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Louis Original Drive In Restaurant

4661 Old Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37918-1743
+1 865-688-4121
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
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“spaghetti” (58 reviews)
“onion rings” (23 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
Italian, American
$$ - $$$
4661 Old Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37918-1743
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Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

I grew up eating at the restaurant. My favorite is their spaghetti with meat sauce but I also like the chicken Parmesan. If you are in Knoxville check this Italian gem out!!

Thank mommoy0f2
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Wife and I decide to go out to eat, and ended up going to Louis because we hadn't been there in 20 years. Our meals came with a salad and I loved mine. More of a shredded salad it was cold and delicious! My wife...More

Thank AlreadyBeenThere
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

My and my better half decided we wanted Italian for supper so here we go. The meals came with a dinner salad the lettuce was very fresh and crisp actually everything​ was very fresh. The salads we very good the only thing lacking was some...More

Thank krickertrsix
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

This is how restaurant service should be! Every employee had a smile on their face and were kind. Our waitress was very attentive during an incredibly busy service time. Our glasses never went half empty before she filled them up again. Food arrived hot and...More

Thank celeste_albaugh
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

I had read sone very good reviews about this place. My wife loves good Italian food so we tried it last. The parking lot was packed, a good sign. The wait for a table less than 10 minutes, great. Our waitress was very good, described...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2017

We have been eating here for the past 28 years it has changed owners and physical location but the Quality of the food is always good inside or on the curb . one of the inside servers needs to retire worst service ever can't handle...More

Thank William L
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

The first time my husband took me to Louis, I almost cried when I had the spaghetti and meatballs. It tastes just like my Grandma's spaghetti & meatballs! It is rich and hearty and the dinner comes with a salad and awesome, homemade baked garlic...More

Thank Mrsreed0412
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Their were 5 of us in our party. We went for lunch on Sunday afternoon. All of the staff were super friendly. Our waiter was Danny. He was fantastic. He took great care of us. Our food came out at the perfect time. It was...More

Thank nikibeeler
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Read many of the reviews and got a personal recommendation of how great the food is here. I think this is one of those restaurants where reviews are influenced by fond memories of locals. We found the onion rings lack flavor and the coating would...More

Thank Linnemj
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Louis Original Drive-In Restaurant has been in Knoxville for over 50 years. They have really good pastas, pizzas and other Italian specialties. The bread they serve with the meal is so good! If you are not craving Italian, they have other items on their menu...More

Thank Jennifer D
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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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