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The Soup Kitchen

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47 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830
+1 865-984-5370
11:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:30
Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for soup and sandwich- great variety! Prices were reasonable and service was good too! It's a cute little place.

Thank MrPeteVirginiaBeach
Oak Ridge, TN
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I eat here several times a year and have NEVER had less than amazing everything. The soups choices change daily plus they make special individual loaves of bread everyday but on certain ones have a special kind. You cannot o wrong with whatever you decide to order because it's ALL worth eating! They even deliver during certain lunch hours. The... More 

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Thank itskathy42
Tennessee, United States
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135 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Went here after the Secret City 5k race, and it was a cold morning out there. So a hot bowl of soup really hit the spot! The chili is a mainstay, always good, but they usually have 7 or 8 others to pick from that rotate all the time. I had the Italian, which is a soup version of pasta... More 

Thank Robert B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

It's a cozy place, served by outstanding people, where you can have an excellent soup for a really good price.

Thank Daniel M
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Don't be confused by the title, this place is about more than "soup," but obviously, the soups are delicious! The bread, the desserts and the atmosphere make this a great place to eat in Oak Ridge. My only complaint (and it's more of a personal preference) is that at lunchtime the place is so busy and the lines get long,... More 

Thank BruceTENN
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Soup Kitchen always has a very good selection of soups, stews, and chilis, and offers a daily special during the week. Their breads are AMAZING, especially the Mexican cornbread! Desserts are plentiful and good, as well. A particular favorite is snow crab soup, which is usually the Wednesday special. It's rich, flavorful, and hearty. Great on a cool day!

Thank utleykd
Lyons, Kansas, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This place is awesome. Soup, sandwiches, salads! I think most of us had soup, but it was delicious! They were so nice - not easy having 49 people in line for lunch. There were several soups offered - all home made! The bread offerings were fantastic - cornbread, Jalapeno cornbread, brown bread, cheese bread. Excellent place to eat!!!

Thank Dawn W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Had the seafood and snow crab soup. Friggin amazing! Worth the drive lots of soups on the menu plus they have a daily menu rotation. Check out their site for soups of the day

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We absolutely LOVE the Soup Kitchen! They have a great variety of soups and chili in addition to your choice of breads. My favorite bread is the Mexican Cornbread! The desserts are delicious also and you can't beat the price. The staff is very friendly and warm to all their patrons. Strongly recommend!

Thank Twiggyb1
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I will start by saying who goes to the Soup Kitchen to eat a Philly Cheese Steak. Well I did. LOL. I only have a slight complaint about the sandwich. Use a little more cheese. Other than that it was a great experience. Nice atmosphere and great staff.

Thank Jeff E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-984-5370

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