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213 S Sycamore St, Elizabethton, TN 37643-4507
+1 423-547-0166
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Hampton, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is one of the few remaining places that you can afford to take a family for a good cheeseburger and onion rings! Always fresh and tasty.

Thank P4192HHjeffs
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

How awesome is this place! Food is typical drive in food from the 60's at 1960 prices! $1.25 for an ice cream cone!

Thank Laura B
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

they have really good burgers and fries. this place has been in Elizabethton for over 50 years in one form or another. and the people of carter county have always bought burgers here. realy great place.

Thank greatfood53
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been eating at Sycamore for at least 30 years. I bet they have the largest menu selection east of the big river. Not a huge dining area but adequate. Little nostalgia with old soft drink bottles and license plates. Orders are taken promptly and food served in reasonable amount of time as each meal is NOT pre-made. I'm... More 

Thank Mcole2359
Johnson City, Tennessee
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141 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Delicious food! Everybody gets the meatloaf sandwich...$3.50......big enough for two! Huge ice cream cones for $1.25. The owner takes pride in quality and cleanliness. This place has been here for many years. Try it!

Thank Ilovellamas
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

If you want a great home made style cheeseburger, soup beans & cornbread, or a home cooked dinner plate, The Sycamore Drive-In is the place to go. This is great comfort food at it's best. For my money, I'll take the Sycamore over any Restaurant in Elizabethton. The place is really small and can only seat maybe 6-8 people, but,... More 

Thank Jim S
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Took my friend there to eat cause she has lived in Elizabethton for 20 some years and has never had a corn dog from Gary's. She loved it and has been several times since with her husband. Great food and great service..

Thank Tnvols32
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Even though this looks like a hole in the wall, the food is great and the place is fun to visit. The burgers are super tasty and there are plenty of choices for everyone. Definitely worth the stop!

Thank Brian A
Elizabethton, United States
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178 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had a bologna burger, was great,also had onion rings can not say the same for them. My wife had a burger and she said it was good but the fries weren't.

Thank Russell H
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

One of the last drive ins, a great experience for the whole family. We saw The BFG, it was a great time. You need an AM radio, either in the car, or bring a portable radio. Super reasonable snack bar, but they close one hour after the start of the movie, so get your popcorn and snacks early. Great summer... More 

Thank lorenfita

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 S Sycamore St, Elizabethton, TN 37643-4507
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Elizabethton
  • Phone Number: +1 423-547-0166

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