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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
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
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“spaghetti” (58 reviews)
“onion rings” (23 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4661 Old Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37918-1743
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recently visited this restaurant with new friends from Knoxville. My family was pleased with our friendly and efficient service. We had the baked spaghetti and husband had spaghetti and meatballs. The portions are huge and can be easily shared. The meatballs were tasty too. Happy...More

Thank rbird224
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to actually order the best Baked spaghetti with an appetizer of the excellent Onion rings around this part of Tennessee. That being said we ate there on Saturday and had the worst service that we’ve ever gotten in...More

Thank BBerD
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

This place is pretty good!I love the baked spaghetti so much that I've actually never tried anything else. I crave the stuff.My husband has had a few different menu items though and Im happy to say that he has enjoyed them all. The only complaint...More

Thank boosquish
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

This one has been around for many years...so they must be doing something right. Delicious food priced reasonably, clean restaurant, friendly service and best of all, consistent. Our favorites are the spaghetti, onion rings, pizza, steak sandwich and one of the best club sandwiches you’ll...More

Thank knoxtntraveler_11
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We came for Father's Day supper with a party of 19. The service was great and the food was delicious. No complaints from anyone! The onion rings were a major hit with our group!

Thank KalynnsMom
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Went here for a baby shower in the private room. The servers were awesome, very attentive and provided good service. We got our food very quickly. I had the spaghetti and salad with Italian dressing. The portion size of the spaghetti was huge! I shared...More

Thank MichelleToddW
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

They did a great job again. Food was excellent. Our table had steak and spaghetti, eggplant parmigiana, ravioli, spaghetti baked and regular. We loved all of it. Good service and we could laugh and talk without disturbing others. Love the murals of Italy. Highly recommend.

Thank knoxvillelaura
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in Knoxville for 19 years and have heard so much about their baked spaghetti, finally tried it and it was delicious! Service was good, will definitely be back again soon! Enjoy!

Thank FNPinKnox
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

When I arrived I had to drive around to wait for a parking spot. That should tell you something. The food was good and adequate, but a bit pricey. The tea wasn’t that great. The service was very good.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

My in-laws picked Louis to celebrate their 56 anniversary,after arriving we were standing outside in parking area,when a female employ walked up and asked are you here for breakfast and I said no for brunch,she stated we are not open yet and I said you...More

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January 4, 2017|
Response from PaulyPauly2014 | Reviewed this property |
I always love eating here! Great place.....
January 3, 2017|
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Response from pcr1202 | Reviewed this property |
well I"m southern but I can tell you I love to eat. This spaghetti sauce is not your typical New Jersey italian. I used to live up there and it is different but it is still good. Not sure anyone can compare to an Italian... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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