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The Soup Kitchen

47 E Tennessee Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-5446
+1 865-482-3525
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (34 reviews)
“soups” (72 reviews)
“snow crab” (10 reviews)
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American, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
47 E Tennessee Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-5446
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A wide variety of delicious soups, made on site with fresh ingredients...vegetarian options, too (varies, but soups like gazpacho, cream of potato, tomato basil). The brown bread loaves are something I dream about until we visit again. Now they have whipped honey butter for the...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 14 October 2017

It feels as if you are eating in the middle so a museum. The decor includes many interesting artifacts and news articles for those interested in learning some of the fascinating history of Oak Ridge. There are many soups to choose from and choices of...More

Thank Z9603DYmb
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I eat at The Soup Kitchen often. The soups, breads, sandwiches, and deserts are made on site and are always fresh and delicious. The soup menu changes, so there are different choices each week. The restaurant is decorated with historic memorabilia from the early days...More

Thank KLight_12
Reviewed 2 October 2017

For many years we have enjoyed going to The Soup Kitchen in Oak Ridge, TN, for a lunch or a light dinner of soup, bread, and desert. The quality of the soups continues to be great. The environment is also noteworthy in that you can...More

Thank Camden H
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The Soup Kitchen is a great place for lunch or light dinner. There are a variety of soups and sandwiches. Also interesting salads. The Mexican cornbread is delicious. A vegetarian can find several options and feel part of the soup crowd.

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 18 September 2017

i have been in there thruout the years of working in oak ridge. i loved it then and i love it now. Fresh food, great place - parking sucks a bit, but if you have the craving for the great food they have there, you'll...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

It's a little worn compared to its heyday when I first started going here in the 1980s (thus the 4 stars instead of 5), but the Soup Kitchen is still a highlight of any trip to Oak Ridge. They have chili, but I always get...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Referred to Soup Kitchen by a ranger at the American Museum of Science & Energy. Looked very small at the entrance but the dining room is large. I had a the chicken soup & chicken salad sandwich which was very good. Husband had the sausage...More

Thank cay2619
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is near my office and we eat lunch here a couple times a week. The staff is friendly and accomodating and the soup and breads are excellent.

Thank Becky C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I've eaten lunch here for years and years. Usually they have about 10 kinds of soups which changes from day to day. They also provide various salads, a few sandwiches and desserts and really god miniature loaves of homemade bread.

Thank Patricia P
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Steve B
9 October 2015|
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Response from Patricia S | Reviewed this property |
Hello! You will need to check out their web site for a list of soups as they change daily and call to ask about what is available on what day as well as the price. They offer bowls or half bowls as well as soup and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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 37830-5446
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-482-3525
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