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Arcade Restaurant

540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
+1 901-526-5757
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“french toast” (71 reviews)
“biscuits” (45 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 15:00 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While staying downtown Memphis for a conference, a friend and I made plans to have breakfast. He came by the hotel and, I rode with him to the Arcade Restaurant. Little did I know I would be eating at the oldest restaurant in Memphis. Their...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank N3449CJkellyc
Reviewed 5 days ago

Real old school dining here. Great menu and fun atmosphere. Lots of history at this restaurant. One of the oldest restaurants in Memphis. We had an outstanding breakfast. A must when in Memphis. Just around the corner from the Civil Rights Museum.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jbellis32
Reviewed 1 week ago

While on the Elvis Experience tour (I made that up), we had to make a stop at one of Elvis' favorite restaurants and we called a couple weeks prior to reserve his booth. We were seated promptly at his booth and perused the menu. Two...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DisneyDave808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good and their service was too! Not too long wait for us today, even though the restaurant was extremely busy. Highly recommendly when you viist Memphis.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LMHaley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it’s the oldest restaurant in Memphis. The dining room is charming. You can actually taste the diesel fuel from the Sysco truck that delivers the food. Frozen chicken fried steak, hash browns and gravy. Biscuits are from a mix and where over baked. Why...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank danielbP686II
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took this old place in as a suggestion of a local...pretty cool piece of American history...it is great place to eat...awesome sweet potato pancakes....if your in the area you have to take this place in

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jimrF2631PS
Reviewed 5 November 2018

First this place is so retro but the service along with the staff are to die for. There were four of us and we wanted to try the Peanut Butter and Bannana Fried Sandwich....we did and we loved it. We then went on to order...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank brewColumbus_Georgia
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Met a business colleague for an early (7:30a) breakfast and it was fantastic. Delicious egg white omelet with spinach and mushrooms, tasty coffee and quiet atmosphere with lightly playing funk music made for a great start to the day. Staff is friendly, warm and speedy....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CatheAtlanta_GA
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Extremely busy, we had to wait about 30 minutes for a table. The food was average, and took sometime to arrive because of the amount of people. The coffee was weak. Our waitress was friendly and it was interesting to be able to watch the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 64smith10
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I made an Open Table reservation and found out that they reserved the actual table Elvis sat in for people who make reservations. That was a pleasant surprise. The place is a bit in need of repairs but the food was my best meal in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Twinszzzzz
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Questions & Answers
12 July 2017|
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Response from JenLeG | Reviewed this property |
There's a fair number of items that are dairy free, and they were happy to accommodate my dairy allergy by omitting the cheese! Enjoy!
Becky B
21 March 2017|
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Response from Trechia B | Reviewed this property |
Parking is on the street. It's not a high traffic area. I've never had to walk far.
29 December 2016|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
As I recall the prices were on the moderate side. Probably under $10 each for a breakfast.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-526-5757
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