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The Soup Kitchen

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47 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-984-5370
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11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent selection of delicious home made soups, breads and deserts. Very down home charm. They only serve lunch and dinner and usually have a line at lunch time. This is a local favorite and very affordable.

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Thank Tina M
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like history and good food, The Soup Kitchen in Oak Ridge is a great choice. Set up like a cafeteria line, you can pick from a variety of soup and sandwiches. Built during the heyday of the secret city, the building's ambience is wonderful.

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Thank mcomer2016
Clearwater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the snow crab, split pea, chicken noodle and potato soups. If you buy 2half bowls they charge you for one whole. Nice little tip. Potato needed salt but the others were delicious. Must try the cheese bread. Ask for extra butter. They only give out one pat. Also ordered a sandwich. Ordinary. Stuck with the soup.

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Thank Amy R
Tennessee
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. It is truly hit and miss. Be sure to know where the pepper is because you might need it. The staff is friendly and it is a warm place to visit. Last time I had a dud bowl of soup, I felt bad for not liking it. One thing they... More 

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Thank EnglishTeacher75
Knoxville, Tennessee
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404 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here many times over the years. Congratulations, Soup Kitchen, for your success in what I believe is your original location in Oak Ridge. I like the simple and straightforward concept. I like the bread on the side. Your people are nice. How could you get a five star review? Two things, and they are very simple. Please, I... More 

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Thank heyjudithz
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138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch whilst attending a course and when we got there the queue was long which was a good sign. Despite this we were served promptly and there was a vast array of choices, sandwiches, salads, soups, etc. I went for the potato soup with homemade bread and didn't regret my choice. Thick and creamy with a... More 

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1 Thank Robbie B
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

A local favorite with a daily changing variety of soups, salads and sandwiches. They normally have 10-12 different soups every day. This has been a favorite of locals and tourists alike for over 30 years. It has lots of décor relating to the history of Oak Ridge and the founding of the "Secret City".

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Thank Tom F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The gratin savaiyard (creamed spinach) is my favorite. Can't find that anywhere else! The chili is a little spicy for me, but it is really good. They make a great grilled cheese sandwich too.

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Thank Joy R
Clinton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Best soup in town esp the Wednesday Snow Crab. Having homemade bread is a plus esp when it is always great. The variety here will satisfy anyone, The desserts are good and if soup is not your favorite then there are salad and sandwich choices. Can't go wrong here.

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Thank 106janaj
Knoxville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Best soup in town. They're always changing the menu to keep it interesting and the fresh bread is very good. Great place to go for lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: 865-984-5370

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