So despite having lived in east Tennessee for her whole life, my friend Donna had never heard of Louis’. So we took a trip back out to Fountain City so she could experience one of the most famous eateries in Knoxville.
Louis’ has been a Knoxville staple since 1958. Several years ago, Louis’ moved to a larger building to make way for an exit ramp from interstate 640.
We went during the lunch rush, but that’s no big deal at Louis’. The large building can accommodate dozens of diners, and the experienced staff are used to the business.
I recommended that we split the spaghetti, because the serving size is HUGE. The staff at Louis’ make all of the sauces and dressings in-house. I’ve eaten nearly everything on the menu at Louis’, and I’ve never been disappointed. This time was no different. The food was great and the service was on point. Another great thing about Louis’ is how inexpensive most of the menu items are. Unless you’re ordering filet mignon or rib eye, you can eat there relatively cheap. The eatery also caters and has a banquet room for events. Louis’ even offers the option of a drive-in, which stays packed during the dinner rush.
You can check out the menu here. The next time you’re hungry and want great Italian food, check out Louis’!