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The Cupboard

1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
+1 901-276-8015
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“corn pudding” (10 reviews)
“turnip greens” (9 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
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1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my 1st time at the establishment and I really enjoyed the food. I had fried green tomatoes, broccoli casserole and chicken and dressing. Whew.....I will revisit this place again. The waitress was very nice and pleasant. Hats off to good food!

Thank MemphisLove2travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

On vacation my wife and I wanted to have breakfast before driving home. The Cupboard has walls lined with Stars that have eaten here. It's Friday morning, 3/9/2018 @ 8am: Maybe only 5 tables had customers, mostly empty. Place looked like it was going to...More

Thank FamilyDad22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family friendly and good soul food. Wonderful pictorial history of Memphis. The server, Leodis, was awesome and gave a history of the restaurant. Not to be missed In Memphis.

Thank PeacefullyPerfect
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends took us and recommended several dishes before we got in the door. They knew the owner and the waitresses by name and hugs all around. Talk about hospitality, they got it and the place was packed. I've been to a lot of Southern restaurants:...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a hometown diner restaurant near our hotel. This place was packed so we decided to give it a try. We both had burgers which were wonderful! The buns were very thin and made it great. They did have a number of...More

Thank frugal-one
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We have a tradition of taking a trip over the Thanksgiving holiday. This year we chose Memphis and Little Rock as our destination of choice. Before we left home, I did my typical research for restaurant reviews. Since we were traveling over a holiday, I...More

Thank OurGrayHouse
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I️ have heard a lot about this place. I’m pleased to say I️ was able to experience them today. The portions are very large so come hungry. We all ordered a variety of foods and not a single person came up dissatisfied. The parking lot...More

Thank RAChampeau
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

No frills. Great food. Good prices. O my goodness, this is great. Food is well prepared. Plenty of comfort food. You can tell by the crowds of locals, this place is good!

Thank Asiadream
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We’ve eaten at 4 of the “best” BBQ places and the Arcade and our best meal was HERE. OMG the chicken and dressing, corn pudding, turnips, eggplant casserole, cornbread and green bean casserole were amazing!!!!!!!! Nice server and delicious hot food.

Thank jenlaw30
Reviewed 30 November 2017

For those who like traditional Southern fare, the Cupboard never disappoints. Recently the Cupboard served as a meeting place with out-of-town relatives passing through, and we enjoyed food and fellowship together. Gracing the walls are portraits and photos of celebrities and others who have dined...More

Thank CarolynE46
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Central Gardens Area Association
  • Neighbourhood: Central Gardens Area Association
  • Phone Number: +1 901-276-8015
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The Cupboard Restaurant has been serving up the freshest veggies in town since 1943. We serve breakfast all day, lunch and dinner, and offer a variety of catering options for groups both large and small. The Cupboard is also known for preparing fresh vegan and vegetarian dishes, as we do not use meat products in any of our veggies and many options are egg and cheese-free as well. The Cupboard prides itself on the fact that we have a number of customers who dine with us every single day.
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