Sweet T's Southern Eatery

4.6
196 reviews
$31 to $50
Regional American (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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4.6
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4.6
Ambience
4.5
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JuliusK
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Amazing Vibes. Good Food and Just Good People All Around

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BryanK
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome! Love the short ribs! Okra is a must! They added a new desert---Mix Berry Cobbler---this is so so good.

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vipFernandoG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

Pluses: food was good , service was good
Negatives: music was loud, 4% service charge on credit card transactions, corkage fee for wine but they don’t sell alcohol. In the 16 years living and dining in Montclair this is a first for corkage fee when they don’t serve alcohol.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Everything was great until strong gasoline smell started drifting and got too strong to stay any longer….

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for an amazing evening! The food was exceptional! We hope to return soon.

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Josh
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, wonderful service! Reservations required. Noisy but awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent experience at Sweet T’s! We were seated quickly! The restaurant had a nice real vibe, very classy! There was a live band playing that just finished their set on Sunday. The food was just incredible! Even had vegan options which I really appreciate! The vegan lasagna and vegan collard greens was absolutely to die for. My Soror’s had the chicken and waffles, and the crispy fried chicken, Mac and cheese, baked sweet potato, and collards. The desert was everything, berry cobbler with vanilla ice cream, and the lemon bunt cake! We really enjoyed the food and had a great time! I even had the opportunity to meet the owners who were so kind!

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CarlosW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

THE BEST FOOD IN TOWN...HANDS DOWN. THEY NEVER, EVER DISAPPOINT.

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PeterM
Bergisches Land
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Sunday Brunch Birthday Party. Highly recommended.
From our fantastic waitress Tatjana to the live music singing happy Birthday to my father in law. All around great fun and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food. Great service.
Corkage fee seemed unnecessary for opening our own beer.
Overall great experience.

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JohnT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The presentation was good, the meal was okay nothing special just ok! For the price I expected better! Not a place I would travel to for dinner, if I was nearby and was hungry maybe!

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Andrea
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was just lovely. The food was incredible and the servers warm and helpful. We are already planning our next trip back

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ChristopherO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Very welcoming and attentive. Atmosphere was great and the meals were delicious and plentiful

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We tried Sweet T’s for the first time for dinner this evening and it was outstanding. There were 5 of us and we all enjoyed it. The place is nicely decorated and has a fun vibe to it. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. For appetizers, we had the fried okra, biscuits and gravy, and deviled eggs. Each item was delicious! Dinners consisted of 2 of the shrimp and grits (best we’ve ever had), short rib hash, lamb cheese steak and short rib grilled cheese. Every person loved their meal and we had one super picky person and one very critical person with us. We will definitely be back!

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KathyV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent cuisine!! Cannot say enough about the food flavors, quality, portions and service. Do not hesitate to make a reservation. Enjoy!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

SO MUCH TLC poured into all the dishes prepared!!!!! Such a treat!

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DorothyW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere is great. The staff is friendly. The food is amazing 👏. Love the music 🎶

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TraceyC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food and vibe! A little more grace needs to be offered for large parties.

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CherylW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food exceeded my expectations and the staff was impeccably attentive, friendly, and gracious. Our server, Tai, made appetizer and entree recommendations - all of which were incredibly amazing. We had a wonderful gastronomical experience and will surely be back!

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ERICB
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was wonderful from start to finish everyone was very nice and very friendly

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LynneS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food. Truly loved every dish!! Great friendly service. My new favorite restaurant.

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Kelly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and fun atmosphere. Very authentic southern and delicious cooking. Kind, fast and friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing experience! The food was delicious & given in such large portions! I had the fried catfish, shrimp mac & cheese, yams, & cheddar grits. The service was great. I would definitely come back again!

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jvox
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service was good but don’t appreciate being charged $15 for bringing my own beer to a BYOB restaurant. I can see a corkage fee for wine since the waiter opens it but beer come on..a little ridiculous.

