The Little Tea Shop located on Monroe between Main and Front is a downtown institution. It's been around a long, long time and is THE place to go at lunch for a "meat and three". For non-Southerners a "meat and three" is a choice of an entree and a few sides of vegetables. You can also just get a vegetable plate which I recommend as the veggies here are always so great.
Menu/ordering/check: At the Little Tea Shop you check off what you want on the paper menu and hand it to the waitress who then gives it back to you after she brings your order. After you've eaten you then take the menu/check to the cashier where you pay. It's easier than it sounds.
Above are my choices today for a vegetable plate; these turnip greens are the best. Also try the Lacy Special which is chicken, cornsticks, rice and gravy; the ultimate comfort food dish.
This here is corn sticks, ya'll (aka cornbread). These are heavenly and I think the mold for these have been around since Hector was a pup. The place is generally packed at lunch time. They are open Monday - Friday from 11am - 2pm.