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Ralph's Donut Shop

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59 S. Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
+1 931-526-4231
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05:00 - 23:30
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Sun 06:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 23:30
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Cookeville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The yeast donuts and melt in your mouth delicious. The cake donuts are OUTSTANDING. The fruit bars, cookies, chess bars, brownies, apple fritters, and seasonal treats are always fresh and yummy. My family has been visiting Ralph's for almost 52 years. We are in the third generation of loyal customers. Many former students of TTU make special trips back to... More 

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Thank LadyL2017
Cookeville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have lived here all my life. Ralph's is the family owned original best donut shop in town. You have not been through our town completely unless you stop here!

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Thank Christy M
Cookeville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

All of the donuts are delicious, but maple is the absolute best. The cake donuts are the best I have ever had.

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Thank rhonda900
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The best! What more can I say....? Even better than Krispy Kreme (at least the cake donuts.) They may be beat on the original when the "HOT" light is on though.

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Thank Tenessa S
US
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is the most classic donut shop with the most delicious donuts. Counter seating only, lots of locals, and they even give you a free twist on your first visit. A must-visit Cookeville treasure.

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Thank FirsttoCrete
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Seriously the best chocolate milk in town! They offer more than just donuts for breakfast. Clean establishment with friendly and polite staff. Sausage biscuits are good, a little small but very good! You should make it a point to visit sometime.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cookeville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Best donuts in town & service is excellent!!!!When you are in Cookeville, TN. Ralph's Donut Shop is a must.

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Thank Sue R
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent selection of donuts. Terrific quality and the Apple Fritters are to die for. They even have a drive thru window.

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Thank Pete P
Tennessee
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We are a Ralph's Family! No chain store can compete! They got all the classic choices but also some creatives ones like Key Lime Pie, Red Velvet, etc. if you luck out and go in during a slow time, they'll customize you a donut! They made me a Buckeye Donut (chocolate icing and peanut butter cream filling)! Oh and when... More 

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Thank LilBBTennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Three words: sour cream donuts. You have to try them. Blueberry cake ones are good too. Wide variety of breakfast goodies.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 18:00
Monday
05:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
05:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
05:00 - 23:30
Thursday
05:00 - 23:30
Friday
05:00 - 23:30
Saturday
05:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 S. Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-526-4231

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?