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Arcade Restaurant

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540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
+1 901-526-5757
Today
07:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 07:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nostalgia doesn't mean dirty and broken down. This place needs a major deep cleaning and numerous repairs to the booths and seating. This place plays on the Hype of Elvis having eaten there and that it is an authentic 50's diner. It is not. The waitresses, while very nice, weren't dressed as you would expect in a 50's diner. Very... More 

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Thank Lawrence E
Memphis, Tennessee
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best dinner in Memphis. Great food, great service. Sit in the Elvis booth! Every food item is yummy. We really enjoyed the hamburgers, milkshakes, and pancakes. Does miss this wonderful place. No dinner. Closes at 4 each day.

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Thank EastMemGirl
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for breakfast and did not regret it. You feel the "old school" atmosphere and get treated to a hearty delicious meal. The service was good and we got t-shirts to remember our visit.

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Thank Maryna G
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in here on our second day for a late breakfast, I had the redneck eggs and my wife had the omelet. They were great but FYI if you don't want chicken, the Redneck eggs is basically the #1 meat & eggs except they charge you a dollar to split the biscuits open and pour the gravy on for... More 

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Thank Matt H
Tulsa, OK
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is old but still pretty awesome! Friendly wait staff and a ton of breakfast and lunch food choices. Lots of history and memorabilia about Memphis and the restaurant's founder on the walls. I had the ham and eggs w biscuits and gravy and it was fantastic.

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Thank Randall B
Memphis, Tennessee
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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took some out of town guests here for breakfast - our waitress was very attentive, the menu had lots to choose from, our food was delicious, they have morning cocktails if you are so inclined and the fine firemen from the local firehouse eat their daily breakfasts here- what better recommendation could you ask for?

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Thank mmemphis2016
Chagrin Falls
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to try a peanut butter and banana sandwich while in Memphis. We heard that this was the place to do it. We weren't disappointed. I added bacon to mine and I loved it. My wife liked hers but said that the amount of chunky peanut butter they put on kind of overpowered the banana taste. She said it... More 

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Thank 6Hotellover9
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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203 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are coming to this diner more for the history than for the food. No longer open 24 hours but open from about 7AM-3PM daily offering not only your standard diner fair but also some "Memphis classics". I figured if I was going to try the Elvis Sandwich (fried Peanut Butter and Banana sandwich + Bacon), I might as well... More 

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1 Thank happyd829
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has been around for a while and we were told by our local friend that it used to be a place Elvis frequented. We thought we were being difficult asking to sample a peanut butter and banana sandwich (a favor of Elvis) before our meal but our waitress said that it is a common request. She cut it... More 

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1 Thank Offthecouch65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Arcade is a must do every time we are downtown. Try the Sweet Potato pancakes. Read the history of Memphis's oldest restaurant.This is one of the many places I found on TripAdvisor and I keep coming back

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Thank Trechia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
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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Barksdale Afb
21 days ago
Martin, Tennessee

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