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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” (66 reviews)
“biscuits” (43 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank Angie H
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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!

Thank TybeeSherri
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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...More

Thank Kathymac417
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....More

Thank janet425
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...More

Thank Lawrence E
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Best dinner in Memphis. Great food, great service. Sit in the Elvis booth! Every food item is yummy. We really enjoyed the hamburgers, milkshakes, and pancakes. Does miss this wonderful place. No dinner. Closes at 4 each day.

Thank EastMemGirl
KelcieTheExplorer, General Manager at Arcade Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

So happy you had a great experience! We are open for dinner Thursday-Saturday 7am-10pm. Friday Steak night is always a big hit! See you next time.

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for breakfast and did not regret it. You feel the "old school" atmosphere and get treated to a hearty delicious meal. The service was good and we got t-shirts to remember our visit.

Thank Maryna G
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stopped in here on our second day for a late breakfast, I had the redneck eggs and my wife had the omelet. They were great but FYI if you don't want chicken, the Redneck eggs is basically the #1 meat & eggs except they...More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This place is old but still pretty awesome! Friendly wait staff and a ton of breakfast and lunch food choices. Lots of history and memorabilia about Memphis and the restaurant's founder on the walls. I had the ham and eggs w biscuits and gravy and...More

Thank Randall B
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I took some out of town guests here for breakfast - our waitress was very attentive, the menu had lots to choose from, our food was delicious, they have morning cocktails if you are so inclined and the fine firemen from the local firehouse eat...More

Thank mmemphis2016
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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 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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