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Arcade Restaurant

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540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
+1 901-526-5757
Today
07:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 07:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Kitchener, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant for breakfast twice while we were in Memphis - the first time with big expectations, and the second time because we needed somewhere quick to stop before we started the drive home. If this review was based on the first experience, it would be marked terribly - food was either burn or under cooked, took over... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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228 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really, really enjoyed our breakfast at the Arcade! Not only is it the oldest Memphis cafe (started in 1919), it is also the breakfast spot Elvis - in fact, his booth is in the back. We just happened to have the opportunity to eat at his booth! Waitress was very good! We picked her brain about things/places Memphis locals might... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been around forever and it is still going strong! The pizzas are fantastic and the burgers are just as great! Everyone famous has been there if they have been to Memphis. Not fancy at all but certainly worth going to.

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Thank mbgore1
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had french toast, the redneck, pancakes and mimosas for brunch and it was all amazing!! Definitely don't miss this! Our waitress was very friendly. We definitely recommend this cafe!

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Memphis
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steeped in tradition, and mid-south friendly. A greasy Arcade breakfast is the perfect way to burn off a Beale St hangover.

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Cumming, Georgia, United States
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243 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little secret here is that sitting at the counter is first come first serve. So if your party is small enough, just grab a stool! There was about a 30 minute wait otherwise but we heard waiting more than an hour was common. Service is not fast either. But it's worth it. The sweet potato pancakes are excellent. I... More 

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Tybee Island, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great home-style cooking in a cool old building! Obviously an extremely popular place with tourists and locals, only a block away from the National Civil Rights Museum and the Blues Foundation office and museum. A must-try in Memphis!

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Yonkers, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to this diner in hopes of sitting in the Elvis Booth. We came to eat but we were definitely drawn by the Nostalgia. We sat opposite an old couple who sat in the Elvis Booth and looked so happy! We had a friendly waitress named Ashley and we all had delicious breakfast platters. I had the Redneck breakfast,... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Hearty, stick to your ribs breakfast food - biscuits and gravey, French toast, pancakes, omelets with your choice of 5 ingredients, hash browns, etc. Also pizza, salads and sandwiches. Famous as the oldest restaurant in Memphis dating back to 1919 and a favorite of Elvis. However it is showing its age and not too attractive. Service was good but food... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Nostalgia doesn't mean dirty and broken down. This place needs a major deep cleaning and numerous repairs to the booths and seating. This place plays on the Hype of Elvis having eaten there and that it is an authentic 50's diner. It is not. The waitresses, while very nice, weren't dressed as you would expect in a 50's diner. Very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
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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Barksdale Afb
2 months ago
Martin, Tennessee

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