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The Soup Kitchen

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47 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-984-5370
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11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

We try to go up to The Soup Kitchen whenever they have the Snowcrab (Wednesday 's)! We pair that with the Mexican cornbread and enjoy! Delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We try to go up to The Soup Kitchen whenever they have the Snowcrab (Wednesday 's)! We pair that with the Mexican cornbread and enjoy! Delicious!

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a great little spot for lunch. Went there on a rainy day. It's in an old building that winds around with an eclectic mix of tables and chairs. You go through a serving line with a choice of soups/breads/sandwiches. I had broccoli cheddar with jalapeno cornbread (which was as big as 4 pieces) and my friend had chili... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Soup Kitchen has been around for awhile and it is showing it's age. Could use a remodel..... Soups are Ok, but need seasoning... Breads there are really good.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

There were about half a dozen soups left when we stopped in for a late lunch [around 3 PM]. They had a couple of soups that I had never heard of and they let me have a taste of each. I went with an old stand by and a half a roast beef sandwich. [You have the option of 1/2... More 

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Clinton, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Nothing fancy yet food is flat-out tasty. Quite a variety of soups, chili, sandwiches and breads. Reminds me somwhat of an upscale Subway, in that you order behind a visible counter. Don't know the whole story but looks as if they've turned an old single story house into a restaurant. Interesting concept. Place has a comfortable feel. If you're pressed... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Regular customers. Love getting half bowls of different soups and sharing. Always get their delicious breads.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It had been over 30 years since I had dined at The Soup Kitchen. I was still in high school. It was exactly as I remembered it. I don't think anything has changed. I got tamale chili and cornbread. I have to say my soup was not that warm and my butter wouldn't melt on my cornbread. It is quick... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A great little place, especially for lunch during a busy work day, a wide variety of good soups, only downside is that it's hard to find if you don't know the area and the parking is limited.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have ate here twice with friends and with my husband. First time I got the cabbage soup. It was good. I like the assortment of breads to choose from. The second time I tried their chili. It was good. It was made with a white bean instead of kidney beans. My husband got the Tomato soup. it was heavy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Came here with friends and upon arrival I got the wonderful hometown feel of Oak Ridge in the Soup Kitchen. Outside the constantly evolving daily menu was posted and being checked out by passersby. I ordered the tomato and dill soup, with half a cheese sandwich. Everything was fresh and the bread tasted as if it was just baked. The... More 

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Additional Information about The Soup Kitchen

Address: 47 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone Number: 865-984-5370
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: Delicatessen

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: 865-984-5370

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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