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The Cupboard

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Central Gardens Area Association
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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • 39
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  • 12
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, nice staff, cooked fresh

Most of us had catfish and chicken, very good cooked fresh. We did not like turnip greens but the sweet potatoe, fried green tomatoes and macaroni was excellent!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Joeirichie
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Indiana
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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food tastes great, adequately seasoned and the vegetables are great!! The service is also refreshing!

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Thank Wesleight
Nashville, Tennessee
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike other long standing Memphis meat & 3 restaurants, these folks do not ride on there history but, take their food and service seriously everyday. The fried green tomatoes are especially outstanding as they are LIGHTLY dusted with corn meal (not fried chicken batter) then fried to a golden brown leaving the slice dry, not greasy, letting the wonderful tomato... More 

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Thank sawtooth615
three way tn
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139 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great quality - corn muffins to die for. eggplant casserole corn pudding chicken and dressing it's all GREAT.................

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Thank saratogajohn
Indiana
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Most of us had catfish and chicken, very good cooked fresh. We did not like turnip greens but the sweet potatoe, fried green tomatoes and macaroni was excellent!

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Thank Joeirichie
Mississippi, U.S.
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We visited The Cupboard on Thanksgiving Day 2015. The restaurant was busy but we did not have to wait to be seated. We had the usual Thanksgiving fare - turkey, dressing, sweet potato casserole, etc. It was delicious!! Service was friendly and quick but without making you feel rushed. The mood was very family-ish. We will definitely eat here again.

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Thank KellyCord
Germantown, Tennessee
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376 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Comfort food at it's finest. Meat and three is always a great choice. Love the fried chicken. Veggies are fantastic. Cornbread muffins are the very best!!!! Pretty good burger and solid breakfast options served all day. You can't go wrong at the cupboard.

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Thank jwillstp
Southaven, Mississippi
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The Cupboard has been a Memphis treasure for many years. The food is excellent and the service outstanding. I ate there with a friend yesterday. Our server Craig was delightful - he was attentive and professional; we lacked nothing. The fried green tomatoes were crisp and tasty - never greasy. The list of entrees and vegetables changes daily but the... More 

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Thank Charl U
Memphis, Tennessee
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333 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable prices. You can get eggs, bacon and toast for $4.99. I went for lunch and got the meat and three for less then $10. They have a large array of fresh vegetable choices. I had the mashed potatoes and coleslaw which were delicious. The eggplant casserole was somewhat bland but the cracker crumbs... More 

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Was there on a Sunday and had the chicken and dressing with turnip greens and mashed potatoes. It was comfort food heaven.

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Thank john b
memphis
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

I usually come for breakfast and it's always consistently tasty and filling. Best for the food to be cooked the way you like and they try to accommodate friendly customer service

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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 10
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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?