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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
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Batesville, Arkansas
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fun time looking at the memorabilia and getting a picture in the famous booth. Great prices. Good food!

Thank Armstrongmom
Oakboro, North Carolina
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to Graceland. After two nights in Nashville we decided to visit Tupelo, the Birth place and Johnnie's Drive in to complete my Elvis journey. We saw Johnnie's in an episode of Globe Trekker and had no idea it existed prior to watching the show. The food was great, the dough burger is authentic to the... More 

Thank Steve T
Aurora, Missouri
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85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We traveled through Tupelo to visit Elvis' childhood home. We read that Elvis used to frequent this place when he was a boy, so we thought it would be fun to check it out. Don't expect upscale dining here... it's a 50's type hamburger joint, much of the decor is original and you can tell it has been there for... More 

Thank tdrm
Ridgewood, New York
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234 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was a must for us. We had to sit in the Elvis booth and take a picture exactly like the one that was taken of Elvis. Couldn't get rid of the goose bumps that I could be part of Elvis' life by visiting a place that he loved to go to. The goose bumps never left...still have them thinking... More 

Thank Rebecca O
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The best dough burgers in tupelo, plus Elvis was here... And absolute MUST SEE AND EAT!!!!!!!!I love it. I will be eating here again! This place has been in business for 75 years...wow!!!

Thank robbieryder1
Atherstone, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We travelled to Tupelo to go see where Elvis was born. Outside of the Elvis attraction there is not allot else in the town. But we drove up and down the main street just looking for a place to get a coffee and a snack and we stumbled across "Johnnies". We are informed one of Elvis's favourite haunts before he... More 

Thank bultaco56
Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here on the way to Memphis. We were psyched to eat in the same booth Elvis ate in in the 50s. Great food ! Love how they serve the hot dogs split and on a burger bun ( never had one that way ). Everything looks like it did back in the 50s. Love the... More 

Thank Kimberly S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Ms and as a small child I had fond memories of going to Johnnies with my family. The food and the pull up ordering (from your car) is exactly like I remember. There may be better burgers in town but Johnnies is definitely one of those places that you must visit. I ordered the "dough burger"... More 

Thank Mike B
Tupelo, Mississippi
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Firstly, this fast food place was frequented by Elvis back in the day. That is its claim to fame. I can tell you that it's not because of the overly friendly staff or food quality. Next, at the time we went they only accepted cash. This is rather inconvenient as most people these days don't carry cash. The nostalgia of... More 

Thank jrbrown78
Meridian, Mississippi
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Tupelo and looking for a local place to eat with character. We chose Johnny's Drive Inn. It is a small car hop diner with good food and friendly service that has "a hole in the wall feel." We ate the all meat burgers and onion rings. The taste reminded us how food used to taste in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?