be eating here again! This place has been in business for 75 years...wow!!!

Thank robbieryder1
Atherstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We travelled to Tupelo to go see where Elvis was born. Outside of the Elvis attraction there is not allot else in the town. But we drove up and down the main street just looking for a place to get a coffee and a snack and we stumbled across "Johnnies". We are informed one of Elvis's favourite haunts before he... More 

Thank bultaco56
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here on the way to Memphis. We were psyched to eat in the same booth Elvis ate in in the 50s. Great food ! Love how they serve the hot dogs split and on a burger bun ( never had one that way ). Everything looks like it did back in the 50s. Love the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 908 E Main St, Tupelo, MS
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Tupelo
  • Phone Number: +1 662-842-6748

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