Time travel may seem like science fiction until you make a pilgrimage to this East Knoxville institution and find yourself transported back to 1959. It’s a classic American drive-in, and the stuff that movies are made on. Cheeseburgers, peanut butter milkshakes and frosted cokes are among the many favorites that have kept almost four generations of locals pulling to eat in the car or sharing an outdoor meal around a picnic table. Cardin’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner—the menu is long and so are the lines if you come at rush hour.


Restaurant Details

Locally Owned Wifi Patio Live Music Accepts Reservations Party Room (20+)
Kids Menu Delivers Buffet Waterfront Vegetarian Dishes Vegan Dishes

Hours

Day Opens Closes
Sunday 7 a.m. 11 p.m.
Monday 5 a.m. 11 p.m.
Tuesday 5 a.m. 11 p.m.
Wednesday 5 a.m. 11 p.m.
Thursday 5 a.m. 11 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. midnight
Saturday 7 a.m. midnight
Day Business Hours
Sunday 7 a.m.
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11 p.m.
Monday 5 a.m.
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11 p.m.
Tuesday 5 a.m.
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11 p.m.
Wednesday 5 a.m.
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11 p.m.
Thursday 5 a.m.
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11 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.
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midnight
Saturday 7 a.m.
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midnight

Upcoming Events for Cardin’s Drive-In

Comments » 1

Pcable writes:

Absolute best milk shake anywhere!!!
Worth the trip.

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