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Nyles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have only been twice and this will no be one of my new spots to eat all the time, I love it.

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MikalM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

You will not be disappointed. You will need a reservation on weekends.

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MaginS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed myself and my man did as well!! Food and service was on point. The music was nice and not too loud. The vibe of the whole place was very inviting. I would definitely go back and try other things on the menu!

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GailA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent. Quite noisy. Recommend that the delicious berry dessert come in saucer rather than on the wood board - it ended up dripping everywhere.

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vipCiar
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve eaten around the globe in some very great places, a few with two Michelin stars, and this place holds its own. If you’re in the mood for fried chicken, grits, sweet potato pie, etc this little place in Montclair is worth the drive. Service was terrific, decor was fun, music, everything just great. BYOB.

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hams
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal and great service. This place is must for friend and family get togethers

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bkbabs
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took my mother-in-law and friend to this restaurant to celebrate my mother-in-laws 85th birthday. The staff was accommodating when I called to increase the party number. They also changed our table when I asked to be moved to a quieter table because I had older people in our group. The food was delicious and the restaurant has a simple yet lovely design. The servers were all professional and polite.

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ElaineD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was prompt and courteous. Food was delicious!

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you haven’t been you must try. Everything was top notch. Felt like one big family. Have a fabulous time at Motown Sunday. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The short ribs were awesome

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vipKma66
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place — we all enjoyed the food and are definitely coming back. The woman serving us was excellent as well. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

My husband and I dined at Sweet T’s on Nov 6, 2021 @ 6:15p before a concert we were attending, so there was no time find another restaurant and be on time for our concert. We were greeted poorly from entering the restaurant. The guy seated us directly in front of the restaurant door, my back was to the door. My husband asked the guy to move us to another available table and he said “No”. When asked why he said it was reserved for 6:30p, that was not the only unoccupied table for two.
I asked my husband if he wanted to leave he said it ok since he didn’t want to disappoint me since this was my restaurant choice. We should have left the food wasn’t good and didn’t live up to the hype on reviews. Cornbread app was recommended it was cold, I had the turkey wings it was edible the dressing was ice cold. My husband had beef ribs you only get two he said it would have tasted better w/bbq sauce that good not runny. We did complain about the food as we didn’t trust it would be handled the right way. Our server Tanisha was very friendly and attentive; too bad she wasn’t the greeter/host.
We will not support Sweet T’s again they showed us that our money was not valued there. By the way they charge 3.99% for using credit/debit cards. If I could have given zeros as a score I would have. I hope my review helps someone else to be aware of what could happen should you decide to patronize Sweet T’s.

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cotton340
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Most of the food was really good. One meal came out cold. Service was mediocre. Waitress was not very attentive and dismissed certain questions. They gave us one bill and then charged a different price to the card. When asked, they added a credit card fee. Which we knew about but assumed it was already included in the bill. I would go back but it just wasn’t 5 stars.

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

The Service was great although we received our food before the drinks which we had to remind the waitress she forgot to bring them out. I was very disappointed with the food it had no taste to it and the creamy grits were very gritty. Mac and Cheese was terrible and the collard greens had no taste just my thought. I would just say try it out yourself before going by my post because everyone taste bud is different. The Catfish was ok it had more corn mill then seasoning on it, Nice Place music was amazing,

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Parking was a bit of a nightmare, but we called because we knew we would be over the 15 minute grace period, and the website tells you to call if over that time, but was still given the 15 minute grace period allotted time. That was a little confusing, which resulted in us feeling rushed to eat because of it. The service however, was phenomenal. The atmosphere is small but very nice. Food came out quickly, but steak was fatty, not hot, and just ok. They probably should have seared the steak first. Pulled chicken sandwich was delicious. Sweet potato wasn’t fully cooked. Mac and cheese was really good. Overall we thought the food and ice teas were pretty good. Will definitely return.

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Janine
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious! Can't wait to go back. Staff and service friendly. Fun atmosphere. Just a great experience!

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 196 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.