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The Cupboard

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Central Gardens Area Association
American, Diner, Vegetarian, Family Fare
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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/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Good Southern food

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
warboys
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

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
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
83 helpful votes 83 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

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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97 reviews 97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Modesto, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I travel to Memphis on business every month, have driven by this place, and never ate there in the last 5+ years of going to Memphis. A co-worker took me there that is a Memphis native, and now I am wondering why I have not been eating there. Great food, great prices, and fast service.

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Portland, Oregon
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80 reviews 80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This was recommended by a staff person at the hotel I was staying in several blocks away. The first time I had the Italian chicken breast and baked potato. If I had ordered a chicken breast without the Italian sauce, the wait person said it would take 20 minutes. So I guess the one with sauce just need to be... More 

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Warington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Good option for any visitors staying in local hotels or visiting the medical center. Food was nice and fresh, decent choice as well.

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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, Diner, Vegetarian, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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