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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

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice Quick Hitter

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
KJ E
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Clinton, Tennessee
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Clinton, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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225 reviews 225 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
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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Orlando
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Andersonville, Tennessee
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I ordered the chili with a side of cheese bread and sweet iced tea. The portions are big, and very filling. Drink refills free. They offer a variety of different soups and breads each day, all homemade. They get quite a big lunch crowd so my tip would be to go early for lunch. Such a nice change from the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a neighborhood restaurant. It may not look much from the outside, but they line up out the door just to get in. There are a number of soups for each day, always adaily special. They also have sandwiches made to order.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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415 reviews 415 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
534 helpful votes 534 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I enjoy coming here when I am in Oak Ridge. So why only 3 stars when I recommend it for lunch? It's just that it doesn't have any really outstanding soup that I just have to have. It's an older building that's sort of funky and not all that comfortable and private for conversation. You take a tray through a... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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94 reviews 94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We saw a piece on this place on PBS by Chef Garrett of Knoxville. We were in knoxville on Saturday and thought we would try it. Their hours were 11 - 2. We went in and let them know we had never been there, but rather than explain a few things to us, we got a strange look. we backed... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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