Arcade Restaurant
Arcade Restaurant

Arcade Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.arcaderestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9015265757x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast & Lunch: Daily: 7:00am - 3:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: GE Patterson Ave
  • Public Transit: MATA Trolley, Bus Service, AMTRAK Train Station, and Taxi Stand.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Parking Lot available in the Arcade Building. Additional parking is available on the street and in surrounding areas.
A word from Arcade Restaurant
The Arcade Restaurant is Memphis' oldest cafe, since 1919! Family owned, breakfast is served all day with daily plate lunch specials Monday - Friday and speciality brunch and breakfast items available Saturday and Sunday. The Arcade Restaurant has been featured in numerous movies, television shows, and documentaries and has been featured on The Food Network and Travel Channel as well as several local, national, and international publications! Hand made pizzas, home cooked meals, large breakfast plates, and a 50's style interior welcome you into the restaurant. Whether it's family breakfast, business lunch, or a private party, the Arcade will provide you with a warm and inviting atmosphere perfect for your family, group, or outing!

NOTE: Only half of the restaurant allows reservations. Reservations may not be allowed on Saturdays and Sundays prior to 12:00 pm. Call the restaurant for additional details!
Walk-ins are always welcome!
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Arcade Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (4)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)good for groups (2)great for outdoor dining (1)fit for foodies (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Consistently good
    Eatout247
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Most staff is friendly. A few are exceptional while a couple of them can be quite snooty. Food is reliably good but sometimes is off when it gets too busy. Price is above the quality it serves. The regular pancakes can use some extra milk and egg, it tastes like water mixed with flour only. Hash brown isn't consistently cooked to perfection. But I must admit the French toasts, country ham, the sweet potato pancakes are all great! The staff is always good with listening to discrepancies of orders.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised
    SmallTownFoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went here for the Memphis experience and because the recommendations were quite good. The eggs were soggy. The hashbrowns weren't cooked all the way through. I got the sweet potato pancakes, which were overly sweet and had a bad aftertaste. I took one bite and not another. And our waitress gave us the bill when she delivered the food and never checked in on us again. She studiously avoided our eyes. I asked for honey to put on the biscuits- it tasted like a honey/corn syrup blend. My dining partner got biscuits and gravy. He didn't eat the gravy because it tasted like it was from a can. Based on other reviews, this is a hit or miss. We missed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!!!
    Cookout123
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I recommend when you are in Memphis you should stop and eat. Food was great. My favorite was the SWEET POTATO PANCAKES.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic gem
    justpe8709
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The Arcade is one if those spots that once you visit you want to return on a regular basis. Being the oldest cafe in Memphis is but only the start of the fun times here. The good is great and the atmosphere is second to none. With a few items on the menu being given a nod from The Travel Channel and other notable places, it is a must for anyone wanting that extra something in a casual restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ThierryFrance
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    It's a very good restaurant. It's an historic restaurant where Elvis came to eat. The staff is very friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had to stop
    DavePVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Having just come from Graceland and traveling with an Elvis enthusiast I knew I had to take him here for the famous Elvis sandwich. Well we were certainly let down, the Elvis sandwich looked far bigger and more impressive on TV and for the cost it was way over priced. We stopped to do the tourist thing but if this review helps someone to steer clear then I've done my job. You are far better off going to Gus's Fried Chicken two minutes up the road.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun
    CarolAnne
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My omelet was wonderful. However my friend's french toast while tastey, was a bit heavy. Server was very friendly. Food slow to arrive. Enjoyed historic aspect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4
    • Ambiance5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
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