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1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623 (Central Gardens Area Association)
+1 901-276-8015
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Ranked #280 of 1,282 Restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $0 - $10
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner, Vegetarian, Family Fare
Neighborhood: Central Gardens Area Association
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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250 reviews 250 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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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
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 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
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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
80 helpful votes 80 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
55 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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Additional Information about The Cupboard

Address: 1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
Phone Number: +1 901-276-8015
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Central Gardens Area Association
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: American, Diner, Vegetarian, Family Fare

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