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Arcade Restaurant

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

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  • 145
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  • 130
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Elvis ate here!

Elvis used to eat his peanut butter and banana sandwiches here...do you really need another reason to visit?? I ordered their summer salad; fresh, summery and good. The flies were terrible though. Kind of disgusting having to swat flies while you eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
AmiK2
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Beaumont, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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FLORISSANT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Nostalgic 50's type Diner. Great Breakfast!!! We had a wait because it was a weekend but was about 1/2 hr. We sat outside at the tables located on side of building. Darling place and food was terrific. They also serve lunch and dinner. Service was good considering how busy they were. Will definitely make this a must stop when visiting... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Elvis used to eat his peanut butter and banana sandwiches here...do you really need another reason to visit?? I ordered their summer salad; fresh, summery and good. The flies were terrible though. Kind of disgusting having to swat flies while you eat.

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Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very nice place to eat. It is in walking distance from the National Civil Rights Museum. It is right up the street from that museum. The food was good and served quickly. Reasonable prices for the area. Free refill on drinks.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Loved this place!! Don't be turned off by the original booths and tables still in use - the food and vibe is great!! Wait staff is very attentive - but not overboard. Food was reasonable and served quickly. Lots of concoctions on the menu (both food and adult beverage) that salute the history of Memphis. My advice for Elvis Fans... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I dreamed about sweet potato pancakes and bacon. I We walked 2-1/2 miles to get this breakfast. The eggs were tepid, and the sweet potato pancakes{3} were huge. Entirely too big. The coffee was so weak you could see through it. The waitress was very pleasant.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Best French Toast EVER!! OMG I had a bite of my cousins order and now I'm back home craving them!! Skip everything else, the French toast is on point! Made the "Arcade style" from baguettes and had the perfect crispness and flavor! I had the Sweet Potato pancakes and they were ok. I picked them because they were a Food... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Upon hearing that Elvis Presley himself used to eat here, expectations were high! However, we were left slightly disappointed as the burgers weren't that great and the service was poor. The food was nice, don't get me wrong, but not brilliant. The milkshakes however were really good and the decor is very nostalgic.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The pumpkin pancakes were very good, but that was the best thing about this place. I ordered the fish sandwich which was good but nothing special. Our waitress was nice, but the service was ridiculously slow. When we inquired, after close to an hour, as to why it was taking so long, we were told things were taking longer because... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Worth a visit. Food was good, but the service was lacking the warm and friendly attitude we became accustomed to on our road trip!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

National landmark, oldest restaurant in Memphis. You'd think it would be good, right? We went in on Sunday at noon. A blonde woman with a bunch of jewelry on (who appeared to be the manager or owner) took our order. Nothing fancy, bacon, eggs and pancakes. FIFTY minutes later, I had to ask where our food was. No one ever... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?