Sweet T’s

Review by: Michael Stern

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Five minutes from the interstate between Augusta and Atlanta at a country crossroads where nothing else is going on, Sweet T’s serves cafeteria style southern fare. Remote as it may seem, legions of regular customers regularly make the pilgrimage. They start gathering outside long before the door opens at 11. By 11:30, arriving guests might wait 15 minutes or more before getting to the head of the line.

Country Cooking At Its Best

As you pick up a tray, survey what’s available: beautiful food in a country-comfort way. You’ll find nothing prettied-up or food-stylist-perfected or chef-improved. Imagine a pot luck supper prepared by a covey of southern grandmothers who really know how to cook. The daily-changing menu offers such entrees as pork chops and pork cutlets, chicken fried or baked, meat loaf, country-fried steak, and chicken & dumplings. The vegetable roster is a veritable cornucopia of southern favorites.

Leave Room For Dessert

If you don’t get more than three or four side dishes, you will have room on the tray for dessert. Banana pudding defines greatness: a perfect swirl of custard, bananas, large pieces of Nila Wafer at an ideal point of tenderness, and meringue that is lighter than air. Other possible sweets from the rotating menu include peach cobbler, pecan pie, individual fried apple pies, apple dumplings, and chocolate layer cake.

A Lovable Restaurant

I cannot imagine not liking Sweet T’s personality. Every member of the staff, from the servers to the cashier to the girl who patrols the dining room refilling ice tea glasses, seems bent on making sure the meal is a happy one.

Note that weekday lunch is the only meal served.

What To Eat

Banana Pudding

Braised Cabbage

Fried Chicken


Boiled Okra

Pound Cake

Squash Casserole

Pork Loin

Apple dumplings

Sweet Potato Casserole

Peach Cobbler

Cucumber Salad

Red Velvet Cake


Sweet T’s Recipes


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