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The Soup Kitchen

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47 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830
11:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:30
Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has reliably great soups, breads and sandwiches. Always a favorite of mine for a nice lunch or dinner. The restaurant has very nice ambiance but the takeout is convenient as well. You can park up close and get an order from their window or inside.

Thank Sally A
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always have a great meal here. There is a large selection of soups and if you are not in the mood for soup try a sandwich or even a salad

Thank John S
Denver CO USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service here was excellent. The soup not so much. I tried the chicken noodle and vegetable soups. I am unsure if it was made from scratch. It wasn't very flavorful. I was disappointed. Won't be going back.

Thank JJBlondie
Knoxville, Tennessee
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538 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people at this location are SO nice. They even let me taste the snow crab soup today, as I could not make up my mind. YUM! Highly recommended. I almost could not eat the entire bowl. They have good salads and their bread is quite delicious as well. I would give five stars if they cooked with salt, a... More 

Thank heyjudithz
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great place for soup and sandwich- great variety! Prices were reasonable and service was good too! It's a cute little place.

Thank MrPeteVirginiaBeach
Oak Ridge, TN
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I eat here several times a year and have NEVER had less than amazing everything. The soups choices change daily plus they make special individual loaves of bread everyday but on certain ones have a special kind. You cannot o wrong with whatever you decide to order because it's ALL worth eating! They even deliver during certain lunch hours. The... More 

Thank itskathy42
Tennessee, United States
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142 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Went here after the Secret City 5k race, and it was a cold morning out there. So a hot bowl of soup really hit the spot! The chili is a mainstay, always good, but they usually have 7 or 8 others to pick from that rotate all the time. I had the Italian, which is a soup version of pasta... More 

Thank Robert B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

It's a cozy place, served by outstanding people, where you can have an excellent soup for a really good price.

Thank Daniel M
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Don't be confused by the title, this place is about more than "soup," but obviously, the soups are delicious! The bread, the desserts and the atmosphere make this a great place to eat in Oak Ridge. My only complaint (and it's more of a personal preference) is that at lunchtime the place is so busy and the lines get long,... More 

Thank BruceTENN
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Soup Kitchen always has a very good selection of soups, stews, and chilis, and offers a daily special during the week. Their breads are AMAZING, especially the Mexican cornbread! Desserts are plentiful and good, as well. A particular favorite is snow crab soup, which is usually the Wednesday special. It's rich, flavorful, and hearty. Great on a cool day!

Thank utleykd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: 8654823525

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