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Ralph's Donut Shop

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59 S Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3215
+1 931-526-4231
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun 06:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 23:30
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Carthage, Tennessee
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ralphs is one of a kind, the staff are friendly and they are efficient. 0it would be interesting to know how many donuts they sell in a day! Butter twist are my favorite!

Thank Deb318830
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing people working, locals are super friendly. Order the Lady Finger. So worth it!!! There is quite an assortment to choose from.

Thank Jess I
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I don't know how any other donut shop is still in business. This place is incredible. The staff is super friendly and efficient. The food... wow! The donut twist is beyond amazing. I've never had anything like it. This town is so lucky.

Thank sarah s
Cookeville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I am a native of Cookeville and have been a huge fan of Ralph's donuts since I was a little girl (40 plus years). Besides the best tasting donut I have yet to put in my mouth, I love the fact that nothing has changed including the decor. Nothing like being able to share with your kids and newcomers the... More 

Thank Joyce G
Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just imagine "Cheers" only with coffee and donuts. Stop and go inside for the latest news around town and donuts and extras, or use the drive thru to get your order to go and stay in your PJs.

Thank charlenefinch
Cookeville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is a awesome place. A nice family oriented place that has been in Cookeville for many years. If you are traveling thru or visiting the Cookeville area it is worth your time to stop and eat a donut.

Thank scottd4410
Cookeville, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We love Ralph's Donuts I have been going here since I was a kid. I now take my son here it's our favorite stop for donuts.

Thank Carrie B
Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

historic place in Cookeville. it is a favorite for Tennessee tech college students both young and old. wide selection.

Thank m t
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I am personally unimpressed with Ralph's. All the local folks send to the is the best donut shop, but I would rather have just about anyone else's.

Thank Tim K
santa clara county, CA
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Ahh, what can we say - If you love donuts - be certain to visit Ralph's in Cookeville! We happened upon Ralph's while house hunting in the area. Our theory is if you see a bunch of cars parked all around and a line of cars attempting to get through the drive through - it must be stop worthy. Housed... More 

Thank ejchu7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?