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Ralph's Donut Shop

59 S Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3215
+1 931-526-4231
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“donuts” (226 reviews)
“apple fritters” (31 reviews)
“donut holes” (4 reviews)
Open Now
05:00 - 23:30All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
59 S Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3215
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This place is incredible. I could describe their selection for days, but you just have to check it out for yourself. I will tell you that the buttertwists and fruit bars are a favorite of mine. This business is an institution and my husband and...More

Thank BadwaterChick
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This was actually the second time I've been there. Had to come back! Ask anyone in and around Cookeville, TN and they'll tell ya. Simply some of the best donuts and fritters around. Go get some if you're in the area. You won't be sorry.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Ralph's Donut Shop could be one of the best Donut shops I've ever visited. In fact is was voted the state of TN best Donut Shop. The apple fritters and butter twisters were mouth watering goodness. Great old school atmosphere serving Cookeville, TN since 1952....More

Thank G4flyfish
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Oh. My. Gosh. This place knows how to do donuts. The variety of things that this place has is unbelievable. The donuts are awesome and the service is fast. The place has donuts figured out and also has them at affordable prices. Overall, this place...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

This is THE PLACE to get the best doughnuts around. Anywhere. Variety is unreal. Doughnuts, muffins, twists, cream filled, glazed, powdered....u name it, they got it. And their sausage biscuits are the bomb diggity too! There is literally nothing bad here. But the red velvet...More

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We were introduced to this historic donut shop when our kids attended college at TTU. We make it a point to stop in when we visit. Great donuts since 1962.

Thank traveling2gether2016
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a local gem that is not the easiest to locate even with GPS, but we did finally locate it and glad we did. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful with recommendations, taste test, etc. We started by selecting a couple of donuts...More

Thank ComputerMaverick
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Visited at 10:00 AM. Bought a chocolate glazed doughnut and a chocolate covered Bavarian Creme filled doughnut. The Prairie Farms milk was cold and delicious. The doughnuts on the other hand were not good. There was barely any chocolate on the chocolate glazed doughnut. You...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We stop ever time we are in the area. A little out of the way and it looks rough but it is worth seeking out and is cleaner than it looks from the outside. Surprising amount of traffic for a donut shop.

Thank jhvcpa
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

A Cookeville institution! Also serves old-fashioned country breakfast. And if donuts are not your favorite, there are other delicious desserts to choose from. A couple times a year they have seasonal holiday cookies. Oh my goodness, please do yourself a favor and get some if...More

Thank lillik932
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Chelsi W
21 February 2016|
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Response from Jonathan C | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not offer any gluten free donuts. I just called them and they said they do not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 S Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3215
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-526-4231
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