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Tea on the Mountain

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298 Colyar St, Tracy City, TN 37387, USA 931-592-4832 cell #931-635-9635 Website Owner?

Sun closed Mon closed Tue closed Wed closed Thu 11:30am – 4:00pm Fri 11:30am – 4:00pm Sat 11:30am – 4:00pm
Thur - Sat: 11:30am to 4:00pm for Luncheon Afternoon Tea or High Tea reservations are requested Thur - Sat 5:30pm to 9:00pm for Dinner by reservation only Spotless white linens, fresh flowers and the unique China setting for each table gives a different 'feel' to dining at Tea on the Mountain. But it is the food that counts and that is where you can't go wrong, whether a Luncheon, High or Afternoon Tea or Dinner. The open inviting tea room has plenty of space for you and your guests. With room for 48 diners,we can accomodate almost any size party - with reservations always a good idea and requested for eight or more. While you wait for you meal to arrive, browse the collection of fine china and silver on display around the tea room. Enjoy looking or even purchase a piece or two you just cannot live without.

Recent reviews

    • Sue K

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      Don't let the exterior of Tea in the Mountain fool you - even though it is in an old commercial building, the interior is lovely. Lots of art on the walls to admire and a nice of tea cups and tea sets to look at (and purchase.) We stopped in for lunch on a weekday. The food was delicious and the service by Mr. Pat was 1st rate - very gracious and attentive. The silver flatware laid out as it should be, the white tablecloth and fresh flowers (the last of the summer zinnias) gave it an elegant feeling. The only tea available was PG Tips, but that suited us just fine. The menu selections were very good. My husband had the shrimp and grits, I chose Chef Myrna's famous chicken salad (we both sampled each other's entees) and the side dishes were delicious, too. The homemade relish gave it an autumnal effect with the red, orange and yellow colors in the pickle. As we were finishing our meal, Chef Myrna came to our table to make sure we had enjoyed our meal. She is a thoroughly delightful lady and we will return. Afternoon tea service is available by reservation, and I'm definitely returning with some of my girlfriends for that.

    • Janette Sims

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      What a pleasant surprise! The food was outstanding, the tea excellent and the company delightful. We enjoyed visiting with Pat and Myrna and would highly recommend a trip to Tracy City. Janette, Dorothy and Marilyn

    • Mistye

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      What a delightful place. The food was outstanding. The stories from Pat were an added bonus. It was well worth the drive from Nashville to experience the culinary talents of Myrna.

    • Linda

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      High tea at Tea on the Mountain was delightful. A variety of creative foods were served (Scotch eggs, Maids of Honour tarts and coconut balls, to name a few) and were accompanied by stories of their historical significance as shared by Pat. Everything was fresh and hand prepared. The service was exceptional. It was worth the drive from Nashville just for the scones, lemon curd and clotted cream!!! Thank you Myrna and Pat!

    • Sissy Taylor

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      This was one of the best tea rooms I have ever experienced. We drove 100 miles one way for high tea and will make the drive again. Everything was prepared fresh and was homemade. Even the pastry was homemade. The variety was outstanding. The setting was lovely. The couple that own the tea room were so nice and friendly plus gave outstanding service. I highly recommend going.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you, we enjoyed meeting you and your daughter and Gayle. You all were a delight to serve and we will look forward to seeing you soon. Myrna and Pat Nesbit

    • Michelle

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      One of the best teas I have experienced. Great food you would not expect to find in a small rural town.

    • cathy carter

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      Food n atmosphere ae delightful. Fefiitly a place to come back to. Quaint n simply delish.

    • Cindy ingram

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      The food is outstanding and the stories are awesome. Love the bottomless tea. Beautiful China tea sets.

    • April

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      Another wonderful experience at Tea On the Mountain! The food is delicious, creative, and homemade, the tea is hot and flavorful, and the hospitality is the best! Pat and Myrna treat you like honored guests. Be prepared to hear some interesting stories from Pat.

    • Melody Dearmon

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      Lovely experience. The tea room itself is not the emphasis here. Lovely couple who own and do most all the work. Interesting selection of foods without being weird. One of our group's favorite locations. Highly recommend.

    • Susan

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      One wouldn't expect such a gem in this location, but we were delightfully surprised. My mother recommended Tea on the Mountain, and I'm so glad she did. High Tea was a lovely experience (a word of warning: bring your appetite). I'm still reeling from the variety of treats and truly unique offerings!

    • Lucette Richards

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      What a delightful experience! Pat and Myrna Nesbit's food and service are outstanding. Each table is set with a different pattern of fine china, silver flatware, crystal, and fresh flowers or plants. Their High Tea is one of the most authentic examples of an English high tea available in this country. Their lunches are delicious and their special five course gourmet dinners are not to be missed. Myrna's homemade fudge pie and chess pie are so often requested sometimes she runs out. The delectable scones that she serves with every tea are homemade also using Myrna's own personal recipe. If you have an opportunity to visit their Tea on the Mountain, I promise that you will want to return very soon.

