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Ralph's Donut Shop

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59 S Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3215
+1 931-526-4231
05:00 - 23:30
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Sun 06:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 23:30
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

As always, Ralph's twists & chocolate covered twists are the best. All donuts are fresh and delicious but the twists are the best. Did I mention how good the twists are?

Thank Richard D
Cookeville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

There is just nothing like a yummy Ralphs donut or chess bars. They also have wonderful tenderlion biscuits.

Thank sriddle7
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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192 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you are just driving through the area, take the time to stop in! It's not far off the interstate and they have a drive thru too! They have so many options that you'll feel overwhelmed in a good way. I recommend the red velvet donut. Delicious!

Thank blackyceqwerty
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

If you're in Cookeville you have to go to Ralph's. There's nothing like it. They still have their original counters inside that feel like you've stepped back in time and the butter cream twists are some of the most amazing things I've ever tasted. I have to limit myself to just a few times a year now but man... it's... More 

Thank dj12478
Pall Mall, Tennessee
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you are in Cookeville, you MUST go by Ralph's. I started going there 50 years ago when I was in college and continue today...taking the kids, grandkids and friends. You must have the twist!

Thank JimbuckTootle
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is the best Cookeville has to offer. It's hands down the best. People move away and come back to town and go straight to Ralphs. It's a local hang out. Must must must try it. You will never have another donut to match it

Thank sw8955
Springfield, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

These donuts are the absolute best. I have been coming here for 34 years; since beginning college. I've tried a lot of other donut shops & none compare.

Thank Myron H
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

A friend of mine suggested this place while I was in town on business. Wow! These may be the best donuts I have ever had. It's a little hard to find but well worth the trip.

Thank T M
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Small place that hasn't changed much in 50 years. They have the best doughnuts I have ever eaten. Coffee is good too!

Thank bmbitwkb
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent ! Everything looked and smelled delicious. The place is impeccably clean and the staff super friendly. It's apparent that they are used to people trying to decide what to try. Great place , great prices!

Thank Renee V

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?