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Clarence's Drive-In

American, Diner
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4021 Unicoi Dr, Unicoi, TN 37692-6852
+1 423-743-7200
06:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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KNOXVILLE, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for Mothers Day weekend and as always they were busy but there was room and the service was prompt and great as well was the food we go back everytime were in town

Thank mamieh2017
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with family here. We ordered cat fish and was so hard like a bone and disgusting. The kids didn't eat it.

Thank dimaaa88
Asheville, North Carolina
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We eat at Clarence's often and we go back because of the great food and friendly service. On our last visit I had the cheeseburger. This burger is enormous and delicious. They will customize it with your choice of tomato, lettuce, onion, etc. The crinkle fries are very good. My boyfriend had the chuckwagon sandwich, which was also very good.... More 

Thank CarolinaBroncoLady
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Recommended by locals, so you know it's good! On a Saturday morning, it's busy with groups of friends and family starting the day off right! Very friendly service, and good value food. You can pick and choose from the menu to make your own breakfast plate - but including the home-made biscuits and gravy is a must! I added on... More 

Thank Mark D
Kingsport, Tennessee
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a great meal at Clarence's today. We live about 45 minutes away but we were in the area today and decided to eat there. Our waitress was very friendly and did an excellent job. Although it was 5:00 PM, I chose to eat breakfast, biscuits and gravy, bacon and eggs (DELICIOUS !!!!). The 2 other people with me... More 

Thank Dee8888
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you want good country cooking and support a local mom and pop business this is the place to visit. I always sit at the little corner bar inside for quick service, and recommend their breakfast.

Thank ILuv2smile
Clearwater, Florida
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

If you're anywhere near Unicoi, Clarence's Diner is a must stop. Serving outstanding biscuits and gravy all day is just the beginning of their delicious selection of comfort foods. Great burgers, fries, sandwiches, daily specials and ice cream!! Clarence's...a must when you're anywhere in the vicinity❤💚

Thank AJRV
East Tennessee
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a good place for any meal. Breakfast is always great. Graveyard and biscuits are just like home. Burgers are great as well as the hamburger steak.

Thank rpwillis1
Johnson City, Tennessee
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

As my mom has aged (nearing 70), she hasn't been able to cook too often. She's the one that told me about Clarence's. It's a 30 minute drive or so from Johnson City. I've ate breakfast there at least 20 times in the last year. I keep it simple. Scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy. Thanks to my job, I... More 

Thank Tim W
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Clarences has one of the best breakfasts around. The staff is always sweet and welcoming. The food is always consistently good. The gravy is better than any I have ever had. This is not a fancy place, just good down home cooking.

Thank hours2kill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4021 Unicoi Dr, Unicoi, TN 37692-6852
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Unicoi
  • Phone Number: +1 423-743-7200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?