United States Tennessee Memphis
The Arcade Restaurant
- 540 South Main Street
- (901) 526-5757
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Arcade is Memphis’ oldest continuously running restaurant - first opened over a century ago in 1919. The establishment has been owned by four generations of the Zepatos family and was founded by Speros Zepatos who immigrated to the United States at the turn of the 20th century. Arcade Restaurant knows what they’re doing when it comes to food. The Food Network named their fried peanut butter and banana sandwich among the best in America in 2020 and their pizzas also come highly recommended. Arcade’s dining room is steeped in nostalgia for American diner culture, and even has a booth dedicated to Elvis Presley due to the many times he visited.
kaylee 2 years ago
The Arcade is Memphis’ oldest restaurant, and in the century that they’ve been open they perfected the art of breakfast. In the establishment’s long lifespan, it became infamously beloved by Elvis Presley and other local celebrities. The restaurant serves nostalgia with all of their American Diner fare. Try out a spiked milkshake and their sweet potato pancakes. Ask for the Elvis Booth.
kaylee 2 years ago
Elvis' go-to spot for his fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Want to walk in his shoes? When you enter the restaurant, turn to the left and follow that row to the booth at the very end. That's where Elvis sat and ate, with his back to the door.
seeker 2 years ago
Considered the oldest restaurant in Memphis and one of Elvis' favorites - don't forget to ask for the Elvis Booth!
chiefseeker 2 years ago
The Arcade Restaurant Guides
- chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff) My Memphis bucket list while in town for TravelCon!
- seeker (Seeker Editors) Have you ever wondered where Elvis ate his fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches? Where Johnny Cash performed his first gig? Where Al Green sang the gospel every Sunday? Behind every music legend is a legendary spot that inspired, fueled, and even launched some of Memphis' most famous artists. You won't find these places on a basic music tour. Let's explore.
- kaylee (Kaylee Giacomini) Like most places in the American lowcountry, Memphis is known for decadent brunches. Some of the city’s most classic brunch joints have been open for over a century while others rose to the occasion in the last decade. Try out a famous Memphis breakfast with Southern staples and global flare while you’re in town.
- kaylee (Kaylee Giacomini) The city of Memphis, Tennessee has an ever growing foodie scene that attracts new residents and tourists each year. Some establishments have been open for over a century, while other newcomers have quickly become an iconic member of the Memphis foodie game. Check out some of the most famous restaurants to visit on your next trip to Memphis, Tennessee.
- chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)