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Arcade Restaurant

American, Diner
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540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Of course you have to come for the sweet potato pancakes. I prefer visits during the week when the restaurant isn't overflowing with tourist and you can sit and enjoy your food without pressure of turning the table. The staff is nice and attentive.

Thank Roquita C
Winder, Georgia
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was worth going to see just for the history, but not for the food. Back in the day an Arcade was a place to hang out and we knew that, but my 15 year old son was disappointed to find out there were no video games here. Original booths, floors and soda fountain. A few pictures on the wall.... More 

Thank Pam G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was excited to come here as it had a great history. We sat in a lovely 50s style booth and drank in the atmosphere, the decor didn't disappoint but the service and food sure did. One hour twenty for breakfast and the place half full....to slow, when we had a full day of sightseeing ahead, combination of kitchen and nonchalant... More 

Thank RocheMaree
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I came here one night which happened to be a Trivia night, and we had so much fun! The food and staff were awesome, and we had a blast playing the trivia. So much history around that area it was just a neat place with yummy food!

Thank Miranda H
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Use to eat here years ago before it was discovered by tourists. The atmosphere is basically the same but too busy and the food seems to be suffering as a result. Our breakfast, which took forever, was cold and bland.

Thank 2twoblues
Montgomery, Alabama
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some friends and I had breakfast at the Arcade while visiting Memphis for the Beale Street Music Festival. It was fantastic. The French toast and sweet potato pancakes were the best. Our drinks were never empty and the staff was very friendly and efficient.

Thank fb1517701506
Columbus, Georgia
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant on our last night in Memphis. If we'd had found it on our first day, I don't think we would have eaten anything else! I can't say enough good things about this place really. The atmosphere is fantastic. I LOVED that so much of the place hasn't changed in the past half-century. And hey, if you're... More 

Thank LCA1108
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Managed to drop by the Arcade restaurant for our dinner and even got to sit in the booth where Elvis sat. The building itself is worth passing by to see especially when it is lit up at night. Inside the decor gives you a good feel of the 50s. We all enjoyed our food and as always in the Memphis... More 

Thank Fraser B
Southern Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the atmosphere at 'The Arcade Restaurant'. We have been here several times while in town. And I'm sure we'll be back there again next time we're in Memphis.

Thank icemakerking
Joliet, Illinois
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a very long wait, we were seated. There's seating at the counter, as well. Our food was very good. I especially enjoyed the sweet potato pancakes. Eggs, bacon, sausage, and the rest of our breakfast was tasty. Our waitress was spunky and friendly.

Thank Midwestmama_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 19015265757

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