Sweet Tea Restaurant® is a cafeteria style “Meat & Three” restaurant, conveniently located at the edge of downtown Birmingham, on the corner of 3rd Ave. South and 22nd Street.

Open for lunch and dinner, we offer wholesome and satisfying American dishes with a concentration on traditional southern favorites…all in a simple, warm and inviting environment, with courteous staff and reasonable prices. The daily fare for lunch includes a large selection of traditional and southern style offerings. In the evening, an expanded dinner menu with freshly prepared main entrees and sides offers a leisurely dining experience.

Owned by Chris P. Tomaras, a Birmingham native and Chicago businessman who founded Kronos Foods and built it into the largest Greek foods manufacturer in the United States, Sweet Tea Restaurant® is a concept created by Tomaras and inspired by some popular Greek-owned restaurants in Birmingham.

Tomaras’ presence at the restaurant is the fulfillment of his nostalgic return-to-roots goal, while his long-time friend and Birmingham restaurant veteran Gregory Skarantavos, together with the General Manager Tim Vakakes are your hosts. Their combined talents and experience in hearty American and traditional Southern style foods are an essential part of the fabric that enhances our menu and raises the bar for dining experiences in our city of Birmingham.

Sweet Tea offers a large parking lot as well as free valet parking for its customers. We also offer a Carry-Out section with its own separate entrance and dedicated parking for easy order pick-up or free curbside service.

We know you will enjoy our wholesome and satisfying food and our customer service. We hope to see you often.

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