    • Michelle

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      We had high tea and it was well worth the visit. Homemade, unique, and delicious treats at every course. The creamy potato soup and scones were particularly good. The hosts were warm and gracious and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. Each table had unique and beautiful china and silver settings that added to the relaxed atmosphere. I highly recommend Tea on the Mountain.

    • Janelle

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      Amazing combination of culinary excellence combined with the most inviting ambience a tea room could ever provide! Truly a fine dining experience! A must to visit.

    • April Jo Sellers

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      me and a friend had our annual birthday tea today. As always, it was absolutely wonderful. The food was delectable, the stories with the tea were a wonderful little extra. Even LOVED the happy birthday song!!!! Wished I could celebrate birthdays more often!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you

    • Natalaie

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      Well another enjoyable afternoon at my favorite tea room. Do not be deceived by the understated outside appearance. Once you step inside expect to enter another world. From lunch to high tea, it is one enjoyable, relaxing experience after another. Before you know it 2 or 3 hours have passed. Pat and Myrna will treat you so special. I especially like the historical stories with high tea that Pat shares. The food always delights. The portions are generous....yet exquisite. They do have beautiful pieces for sale as well as art work. I would recommend high tea at least once. It to me is their speciality. Thanks again Pat & Myrna!

      Tearoom response:

      <BR> Thank you, we always love it when you come to Tea on the Mountain.

    • Lawrence & Connie

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      We took our grown son and his wife to lunch for the delicious food Myrna prepares and Pat serves. The atmosphere is enhanced by the beautifully set tables (each one with a different fine china pattern), and soft music in the background. We each ordered a different entree; crab-stuffed flounder, quiche, crab cakes and a chicken salad plate. Every plate went back absolutely clean. The food and the gracious service made the meal a real treat. The prices are certainly reasonable. We highly recommend Tea on the Mountain in Tracy City, TN.

    • E Galloway

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      My husband and I drove from Ringgold, GA, to this tearoom, and it was definitely not worth the trip for me. I visit a lot of tearooms in Georgia and Tennessee, and the food we received was mediocre and overpriced--not a lot of food for the money either. No one was in the restaurant when we arrived and only one other couple showed up before we left. The decor was not nicely decorated like a lot of tearooms, either. It just wasn't a really good experience for us. We don't drink hot tea, so maybe that is the draw. The food is not.

    • Lynn

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      We had a wonderful girl's day out. The tea room table setting were beautiful. The food was excellant. They were very helpful with my 92 year old aunt on a special diet. they made changes so she could eat. another good thing about this tea room is it is also comfortable for men to go.It was worth the 130 mile round trip. Would love to go back.

    • Wayne&Melanie P.

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      Enjoying Afternoon Tea here was an enjoyable experience. We went with the 4-course Tea, but they also offer a 6-course High Tea. When first pulling up to the building, we weren't sure what to expect. It's a rather drab looking building with limited windows. However, the inside is what counts, and they have done a wonderful job of transforming it into a beautiful tea room. They proudly serve loose leaf PG Tips tea. All the morsels were hand made by Mrs. Nesbit, and we were waited on by Mr. Nesbit, who also kept us entertained with the history of the area, trivia about the food, and how their shop came to be. The highlight of the meal was the sweet Maids of Honor. Delicious! The Nesbits are delightful hosts. Tracy City is an easy off/on sidetrip from the interstate. We will definitely visit them again.

      Tearoom response:

      Wayne and Melanie,<BR> Thank you for making us one of your stops on your 'TEA' VACATION. It sounded like such a fun thing to do. We will look forward to seeing you again.<BR> Myrna

    • Robert&Linda Hopkins

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      Our experience at the Tea On The Mountain was wonderful.It was a lovely experience . The decor was so elegant and the couple that owns and cooks the food just make you feel so at home. Iloved the cornish hen and the rice was outstanding. I would recommend that anyone take the opportunity to visit, you owe it to yourself.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Mr. and Mrs Hopkins, Pat and I enjoyed having you all have dinner with us and are looking forward to seeing you again soon.<BR> Myrna <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>

    • Brian Matthews

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      Did an amazing job with service. The dining area is beautifully decorated and gives a cozy feel to you when you sit down. The food was delicious with great texture and flavor. The owners are such a great couple with a welcoming smile and loving personalities who love their job. I would definitely refer the Tea on the Mountain to my friends and family. Wonderful job! :)

      Tearoom response:

      Thank You Brian, we enjoyed having you all and will look forward to seeing you again soon.<BR> Myrna

    • Kris

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      Delicious food, excellent service, cozy warm and inviting atmosphere and the sweetest people you could ever meet. I highly recommend for all ages. Kids enjoy just as much as adults. Education on tea and food varieties and preparations are made fun and yummy plus you will hear the interesting history on how some of these delicious recipes came to be.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you

    • L. Lou H

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      Not very sure as to what Belinda's problem is other than the fact she is lacking in good grammar and punctuation. This place is a true treasure and the service is terrific. Never judge a book by it's cover, and dont judge this business by its exterior.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you

    • Linda H.

