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Arcade Restaurant

540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810 (Downtown)
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Ranked #106 of 1,265 Restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $0 - $10
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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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

3 of us tried all different dishes and everything was great. The biscuit gravy was better than Cracker Barrel. The French toast is deep fried. The ham was perfect. It was not busy Friday morning but there were dirty tables when we walked in. The girl who served us was polite and somewhat attentive but seemed to be the only... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Me and my family went here mostly just because of the movie "Mystery Train." I expected pretty standard average diner food, but my french toast was pretty freaking delicious. The service was alright, it wasn't as bad for me as some people listed below. But to each their own experience. It could have been a bit faster though. The Men's... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Lunch at the Arcade is an experience. Located on Beale St. it offers a unique dining experience with great southern food in a fun environment. The decor is southern funky and the service is good. The fried catfish sandwich was excellent along the sides. Overall a good lunch experience.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

While it was great to see the history of the place when we order our food and received it I found a hair in the pizza, even though the waitress replaced it with a new one and discounted it at half off I was still unpleasant with the service and most obviously a hair in my pizza. Overall I was... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Sweet potato pancakes ! those are always a hit. Service is great and the atmosphere is fun. Portions are generous and very tasty.

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Yep, step back in time, doesn't look like it has been touched since the 50's at least. Worn lion, warn booths but clean enough. Been here a few times because it is such good value. Service has been patchy but mostly friendly and prompt. Love the mugs, good old fashioned heavy mugs with bottomless cups :) The food is quite... More

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Naperville, IL
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

What's not to like about The Arcade? It's been around since 1919 and was Elvis' favorite Memphis diner. Check out the last booth on the left where he always sat. Legend has it Elvis would face the back and look in the mirror to see if fans were coming in and then he'd make a quick escape out the side... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A friend and myself went on 4th oct for lunch.We were suprised the amount of people inside as we passed no one on our walk from Beale St or anyone outside going in or out! Once inside it was like stepping back in time. I asked to sit in Elvis's booth but someone was there, we were seated near by... More

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Three of us went in and waited at the door until one of the waitresses yelled from across the floor to tell us to sit wherever we wanted. Once seated after being walked passed by every server in the place (there were about 6 working) we waited 20 min until we finally just left since no one would even take... More

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

I think the booths are original, very uncomfortable. It is old and average at best, soup and a grilled sandwich took 25 minutes, difficult to get any attention from the staff. My husband asked for chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce he got a scoop of ice cream in a bowl of hot chocolate....is this normal....I don't think so. Not... 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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