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The Cupboard

#126 of 1,194 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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Dallas, TX
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Firemandavid
St. Louis, MO
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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297 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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138 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Ash Flat, Arkansas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

The fifties music was perfect along with the atmosphere. Food was "down home" staff was friendly and the cost was very reasonable. I noticed it looked like local people at there. I was very pleased.

Thank Mackie T
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

I got catfish and two orders of greens. The catfish is the best. Crisp and season good, not oily. Greens really good with cornbread. I have ordered fish three times this month.

Thank 506carolyna
Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food tastes great, adequately seasoned and the vegetables are great!! The service is also refreshing!

Thank Wesleight
Nashville, Tennessee
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196 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Unlike other long standing Memphis meat & 3 restaurants, these folks do not ride on there history but, take their food and service seriously everyday. The fried green tomatoes are especially outstanding as they are LIGHTLY dusted with corn meal (not fried chicken batter) then fried to a golden brown leaving the slice dry, not greasy, letting the wonderful tomato... More 

1 Thank sawtooth615

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Vegetarian, Diner
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
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?