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Arcade Restaurant

Memphis, TN, USA

Memphis has an extraordinary history and Arcade Restaurant has been there for much of it. Arcade Restaurant is, in fact, the oldest restaurant in Memphis, dating back to 1919! Speros Zepatos started the diner after immigrating from Greece. In 1925, the original building was torn down and the Arcade Restaurant that you see today was built. 

Speros’s son, Harry, helped develop the Arcade in the 1950s. Even though it has undergone further renovations, Arcade has retained its classic 50’s diner vibe, sending you back to the good days!

Through the highs and lows of Memphis, Arcade has stood through it all. With its prime location near Beale Street, and its grand history, Arcade Restaurant is an official historic landmark! It has also been used as a filming location for a variety of feature films, which earned it a second historical marker issued by the Memphis Film Commission!

One of its many claims to fame is that Elvis, the King himself, was once a regular here! If you’re lucky, you might be able to grab a spot at his favorite booth in the corner by the window!

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