Arcade Restaurant

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$30 and under
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The Arcade Restaurant is Memphis' oldest cafe, since 1919! Family owned, breakfast is served all day with daily plate lunch specials Monday - Friday and specialty 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, we will provide you with a warm and inviting atmosphere perfect for your family, group, or outing!

NOTE: Only half of the restaurant allows reservations. The remainder of the restaurant is for walk in traffic.

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I grew up in Memphis and my wife and I were traveling through on a recent visit to relatives in Arkansas. We wanted to have lunch at a place with fun people, good food and a classic Memphis feel and Arcade is definitely all of those things. And if you’re out and about for the day it’s an easy walk to plenty of historical and contemporary sights.

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Denise2j
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff greeted you when you walked in the door. The food was hot and delicious.

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vipKayL
Oklahoma City
37 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Breakfast there and food and service very good.

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Margaret
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We love the food, but had to wait 45+ minutes after ordering to get it.

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Peggy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very unique & charming diner. Formica counter tops & old bar stools. Food was awesome! Best grits I’ve ever eaten!!

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Chefken
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love to dine in historical places. This establishment has a great history and story. Love that. The decor is perfect, food spot on and service was good.

Elvis dinned here many times and there Peanut Butter and Banana grilled was spot on.

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vipDavidA
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Overpriced, food not good, cold fries. Loud music, booths need reupholstering!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Had a reservation at 12:45 Reservation was honored; however, we waited 104 minutes before our food was served. Three tables were seated after us and were served before us. Waitress failed to check on us in a timely manner. Very disappointed as this experience was one my family had been anticipating. Unfortunately, the only excuse we were given is that the kitchen gets backed up! The table next to us also experienced the same delays as we did. Cannot recommend.

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Smed
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner before the Tool concert. I am a huge Elvis fan, so I was excited to sit in Elvis’ booth! The food was good, service was excellent. It’s part of Memphis history and a must visit.

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PBJMLJ
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Restaurant was meh. The setup is cool and the menu is decent. Two downsides

1. Service wasnt good.

2. Food wasnt fresh. The fries, hashbrowns, and biscuits were several hours old. We sent those back. The food that was fresh tasted decent.

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BleuB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Having breakfast at the Arcade sitting at Elvis’ booth is a great way to start off in Memphis. I love when the staff shared stories about the history of the restaurant- it enhances the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Arcade was a wonderful experience. Food was terrific. The server was fun and efficient. Restaurant was clean and nice. Perfect breakfast.

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JenniferM
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arcade was a perfect place for breakfast. Great food, plus fun ambiance and history!

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sleepinginseattle
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I love this place.

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ScottC
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The whole place was grimy, food was below adequate in taste and portion. Too loud to even have a conversation in a booth. We knew it was a ‘landmark’ but is my worth the trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience! An annual get together with one of my friends from up north. We enjoyed the food and beverages, as well as the nostalgic feel when you are at the Arcade. Will definitely visit again when in town.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Cold food sent back, poor service

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vipPhantomdiner
Sacramento
41 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent breakfast and plentiful. Sweet potato pancakes were great.

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SheliaP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing we sat in the Elvis booth which had been reserved for us. The breakfast 🥐 was absolutely delicious 😋 the staff were very friendly and happy 😊 thank you thank you thank you 😊

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vipMindyT
Sydney / NSW
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Went for the diner experience which it was kind of but part of the Restarant is just regular chairs and tables. We reserved a table but should have said ‘booth’ please. My side of sautéed spinach was Party Aly good accomplishment to the eggs bacon and biscuit combo.
Waitress was a bit disinterested but I think it’s hard to get top staff in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to visit the oldest cafe in Memphis and were thrilled that we landed on their 100th Anniversary celebration. Turns out, it was more of an event rather than just drinks and dinner! And although it rained that day, nobody's spirits were dampened with added entertainment; the live music was brought indoors for everyone to enjoy while eating. There was a limited menu on this special day as we shared two small pizzas and Greek salads which were excellent. Kudos to the staff who were so friendly and accommodating that this landmark deserves a return visit when we're in town again.

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keynah
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate breakfast here 3 days in a row. Everything was excellent. We even got to sit in the Elvis booth!!

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DLinBham
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good basic breakfast. Nothing fancy but it tasted homemade. If you like sweet potatoes definitely try the sweet potato pancakes. Very good biscuits and gravy. Cute neighborhood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed eating at the arcade and learning about the history. Our waitress was so nice and the food was tasty. The coffee was outstanding! We were in Memphis celebrating my husband’s birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Atmosphere was cool but the food was average. My food in particular came out Luke warm with little to no taste. We came for breakfast so perhaps lunch or dinner is better. Would not go again for breakfast.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arriving, I was greeted and was immediately taken to our table. The food was good and every employee I encountered was extremely nice. Will definitely be back!!

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TammyP
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Finished off our trip to Memphis with breakfast at the Arcade. The food was good but the sweet potato pancakes were amazing!!

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a MUST DO in Memphis❣ BEST breakfast ever❣ Don't forget to check out Elvis's table❣And they take reservations online❣

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and plenty of nostalgia!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! So glad we went while in town!

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Rick
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A reservation means nothing at this place, food was just ok definately nothing special. Would not go back

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was amazing! The sweet potatoe pancakes were out of this world, but it did take almost 45 minutes to get my meal and I was by myself.

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AmandaN
Essex
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great history, sat in the ELVIS booth. Perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Really not worth the trip. Food was so substandard it's not even worth mentioning. Put a little more effort in

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good just took kind of long to get my pizza. they forgot to put the chicken on the pizza so had to wait even longer and they she kinda forgot about it. So overall good not the beat i ever had but the strawberry cake was the bomb!

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vipyycfoodie
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the sweet potato pancakes. Very friendly and efficient service.

KH
KenH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a true Memphis experience.
Fantastic breakfast.

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LizR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We got there early and they seated us despite it being very busy. The French Toast "Arcade Style" was amazing - deep fried toast with a fantastic pecan tasty syrup. My son said it was the best burger that he's ever had! Enjoyed seeing all the history there and very glad we went to the oldest diner in Memphis.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there before our tour of the King’s home Graceland and even was able to eat in his booth 😁 the service was awesome the staff was so friendly and the food was amazing! Would absolutely recommend stopping and grabbing a bite in this iconic diner.

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Ssrooo
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must if you are in Memphis..we sat in the Elvis booth and had a grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich for breakfast...awesome food and history here...highly recommend you stop here and eat!!!

FAQs

Arcade Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Arcade Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 526-5757.

Arcade Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.