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Ralph's Donut Shop

59 S. Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-4231
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Ranked #2 of 136 Restaurants in Cookeville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

These were the best donuts ever!! My friend and I found this thru tripadvisor and decided to visit. Once in the door we were greeted with happy employees and offered a free donut!!! We both picked up 6 a piece and it was 5 dollars!!!! What a deal! YUMMY!!!!!!

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Kingston, Tennessee
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111 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great donuts at a great old establishment in Cookeville. Lots if varieties. Must try the lady finger chocolate cake and share it. So good!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We try all the donuts places in every city that we go to. These are some of the best we have had. The service was great and price was good.

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Columbia, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After reading and hearing about Ralph's Donut Shop, we just had to try it out. The fresh donuts were delicious. However, we ate the majority of them the next morning for breakfast and they were not nearly as good. And the woman behind the counter was grumpy which lessened our experience. Overall, I was disappointed.

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I say that, but the apple fritter here is a close second. The moment you step through the door it's like stepping back to 1965, with friendly folks and a menu that the carb craze never even ruffled. Before Dunkin thought that it was time to make the donuts, this place was already doing it, and much better at that!... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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88 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Good selection of fresh donuts and other pastry treats plus VERY good coffee. I'd choose this place over Starbucks anytime!

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Mission Viejo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A local Cookeville legend. Get the famous butter twists and the giant fabulous apple fritter. Local charm and so tasty all the way!

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Cookeville, Tennessee
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ralph’s Donut Shop is the best place to purchase donuts in town. Yes we have a chain donut place but Ralph’s beats them by a long shot. The apple fritters are huge and the best we have eaten. It’s a quaint little shop with friendly staff. When we purchase donuts we only get them from Ralph’s.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

The absolute best in every way! Butter twist is incredible! Staff is awesome. Terrific hometown feel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

There is no better donut- and the unique flavor and ambience of Ralph's will have you craving it again and again! As a little girl, my daddy brought me here in the morning as a special treat growing up, so I have dozens of years of Ralph's experience. My brother in law ate at Ralph's 4 times while here visiting... More

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