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Arcade Restaurant

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540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
19015265757
Today
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place....

Great place to visit while in Memphis. We were lucky enough to get the Elvis booth. Food was good but service was lacking...had to hunt down the waitress for a tea refill.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Kimberly H
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Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Allen, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is just my opinion, but I consider myself a foodie and I am in the hospitality business. The staff was not friendly and they seemed rushed, almost like we were a bother. The food took forever to come out and when it did the world famous sweet potato pancakes were burnt. My eggs were cold and the bacon was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I live in Memphis and had never been to the "legendary" Arcade. My son and I had lunch there today and I was not impressed. At least not with the food and service. Ok, I know it's a diner, but I was hoping for food that was tastier, especially since it's full of so many tourists. We ordered off the... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great place to visit while in Memphis. We were lucky enough to get the Elvis booth. Food was good but service was lacking...had to hunt down the waitress for a tea refill.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Go by & check this place out, just don't order any food..... Bad service, bad food, lots of history....

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alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It's cool to eat somewhere that's nearly 100 years old. My burger was pretty good. I'd still rate Huey's as better, but it was still a nice place to eat with a cool ambiance.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The history and period (kitschy) decor was very interesting. The service was very slow even though it was less than half-full when we arrived; the food was mediocre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Hubby and I found this gem not knowing its history! what a find. It was wonderful. We are traveling cross country and always try to find diners so we were excited to find this..and even more so when we found its history, Food was incredible. I fell in love with the sweet potato pancakes. We generally try to eat somewhere... More 

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Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I read that this was the number 1 diner in America (in a book published in 2007) as it is one of the oldest and served great traditional southern food. I had sweet potato pancakes with eggs and bacon and scoffed the lot. Big portions and great milkshakes. Staff were friendly and were quick to top up our filter coffees.... More 

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Lismore, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a must for breakfast if staying in Memphis. 1950s decor and service. Original booth style with formica table tops and vinyl seating. Lots if locals and police eating when we visited which made for a great experience

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Brookhaven, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

GROUPON brought me here too! Lol. Plenty of food for little money! It was the perfect location. I got Brunch! GET A MILKSHAKE if you go here! Please! It was great! Awesome service!

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Additional Information about Arcade Restaurant

Address: 540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
Phone Number: 19015265757
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 - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American, Pizza

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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: 19015265757

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?