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Johnnie's Drive In

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908 E Main St, Tupelo, MS
662.842.6748
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Burgers, Shakes and the Elvis Booth

Elvis used to eat at this tiny burger place when he was a kid and dropped by when he was quickly referred to as The King of Rock'n'Roll. There is a photo of Elvis framed on the wall, sitting at this very booth. Great photo opp. The place still resembles life in the fifties. The burger prices are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Elvis used to eat at this tiny burger place when he was a kid and dropped by when he was quickly referred to as The King of Rock'n'Roll. There is a photo of Elvis framed on the wall, sitting at this very booth. Great photo opp. The place still resembles life in the fifties. The burger prices are fairly cheap... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great to visit whilst in Tupelo. Loved it! Thanks also for forwarding the two T's to the UK. I can see they cost you big in postage, so thanks for that. Regards Patrick and Corinne, UK

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a great little place to grab a bbq or burger. The oldest restaurant in Tupelo - full of Elvis memorabilia. If you are in Tupelo - be sure to give it a try - even sit in Elvis's booth.

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Nampa, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I have eaten at Johnnie's all my life (70+ years). I knew the original owner and the BBQ's and hamburgers are still cooked the same. Give it a try!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We found out of this place from the museum, and it was so worth it. I ended up posting so many photos to my hash tag #dvrvtour just from this place! The food is good also, basically what you would find in most small pit stops. This place is great for a quick bite, and the history lesson it gives... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Johnnies is billed as the oldest restaurant in Tupelo, established in 1946. We visited in the off season (March) and came late (1:30 PM) for lunch, but there were still more than a dozen old timers sitting around in a couple of groups. Once recognized as tourists, we were invited to have lunch in Elvis Presley's booth. The owner then... More 

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Blue Springs, Mississippi, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nothing beats the burgers and fries from Johnnie's Drive In. It's a local haunt that hasn't changed in 60 years. If you're an Elvis fan go inside and see or sit at his favorite booth and check out old photos gracing the walls. If you're a health nut worried about your grease intake don't bother with this establishment. But for... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not much has changed at Johnnie’s over the last sixty-odd years since Elvis patronized it while growing up in the neighborhood. They still have car hops and the booths inside are original, cut from plywood. But be advised the building is small, parking is very limited and seating is difficult to obtain during the busy local lunch crowd so come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A must visit if you come to Tupelo as an Elvis fan as I am! It was my first visit to Elvis' birthplace and I couldn't believe that I sat in the same booth as Elvis did at the diner... The staff seems to LOVE Elvis fans! Johnnie's is now a "must stop" when in Tupelo. The city fathers should... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Just up the road from the Elvis Presley birthplace museum is Johnny's Bar-B-Q, a little drive-in BBQ restaurant where Elvis Presley and his friends hung out. The food is nothing too special but it is standard southern BBQ and the usual options, but it's very cool to be able to eat where Elvis did, and the place doesn't look like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 908 E Main St, Tupelo, MS
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Tupelo
  • Phone Number: 662.842.6748

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  • Cuisine: American

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