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The Cupboard

#113 of 1,223 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Gardens Area Association
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1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
+1 901-276-8015
07:00 - 20:00
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Eldridge, Missouri
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a regular place to eat last night in Memphis. Is was very good. Nothing fancy but good,had a cheeseburger n fries & my better half had the chicken salad sandwich. A Very good place to eat downtown

Thank Tinker58
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their menu has the basic breakfast or place lunch choices. Even when it is crowded they do a good job moving you through. The food is good. You have a large choice of things so you can eat there often and not get bored. We eat there regularly.

Thank ldbMemphis
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202 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family decided to try this restaurant because it was the closest to our hotel (Best Western) and it offered authentic Southern cooking. The reviews were very good and we weren't disappointed. Our server was Evelyn and she was great! She made us feel right at home, always chatting with us. They offer different specials every day with you picking... More 

Thank Julie D
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Have been eating at the Cupboard off and on for years as I have lived and passed through Memphis. This was the first time I've had breakfast there. It was not crowded on a Sunday morning at 10. We had great service. Standard diner breakfast fare, which was exactly what I was looking for that day. The wait staff was... More 

Thank momof2girlsArkansas
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I dine here often the grilled chicken was good. The italian spinach is tasty. The corn pudding had more flour then corn. But over all the lunch was good. The small corn bread was absolutely tasty ! ! ! !

Thank Anita A
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My cousin took me to breakfast around 8:30 on a Saturday morning. The restaurant was maybe half full. The hostess was friendly and accommodating with our seating request. The waiter greeted us with a smile. He promptly took our drink orders. When we were undecided about our meals, he politely gave us more time. My cousin ordered steak and eggs.... More 

Thank Thorntone M
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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156 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife and aunt, my first visit here. Fried catfish, vegetables, chicken salad, um um, what you talking about. Seated quickly, served quickly and nice atmosphere. The food was average, but the variety is substantial. Oh, and they got very busy just after we arrived. Prices are not bad for what you get. Looks like we will go... More 

Thank JackiLaw
Alexandria, La
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

While traveling through Memphis met with some friends at mid morning. They chose the Cupboard which was a great choice. The feel of the place was down town Memphis. The menu could have been one that Elvis would have chose from-comfort foods. Had a great breakfast with the fluffiest pancakes ever. Plan to go back one day and try the... More 

Thank travel0pini0n
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66 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch here. No wait to get in on Saturday at noon. I had a vegetable plate with 4 different vegetables (it kills me to call mac & cheese a vegetable) and Mr. Ving got the catfish. The hush puppies came with the catfish and he was kind enough to let me have one. Wow, best ever. Not greasy, good... More 

Thank NVing
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Homestyle cooking...reasonably priced. Varied menu...something for everyone. You can't go wrong here.

Thank dsierra7_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?