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The Soup Kitchen

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47 E Tennessee Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-5446
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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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely LOVE the Soup Kitchen! They have a great variety of soups and chili in addition to your choice of breads. My favorite bread is the Mexican Cornbread! The desserts are delicious also and you can't beat the price. The staff is very friendly and warm to all their patrons. Strongly recommend!

Thank Twiggyb1
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I will start by saying who goes to the Soup Kitchen to eat a Philly Cheese Steak. Well I did. LOL. I only have a slight complaint about the sandwich. Use a little more cheese. Other than that it was a great experience. Nice atmosphere and great staff.

Thank Jeff E
Oak Ridge
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many choices, always fresh, always taste good, Sandwiches and salads are also good, but the soups are great.

Thank 744leonardm
Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a friendly lunch line throwback. The food is fabulous and there is always a variety of at least 8 soups on the menu, a wide selections of sandwiches, breads and deserts. The prices are very reasonable and it is hard to be disappointed.

Thank fsbk9
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

A throw back to lunch counters from the early days. Excellent soup but don't miss the breads. The jalapeno corn bread is AMAZING!! I have never been disappointed.

Thank Angela A
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The Soup Kitchen is located in historic Jackson Square, a storefront in this "Secret City's" town center built during World War II. The food is great, be it soup, sandwich, salads, desserts or homemade breads. I love their Chili topped with Fritos and cheese or their incredible Gratin Savoyard--a creamed spinach soup though there are always many intriguing and delicious... More 

Thank Benita A
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Soup kitchen is a eclectic little place that serves good soup, excellent breads and where you sometimes have to wait a while in line. There is always a wide variety of soups, and an equally wide variety of breads and desserts to choose from. The soups are filling, the servings generous. You'll generally spend about $10, so while it's not... More 

Thank davebliss_2000
Powell, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Everything is DELISH! They have amazing desserts, my favorite is the Mississippi mud brownie thingy :)

Thank mandah3236
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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.

Thank Tina M
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.

Thank mcomer2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 E Tennessee Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-5446
  • 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?