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Little Tea Shop

69 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2405
+1 901-525-6000
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (31 reviews)
“turnip greens” (12 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
69 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2405
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Those were the first words out of the waiters mouth. We were starving when we arrived in Memphis and headed for the first place we saw. They closed at 2but we were welcomed in by the waiter at 1.50pm. The restaurant is only open for...More

Thank Skiinian
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The vegetables and corn bread at The Little Tea Shop are simply the best. The owner greets everyone with a smile and a hug!

Thank monkeydog80
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This is a quaint sort of place to come for weekday lunch, and lunch only as it's only open Mon - Fri between 11 am and 2 pm. This is Memphis' oldest restaurant (founded in 1918) and it really feels like going back in time...More

Thank smilgaki
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I took my daughter to eat lunch at the LTS. She had never been there though she works only about 5 miles from there or less. The food was excellent. Fried Chicken, Turnip Greens, etc. The corn sticks were excellent as usual. Our waiter (male)...More

Thank elrodbot
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Heard from Trolley driver this place was on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and was rated really high. It certainly lived up to the hype. Fiancée had the meatloaf, I had the chicken, both were outstanding.

Thank langermeier
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This is the oldest restaurant in Memphis; and it's evident as to why they've lasted this long; the food is amazing! Open only until 2:00, this restaurant specializes in delicious. I had the Tuesday special of lentils and spinach along with Collard Greens and a...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 6 July 2017

One of the places I never miss in Memphis is the Little Tea Shop. The oldest continuously operating restaurant in town this shop has the best down home southern cooking you can get. This trip included the white bean soup (only available on Friday's) and...More

Thank informed_preacher
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We stopped in for lunch just before closing at 2 pm. The waiter made a point to tell us not to rush through our lunch. He brought us a sample of their hoppin john. We ordered all vegetables-greens, fried okra, mashed potatoes, green beans-all delicious.The...More

Thank stems22
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful service, good food, nice atmosphere. Lacy special was hot and filling, and all the people there were friendly.

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We arrived right at 2:01pm. The man at the door told us that they'd just closed. We must have looked forlorn, because Omar asked us if we were from out of town and told us to wait a minute. He quickly returned and ushered us...More

Thank JAP1952
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21 October 2015|
Response from LinLo50 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, we took the city bus where ever we needed to go any distance (or walked). The folks on the bus were very friendly and so helpful. We walked alot and felt totally safe. The bus from downtown Memphis to the Zoo... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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
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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