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The Cupboard

#133 of 1,197 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
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Montgomery, Texas
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177 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank SPK1951
Memphis, Tennessee
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Laquentus J
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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169 reviews
122 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.

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 

Thank MScroggins
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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St. Louis, MO
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

We were looking for a place for breakfast stopped at a national chain restaurant and left because the lack of service. Good for us because the Cupboard was fantastic. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but it was well worth the stop. You can get breakfast all day, and they also have a lunch and dinner menu. Food... More 

Thank rea63
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141 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Nice selection. Convenient to church. Great food. Good prices. Will be back. Be prepared to wait due to popularity. Well worth the wait.

Franklin, Tennessee
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

I would describe the food as mediocre, but the cornbread was truly a delight! The servers were very friendly, and it was a good value for the price paid.

Thank LMH63
Santa Rosa, California
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339 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

I love lunch here, meat and three...or better still vegie plate, depends on your mood or how hungry you are. One of my favorites is the squash casserole...throw in some lima beans, black eye peas and turnip greens and I'm in heaven. Well, only if I can have the cornbread.

Thank Pat B
Oneida, Wisconsin
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139 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

Good food and good service. Meal and drink and dessert came to $16.00 each. There is immediate seating

Thank obus1944

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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
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?