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Arcade Restaurant

540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
+1 901-526-5757
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
540 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-4810
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A 30 minute wait around 11:30 on a Saturday - worth it! Old school diner, oldest restaurant in Memphis. Great food (Arcade Burger and Sweet Potato Pancakes), great service, great fun. Large portions, reasonable prices.

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are not big fans of sweet potatoes but my husband decided to try the sweet potato pancakes as recommended by the waitress. They were surprisingly delicious! I had an omelet that was great. Huge portions of food. We can eat a lot but neither...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only get to see my college roommate every 5 years or so and as I was in town for a conference, she took me to Arcade for my last breakfast before leaving town. We sat in a cozy booth near the counter (which is...More

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a friendly welcome at the Arcade and an amazing breakfast! I go for the food, service and all the memorabilia. Please never change Arcade!! I know the city is renovating around you!

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

5 min. drive from Beale street. Had a good breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuit, gravy, and pancakes. It appeared to be a favorite of locals and tourist. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the music! I would recommend and will go back!

Thank allietaylor07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After the St Jude’s marathon, we celebrated with sweet potato pancakes at the Arcade! Boy what a treat this was. The cool laid vibe of the place was perfect for our family. Service was very pleasant and came with every courtesy you grow to expect...More

Thank Roquita C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although this place is I’m sure a tourist stop, it’s just “ok” diner food. We had the chicken sandwich, grilled cheese, cheese pizza & club. It was all mediocre at best. Best thing about the meal was the chocolate shakes. Server & workers all helpful...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s been several years since I’ve eaten there. Driving by through Memphis. Remembering the delicious lunches at the Arcade. Stopped in and enjoyed a well prepared, full of flavor, delicious lunch. Chicken & Dumplings, turnip greens, Lima beans, salad and apple cobbler. Tradition & Consistency...More

Thank Nick T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast here last week,great to start your day.Eggs and bacon with hot coffe.Everything was fine,not spectacular but nothing to complain about

Thank Trevor K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Arcade is a step back in time. It is fun remembering how it used to be eating in a diner, with all kinds of interesting pictures and nostalgic decor as you enjoy good eats for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Thank 645rancer
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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