Local Eats & Treats: Sweet Tea Restaurant

Mom came along and she had a veggie plate with dessert: macaroni & cheese, dressing, greens, & apple cobbler!

If I asked you what your favorite type of food is what would you say? My #1 favorite is southern food and a belle knows this will never change. Sure, Chinese, Italian and other ethnic foods are divine, but there is nothing like southern grub! There is so much to love about southern food–especially the taste and comfort that it gives.

The menu board at Sweet Tea. What a green idea!

Our new spot to eat at is Sweet Tea Restaurant and let me tell you, they are worth trying out. We have tried many meat and three restaurants all around Birmingham and this restaurant is the best. If you want a fresh home-cooked meal then Sweet Tea’s is the place to go. Go on and take a look at what the sis and I had!

I had the juicy baked chicken, black-eye peas, fried okra, & green beans!
A lot of people say that their prices are too high. I totally disagree and if you want to pay cheaper prices for warm/cold food around the city at other southern themed restaurants then that’s your choice. There menu is fab and so is the service. I can give you 5 fab reasons on why you should try them. 1. The cashiers (there are 2 that you go to)/ line staff are always nice! 2. The food is always hot. 3. The sweet tea is divine. 4. They are in a central location (southside/downtown) with plenty of parking/valet during the week. 5. The decor is beautiful and the booths are roomy.
I love the red straws. It's the little things in life that make me happy. It's a break from the normal clear straw. 🙂
Shermika had the divine fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy and a yeast roll!
There are a few of these types of restaurants still here in Birmingham, but I think when you are in business for a long time you can sometimes get complacent and the food can lack. The sis and I have been there to Sweet Tea Restaurant too many times to count and enjoyed everything we have tried. To be totally honest with you, they have some great servers and some that are just lazy. I talked with a manager about this a few weeks ago and they are working on this issue. I can assure you that if you have an issue they will resolve it. Hopefully you won’t experience this, but at least 2 times (in the late afternoon) we have had to hire a PI to track down our waiter. LOL!! We all have our faults, but this is one they are working to correct. Before I forget to tell you, they will be offering breakfast when daylight savings begin. Keep your eyes and ears open! For you local ArtBLT’ers have you tried this restaurant? What’s your favorite local spot to eat at in your area?


Tamika is a communications guru/self-proclaimed body language expert and lives for big purses and cute shades. She speaks darn good Spanish, loves gadgets, pasta, makeup, crocheting, and is learning to walk in heels with the help of Shermika.

5 thoughts to “Local Eats & Treats: Sweet Tea Restaurant”

  1. OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS! That looks soooooo good. My weakness is fried okra. I need to make a trip to B'ham just for this restaurant. I'll have to make sure not to eat anything else that day, though, because I'm counting these danged ole calories.

    1. I am doing Weight Watchers so I know what you mean. Moderation is key and I eat everything I love while still losing the lbs.! Call us when you do make it this way and we'll meet you there!!! :0)

    1. You could always do collard greens without cooking them in turkey necks, or the typical hamhock–although a belle doesn't do hamhocks. I know some vegetarians eat cheese, so you could always whip up a great mac n cheese recipe. Or a little red beans and cornbread. I'm sure it can be done…especially with desserts!!

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