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The Cupboard

#117 of 1,217 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Gardens Area Association
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1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
+1 901-276-8015
07:00 - 20:00
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178 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family decided to try this restaurant because it was the closest to our hotel (Best Western) and it offered authentic Southern cooking. The reviews were very good and we weren't disappointed. Our server was Evelyn and she was great! She made us feel right at home, always chatting with us. They offer different specials every day with you picking... More 

Thank Julie D
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been eating at the Cupboard off and on for years as I have lived and passed through Memphis. This was the first time I've had breakfast there. It was not crowded on a Sunday morning at 10. We had great service. Standard diner breakfast fare, which was exactly what I was looking for that day. The wait staff was... More 

Thank momof2girlsArkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dine here often the grilled chicken was good. The italian spinach is tasty. The corn pudding had more flour then corn. But over all the lunch was good. The small corn bread was absolutely tasty ! ! ! !

Thank Anita A
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My cousin took me to breakfast around 8:30 on a Saturday morning. The restaurant was maybe half full. The hostess was friendly and accommodating with our seating request. The waiter greeted us with a smile. He promptly took our drink orders. When we were undecided about our meals, he politely gave us more time. My cousin ordered steak and eggs.... More 

Thank Thorntone M
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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133 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife and aunt, my first visit here. Fried catfish, vegetables, chicken salad, um um, what you talking about. Seated quickly, served quickly and nice atmosphere. The food was average, but the variety is substantial. Oh, and they got very busy just after we arrived. Prices are not bad for what you get. Looks like we will go... More 

Thank JackiLaw
Alexandria, La
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

While traveling through Memphis met with some friends at mid morning. They chose the Cupboard which was a great choice. The feel of the place was down town Memphis. The menu could have been one that Elvis would have chose from-comfort foods. Had a great breakfast with the fluffiest pancakes ever. Plan to go back one day and try the... More 

Thank travel0pini0n
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64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch here. No wait to get in on Saturday at noon. I had a vegetable plate with 4 different vegetables (it kills me to call mac & cheese a vegetable) and Mr. Ving got the catfish. The hush puppies came with the catfish and he was kind enough to let me have one. Wow, best ever. Not greasy, good... More 

Thank NVing
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Homestyle cooking...reasonably priced. Varied menu...something for everyone. You can't go wrong here.

Thank dsierra7_12
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19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I was on my way to work at 6pm, with no dinner, Chicken and dressing, with two orders of greens was calling my name. So I called the best and most convenient place, The Cupboard. I arrived 10 minutes later and my dinner was waiting on me. They give you a good portion of everything including cranberry sauce and 4... More 

Thank 506carolyna
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

That's not really what I look for in a restaurant, but this one surprised me. Not overcooked mush! The fresh eggplant casserole and the tomatoes and okra get my top votes. My catfish was grilled nicely but the cook went heavy on the pepper. Good change from BBQ! Got there on the late side for lunch and didn't have to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104-3623
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Central Gardens Area Association
  • Neighbourhood: Central Gardens Area Association
  • Phone Number: +1 901-276-8015
The Cupboard Restaurant has been serving up the freshest veggies in town since 1943. We serve breakfast all day, lunch and dinner, and offer a variety of catering options for groups both large and small. The Cupboard is also known for preparing fresh vegan and vegetarian dishes, as we do not use meat products in any of our veggies and many options are egg and cheese-free as well. The Cupboard prides itself on the fact that we have a number of customers who dine with us every single day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?