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Arcade Restaurant

4.3
4.3
130 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm Evenings Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (901) 526-5757

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next private party or event at the Arcade Restaurant! The Arcade offers the benefits of private rooms or the entire restaurant for your group and can accommodate groups of all sizes! We regularly host birthday parties, retirement parties, anniversary parties, commissioning ceremonies, reunions, and more! For private events, we offer a variety of options from casual to fine dining with a large selection of food and beverages, as well! Let our friendly staff work with you to have the perfect event! Call us today!

  • Private party contact

    Harry Zepatos: (901) 526-5757

  • Neighborhood

    Memphis

  • Cross street

    GE Patterson Ave

  • Parking details

    Private Parking Lot available in the Arcade Building. Additional parking is available on the street and in surrounding areas.

  • Public transit

    MATA Trolley, Bus Service, AMTRAK Train Station, and Uber / Lyft / Taxi Stand.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  2. D

    Denise2j

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff greeted you when you walked in the door. The food was hot and delicious.
  3. KL

    KayL

    Oklahoma City

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Breakfast there and food and service very good.
  4. M

    Margaret

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We love the food, but had to wait 45+ minutes after ordering to get it.
  5. P

    Peggy

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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!!
  6. C

    Chefken

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 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.
  7. DA

    DavidA

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Overpriced, food not good, cold fries. Loud music, booths need reupholstering!
  8. S

    Smed

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  9. PB

    PBJMLJ

    Memphis/West TN

    11 reviews

    2.0

    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.
  10. BB

    BleuB

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  12. JM

    JenniferM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arcade was a perfect place for breakfast. Great food, plus fun ambiance and history!
  13. s

    sleepinginseattle

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I love this place.
  14. SC

    ScottC

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    1.0

    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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Cold food sent back, poor service
  17. P

    Phantomdiner

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent breakfast and plentiful. Sweet potato pancakes were great.
  18. SP

    SheliaP

    1 review

    5.0

    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 😊
  19. MT

    MindyT

    Nashville

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 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.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 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.
  21. k

    keynah

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    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!!
  22. DL

    DLinBham

    Birmingham

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 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!!
  26. TP

    TammyP

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 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!!
  27. EM

    ElizabethM

    1 review

    5.0

    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❣
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and plenty of nostalgia!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! So glad we went while in town!
  30. R

    Rick

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    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
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 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.
  32. AN

    AmandaN

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great history, sat in the ELVIS booth. Perfect.
  33. LM

    LeonM

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 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
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    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!
  35. y

    yycfoodie

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the sweet potato pancakes. Very friendly and efficient service.
  36. KH

    KenH

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a true Memphis experience. Fantastic breakfast.
  37. LR

    LizR

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  39. S

    Ssrooo

    Kansas City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 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!!!
  40. M

    Megan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and atmosphere were excellent-- probably the best pancakes I've ever had in my life. However, I was a little disappointed when our waitress didn't come back at all after delivering our food to refill our drinks or ask how everything was tasting. This is just a minor complaint, but it was frustrating to look over and see her on her phone instead. Overall though, it was excellent and I will definitely be back!!

FAQs

Arcade Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (901) 526-5757.

Arcade Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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Additional information

  • Cross street

    GE Patterson Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Memphis

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:00 pm Evenings Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Parking Lot available in the Arcade Building. Additional parking is available on the street and in surrounding areas.

  • Public transit

    MATA Trolley, Bus Service, AMTRAK Train Station, and Uber / Lyft / Taxi Stand.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (901) 526-5757

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next private party or event at the Arcade Restaurant! The Arcade offers the benefits of private rooms or the entire restaurant for your group and can accommodate groups of all sizes! We regularly host birthday parties, retirement parties, anniversary parties, commissioning ceremonies, reunions, and more! For private events, we offer a variety of options from casual to fine dining with a large selection of food and beverages, as well! Let our friendly staff work with you to have the perfect event! Call us today!

  • Private party contact

    Harry Zepatos: (901) 526-5757

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