Ted's Restaurant

A Birmingham icon since 1973

Ted’s Restaurant has been a Southside Birmingham favorite for just about, well… forever. With the original “Ted’s Cafeteria Restaurant” sign still intact, and the clock frozen in time at 3:22 (and 11:03), the restaurant beckons us to a time of meat ‘n’ three goodness. We bought the restaurant from Mr. Ted & Mrs. Litsa in 2000 and are working to continue serving fresh Southern favorites, with exceptional customer service, to a loyal lunchtime crowd. We have recently remodeled Ted’s interior with fresh paint, quality woodwork, and new lighting in order to update and preserve our little piece of Birmingham history. When you visit us for lunch or breakfast, you become part of the Ted’s family. We hope to see you soon.

Open Weekdays 6:30-9:30am and 10:30am-2pm


We have been in the food industry for years. With our experience with Ted’s Restaurant and country club management experience, we’ve pretty much handled it all. Ted’s home cooking is brought to you, and no event is too small or large. Our catering menu is just the beginning—we can also create a completely customized menu to fit your event and tastebuds.

New menus will be posted soon & please call Ted’s for any questions.

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The Legacy of “Mr. Ted”

During our anniversary week we had the opportunity to learn a lot more about the history of Mr. Ted Sarris who started Ted’s Restaurant back […]


We Want to Thank You For 40 Years

We can’t begin to thank everyone enough for an incredible anniversary week … but we can try! We are beyond honored to have had our […]


“Recipe a Week” for May

So we wanted to start a new fun thing for our readers and friends of Ted’s Birmingham. I do a lot of experimenting of my […]

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We love hearing from our customers. Please contact Tasos or Beba Touloupis with your honest feedback. When you provide us with it, you help us to continue serving up the best lunch and breakfast experience in downtown Birmingham.

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