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The Cupboard

1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
+1 901-276-8015
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Cupboard has been around a long time. The Cupboard serves a classic "plate lunch" daily, and the menu has a full range of classic Southern food. The Cupboard has the best Northern Beans you will ever taste!

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Accessible to downtown and midtown, this is decent family restaurant. Good prices on American fare- chicken, burgers, etc. I guess their cornbread is supposed to be famous, but I found it pretty ordinary, without enough sweetness and too much oil. They have some southern vegetable...More

Thank westwardh0
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

So nice to finally get some vegetables, lol if you call beetroot, coleslaw cucumber salad veges. I had the grilled chicken and hubby had the chicken fried chicken we both thoroughly enjoyed our meal and dessert. Very cheap, wholesome food. Lovely staff great service. Nothing...More

Thank rhondasixty
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here with my sister and I have to say this was the worst experience I have ever had at The Cupboard. The service was decent but the food was just terrible. I ordered the daily special of chicken and dressing with eggplant casserole...More

Thank BellaPennyOdie
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Great home cooking ! Friendly , efficient, courteous staff! I eat there often and it never disappoints!

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The Cupboard is a much larger restaurant than I expected, and on Sunday at lunch it was packed with everything from a 7' tall tourist in shorts and flip-flops to a tiny woman decked out in her Sunday best. Get there before the clock finishes...More

Thank grip652
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent selection of veggies as well as main entree. Chicken fried chicken with gravy. Freshly prepared. Great taste. Others in party had veggies stating tgey were great toi. Prompt service even during the Sunday rush.

Thank cfo2015
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I've been going here for years for the great homecooked comfort food. Always good, today no exception but there was a bonus that led to this post today. I stopped in for a take out lunch: grilled catfish (very good), eggplant casserole (excellent), two orders...More

Thank Dee W
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Got take-out order: Beef tips were flavorless, noodles were soggy and peas were overcooked and dried out. The price has gone up from under $10.00 for entree and 2 sides to $11.00! That would be ok if the food was edible. Won't be going back.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Looking for a place for lunch near downtown, and came across this place. The fact that the parking lot was packed seemed like a clue about the food ... and it was. We both had veggie plates (with different choices) along with hot cornbread, iced...More

Thank TxTrvlr88
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Central Gardens Area Association
  • Neighbourhood: Central Gardens Area Association
  • Phone Number: +1 901-276-8015
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The Cupboard Restaurant has been serving up the freshest veggies in town since 1943. We serve breakfast all day, lunch and dinner, and offer a variety of catering options for groups both large and small. The Cupboard is also known for preparing fresh vegan and vegetarian dishes, as we do not use meat products in any of our veggies and many options are egg and cheese-free as well. The Cupboard prides itself on the fact that we have a number of customers who dine with us every single day.
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