Arcade Restaurant

A diner in Memphis, Tennessee


540 S Main St
Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Phone: (901) 526-5757

Status: Open for business


Monday to Sunday:
7:00am to 3:00pm


Last Updated: April 6, 2021


4WMR+3F Memphis, Tennessee

SE corner w/ GE Patterson Ave.

Opened over a century ago by Speros Zepatos, who came over from Cephalonia., Greece, this is the oldest restaurant in Memphis. Originally a small, simple, one-story wood building, where cooking was done on pot-belly stoves, Zepatos replaced it with the current larger, Greek Revival-style structure in 1925, with retail tenants, calling it the Arcade. In 1954-55, Speros’s son Harry remodelled the restaurant in the then-hip style. It has changed little since then, however, passing to third-generation owners Harry and Karan a decade ago.

Many films have been shot in and around the restaurant, and many famous people have eaten here, including Elvis.