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Johnnie's Drive In

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American, Diner
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908 E Main St, Tupelo, MS
+1 662-842-6748
07:00 - 21:00
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Johnnie's was established in 1945, the decor is from that time and authentic. There is a booth where Elvis used to sit and a lot of memorbillia on the walls about Elvis. The food was decent, the service and prices good. It's cash only here. The pecan pie which I took away was delicious.

Thank madowninguk
Wickford, Essex
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is was 2nd visit to Johnnie's Drive In and it's a great experience. It's been going for approx 70 years, and is like going back in time... it's great. The food is lovely and my mum said the Pecan Pie was lovely. You can't visit Tupelo without going here. Enjoy!

Thank Pinkribbon18
Cumming, Georgia
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131 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting Elvis's birthplace, plan to visit Johnny's Drive in for a quick lunch. It is just a mile or so away. The folks at the museum or anyone near there can direct you to Johnny's. It is the Typical old fashion drive-in that Elvis frequented. When you go in be sure to see the booth that Elvis preferred.

Thank vjmsuma
Tupelo, Mississippi
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A unique place to go back in time of Elvis as a Child, this is near his Birthplace and many Visitors all over the World have been here.

Thank Chocolate1426
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Great food at very reasonable prices, if it was good enough for Elvis etc etc .Make sure you get a T shirt we even brought the menu back to England

Thank dghandkmh
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Somewhere that Elvis popped into for a pitstop every now and then could have been exploited and turned into a terrible tourist trap. Thankfully it remains a pre-neon and chrome, pre-fifties diner. And the prices don't seem to have moved on much. What you get is decent diner food at very reasonable prices. Service is genuinely friendly and with a... More 

Thank Peter S
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Johnnie's Drive In is the place to go for an old fashioned diner experience. The decor is early 1950's and based on Elvis's time in Tupelo, The food is diner grill and home made. If you've never tried a depression era burger...try one here. Johnnie's has been fixing these burgers since 1945! If you're doing the Elvis tours, you have... More 

Thank SallieS
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Pretty good burgers & BBQ. Lots of Elvis memorabilia. Employees point out where he sat when he came there to eat. Reasonable prices, and take cash-only payment.

Thank herbreed
Denton, TX
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574 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Johnnie's is a MUST VISIT when in Tupelo. If you're feeling adventurous try the dough burger. Talk about a throwback to the "old days". Wow. Don't find many places serving these anymore. I'll stick with the regular all beef burger, thankyouverymuch. If you are lucky, the "Elvis booth" will be available when you visit. Good food and nostalgia. Hard to... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Johnnie's is a vanishing breed, but hopefully this one will stay open forever. The food is old-fashioned. The Johnnie-burger (a Depression-era dough burger) has its devotees. It's probably the most popular item. The All-Meat burgers are fine and inexpensive. They serve everything from pimiento and cheese sandwiches to hamburger steak. All of it is pretty good, depending on individual taste.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 908 E Main St, Tupelo, MS
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Tupelo
  • Phone Number: +1 662-842-6748

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