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The Cupboard

1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
+1 901-276-8015
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a place for lunch near downtown, and came across this place. The fact that the parking lot was packed seemed like a clue about the food ... and it was. We both had veggie plates (with different choices) along with hot cornbread, iced...More

Thank TxTrvlr88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was staying at the nearby Holiday Inn Express. After a long hot day we wanted to eat nearby and went to The Cupboard which was great value and great food. The waitress was also very good. Seems like they have different specials each day. Only...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Many visits to the Cupboard Restaurant, for many years. Always friendly staff, Kiki is a sweetheart. Had chicken and dressing, corn pudding, cucumber salad, all delicious. All their veggies are good.

Thank shirley202
Reviewed April 8, 2018

One of the best places in the city for the traditional meat and 3. All the vegetables are really fresh. Have eaten many different veggies and they were all good, but I would recommend the sweet potato, Italian spinach, the fried green tomatoes are fantastic....More

Thank anthonywardiii
Reviewed March 15, 2018

This was my 1st time at the establishment and I really enjoyed the food. I had fried green tomatoes, broccoli casserole and chicken and dressing. Whew.....I will revisit this place again. The waitress was very nice and pleasant. Hats off to good food!

Thank MemphisLove2travel
Reviewed March 11, 2018

On vacation my wife and I wanted to have breakfast before driving home. The Cupboard has walls lined with Stars that have eaten here. It's Friday morning, 3/9/2018 @ 8am: Maybe only 5 tables had customers, mostly empty. Place looked like it was going to...More

Thank FamilyDad22
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Family friendly and good soul food. Wonderful pictorial history of Memphis. The server, Leodis, was awesome and gave a history of the restaurant. Not to be missed In Memphis.

Thank PeacefullyPerfect
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Friends took us and recommended several dishes before we got in the door. They knew the owner and the waitresses by name and hugs all around. Talk about hospitality, they got it and the place was packed. I've been to a lot of Southern restaurants:...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed February 16, 2018

We were looking for a hometown diner restaurant near our hotel. This place was packed so we decided to give it a try. We both had burgers which were wonderful! The buns were very thin and made it great. They did have a number of...More

Thank frugal-one
Reviewed February 6, 2018

We have a tradition of taking a trip over the Thanksgiving holiday. This year we chose Memphis and Little Rock as our destination of choice. Before we left home, I did my typical research for restaurant reviews. Since we were traveling over a holiday, I...More

Thank OurGrayHouse
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
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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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