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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
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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Make sure you have time to sit down. Enjoy the atmosphere and the staff and most of all the food. Try the apple fritter and don't plan on eating for the next few hours. Worth the visit and cheap too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This spot has been a family favorite for decades. The buttertwists are the best! Sweet family business with locals chatting on the stools at the counter. Drive thru service is happy and fast. The ladyfingers isn't what you'd expect but is a chocolate lover's best choice. A great birthday cake for one!

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