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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The Soup Kitchen has been my favorite lunch restaurant in Oak Ridge for many years. They serve excellent soups at reasonable prices and have a takeaway service also. Sandwiches, salads, and desserts are available too. Don't expect any ambiance. The Soup Kitchen is located in an old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Soup Kitchen has been my favorite lunch restaurant in Oak Ridge for many years. They serve excellent soups at reasonable prices and have a takeaway service also. Sandwiches, salads, and desserts are available too. Don't expect any ambiance. The Soup Kitchen is located in an old Manhattan-Project-era building on the southeast side Jackson Square, but what they lack in... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I loved their chili and their wait staff was sweet and awesome and they gave great recommendations. Will be going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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