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      Tea on the Mountain is one of my favorite places. The food is always delicious. The atmosphere is most pleasant and relaxing. The hosts are most gracious. It may not look like much on the outside but once you walk through the doors it is divine. Just follow the simple directions it is not hard to find ( Right beside the traffic light). I am looking forward to going for lunch again very soon.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you

    • Madison

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      Excellent location, easy to get to - directions are simple and as it is located directly beside a stoplight, you can't miss it. From the outside you truly wouldn't expect to walk into a tearoom but I think that is part of the charm - you can get away from the traffic and the people, it's like stepping into a different world where linens are always white, flowers are always fresh, the tea is always hot (or iced, depending on your preference) and your china teacup is always refilled before it empties. The food is delicious, made on site by the in-house chef and explained upon serving by one of the owners himself. Truly an experience for those who are tearoom connoisseurs as well as newcomers to the tea world.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you

    • belinda

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      you cannot see the inside of this tearoom,located in an area not visible from road.no information upon arrival not my cup of tea

    • Jane

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      A delightful fall afternoon in Tracy City. The food was wonderful and the service great. The tea was served at correct temperature and strength. First time to have Scottish eggs and liked them. I thought it was good that they were baked and not fried. Would like to return the next time in the area.

      Tearoom response:

      <BR> Thank you Jane, Pat and I enjoyed your visit to the tea room and are looking forward to your next visit when you are back in Tennessee.

    • Kimberly W

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      Recently went with my British Grandmother and Great-Grandmother! They loved it!!! When I pulled up they weren't exactly sure why I drove an hour to take them to a country diner! :) They were beyond pleased and surprised! The china was beautiful, the host wonderful, the food superb, and the atmosphere ever so fun! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! Hope to be back soon! Well worth the hour drive!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you, we enjoyed the three of you very much and their accents were delightful. We hope you will return soon!<BR> Thank you Myrna and Pat

    • two travelin' texans

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      wonderful company and a very tasty tea offered with beautiful fresh flowers and fine china. don't miss the chess tartlets!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Two Travelin' Texan, we are so glad you found us and made us part of your journey<BR> Myrna and Pat

    • Centre Tea

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      Outstanding! With china, silver, three-tiered serving piece, delicious bites of various desserts, sandwiches, savories, and scones, Tea on the Mountain offers a proper, beautiful, and delicious afternoon tea. It would fit right in with some of the best tea places in England. Don't let the outside, which is nothing special, put you off. Tea on the Mountain is delightful!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you very much!

    • Holly Breedlove

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      Mom and I ate lunch at Tea on the Mountain today. It was an awesome meal and dining experience. This is the first tea room I've ever been to and it was a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back!

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Holly, we enjoyed meeting and talking with you and your Mom. We are looking fordward to seeing you all again soon. Thank you. Myrna and Pat

    • Pam Scott

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      Tea on the Mountain is absolutely wonderful..The food, the service, the stories on the history of some of the items served, the atmosphere. It is so calm and quiet. A break from the hustle and bustle of everyday. You want to linger for hours and enjoy the gourmet food and talk with friends.

      Tearoom response:

      Thanks Pam, we enjoyed you and your friends and look forward to seeing you again soon.<BR> Myrna and Pat

    • Jennifer

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      Charming couple and delicious food. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it and kept talking about the visit long after we left.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Jennifer, we enjoyed your viist as well and look forward to seeing you in the near future. Myrna

    • Jenyth Barnes

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      Tea on The Mountain was a great and wonderful experience. Pat and Myrna are so wonderful and kind, I learned to appreciate them and love their art of tea. The food and service was exceptional. The display of china , tea pots and tea cups are out of this world. I will return soon. Just wish that we lived closer. Jenyth and Bob Barnes

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you, Pat and I enjoyed meeting you and Bob and will look forward seeing you all again.<BR> Myrna

    • Faye

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      My tea group traveled over an hour to 'Tea On the Mountain' and it was well worth the drive. The food and service could not have been any better. We were satisfied with everything and we will return.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you,we enjoyed having you and your friends at Tea on the Mountain and will look forward to seeing you again soon.<BR> Myrna

    • QUEEN SUZY

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      MY RED HAT GROUP --- MAGNOLIA MAFIA WAS HERE ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO. WHAT A WONDERFUL TEA AND DELIGHTFUL HOSTS. WE HAD HIGH TEA AND HOSTS MYRNA AND PAT WERE JUST WONDERFUL. ONE MEMBER ORDERED OFF THE MENU -- VERY GOOD SHE SAID, BUT WISHED SHE HAD ORDERED THE HIGH TEA ALSO. WE WILL BE RETURNING.

