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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
Best Apple Fritters anywhere in US

Love Ralph's Donuts. Great Donuts. Friendly and reasonably priced Can't Beat their Apple Fritters and Ceram Hones.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Cookeville
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Cookeville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love Ralph's Donuts. Great Donuts. Friendly and reasonably priced Can't Beat their Apple Fritters and Ceram Hones.

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Fairfield Glade, Tennessee
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love going to Ralph's since it is like stepping back into time. There are the older guys city at the counter drinking coffee and solving the world's problems. But the donuts and other goodies - you cannot resist! If you're a first-timer, you get one of their donut twists for free. And it may be still hot, which melts... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great donut shop. If you like donuts, Ralph's is certainly worth a visit while in Cookeville. Great selection of sugary treats!

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Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They do a really great job with their donuts. Always fresh and I believe are the best tasting donuts one can get. The staff is great and if you allow yourself to eat them you need to stop in and enjoy one of theirs. :)

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Nashville, Tennessee
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14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Well, yes, I need to be on a diet, but succumbed to out skinny daughter's wish for 'A' donut. We went through the icy drive thru, and got a dozen various donuts for around $9. The unique thing about them is that they are huge, and really really good.

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Lenoir City, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 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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147 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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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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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