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Ralph's Donut Shop

59 S Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3215
+1 931-526-4231
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“donuts” (224 reviews)
“apple fritters” (31 reviews)
“donut holes” (4 reviews)
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59 S Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3215
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ralph’s has been in business since 1962. If you have never tried a Ralph’s donut, you should. This place was was named one of the best donut shops in Tennessee.

Thank DDay1959
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are not enough adjectives to describe this quaint little shop. Wonderful variety ,light and airy, must try an apple fritter (go early or you'll possibly miss out,they go fast). Takes you back in time with the counter and stools. There's only one Ralph's!! Hands...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ralph's Donut is a true old-fashioned donut shop. A whole wall of donuts in various shapes, colors & sizes. As you step out of your car, you are greeted with the wonderful odor of freshly made donuts. I don't know how anyone can smell that...More

Thank magic_carpets
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This place has been around for a long time! One bite of anything in there, and you will know why! I don't think I have had anything there that I did not love from the first bite. The apple fritters are the size of your...More

Thank ambert988
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I enjoyed their coffee with an apple fritter donut...just the best I've tasted. It was hard to decide from the great selection. The staff were pleasant and we manged to get a nice table.

Thank Thea Q
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great donuts mostly Seniors don’t go often but friendly .resonably priced . Good location but inadequate parking. Hot donuts the best but cookeville knows that.

Thank Bobby F
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Never had a bad donut here. Ask if there are any specialty donuts...as they have quite a few donut pastry's that go beyond the normal glazed and cake donuts.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

All I can say is try the red velvet donuts with cream cheese icing. That’s all you need to know about Ralph’s Donut Shop, a Cookeville treasure.

Thank JKH37355
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Thank you Trip Advisor. I have had many an apple fritter but nothing compares to Ralph's apple fritters. The coffee was delicious, hot and fresh. The butter twists defy description.

Thank clarson2016
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We can't visit Cookeville without stopping by Ralph's to bring home some donuts. I could just sit in the donut shop and enjoy the smell. It's incredible. All of the donuts are delicious but the butter twists are so simple yet so delicious. If you...More

Thank tnvol93
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Chelsi W
22 February 2016|
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Response from Jonathan C | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not offer any gluten free donuts. I just called them and they said they do not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 S Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3215
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-526-4231
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