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Johnnie's Drive In

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908 E Main St, Tupelo, MS 38804-2828
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled to Tupelo to go see where Elvis was born. Outside of the Elvis attraction there is not allot else in the town. But we drove up and down the main street just looking for a place to get a coffee and a snack and we stumbled across "Johnnies". We are informed one of Elvis's favourite haunts before he... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here on the way to Memphis. We were psyched to eat in the same booth Elvis ate in in the 50s. Great food ! Love how they serve the hot dogs split and on a burger bun ( never had one that way ). Everything looks like it did back in the 50s. Love the... More 

Thank Kimberly S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in Ms and as a small child I had fond memories of going to Johnnies with my family. The food and the pull up ordering (from your car) is exactly like I remember. There may be better burgers in town but Johnnies is definitely one of those places that you must visit. I ordered the "dough burger"... More 

Thank Mike B
Tupelo, Mississippi
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Firstly, this fast food place was frequented by Elvis back in the day. That is its claim to fame. I can tell you that it's not because of the overly friendly staff or food quality. Next, at the time we went they only accepted cash. This is rather inconvenient as most people these days don't carry cash. The nostalgia of... More 

Thank jrbrown78
Meridian, Mississippi
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Tupelo and looking for a local place to eat with character. We chose Johnny's Drive Inn. It is a small car hop diner with good food and friendly service that has "a hole in the wall feel." We ate the all meat burgers and onion rings. The taste reminded us how food used to taste in the... More 

Thank Cdbiam
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

If you want a true diner experience you have to eat here after visiting Elvis's birthplace. Closed on Sunday. Try the dough burger. It's really good. A burger made with flour like they did back during the depression. Even sit in Elvis's booth.

Thank daahern
Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Came here for a very early burger and chips before it got to busy. We got to sit in Elvis' booth and eat, nice food. This is quite a small diner and I imagine it can become crowded. Great stop in Tupelo, if you're feeling peckish.

Thank mritim
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

One of Tupelo' oldest restaurant known for its amazing dough burgers. This old style diner offers inside seating, small front patio, or you can do it like back in the day and have the car hop come take your order and bring you your food. Being Elvis Presley's all time favorite place to eat you can sit and enjoy your... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Fun stop and very easy to get to. Small but clean joint. No frills to this place, but was better than going to some chain restaurant, especially on a family vacation. The food was ok. As my wife reminded me, "It's all about the journey, babe."

Thank familyofmunger
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Our first visit here and we found the menu a bit complicated. Unfortunately our waitress wasn't really interested in explaining it to us and walked away after we'd ordered our burgers; had to call her back to add a couple of sides. When the food came it was okay. It was inexpensive so I guess you get what you pay... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 908 E Main St, Tupelo, MS 38804-2828
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Tupelo
  • Phone Number: 662.842.6748

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