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Arcade Restaurant

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Love me some sweet potato pancakes!

Came back to Memphis and had to go back to the Arcade. The oldest restaurant in Memphis and GREAT food! Yummy!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Deborah M
Killeen, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Germantown, Tennessee
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Arcade with family in from out of town. Greatly exceeded expectations. Thought more of a tourist magnet but mostly locals for lunch. Had liver & onion plate which was very good. Others had the Elvis banana PB bacon grilled cheese and salads. Satisfied group. Portions generous, including sides. Service friendly and efficient. Will be back!

Thank James S
Killeen, Texas
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came back to Memphis and had to go back to the Arcade. The oldest restaurant in Memphis and GREAT food! Yummy!!

Thank Deborah M
Memphis, Tennessee
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best french toast I have ever tasted. It can be crowded so be prepared to wait. Friendly wait staff. Can't wait to eat outside in the spring.

Thank Sondra S
Des Moines, Iowa
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220 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious Southern food (lots of sauces, gravy and grits) in a fun atmosphere, unchanged since Elvis went there.

Thank spanishpeeks
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most wonder lunch on our last day in town. The staff were simply wonderful, as were the locals eating there. We chose a selection of lunch/brunch items and we were not disappointed. special mentions goes to the sweet potato pancakes. Just note they close promptly so do not leave it late (i.e. after 2.30pm).

Thank duncan s
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived the restaurant was not packed at all so me and my nephew figured we would eat fast but that was not the case first we were seated he ordered his food which was a buffalo style chicken pizza and I ordered there breakfast the restaurant started to get fill up wit people as me and my nephew... More 

Thank Jesten G
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really liked this place. The cooking us cafe style, uncomplicated but reasonably confident with it. Great pancakes and sandwiches, and you'll be eating in a vintage setting. Very friendly service, too.

Thank MrPoops
Level Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, quick service, good food. Busy busy so carve out a bit of time to check it out, original furnishings. Great Mac and cheese!!

Thank Sara K
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt like I was back in an earlier day! Uber vintage decor. Arrived right after opening and was already filling up. By 730 am the place was filled. The eggs a little undercooked and the hash browns overcooked but tasted fine. HOWEVER, the sweet potato pancakes were absolutely amazing. Would highly recommend a visit

Thank Cassry
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard this was good, oldest diner, one of Elvis' faves. Well it needs a make over , and the area is not very safe . I did have the delicious sweet potato pancakes but i'd say don't waste your time. The service was not very friendly, either.

Thank Jamiecarla

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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, Local cuisine, Families with children


Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?