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Arcade Restaurant

540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
+1 901-526-5757
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“biscuits” (42 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful, authentic experience! Jeff Zepatos, 4th generation, has a great Cafe. It is the oldest in Memphis. All the plates were very very well prepared. The feel is so original. Must go!

Thank tosamike7425
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere, historic & iconic Memphis institution and on top of that Breakfast was Wow ! Sweet potato pancakes very good. Get away from hotel breakfast, Enjoy 😎

Thank Baseball167
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we got here on a Sunday there was an hour wait, however, we were put on a waiting list and only waited 30 minutes. It truly is a busy place as many want to eat where Elvis once ate. We both opted for a...More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

good food served with a smile. This is a real American diner and reputed to be the oldest in town. It is not impeccably clean but is so authentic, will certainly return.

Thank stuart F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a native Memphian, and have been to the Arcade literally dozens of times. I ate there last Monday with a table of five Canadians getting ready to fly out of Memphis after Gonerfest (garage/rock fest that brings hundreds from all over the world). I...More

Thank AlisainMemphis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a famous old restaurant, still family run, we ate breakfast there three times, each was excellent - and the best biscuits and gravy I tasted on the whole trip.

Thank strafft
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went at 1pm today and it wasn't busy at all, were told to sit in any booth. Found Elvis's one at the back and sat there. I had a turkey spinach wrap with a side of potato salad and my partner had a pesto...More

Thank Buttondolly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told this was Elvis favourite place for Milkshakes but when we got there nothing indicated that this was the case. This was a basic diner serving basic food which we really enjoyed, service was good. We laughed when we were asked for ID...More

Thank mrjunter
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our breakfast in the Arcade. It had a nice vintage feeling and the sweet potato pancakes were sublime!

Thank Eline V
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Arcade is a downtown treasure and a must visit. The oldest restaurant in Memphis with great history. The food is great, the staff is friendly and the charm is lovely. I recommend a visit to this landmark and try out any of their menu items,...More

Thank Slynne5570
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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
22 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 David W | 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
US$ 10
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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