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Lou's Drive -in

4229 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-7434
+1 309-685-4519
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“chili dog” (9 reviews)
“tamales” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food
4229 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-7434
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We don't usually do the drive in - but we try to get here every year. It is drive in food! Shakes are great - burgers and fries are good too.

Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Had not been here for a while so we stopped for a Chilli dog and it was no surprise, just a wonderful lunch outside with my wife. This place is always spot on for everything.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We stopped here on a whim, and we were glad we did. It was a fun atmosphere to be around. The food came up fairly quickly considering how busy they were. As a family, we got the hot dogs, tenderloin sandwich, hamburgers, and root beer....More

Thank KcG1292HU
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I lived in the Peoria area for years, but never had been to Lou's. So, on a recent trip back there, a friend suggested going here. We had the chili dogs, which were delicious, and the root beer is heavenly. I was very glad my...More

Thank WeDreamOfTravel
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were sadly surprised. Went to Lou's last Saturday night - what attracted us were the reviews, the nostalgia, and the fact that we could eat in our car (as we had our dog with us). They were busy so we were not surprised when...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Lou's never disappoints. Everything is great. Amazing cheeseburgers and fries though. The curb side service is always a plus.

Thank eyetter
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Growing up in Peoria, the coveted place to work in the summer was Lou's!! I started out as a car hop, yes brought the food out to the little tables that attach to your car windows, and then worked in the middle station taking counter...More

Thank jennifersN6023MI
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lou's has been around for a long time. Get a chili dog basket, tenderloin basket, etc. with an ice cold root beer brought to your car by a car hop. Turn on your lights when you're ready to order or have your tray picked up!...More

Thank deborah4916
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch during work houses since working just down the street. Like the look of the old hamburger stand look. They are a lost breed anymore. Great hamburger and the root beer was pretty good too. Busy place also.

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while in the area for work. Very busy place for lunch. Still received the food fairly quick. Cheeseburger and fries was good. Root beer was great.

Thank Joe S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4229 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-7434
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-685-4519
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