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Ralph's Donut Shop

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59 S. Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
+1 931-526-4231
5:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 11:30 pm
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This little bakery has a great selection of all that is sweet and yummy. Nice, nice people work there; a "throw back" to days when you could enjoy a doughnut without the guilt! A meeting place for many in the town to solve the world's problems over a cup of coffee and a doughnut.

Thank travelingteacher1111
Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once you've had a Ralph's doughnut.......there is no other doughnut. Small hometown atmosphere. Take friends or go by yourself for quiet cup of coffee. All ages.

Thank Diane K
Cookeville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As always, Ralph's twists & chocolate covered twists are the best. All donuts are fresh and delicious but the twists are the best. Did I mention how good the twists are?

Thank Richard D
Cookeville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is just nothing like a yummy Ralphs donut or chess bars. They also have wonderful tenderlion biscuits.

Thank sriddle7
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are just driving through the area, take the time to stop in! It's not far off the interstate and they have a drive thru too! They have so many options that you'll feel overwhelmed in a good way. I recommend the red velvet donut. Delicious!

Thank blackyceqwerty
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in Cookeville you have to go to Ralph's. There's nothing like it. They still have their original counters inside that feel like you've stepped back in time and the butter cream twists are some of the most amazing things I've ever tasted. I have to limit myself to just a few times a year now but man... it's... More 

Thank dj12478
Pall Mall, Tennessee
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Cookeville, you MUST go by Ralph's. I started going there 50 years ago when I was in college and continue today...taking the kids, grandkids and friends. You must have the twist!

Thank JimbuckTootle
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Cookeville has to offer. It's hands down the best. People move away and come back to town and go straight to Ralphs. It's a local hang out. Must must must try it. You will never have another donut to match it

Thank sw8955
Springfield, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

These donuts are the absolute best. I have been coming here for 34 years; since beginning college. I've tried a lot of other donut shops & none compare.

Thank Myron H
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

A friend of mine suggested this place while I was in town on business. Wow! These may be the best donuts I have ever had. It's a little hard to find but well worth the trip.

Thank T M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
5:00 am - 11:30 pm
5:00 am - 11:30 pm
5:00 am - 11:30 pm
5:00 am - 11:30 pm
5:00 am - 11:30 pm
5:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 S. Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-526-4231

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?