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Ralph's Donut Shop

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59 S. Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-4231
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Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best doughnuts I've ever had!

If in the Cookville area, this doughnut shop is a must! They have the best doughnuts money can buy. Be sure to try the double chocolate doughnuts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Jeff G
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Tennessee
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Tennessee
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

If in the Cookville area, this doughnut shop is a must! They have the best doughnuts money can buy. Be sure to try the double chocolate doughnuts.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Ralph's donuts are a must for any donut lover. Tell them if it is your first time visit and one donut of your choice is free. Staff is kind and love the small town feel.

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La Vergne
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We picked up some of these goodies for a meeting we were having. These were so good I had a hard time not eating them all. These are the best.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

whenever we have guests in town we take them to Ralph's....first time customers earn a free donut. Whenever I return to Illinois I am required to bring back apple fritters....they are amazing. My new favorite is the key lime Bismarck.....I'm a lemon fan but this is even better than that.....I'm a key lime devotee now. A must stop in Cookeville.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you want to meet the genuine folks of Cookeville, this is the place to do it. The girls are helpful and the donuts are a mouthful. Their apple fritters are the size of a small Frisbee, Their chest bars will make you sing. If you go back the next day, you will see the same customers there daily--just look... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It's our go to place for our weekend family fix! My kids love the variety. Me -- I am a plain Jane donut person. We are all satisfied here.

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South Lyon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

While picking up a couple of sandwiches at World Foods market and deli another customer who heard that I was from out of town came up beside me and said, in this southern accent whisper. "Listen, do yerself a favor, when you leave in the mornin stop at Ralph's and get yerself a donut and coffee, ya can't go wrong".... More 

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Livingston, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

I love this place, absolutely the best donuts ever. Been going there for years, you won't be disappointed. Apple fritters are amazing. Worth the drive every time.

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Cookeville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

By far the best Donut Shop in the area! We introduce Ralph's Donut to everyone new. In fact, I was there early this morning getting a dozen Donuts for my Birthday Grandson!

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Ralph's donuts is so good! First time there, you get a free twist. Everything I've had has been fantastic. We get mix and match dozens all the time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59 S. Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: (931) 526-4231

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

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