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Ralph's Donut Shop

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59 S. Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
+1 931-526-4231
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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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Cookeville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

By far best donuts in the area. Good selectionof fresh donuts and pastries. We have krispie kreme and dunkin in town but this is hands down the best. Not open on Sunday now.

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Thank rthurmanatty
Cookeville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

These are arguably the best donuts in Cookeville. Lovingly handcrafted by the same family for many many years. Fresh made on site and served takeout or counter style.

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Thank coppermaker
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Donuts in Cookeville!! Yummy! Very good service and Donuts are always very fresh. Love their twists! They are the best!!

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Thank Monica W
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must stop in Cookeville! The donuts are incredible, and the apple fritters are the size of your face! Locally owned with great service. The type of place you could come with a bunch of friends, sit around, eat donuts, drink coffee, and have a great time with some awesome donuts! Like I said, this is a place... More 

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Thank Amber T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A classic in the Cookeville area and ranked best in the state for their doughnuts. Must try their butter twist and I highly recommend their red velvet with cream cheese icing! Oh, and definitely the Apple fritter too, enough to feed 2! Can't go wrong at Ralph's, a local favorite!

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Thank Nathanael R
Cookeville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ralph's is the gold standard of donut shops. They offer a wide variety of unique donut flavors including peanut butter and jelly or lemon cream, and every one is delicious. With the old-fashioned lunch counter set-up and the friendly staff, you just can't have a better experience!

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Thank 7Cindy_A7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the Butter Twists! Sweet little doughnut shop. Good variety of flavors too. You can sit at the bar, order to go or get them at the drive through window.

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Thank Cindy S
Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 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.

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Thank travelingteacher1111
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

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.

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Thank Diane K
Cookeville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 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?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
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?