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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)
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Italian, American
$$ - $$$
4661 Old Broadway St, Knoxville, TN 37918-1743
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Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

The birthday girl was determined to eat at Louis for her dinner. She was happy with the baked spaghetti. The rest of us were disappointed with our meal. The baked lasagna was too greasy and pretty much meatless. The ravioli was greasy and the diner...More

1  Thank aoj1954
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Always enjoy Louis and the atmosphere!!! Still enjoy the original the best, and certain foods have changed a little, but it's still Louis!!! Onion Rings , Spaghetti and Lasagna still has the unique flavor and good steaks! Salads are well prepared and fresh, Greek /...More

Thank PaulyPauly2014
Reviewed November 2, 2016

I have been going to Louis for about 30 years. I love this place. Very family friendly and it can accommodate big groups. Service is great and food comes out fast. Now let's talk about the food. This is the best spaghetti I have ever...More

Thank ladybell333
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Food good; service good. Brought back some great memories. I had forgotten how large the portions were. Next time we will share a plate.

Thank Teedle_toot
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband has been eating at Louis since he was a boy. He shared his favorite food with me when we first met and we both still believe it's the best Lasagna you will ever eat! They also have a kid's menu.

Thank dtbnlane
Reviewed October 14, 2016

We used to love Louis, but the past 4 times or so that I have eaten here have been bad. Cold sauce, mushy spaghetti, and way over priced for a plate of subpar food. I could see paying what they wanted if it was amazing...More

Thank MDE111
Reviewed October 4, 2016

We have eaten here for many, many years and it's cooking from scratch we love ! There are daily specials at lunch as well. The portions are huge. My favorite blue cheese dressing in the world ( they sell bottles of it). They also sell...More

1  Thank Ann D
Reviewed September 23, 2016

I cringe to even rate my experience as a 1 star. The food was absolutely horrible. My wife, my sister and I decided to try Louis' after hearing several good things about it. My wife ordered the Chicken Parm and my sister and I ordered...More

3  Thank Louie M
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Louis tonight for dinner. Service was a little slow. We both ordered the broiled chicken parmigiana. When our dinner arrived it was the breaded parmigiana. I told the waitress the order was wrong she did say she was sorry...More

1  Thank Rick E
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Fast food service, family owned restaurant, and good quality food. The atmosphere is very relaxed and family friendly.

Thank Kristen M
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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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