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Arcade Restaurant

540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
+1 901-526-5757
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat in booth one that had been occupied by Mr Kennedy, owners friend, for 40 years. Fun history facts. Great waitress, Areia? Who gave us many spot on tips for the city. Good sweet potato pancakes. Slow but was a Sunday. 40 minutes from order...More

Thank cmiller1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is pretty cool. Lots of pictures of celebrities that have eaten there. Cool retro feel with the 50' & 60's tables and chairs. Food is actually pretty good and decent prices. Portions were generous as well. Menu consisted of sandwiches, good kids menu,...More

Thank Gina D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our fave place to eat in Memphis. Sweet potato pancakes, beignets, one lets, biscuits and gravy....and amazing coffee. Check out the pics...

Thank BT333444
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place for an early lunch. Two of us wanted breakfast and the other two wanted lunch. The French toast is delicious. The plain pancake was not memorable but their specialty is Sweet Potato pancakes. The pizza is good as well as...More

1  Thank shnpan
KelcieTheExplorer, Manager at Arcade Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review for The Arcade! Next time you come, there is a free parking lot behind the restaurant.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a late morning brunch, she had the sweet potato pancakes and I had poached eggs with sausage and biscuits and gravy. Meal was good, service was very good. The Arcade is an old diner (circa 1919) and has an interesting...More

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This could be 5 stars for the food but the service lacked but it could have been a one time thing. The power went out in a lot of the city so they were busier then usual but the waitress didn't come by much, took...More

1  Thank jmbb80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go early and travel back in time - a super cool area, and the history of the Arcade is simply amazing! Great service, great food, great price! (Go early for breakfast - It is a popular place!)

1  Thank daylmartin39
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast here was a great experience. It it crowded with I mean lines of people all over you if you sit near door. Service is slow and paying out was very slow as well. Food was good for the portion size and quality. Pricy but...More

1  Thank Jstinger
Reviewed 24 May 2017

While visiting Memphis, we went to Arcade, described as the oldest restaurant in Memphis. The food was good, standard breakfast fare, with some southern twists like grits and biscuits & gravy. Some of the booths and tables had photos and plaques commemorating notable diners. We...More

1  Thank William N
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This landmark did not disappoint. Busy on a Sunday at noon but worth the wait. Pizza was delish and salads and wraps were generous in size.

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Becky B
Where is available parking
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.
How are the prices?
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.
Is breakfast served all day or does it end at a particular time?
14 September 2016|
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Response from KelcieTheExplorer | Property representative |
All day!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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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