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Arcade Restaurant

540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
+1 901-526-5757
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“french toast” (65 reviews)
“biscuits” (40 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
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1 - 10 of 707 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sweet potato pancakes did not disappoint. Tried their bloodies, very good. Wife tried their spiked mimosa which was pretty damn good too. I recommend a table instead of a booth. The cushions in the booths have no springs and are in need of replacement.

Thank C F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If it wasn't for music and film nostalgia and being the end of the trolley bus and opposite the old Amtrak station, I wouldn't bother. The service was very slow and the food, nothing special. We had a burger and a turkey spinach wrap and...More

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historic cafe near Beale Street (since 1919) that Elvis would frequent for the grill fried Peanut Butter banana and honey sandwich. I had it, and it was better than expected. Would the King get food wrong? I think not. Sandwiches and very good salads (try...More

Thank swwtheman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A cleaner than expected, nostalgic diner with great food and service. Our waitress, Elise, was outstanding -- friendly and prompt. There were 4 of us, 2 couples, and we ALL thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast. I definitely recommend this restaurant for breakfast. Two thumbs up.

Thank LtColRiley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Talk about "patina", a friend of ours recommended that we eat breakfast at the Arcade when in Memphis. A spot-on recommendation, I might add. A rather long walk from Beal street, (and probably not recommended). Reportedly a favorite of "the King"/ Be prepared to wait...More

1  Thank IllinoisG_man
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Historic restaurant in Memphis with the best breakfast imaginable. We had the 5 topping omelette with grits and eggs to order with hash browns, biscuits and gravy- both delicious and plentiful. There are lots of other breakfast options and everything looked delicious. A great place...More

1  Thank PeteA49
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to follow in Elvis’ footsteps and have the fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. We shared it as a snack and it was nice enough. Enjoyed the history of the diner and the staff were friendly. If you are at the Civil Rights...More

1  Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We wanted something that wasn't in the Beale St area and a couple of local people recommended this place. We arrived about 8:15 on a Sunday and we were there before the "rush" that started about 9:00. Sad to say that we were still waiting...More

1  Thank NDminnesota
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Made with French bread. Crispy outside, and a perfect combination of sweet and savory. Eggs were cracked there, not poured out of a carton like some of the spots on Beale.

Thank A N O
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

After a wonderful visit to the Civil Rights Museum , we walked over to the arcade. I'm always on the lookout for restaurants that have been around awhile and that still maintain a sense of history and fun. I didn't even know Elvis ate there...More

1  Thank Irishbookie
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kayms20
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!
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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.
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priscillam957
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10
Cuisine
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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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