Sweet T's Southern Eatery

4.6
137 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
Authentic, Transparent, Pork-free Soul food. We're known for our Cornbread and signature strawberry butter, Fried Chicken, Catfish, Short Rib and Mac and Cheese. We look forward to seeing you.
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HungryHousewife
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The restaurant was clean and beautiful, the staff was super pleasant and accommodating, but the food was just okay. I’d still consider visiting and trying the food for yourself!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff was accommodating and our waitress was very attentive. The food was fresh and tasty.

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CindyP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, staff and ambiance was amazing!!! Definitely will be back.

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StephanieC
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service was good. Disappointed with choice of green vegetables. They only had collard greens, I don’t like collard greens. Cabbage or string beans should be on the menu.

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High5lands2021
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time and it will definitely NOT be my last time. The food was amazing ! True southern food at its best. Deviled eggs are a must !!! The service was great. It was a dining experience and can’t wait to go back with family. The noise level was loud but in a good way…people just enjoying themselves.

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TedJJr
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Food and Ambiance. My family and I left happy and we are already planning our next visit.

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willtwoliv
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fantastic warm staff. Will be back because we could not eat one of everything from the menu!!!

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KissT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chicken SEASONED spectacularly and fried to perfection. Peach Cobbler iced tea improved DRAMATICALLY since my last visit!! Waffle needs to be a bit more crisp — that’s my only criticism. Had a GREAT GREAT GREAT meal/time❤️. Kudos!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would give 1,000 stars! Food amazing, people amazing, music so fun!! Everyone should try this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this place. I’m a southern born and bred Black man that values soul food beyond measure. Often when traveling to other places outside of the south the quest to find good food especially soul food. Several people recommended Sweet Ts and I was reluctant especially considering it was 40 - 60 min away from Newark during rush hour traffic. I’ve been disappointed before but SWEET T’s was well worth the drive and did not disappoint in any area! THEY EVEN HAVE VEGAN OPTIONS!!!! I wanted to try everything on the menu after my first bite of the vegan collard greens…. A true sign of a real, authentic soul food spot is the collard greens. Then I decided to break my plant based streak and try the catfish. Omg!! Soooooo good! Then I decided to try the salmon cakes and they did not disappoint!!! Everything was fresh and hot when it came out.
To top off the entire experience I had the pleasure of having Kierra as my server. She’s fantastic in every way. I felt at home and didn’t have to ask for a thing as she proactively suggested sauces, beverages etc. She made my experience one to remember. She deserves a raise, promotion.. I’d recommend a management position for her. She’s a light! I can’t wait to visit this place again.

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RicardoS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience1

Food was Excellent highly recommended.
The is decorated nice. Very clean place. Sweet tea is fabulous.
However the openness of the spacing of the tables,left little room for privacy. Made it felt like I was sitting in the cafeteria. Maybe palm trees or trees or trellis between the tables. This may help it feel a little more private and romantic and give the place a better ambience atmosphere.
Finally music was a bit too loud.

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MauriceB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!! The service was engaging and personably professional! As for the food I had to go home and slap a picture of my Momma because that food was so good!! Thanks for a great experience!

Maurice

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RoshondaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here on a Sunday night for a family dinner , the server was amazing I’m so upset I forgot her name 🤦🏾‍♀️. The food was really good and came out very quickly. I had my 2 year old twins with me one of which got extremely cranky during dinner and kept crying, I believe she was the owner came over and gave my baby some ice cream that did the trick 😩😂, so sweet . Can’t wait to go back , I’ve recommended this place to all my friends and family.

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Mztourdaworld
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Place is really cute and love the jazz vibe but way too small for this busy establishment and does not have a waiting area which is not good for ppl that has to wait outside in not so good weather car maybe parked far away or had to uber there the chicken and cat fish was good but could've used a bit more seasonings the grits and collard greens were delicious so I'll be back

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LadyLovesCosmetics
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing first experience with the eatery and will definitely be back very soon!!

Shout out to the owners for also showing love to their patrons!

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EdgardM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent! Food is great! Flavor profiles are amazing just an amazing experience! Like being down South but right here in Montclair, NJ

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ChyD
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!!! The food was delicious. The ambience was a smooth vibe. Our server Ty was on point. We totally loved our experience!!!!!

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Foodie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic. We will definitely be back

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RosO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have good food with good friendly service. The restaurant staff was welcoming and attentive.

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AhmedB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious and plentiful. Waitress was very attentive. Will definitely go back again.

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Luna
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This cozy restaurant has left the best impressions! Hospitable hosts, extremely delicious dishes, beautiful presentation and wonderful dessert. I recommend to everyone! I would like to come back here again and again!

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Lily
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good southern cuisine! Well prepared. Fried chicken wings and deviled eggs were excellent! Peach cobbler sweet tea is great!

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AshtonQ
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious. The grits had me amazed. I’ll definitely be back.

