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Ralph's Donut Shop

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59 S Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3215
+1 931-526-4231
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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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These are arguably the best donuts in Cookeville. Lovingly handcrafted by the same family for many many years. Fresh made on site and served takeout or counter style.

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Thank coppermaker
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best Donuts in Cookeville!! Yummy! Very good service and Donuts are always very fresh. Love their twists! They are the best!!

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Thank Monica W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a must stop in Cookeville! The donuts are incredible, and the apple fritters are the size of your face! Locally owned with great service. The type of place you could come with a bunch of friends, sit around, eat donuts, drink coffee, and have a great time with some awesome donuts! Like I said, this is a place... More 

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Thank Amber T
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A classic in the Cookeville area and ranked best in the state for their doughnuts. Must try their butter twist and I highly recommend their red velvet with cream cheese icing! Oh, and definitely the Apple fritter too, enough to feed 2! Can't go wrong at Ralph's, a local favorite!

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Thank Nathanael R
Cookeville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ralph's is the gold standard of donut shops. They offer a wide variety of unique donut flavors including peanut butter and jelly or lemon cream, and every one is delicious. With the old-fashioned lunch counter set-up and the friendly staff, you just can't have a better experience!

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Thank 7Cindy_A7
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Love the Butter Twists! Sweet little doughnut shop. Good variety of flavors too. You can sit at the bar, order to go or get them at the drive through window.

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Thank Cindy S
Tennessee
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This little bakery has a great selection of all that is sweet and yummy. Nice, nice people work there; a "throw back" to days when you could enjoy a doughnut without the guilt! A meeting place for many in the town to solve the world's problems over a cup of coffee and a doughnut.

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Thank travelingteacher1111
Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Once you've had a Ralph's doughnut.......there is no other doughnut. Small hometown atmosphere. Take friends or go by yourself for quiet cup of coffee. All ages.

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Thank Diane K
Cookeville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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?

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Thank Richard D
Cookeville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 18:00
Monday
05:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
05:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
05:00 - 23:30
Thursday
05:00 - 23:30
Friday
05:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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?