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Arcade Restaurant

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Downtown
American, Californian, Pizza
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Takeout

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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The oldest restaurant in Memphis!

Great place for breakfast or lunch. We sat at the counter and had wonderful service and good food. Amazing milkshakes! Peanut butter and banana sandwich, just like Elvis came there for.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Elizabeth A
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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McHenry, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The oldest Memphis restaurant has the best southern breakfast! We loved the eggs redneck with delicious sausage, biscuits and gravy as well as the fried sweet potato pancakes. A must!!! Owned by the same family since 1919!!

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had just got off the Amtrak and it was too early to check in to hotel. So glad we went here Amazing food, love the biscuits and gravy. Good atmosphere and obviously popular with the locals. Friendly service If you are in Memphis you should try it

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place for breakfast or lunch. We sat at the counter and had wonderful service and good food. Amazing milkshakes! Peanut butter and banana sandwich, just like Elvis came there for.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Had the fried half sandwich (that was Elvis's favorite) and the half salad and it was a lot of food. Great little piece of history.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We haven't been to the Arcade in awhile. Today we ventured downtown for brunch. We were not disappointed. Partner had his usual country fried steak and I had the Arcade Pert Sandwich. We had a short wait but it was well worth it. Total less tip $28.00. Gotta do it if in Memphis.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Arcade, an iconic 50's relic that survived the economic ups and downs of its now again trendy neighborhood, serves world class breakfasts. Try sweatbread pancakes with blueberries. No regrets but a 2 week diet will be required!

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Lakeland TN
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308 reviews 308 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Really good food in a neat atmosphere. They serve really good breakfast food. It use to only be open for breakfast and closed mid afternoon. Now It is open later on weekends which is good news for people who want a good meal on the weekends.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We sat in Elvis' booth and went in to order something to go. They took our order and brought our drinks and we then waited for over 30 minutes. Finally, everyone around us was getting their orders and we asked a server (not our waitress who never returned to our table) for help. He did make sure we got our... More 

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Corby, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

we returned to to this café as we had such a nice meal the last time we went,but were very disappointed this time ,it is very popular as elvis used to eat there so we had to wait for a table to become available the we had to wait for a waitress,there was a lot of waiting then we weren't... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Billed as the oldest restaurant in Memphis, I found it convenient to stop here for breakfast after first arriving in Memphis. It's a straight shot from the airport and gives one the opportunity to take in some of the old city streets along the way. As for breakfast, it was very good and I'm glad that the server mentioned that... More 

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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, Californian, 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, Californian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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