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Queen Susy, We enjoyed having the Magnolia Mafia and serving most you High Tea. We hope to see you and your Red Hat group again in the near future. Thak you,<BR> Myrna

    • Patricia

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      Tea on the Mountain is by far the best tearoom I have visited. It is actually a tearoom, not just a restaurant. You eat on fine china with real silverware. The tables are covered with linen tablecloths and you have a linen napkin. Pat and Mynra are friendly and provide excellent food and service. You feel so special when dining at Tea on the Mountain.

    • M. Brown

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      This is the place to go to get away from the ordinary everyday eating establishment. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere and the owners make you feel so welcome. I have been several times and have enjoyed it more each time. The scones are to die for.

    • Joan

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      Not just a tea room, but a gourmet restaurant, as well! We had a truly delicious dinner on 4/17/10. Five courses included melon with ham, pan-fried tilapia with orzo, (perfect) prime rib with asparagus and potatoes, crisp salad and a decadant chocolate torte. The tilapia was heavenly and I'm not a fish eater. Everything we've had at Tea on the Mountain has been wonderful. We'll be back soon!

    • Melissa

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      The food is delicious and hand prepared. The owners are delightful, polite, and actually seem to enjoy interacting with their customers. I do not eat pork or beef, and the owners made sure that I had enough selection of tea treats, which I felt was very considerate. Fabulous tea room!

    • Kelley

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      I enjoyed high tea in both England and Ireland on several trips, and this is as good or better than the tea I had there! It is so fresh and charming - I really enjoyed my lunch and ate way too much because I had to eat the crab cakes and then have the wonderful scones and cream and bread pudding!! Amazing food and such wonderful hosts!

    • Terri

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      What a treat to have found Tea on the Mountain. The experience was more than wonderful in every way- not wanting to leave, in question of how soon and who all can I bring here! All the reviews are descriptive well of my experience there. The crab cakes were oh so tastey and color and presentation was supberb. Hope you will be able to discover the 'magic' the way it made my day. And thanks to my new found friend who asked me to tea!

    • Rebecca Brooks

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      My mother-in-law, husband, and I had a wonderful time at Tea on the Mountain. Pat and Myrna were fabulous hosts. Myrna's food and Pat's stories made for a delightful afternoon. Highly recommended.

    • Alexis Mauldin

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      I took my mom and a friend here for lunch. The atmosphere is charming, elegant and just wonderfully relaxing. Music was a selection of equally relaxing piano solos. The food was superb; the Scotch eggs were the best I've ever had and the Neptune salad was fresh and delicious. Myrna's tomato soup was great as were her desserts: homemade flan, almond cake with clotted cream and a light luscious lemon sponge cake with lemon curd (all homemade!). If you are in the vicinity, you shouldn't miss this lovely place. Happily, it's right in our backyard and we will come back often! I give it 5 stars enthusiastically!

    • Linda

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      This is a wonderful tea room. Two friends and myself visited on Wednesday,Feb.25 and it was wonderful. The presentation of the food was excellent and the taste was so good. We all agreed we will be back. The service is excellent also. We go to different tea rooms alot and this one is excellent.The tea,food,and service was really good. Everyone made you feel right at home.

    • Wanda

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      'Tea On The Mountain'is a wonderful place to have lunch. The tables are set with beautiful china and silverware and there are lovely teapots all around the room. The tea is superb and the food, as well as the service, is absolutely fantastic. I feel that this is a special place and I would recommend it to anyone.

    • Aimee

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      My family visited the tea room for my mother's birthday. It was a wonderful experience. We were all very impressed and very satisfied with our food. The chicken salad was a favorite among the group. The owners of the tea room made the birthday very special for my mom. I will be telling everyone I see about this terrific place. My family will be sure to return for many more visits. Thank you Tea on the Mountain for a terrific time.

    • Joan and Clark

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      What a wonderful experience! We had afternoon tea which consisted of 5 plates of pastries, tea sandwiches, scones, savories and desserts. The tea was excellent. Be sure to try the Maids of Honor! Reservations are a good idea. We will be back. Thank you Pat and Myrna

    • Margaret

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      The tearoom has a small room that can be reserved for a small group or a gathering place for a special tea for family or friends. Each table has a different set of china. The teas are excellent. The food is great...from scratch. If you choose high tea or a luncheon item, you will not be disappointed!