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Arcade Restaurant

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Downtown
American, Pizza, Californian
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540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
901-526-5757
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 119
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Diner and not a good one at that.

I can't believe this restaurant came so highly recommended. it's not a restaurant it's a diner and a bad one at that. never again and I wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy. food was not well cooked. the only good thing was our waitress who was very nice.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Andreamelo
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Gainesville, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I can't believe this restaurant came so highly recommended. it's not a restaurant it's a diner and a bad one at that. never again and I wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy. food was not well cooked. the only good thing was our waitress who was very nice.

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London
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322 reviews 322 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We ate here for breakfast and it was really good, we had eggs, sausage pancakes etc and it was delicious. Service was good I recommend it!

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Benton, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is our third visit. First time the service was good as was the food. The second time we had to leave because the service was so bad. This visit the food was good and the service was bad. It is like the servers are just indifferent. It's rare to get offered a drink refill. Guess people just keep coming... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

food was excellent, and large portions. service was indifferent, and the sweet potato pancakes for which they are famous did not really live up to their billing -- they were fine pancakes, but not much sweet potato flavor.

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

On our tour of Elvis-related sites, came across this place and liked it so much we went for breakfast two days in a row. The food is standard diner fare served by friendly, busy staff. The place was full of locals including policemen, delivery drivers, businessmen etc. both times we went which is a always a good sign. The sweet... More 

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Harpswell, Maine
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

There's probably better breakfast in Mepmphis, but the atmosphere here makes this a lot of fun. Oldest restaurant in Memphis, booths.myou could imagine Elvis popping by in his heyday. French toast was good. Service was a bit slow, but it gave you more time to enjoy the experience.

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Moravia, Iowa
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108 reviews 108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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
48 helpful votes 48 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 901-526-5757

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?