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JessicaP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were incredible. We loved everything we ordered and the wait staff was so helpful in answering our questions and making sure everything was to our liking. This is one of my favorite additions to the Montclair restaurant scene in a long time!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The owner stayed on the floor the entire time we were there. The waitress addressed our needs expeditiously. We even took a dish to go.

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Rara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, flavorful food from start to finish. Our table had everything from corn bread and okra to shrimp & grits and chicken & waffles. Everything was seasoned well and cooked to perfection. Will definitely go back.

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WilliamN
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If you like traditional southern food, you need to eat here!

My wife grew up in GA/FLA and has had seriously high standards for all southern food. I watched in fear as she tasted the cheesy grits and fried okra. What relief when she did the “omg, THIS is what I have been looking for!”

PS if you haven’t been to the south, you may heed the caution that this is serious food. You won’t be getting vegan, fat-free, healthy options here. Save that for another night. Come here to let loose the belt.

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JesseR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet T’s is always on point! I have been here 3 times with my wife and we ordered catering for a July cookout. Now, I suggested Sweet T’s for lunch after my fraternity- Kappa Alpha Psi - completed a local service project. There were seven of us. Everything was excellent. I couldn’t eat dinner that evening, I was so full fro lunch! See you soon!

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NatalieH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there with guest from out of state. Everyone loved their meal and the music play list was fantastic. Will definitely be back. Make a reservation though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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NicoleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was exceptional! Will definitely return.

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CathyH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment my family and I walked into the establishment it felt as we were home. Everyone was kind and gracious. The ambience was perfect the decor very tasteful. The live band took me away. Our waitress was attentive and took time to explain the menu to us as it was our 1st time. We had the cornbread to start with strawberry butter...it was delicious. Between us we had the salmon cakes with grits, collard greens, Mac and cheese. Strawberry pancakes, potato salad and fried catfish. By the time we were done there wasn't anymore room for dessert. We were content with each dish brought ou to us. One of the owners Tonza was there and greeted us and each person with a smile. We will definitely be coming back soon.

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EmanuelL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great food was on point, they had a nice band playing great music… was just a nice vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food ! Amazing service! Simply Amazing!

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Igive2chances
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This was my second time visiting/dining with this establishment! The first time it was my sister and myself, we had lunch there on a Monday afternoon food was delicious which made us decide to come back for our birthday family dinner! We were all excited and spoke highly of this restaurant to our family so they all agreed to try it out! Our waitress was great, got our orders correct no problem there. Unfortunately the food wasn’t as great as the first time, My mom and sister ordered the smothered turkey wings, my sister had to send hers back because it was too salty, my nephews chicken wings were undercooked, everyone’s Mac and cheese was cold and tasted like it had been sitting for a couple of days, and the cornbread was crunchy on the bottom, yet we never complained, another thing we brought to the waitress was the salty turkey wings which my sister sent back and ordered something else! Here is where this establishment really lost 9 possible loyal customers. (There is a 2 hour max dinning time for guest with 5 or more), We were doing a wine toast about 10 mins later the waitress and her helper comes to start collecting the glasses from the table reaching in between everyone trying to clean off the table! THE PROFESSIONAL thing to do was inform the guest that our 2 hours had expired and unfortunately we would need to wrap up our evening! The manager stood right next to our table and instructed her waitress to start clearing the table off! So the manger w could have been the person to inform us about our over extended time spent there! I hope they read these reviews and take them into consideration for others that may visit the establishment! I would recommend that people try an establishment twice before deciding if you’d spend your money there on a regular basis! I do wish them the best of luck in such a competitive industry!

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FoodieEats
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

There were several reasons I would not recommend this restaurant.

The food was not what I expected based on the prices. The cake they served me was so sweet that I had to waste half of it. Nice presentation but horrible amount of sugar. The grits they served had two options cheese or no cheese. I chose cheese but again it was inedible because it was just too much of the ingredient in this dish. They need to work on balancing their ingredients.

Also they charge customers a 4% fee if they use a credit card. When a business have agreed to accept credit cards they are not supposed to punish customers who opt to use them. Call your credit card company and ask them if I am right. I hate when a business does this because it is shady to say the least and not customer friendly. This forced me to get cash before going. I never carry cash (especially when traveling).

The last reason I was put off was because they did not accommodate a simple request of adding a scoop of ice cream to my dessert order (even though I was willing to pay an upcharge for it). In the end, this restaurant was not customer friendly in my opinion. I wish I would have got the clue from their off-putting notes to customers. They tell customers a lot of what they AREN'T going to do and very little of what they will do for the customer. I wasted most of my food, paid my bill, tipped the sweet waitress (after making sure she would get the entire tip) and left.

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DWill
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, beautiful artwork, nice music. I would definitely go back again.

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vipAlan
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique and delicious

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RoshondaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went on a Sunday evening, had a reservation. The waitress was very pleasant. My food was soooo good. I also liked the environment there, coming back soon.

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ShondellG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfort food for the soul with a little live music to balance. We had such an amazing time. Can’t wait to go back❤️

FAQs

Sweet T's Southern Eatery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 500-3452.

Sweet T's Southern Eatery is rated 4.6 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.