The Sweet Tea is a Gainesville, FL restaurant located in the Historic McKenzie house on the property of Sweetwater Branch Inn. Our menu features a New Century Southern Cuisine which includes soups, fresh salads, delicious sandwiches and main dishes, complimentary boiled peanuts, bottomless specialty iced tea, house made sodas and one of a kind desserts. Come visit us at our restaurant in downtown Gainesville!

Hours of Operation

Open Monday – Friday from 11:00am to 2:00pm.


Reservations are required for groups of 8 or more.

Groups of 8 or more will be on one check.

We can accompany small groups up to 20 people, please contact the restaurant for pricing and menu options.


The Sweet Tea offers ample parking.  Parking is located onsite outside the restaurant and in our private parking lots.


Take out is available by calling 352-373-6760.

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