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The Arcade has the honor of being Memphis' oldest restaurant. Speros Zepatos founded the diner in 1919 after immigrating from Cephalonia, Greece. Situated at the corner of South Main Street and G.E. Patterson, the original building was a small, one story, wood framed building. Food was actualy cooked on potbelly stoves! In 1925, Speros tore down the wood structure and built the Arcade Building in a Greek revival style, complete with retail stores to signify the "Arcade" name.

Third generation owners Harry and Karan Zepatos can now be found running the day to day operations of the Arcade. There have been many changes over the years, but great care has been taken to preserve the old-time charm. So while the glowing neon signs and the 1920's architecture may transport you to the past, the pesto, feta, and walnut pizza will bring your taste buds to the present.

The South Main Historic District, the whistle of the trolley, and the Arcade Restaurant... it doesn't get any more Memphis than this!

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Arcade Restaurant

540 South Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

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Sun - Wed 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thurs - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm