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Johnnie's Drive In

908 E Main St, Tupelo, MS
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Ranked #12 of 151 restaurants in Tupelo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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79% Recommend
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We asked the lady at Elvis' Birthplace Tupelo where we should go to lunch and she suggested Johnnie's. We were so lucky to sit in the Elvis Booth. The waitress with the dark brown ponytail was so helpful. She explained the menu and even suggested we split the dough burger so we could try it. It was delicious as was... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Having just driven from Orlando to visit Graceland, we took the 5 minute diversion to see the Kings birthplace in Tupelo. Needing to rest we decided on the little wooden building on the opposite side of the street for a break. It boasts to be the oldest eaterie in Tupelo and to be honest it looked it, but we wanted... More

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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Johnnies has been in Tupelo for many years, including Elvis' time. Small but very friendly and everyone wants to sit in the Elvis booth (you know it's true as there is a photo of a young elvis eating there). Food was good. A great piece of Americana.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Been going here since I was a little girl and I love it! If you're passing by, this is a MUST! Very friendly staff, and food is cheap. You can even order from a carhop if you're busy and can't dine-in. One of my favorite restaurants.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Sat in the booth Elvis sat in. Menu has not changed since Elvis was there. Inside is the same too. There apple pie was great and as the whole town they are friendly and kind.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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207 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We arrived in Tupelo a little after 1:00 in the afternoon. We chose Johnnie’s Drive-Inn as our lunch spot. The place has been around a while - I did not find out just how long, but long enough for it to have served Elvis Presley during his early years. In fact they proudly point to the Elvis connection with pictures... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Stopped in to check out place. Parking lot very tight and confusing because you can order from a carhops. Went inside and food was fair. Bathroom was tiny, outside and used by men and women. Felt like a dirty closet.

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Orlando, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My husband & I both had the cheeseburger plate, I had onion rings with coleslaw, my husband had the fries. I also had the chocolate milk shake! Omg ! They couldn't have been any friendlier except for picking up our check. I asked the waitress what she recommended? She asked how hungry were we? Best burger we've had in a... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Just an experience you have to try, Elvis did it and so can you. Have the Elvis burger and sit in the same booth as the King himself did. The locals are superb.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

The place was cool for it's age and historic Elvis elements. But the food and service were average. But it was nice to see it once and sit in the Elvis booth.

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