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Johnnie's Drive In

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908 E Main St, Tupelo, MS
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank MadMaxTitan
Birmingham, Alabama
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2 reviews
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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Grapevine, TX
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

My grandparents are from Tupelo, and we've been visiting here all my adult (41 yrs) life. I don't guess I've ever eaten here. My mom and I were out geocaching and going to visit my grandmother at the nursing home. We decided to stop in for lunch. Decided on the all-beef burger; it was good but 1 would not have... More 

Thank keithcarla
Dozier, Alabama
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We stopped here since we were tourist and doing all the Elvis stuff. We got to sit in the same booth he sat in. The wait staff was very friendly. The food was super cheap, but that's not what brings people in I don't think. We tried the two most popular menu items, we threw them in the trash and... More 

Thank Krystal G
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We went for the Elvis factor - that it was where he used to go for burgers. Food was good, people are excellent... like I said, the atmosphere was the key. Luckily it was full when we walked in, but Elvis' booth opened up next. We were ecstatic. If you're an EP fan, You can't miss this stop. <3

Thank Frightenedbunny
Tupelo, Mississippi
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I'd heard they had fantastic dough burgers, so I thought I'd give 'm a try. I didn't see what the big deal was. It was just okay. And, CASH only. I had to scrape up change, bc I didn't know. They need a sign in an accessible place people can read before placing their order. I'm use to swiping.

Thank Spicy M
margaret river
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Stopped here for breakfast (cos it opens real early) on an early start road trip, didn't know anything!! This place is really cool, you can sit in Elvis's booth if you have time to eat in. Food is OK just typical American stuff I suppose, we liked it! But this place doesn't put on any airs at all. It's just... More 

Thank west0z
Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

First let me say I love tripadvisor and I am extremely easy to please but unfortunately I thought the food was terrible here. My child's hot dog sandwich looked so gross I considered not letting her eat it. If this is the best burger people have had I would say I'm speechless. The onion rings were extremely breaded and the... 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Tupelo
  • Phone Number: 662.842.6748

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?