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Ralph's Donut Shop

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59 S. Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
+1 931-526-4231
05:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 06:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 23:30
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Yummy💕💕💕 lots of variety. Apple fritters big and delicious. Quaint building uptown Cookesville. We had our fritter before dinner 😀

Thank williammM5396SV
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Granted that they are an hour outside of Nashville - but the drive is more than worth it.. if you are looking for a small hometown doughnut shop - look no further! Just step in and you feel like you've stepped into doughnut heaven! I started with biscuits and gravy while I decided which doughnuts to my sleeping crew "needed"... More 

Thank Chrisejo
Franklin, Tennessee
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1,201 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Ralph's is the go to place in Cookeville for donuts and pastries. A long time store that's done it right for years!

Thank Houston N
Robbins, Tennessee
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Ralph's donuts are fabulous and the staff is very friendly. Tabitha was our server she was very very helpful and friendly. Mr. Ralph give her a raise please. Lol

Thank cathylackey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Ralph's is a must-see and eat when visiting Cookeville. It has the best donuts with very friendly service. It a little "hole-in-the-wall" place that has the freshest donuts. The cake sticks, donut holes and twists are the best!!

Thank Linzi V
Cookeville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The yeast donuts and melt in your mouth delicious. The cake donuts are OUTSTANDING. The fruit bars, cookies, chess bars, brownies, apple fritters, and seasonal treats are always fresh and yummy. My family has been visiting Ralph's for almost 52 years. We are in the third generation of loyal customers. Many former students of TTU make special trips back to... More 

Thank LadyL2017
Cookeville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have lived here all my life. Ralph's is the family owned original best donut shop in town. You have not been through our town completely unless you stop here!

Thank Christy M
Cookeville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

All of the donuts are delicious, but maple is the absolute best. The cake donuts are the best I have ever had.

Thank rhonda900
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The best! What more can I say....? Even better than Krispy Kreme (at least the cake donuts.) They may be beat on the original when the "HOT" light is on though.

Thank Tenessa S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is the most classic donut shop with the most delicious donuts. Counter seating only, lots of locals, and they even give you a free twist on your first visit. A must-visit Cookeville treasure.

Thank FirsttoCrete

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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
  • 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?