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Arcade Restaurant

540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
+1 901-526-5757
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“biscuits” (40 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

Thank IllinoisG_man
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank PeteA49
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank NDminnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Irishbookie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Arcade has been one of our favorite Memphis restaurants for years. When we lived here we ate there at least once a week. As visitors we have always looked forward to returning. We came for lunch on our way through town and were so...More

Thank Bridget H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as apparently elvis ate here... listened to the reviews and we made a special journey... Got there and so disappointed, grumpy staff - obviously our accents give away we are tourists but didn’t receive any help on ordering or when asking questions Asked...More

Thank robbiec1123
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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!
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.
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

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  • Food
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Average prices
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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