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Cupboard Restaurant

1400 Union Ave., Memphis, TN - (901) 276-8015
Here are some of Memphis’s best vegetables, listed on a daily-printed menu that offers a choice of five entrees and eighteen to twenty side dishes, including paradigmatic buttered squash, luxurious corn pudding fresh tomatoes in season, and whole baked sweet potatoes. For dessert: some of the best cream pies anywhere.
87% Approval Rating (16 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Lemon Icebox Pie
fresh vegetables
corrnbread gem muffins
yeast rolls
Lemon Meringue Pie

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (9)
Roadfood.com Editor
" The Cupboard Restaurant lost something in the year 2000 when it moved to a former Shoney’s on Union Ave. Gone was the ramshackle charm of the older, smaller place that had been known for great Southern-style vegetables since 1943. But the gains were well worth the ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1400 Union Ave., Memphis, TN
(901) 276-8015

http://www.thecupboardrestaurant.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Four great vegetables. Clockwise from top left: steamed cabbage, eggplant casserole, crowder peas, and fried green tomatoes.
"Four great vegetables. Clockwise from top left: steamed cabbage, eggplant casserole, crowder peas, and fried green tomatoes. "
Michael Stern





Probably the best bread basket in Memphis: tiny cornbread gem muffins and puffy yeast rolls. Both, of course, arrive oven-hot.
"Probably the best bread basket in Memphis: tiny cornbread gem muffins and puffy yeast rolls. Both, of course, arrive oven-hot."
Michael Stern


Clockwise from top left: yam casserole, mashed potatoes, pickled beets, and corn pudding.
"Clockwise from top left: yam casserole, mashed potatoes, pickled beets, and corn pudding."
Michael Stern


We felt we were in the right place as we approached and noticed a lovely looking watermelon propped against the host's podium. Boxes of whole fresh fruit abound throughout the Cupboard dining room.
"We felt we were in the right place as we approached and noticed a lovely looking watermelon propped against the host's podium. Boxes of whole fresh fruit abound throughout the Cupboard dining room."
Michael Stern


Warm, sticky, and sweet, fruit cobbler is a heavywheight that gives the bird to desserts that are purport to be lite or lo-cal.
"Warm, sticky, and sweet, fruit cobbler is a heavywheight that gives the bird to desserts that are purport to be lite or lo-cal. "
Michael Stern


Eight separate vegetables, plus bread.  On the left plate: fried green tomatoes, great northern beans, carrot-rasin slaw and collard greens. On the right: fresh tomatoes, eggplant casserole, corn casserole and a whole baked yam. Bread is in the background, but condiments (such as vinegar pepper for the greens) and sweet tea are not shown.
"Eight separate vegetables, plus bread. On the left plate: fried green tomatoes, great northern beans, carrot-rasin slaw and collard greens. On the right: fresh tomatoes, eggplant casserole, corn casserole and a whole baked yam. Bread is in the background, but condiments (such as vinegar pepper for the greens) and sweet tea are not shown."
Michael Stern


A dessert tour de force: lemon meringue pie that is taller than it is wide ... and even more delicious than it looks.
"A dessert tour de force: lemon meringue pie that is taller than it is wide ... and even more delicious than it looks."
Michael Stern


Balm for the tongue, lemon ice box pie is silk-smooth and cool; and its flavor is a precise balance of sweetness and citrus tang.
"Balm for the tongue, lemon ice box pie is silk-smooth and cool; and its flavor is a precise balance of sweetness and citrus tang."
Michael Stern


Located in what used to be a Shoney's fast-food restaurant, the Cupboard brings high standards to the quick-eats table.
"Located in what used to be a Shoney's fast-food restaurant, the Cupboard brings high standards to the quick-eats table."
Michael Stern



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