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Carl's Drive-In

1254 E Lee Hwy, Loudon, TN 37774-6465
+1 865-458-3791
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (7 reviews)
“burgers” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food
1254 E Lee Hwy, Loudon, TN 37774-6465
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Maybe I just expected too much from the recommendations I'd received from friends, but I found Carl's Drive-In to be good, at best...and certainly not worthy of all the hype I'd received from a few friends. First, it's a very small and popular lunch spot,...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Burgers were ok very affordable. Good value the hot dogs were very good. Good economical lunch. Milk shake was very good

Thank krickertrsix
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Was on my way to visit a customer & stopped by for a quick lunch. Enjoyed a burger, onion rings & soda & was able to get in & out very quick in order to keep my scheduled appointment.

Thank dacdac98
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We ate here after my son's football game. With 5 of us the prices was around $40. That's a good deal since we ordered burgers, onion rings, fries, shakes and dip dogs. Even with the large order, service was quick. We hadn't eaten at Carl's...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I had my mouth set for a juicy burger grilled the old fashion way. Just like one would expect given the great write up from the local paper. The bun was good, plenty of dill pickle chips and lots of mustard and onions just as...More

2  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We went on a Saturday night. There were many other people there, but it wasn't a crush by any means. Mindful of a description on Google as "1/8 inch thick burger patties," I ordered a double burger basket. Dear Husband had not read the Google...More

Thank BayInTN
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We have been eating Foot Long Hotdogs here for last 50 years, never had a bad one. Price is reasonable, service is quick. This place is an Icon in Loudon.

Thank webbfoot
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We love Carl's! The Philly sandwich is fabulous, and so are the onion rings. My husband loves the double cheeseburger basket and we always order dessert!

Thank Kristi C
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the few old-fashioned drive inns still around. It's cash only and they can hook the tray on the car window for you. The food is just average fried food but it is cheap. Sonic has better food but this is the...More

Thank inthevortex
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I've been going to Carl"s since the late 60's. It's good food in an iconic setting. You can grab a meal for 2 for about 10 bucks.

Thank cartwright865
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1254 E Lee Hwy, Loudon, TN 37774-6465
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Loudon
  • Phone Number: +1 865-458-3791
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