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Little Tea Shop

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69 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2405
+1 901-525-6000
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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180 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 in. It being St Pat's day, my husband ordered corned beef and cabbage and I... More 

Thank JAP1952
Greenville, Michigan
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171 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at this little 'out-of-the-way' lunch spot at the recommendation of a local. With the reputation as the oldest restaurant in Memphis, we tried it and were not disappointed. This is the place that businessmen, court workers, and city employees come for lunch. It is very simple, quite plain, but friendly. One dines under that watchful eyes of... More 

Thank Dave48838
Saint Charles, Missouri
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Had a fun delicious lunch; this spot was recommended by a local and did not disappoint. Great food, loved the menus offerings fun place for a casual lunch.

Thank hammockhollow
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 

Thank Lainy-Loo-Loo
Largo, Florida
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450 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 

Thank Keith B
Memphis, Tennessee
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mango J
Ridgewood, New York
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261 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 

Thank Rebecca O
Dunedin, Florida
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 

Thank RuthSteveFlorida
Etna Green, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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.

Thank Joe C
Plainfield, Illinois
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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!!

Thank SueDahl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
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
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?