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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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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I only get to see my college roommate every 5 years or so and as I was in town for a conference, she took me to Arcade for my last breakfast before leaving town. We sat in a cozy booth near the counter (which is...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Always a friendly welcome at the Arcade and an amazing breakfast! I go for the food, service and all the memorabilia. Please never change Arcade!! I know the city is renovating around you!

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

5 min. drive from Beale street. Had a good breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuit, gravy, and pancakes. It appeared to be a favorite of locals and tourist. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the music! I would recommend and will go back!

Thank allietaylor07
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

After the St Jude’s marathon, we celebrated with sweet potato pancakes at the Arcade! Boy what a treat this was. The cool laid vibe of the place was perfect for our family. Service was very pleasant and came with every courtesy you grow to expect...More

Thank Roquita C
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Although this place is I’m sure a tourist stop, it’s just “ok” diner food. We had the chicken sandwich, grilled cheese, cheese pizza & club. It was all mediocre at best. Best thing about the meal was the chocolate shakes. Server & workers all helpful...More

Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

It’s been several years since I’ve eaten there. Driving by through Memphis. Remembering the delicious lunches at the Arcade. Stopped in and enjoyed a well prepared, full of flavor, delicious lunch. Chicken & Dumplings, turnip greens, Lima beans, salad and apple cobbler. Tradition & Consistency...More

Thank Nick T
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The Arcade is a step back in time. It is fun remembering how it used to be eating in a diner, with all kinds of interesting pictures and nostalgic decor as you enjoy good eats for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Thank 645rancer
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We were new to Memphis, and a local introduced us to the diner/style restaurant since it was one of the oldest restaurants in the city. I have to say it most likely hadn't been updated. Though the breakfast crowd was clearing (10am) the service was...More

Thank ps612
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

The Arcade is one of the must visit places in Memphis. The decor is an old diner. The menu is ok. The sweet potato pancakes lived up to their reputation for sure. However, my extra hard scrambled eggs were cold and still a but runny....More

Thank itsanissue
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This is such a fun place with great atmosphere and an awesome menu! The sweet potato pancakes are my favorite & the burger is delish! You can even sit in the same booth that Elvis once frequented! You should definitely make time to visit....and afterward,...More

Thank Cara E
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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 Davidtw41 | 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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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