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The Cupboard

#117 of 1,199 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Gardens Area Association
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1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
+1 901-276-8015
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Alexandria, La
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While traveling through Memphis met with some friends at mid morning. They chose the Cupboard which was a great choice. The feel of the place was down town Memphis. The menu could have been one that Elvis would have chose from-comfort foods. Had a great breakfast with the fluffiest pancakes ever. Plan to go back one day and try the... More 

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Thank travel0pini0n
Ohio
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64 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed lunch here. No wait to get in on Saturday at noon. I had a vegetable plate with 4 different vegetables (it kills me to call mac & cheese a vegetable) and Mr. Ving got the catfish. The hush puppies came with the catfish and he was kind enough to let me have one. Wow, best ever. Not greasy, good... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Homestyle cooking...reasonably priced. Varied menu...something for everyone. You can't go wrong here.

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Thank dsierra7_12
Cordova
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

I was on my way to work at 6pm, with no dinner, Chicken and dressing, with two orders of greens was calling my name. So I called the best and most convenient place, The Cupboard. I arrived 10 minutes later and my dinner was waiting on me. They give you a good portion of everything including cranberry sauce and 4... More 

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Thank 506carolyna
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

That's not really what I look for in a restaurant, but this one surprised me. Not overcooked mush! The fresh eggplant casserole and the tomatoes and okra get my top votes. My catfish was grilled nicely but the cook went heavy on the pepper. Good change from BBQ! Got there on the late side for lunch and didn't have to... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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177 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

The oldies music was a bit loud for us at our 8:00 breakfast rendezvous, but the food was just what we needed. Good menu selections and well prepared breakfast selections.

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Thank SPK1951
Memphis, Tennessee
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

It had been awhile since I have been to the Cupboard and it has changed since my last visit. The service was good but the food was not. I ordered the grilled catfish and it was served cold. My vegetables were edible but weren't as good as I remembered.

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Thank Laquentus J
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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172 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

The Cupboard has become one of our regular Midtown places to eat. Love the nightly specials and also like the fact that you can get breakfast at any hour. The fried green tomatoes and corn pudding are the best.

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Thank Don Wolfe H
Bartlett, Tennessee
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This was my first but not my last visit to The Cupboard. My sister and I got there at 11:15am and the place was very busy but we were able to be seated quickly. By the time we left the place it was packed and as soon as we got up our table was cleared and more were seated there.... More 

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Dallas, TX
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

On the way to Graceland we stopped and ate at The Cupboard a restaurant I could picture the King slipping out and visiting for good home cooked Southern food like his momma made! Great breakfast. Everything cooked just right, fresh tasting and simple. Straight grits, smoked bacon, short order style eats accompanied by early Rock and Roll and Blues music... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Central Gardens Area Association
  • Neighborhood: Central Gardens Area Association
  • Phone Number: +1 901-276-8015
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.

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