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Ralph's Donut Shop

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59 S Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3215
+1 931-526-4231
05:00 - 23:30
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Sun 06:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 23:30
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Springfield, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These donuts are the absolute best. I have been coming here for 34 years; since beginning college. I've tried a lot of other donut shops & none compare.

Thank Myron H
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend of mine suggested this place while I was in town on business. Wow! These may be the best donuts I have ever had. It's a little hard to find but well worth the trip.

Thank T M
Cookeville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small place that hasn't changed much in 50 years. They have the best doughnuts I have ever eaten. Coffee is good too!

Thank bmbitwkb
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent ! Everything looked and smelled delicious. The place is impeccably clean and the staff super friendly. It's apparent that they are used to people trying to decide what to try. Great place , great prices!

Thank Renee V
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best donuts & gravy biscuits I've had in a long time. Service was exceptional. Raspberry filled, chocolate custard filled, & cinnamon roll all suburb.

Thank Theresa P
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On our way to Dairy Queen for a Blizzard with friends, we stopped in for donuts & more. I had 2 donuts the next day for breakfast & brought home 6 of their "to die for" Raisin Bars. The place was definitely hopping!! Put this place on your 'Bucket List' of food places for sure!!!

Thank David H
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

All donuts are really good size. Fresh days after purchase, reasonable prices, great selection. College town area, great for families.

Thank mommysbored
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A lot of locals swear by Ralphs, but I have eaten their doughnuts on several occasions and each time would have preferred a Krispy Kreem. Sorry.

Thank Steve G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ralph's is a local legend. Has been voted the best donuts in the state of Tennessee and some of the best in the country. Quaint, old-fashioned shop with delicious and huge apple fritters. You have to try the long johns. Lots of variety. You have to try this place.

Thank tnjo
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I had heard about this place for many people. I decided to try it. These are the best donuts that I have ever had.

Thank Cathe A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
05:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 S Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3215
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-526-4231

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?