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Arcade Restaurant

540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810 (Downtown)
901-526-5757
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Ranked #117 of 1,280 Restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Californian
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Moravia, Iowa
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108 reviews 108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We stayed at a vacation rental in the area and there was a recommendation to go here- I would also recommend it! Great coffee and the staff all seemed to really work as a unit bussing, serving, filling drinks etc. We had the sweet potato pancakes mmmmm and a breakfast pizza. The breakfast pizza was ok, nothing special. Bacon was... More 

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Alabama
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had a great experience at the Arcade. We went there because of the connection with Elvis and we were in the neighborhood. Nice ambiance. Old booths with the original counters and some photos and posters, mostly from movies that were filmed there. Some of the Tripadvisor reviews pan the service; it wasn't very good, but ok. The food was very... More 

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Westmont, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I had the sweet potato pancakes and they were delicious. The view of the trolly cars outside were fun. This was a great place to remember in older movies.

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Killeen, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A local recommended the sweet potato pancakes, and of course I had to try. All I can say is YUMMY! The service was great and they had a lot of other items I would have loved to have tried. Great diner atmosphere!

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Columbia, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a late breakfast at the Arcade Restaurant in Memphis twice. Both times were very good. The country ham is a huge portion, with biscuits, gravy and grits. A Southern experience. Also good were the French toast (made with French bread), omelets and chicken fried steak. A nice little diner with a nostalgic décor. Not just for tourists --... More 

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nc
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Locals do not eat here! I'm convinced the good reviews on here are fake. This place is horrible and I have given it plenty of tries living next door. Fake butter oil on EVERYTHING, old tasting hashbrowns and horrible biscuits! Take your pictures and leave!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I stopped to have breakfast at the restaurant which was one of Elvis Presley's favorites. The sweet potato pancakes were excellent. I also asked to deep fry the hashbrowns (read this online somewhere) and really liked them. The restaurant gives you the feeling of going back in time, so the bench seat may not be the most comfortable, but the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were in town for the St Jude marathon and went to Arcade for breakfast and the food was GREAT. The Eggs Redneck was the best southern breakfast I have EVER had. There were ten of us there for breakfast and everyone was delighted with the food and the service. Can't wait to go back next year.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Arcade has been a favorite of mine since I've moved to Memphis 5 years ago. I have to come at least once a month and the French toast is perfection!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Memphis's oldest diner has changed very little over the years. Featured in many movies shot locally, the Arcade will make you feel transported to the 1950's. Not all of the menu items are good. Some of the items listed as veggies of the day seemed out of place; cup of chili, chips & salsa, chicken & dumplings to name a... More 

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Additional Information about Arcade Restaurant

Address: 540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
Phone Number: 901-526-5757
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Californian

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