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Little Tea Shop

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69 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2405
+1 901-525-6000
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11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We went on a family trip to Memphis in May 2016 and we had an amazing time. Prior to going and saw The Little Tea Shop on the food networks Dinners, Drive In's and Dives and decided to look it when I was there, what I didn't release was that the show was actually ten years old!!! That being said,... More 

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Largo, Florida
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436 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Little Tea Shop only seems to be open on weekdays for a short period of time for lunch only. It’s worth trying to get in during that time. All the staff members were kind and helpful and there was a wonderful sense of “big family” there. We got the soup of the day which was a fabulous quinoa, chicken and... More 

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Thank Keith B
Memphis, Tennessee
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I came here to get takeout food today during a busy lunch rush. I was immediately handed a menu and told to pick out whatever I'd like and the young lady serving me would take care of it. I ordered a tuna sandwich with potato salad. The lady at the counter (Sue I believe) was very friendly and quick. My... More 

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Ridgewood, New York
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259 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a lovely diner. Must importantly: we LOVED the service. The owner's son works as a server. He is absolutely amazing and really made our visit so special as it was our anniversary. He made us feel like we were accepting hospitality in his personal home. Even letting us taste some options before ordering. What a very kind thing... More 

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Thank Rebecca O
Dunedin, Florida
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant is only open for lunch Monday through Friday. It's very popular with locals. There are daily specials. The is a large selection of sides. The owner is very friendly. The wait staff is professional and quick. There is a parking garage on Front Street and Monroe if you can't find parking on the street. The fried chicken is... More 

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Etna Green, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Place was quaint and food was decent but I wasn't overly impressed with the service. A lot of people recommended it so I guess I was expecting too much.

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Thank Joe C
Plainfield, Illinois
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129 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved everything about our lunch here! The food was fresh, delicious and authentic. Our server, who is also the manager (his name is escaping me!) was one of the friendliest and delightful servers we've ever had and I worked in the industry for 15 years! Do not miss this place, you will not be disappointed!!

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Thank SueDahl
Banning, California
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96 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Okay, it s Southern Foods with a twist of Middle Eastern and African spices. The okra is not delivered to you until it is perfect and delicious. The Hoppin' John has too much cumin and not enough rice...reminds me of a dish I ate in Africa. The Fried Chicken was yummy. The Eggplant was tasty. Great service, great value.

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Thank Sunlaker
Memphis TN
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Little Tea Shop was the power center of the Cotton World and the Legal World in Memphis at one time. It still carries that history with some patrons eating there every day or every week for decades. Blue plate menu requires your check-off on what you want. And of course you want the world famous cornbread sticks and turnip... More 

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Lander, Wyoming
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

We asked someone at a music foundation in downtown Memphis where to go for lunch, and she sent us here, asking us to say hi to the owner. When we asked the woman who greeted us if she was the owner, she said, "that depends..." and smiled. Suhair Lauck runs an old fashioned southern lunch place (though she's Palestinian), and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2405
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-525-6000
Description
The Little Tea Shop is Memphis' oldest restaurant serving traditional Southern/comfort food.There is no pork in any dish we make which makes it not just delicious but more healthier as well.

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