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The Arcade

540 S. Main St. (G.E. Patterson Ave.) Send to Phone
901-526-5757 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Step back in time at The Arcade, Memphis’ oldest continuously operating diner.
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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 3 reviews

The Arcade Restaurant Review

: Hot breakfasts, simple sandwiches, and surprisingly unique pizzas are served up on kitschy boomerang tabletops at this eatery in the South Main Arts District. Founded in 1919 and redesigned in the 1950s, The Arcade has stood the test of time and seen the area around it go from bustling to seedy to bustling again. At breakfast, try the plate of egg, hash browns, and biscuits and sausage smothered in country-style gravy. Midday fare varies from meat-and-three plate lunches to gourmet pizzas (a buffalo chicken pie topped with celery and ranch; Southwestern pizza anointed with tortilla chips and sour cream). For a true taste of Memphis, try the fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, a favorite of Elvis Presley. For dessert, we suggest the beignets with powdered sugar. Beer is the only alcohol served.

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