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The Cupboard

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Central Gardens Area Association
American, Vegetarian, Family Fare, Diner
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1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
+1 901-276-8015
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Cupboard Restaurant has been serving up the freshest veggies in town...
The Cupboard Restaurant has been serving up the freshest veggies in town since 1943. We serve breakfast all day, lunch and dinner, and offer a variety of catering options for groups both large and small. The Cupboard is also known for preparing fresh vegan and vegetarian dishes, as we do not use meat products in any of our veggies and many options are egg and cheese-free as well. The Cupboard prides itself on the fact that we have a number of customers who dine with us every single day.
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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Southern food, excellent service

We ate lunch here on a busy weekday. Had to wait a few minutes for a table; everybody in the crowded waiting area was in a good mood and polite, incuding the guy taking our names. Our server was just as friendly - pegged us for out-of-towners and chatted, but not too long. The food was a blast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Mary B
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Surprise, Arizona
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Not a lot to say about this restaurant. Everything was 'average', Nothing special about the food, for example: -- sunnyside eggs were not fully cooked (dangerous to pregnant women etc.) -- hashbrowns tasty but not not crispy -- bacon quite nice -- had to ask three times for water -- pancakes good but nothing special Service was about the same.... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We ate lunch here on a busy weekday. Had to wait a few minutes for a table; everybody in the crowded waiting area was in a good mood and polite, incuding the guy taking our names. Our server was just as friendly - pegged us for out-of-towners and chatted, but not too long. The food was a blast from my... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant for several years and am never disappointed. They have had the same waiters for years, so they must treat their employees wonderful. That in and of itself is enough to keep me coming back. I also like the pictures of local Memphians all around. If you are visiting Memphis, you can get a snapshot... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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298 reviews 298 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We would not have selected this restaurant going by it's kerb-side appeal. The area looked very run-down. It was recommended to us for good Southern food. The food was nicely cooked with a good selection including vegetables. Prices were good and there were very few local eating places to choose from. The restaurant was well lit and the waitress was... More 

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LONDON
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Really enjoyed food and atmosphere at this restaurant!! The front of the house person had hobnobbed with Elvis and his entourage and it was such a delight to have him share his experiences!!

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My father lives in Memphis and this is by far one of his favorite restaurants. He always takes us to lunch here when we're in the area. I love their fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, corn pudding, and chicken strips. They have daily specials and you can't go wrong with any of them. This restaurant used to be incredibly popular... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

They have a great selection of home cooked vegetables and entrees. Service is good and the food is great. You really can't go wrong with any of their vegetable choices. I usually always get the vegetable plate, but my family ordered fried chicken and catfish and said it was all good. Save room for dessert!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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212 reviews 212 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Had lunch here one afternoon and really enjoyed it, the place was packed but the service was very good and very friendly. The food options change daily (Monday specials, Tuesday specials etc..) but they do have a limited number of options offered everyday. We came on a Sunday and I had Chicken Fried Chicken w/Milk Gravy with a side of... More 

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Very good food and good service. Food was southern style and fresh. Parking lot was little crowded which is a sign of a good place to eat. Will return next time I am in the area.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Recommended by another guest at our hotel. Food did not disappoint. Kiki our server was prompt and very efficient. Vegetable choices were plentiful as were the bread baskets. Would happily recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Central Gardens Area Association
  • Neighborhood: Central Gardens Area Association
  • Phone Number: +1 901-276-8015

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Family Fare, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

Description

The Cupboard Restaurant has been serving up the freshest veggies in town since 1943. We serve breakfast all day, lunch and dinner, and offer a variety of catering options for groups both large and small. The Cupboard is also known for preparing fresh vegan and vegetarian dishes, as we do not use meat products in any of our veggies and many options are egg and cheese-free as well. The Cupboard prides itself on the fact that we have a number of customers who dine with us every single day.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?