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Ralph's Donut Shop

59 S. Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-4231
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sparta, t
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Some of the best melt-in-your-mouth donuts around. This place has. Even around for years and that says a lot about a donut shop. They are open 24 hours and always have coffee ready.

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e tn
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

No other donut shop has been able to touch Ralph's. Consistently perfect, friendly, down home. You've GOT to get their butter twists!

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TN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been eating donuts at Ralph's since I was a young girl. They serve the best donuts I have ever eaten anywhere. When you go there you know whatever variety you choose to enjoy will be fresh and delicious. Ralph's donuts are consistent in quality and goodness as they have been for many many years.

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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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164 reviews 164 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Additional Information about Ralph's Donut Shop

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

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