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Little Tea Shop

69 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2405
+1 901-525-6000
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (31 reviews)
“turnip greens” (11 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
69 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-2405
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 17 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
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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....More

1  Thank Dave48838
Reviewed 12 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
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...More

1  Thank Lainy-Loo-Loo
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”...More

1  Thank Keith B
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20 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, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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