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“Ho-Hum” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Cupboard

The Cupboard
1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623 (Central Gardens Area Association)
+1 901-276-8015
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Ranked #262 of 1,198 Restaurants in Memphis
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Family Fare, Diner
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Gardens Area Association
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.
Martin, TN
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Ho-Hum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We ate breakfast there once. It was a good, southern breakfast, but not worth what we paid. Our waitress sat in the corner reading the morning paper while we waited for her to refresh our coffee. They have many photos of celebrities who have apparently visited throughout the years. We did not go back during our 2 week visit, even though we were staying just down the street.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Memphis, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good southern cooking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Good, local restaurant known for plate lunches, breakfasts, and great service. Try the vegetable plate! You can even buy their cookbook.

Visited August 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Not the same Cupboard we know.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Mashed potatoes were awful. Sugary sweet greens? Why is the cornbread the size of quarters?

Visited July 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Cozy Comfort Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

They have the BEST chicken fried steak EVER
outside of Texas!

Visited April 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great way to up your veggie intake and still gratify your pie cravings!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I love this place when I'm craving comfort food, or just realize I want something without a 'mc' in front of it or served in paper or cardboard. Also, I love to sneak in during 'off-peak' hours for a chill hour with good home-cooked food and a magazine.

Visited October 2011
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