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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: Brunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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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
totally the best doughnuts

the greatest doughnuts ever.great drinks eat in or take home.simple small home town doughtnuts on side street.cedar ave.left at dairey queen.on highway 70.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Nancy C
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the greatest doughnuts ever.great drinks eat in or take home.simple small home town doughtnuts on side street.cedar ave.left at dairey queen.on highway 70.

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Thank Nancy C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best donuts I've eaten! No comparison to the chains. A great local place. They have a wide selection of donuts. Everything I've had was great!

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Thank Chris F
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My shortest review ever...go! Amazing! Everything! A little more substance than those big chain store donuts and not too sweet. I'll dream of twists and orange cream-filled goodness tonight. My new stop on the 40 in Middle TN.

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Thank LordMark H
Springfield, Missouri
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in the mood for donuts while working one night so I did the research on local donuts in Cookevile. This place is worth every penny. All donuts except their big ones are $1. I've tried several of their extensive variety and all are just the right amount of sweet with that light airy texture true donut fans crave.... More 

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Thank ZSmithcoach
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It not just that they serve darn good donuts it's the atmosphere. It seems you canto to Ralph anytime of day and you find people coming in for donuts. The staff is friendly and welcoming and give you all the time needed to make just the right whether it's apple fritters, glazed or donut holes. Go early and join in... More 

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Thank Bigbirdauto11
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been going to the best little donut shop for years...took two dozen to Christmas Brunch and had an amazing day!

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Thank Gaga1951
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love Ralph's and especially their butter twist. They never disappoint and donuts are always fresh and quick service! If your visiting Cookeville it is a must!!

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Thank blake416
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best donuts in Cookeville with a hometown feel. I remember going to Ralphs when I was a kids almost 40 years ago. Still enjoy the donuts.

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Thank BigDaveBo
Nashville
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My wife and I opted for a day trip to Cookeville during the Christmas holidays. We sought out Ralph's because it was the #1 place on TripAdvisor. After walking thru town to it we opted to buy a dozen donuts ($9) to try out...wow they really were great. I went many years without eating a single donut but I had...gulp...3... More 

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Thank bdcdaddy
Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We actually drove up to Cookeville from Nashville for a day trip and stopped by Ralph's to see what all the hype was about. It turns out that Ralph's is a rare case of truth in advertising...their donuts are amazing! We tried several (double chocolate cake, custard-filled, plain glazed, glazed chocolate) and found each one divine! Reminded me of the... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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