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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hop off the interstate for this

If you like doughnuts at all you should add just an extra 10 minutes to your trip, get off the interstate, and venture into downtown Cookeville to grab a few of these gems. Tell them it's your first time and one of their signature doughnuts is free. We took away the following - all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Kelly F
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Lenoir City, TN
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Lenoir City, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you like doughnuts at all you should add just an extra 10 minutes to your trip, get off the interstate, and venture into downtown Cookeville to grab a few of these gems. Tell them it's your first time and one of their signature doughnuts is free. We took away the following - all wonderful: cake covered with chocolate icing... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ralph's has been around for a long time. It is a place for people to congregate and have coffee, a donut, and lots of conversation. It is a place to take your children, grandkids, grandparents, and yourself to get your day off to a wonderful start. Don't miss it. Everyone will find something they will love to eat, and probably... More 

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

they have a good selection and there always fresh and when you compare them to any others there top shelf

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Tennessee
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138 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We have been to donut shops all over this country. Who would have guessed we'd find the BEST donuts just 30 miles away from home? We had never even heard of Ralph's until a few months ago. It was so highly recommended that we had to give it a try. What a wonderful experience! We received a free donut because... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great variety and everything we've tried has been great including huge apple fritters. Our "go to" though continues to be the Butter Braids. They melt in your mouth. Service is always great too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Best donuts in the world! Red velvet, cinnamon twists, blueberry!!!! The sugar cookies with the donut icing are addicting! Just looking in the big cases is a delight to the nose and eyes. Everyone can find something they love there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I am not a doughnut expert but my wife claims she is. So oftentimes when we are in a different town we try any local doughnut shops. We came in around 11 AM and was only a few folks seated at the counter stools. We were greeted right away and ordered a about 6 different doughnuts and coffee which were... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Skip the rest, go to the best. Ralph 's has been a staple in Cookeville for over 50 years. The recipe has not deviated. How can you improve on perfection. Always a friendly, hometown crowd. Four of us stopped in late one night and several people moved to accommodate us sitting together. Great service. Oh yes, did I say the... More 

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Tennessee
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We just moved to cookeville about a year ago and we heard about Ralphs immediately! We love them! Definitely get the old fashioned buttermilk donuts, the best! I love the diner style counter inside as well. Very friendly staff.

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Sparta, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I've had Ralph's donuts for years and by far the best in Cookeville. The twists are my favorite. Long times business says something for itself.

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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: Coffee Shop

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