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Calabash Garden Tea Room

10152 Beach Drive SW | Calabash, NC
910-579-9500 | Email | Website | Hours
On your next visit to the North Carolina coast and the Myrtle Beach area, why not treat yourself and your family or friends to something very special? The Calabash Garden Tea Room is just that. Nestled in a little quaint village of specialty shops, our tea room is the perfect place to enjoy a Victorian sytle lunch, featuring tea sandwiches, fresh baked scones and petite desserts. Every item on our menu is baked or prepared on site by owner Kathy Cody.
We can also host your next event including bridal or baby showers, family reunions, children's birthday parties as well as your business luncheons.
If you are shopping in Calabash and don't have time for lunch, come join us later in the afternoon for a cream or light tea. We have over 80 varieties of gourmet loose leaf teas and feature specialty iced teas every day. Enjoy our fresh baked scone of the day or one of our delicious cupcakes.
The owners of the Calabash Garden Tea Room would like to extend an invitation for you to find out why we have been a customer rated number one tearoom in North Carolina for nearly many years. Come and taste our delicious and unique selection of tea sandwiches, scones and sweets! See why our customers come back time and time again to 'Sip,Relax,and Enjoy Life for A While.

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Calabash Garden is exceptional. by far the best tea room I've ever been to. Wonderful presentation, an abundance of teas to choose from, delicious food, whimsical atmosphere, etc. Today I enjoyed the house blend (Apricot Melange). it paired well with all of the sandwiches and the pineapple coconut scone. I also sampled a cup of the Lemon Chiffon Cake tea. It was delicious! A wonderful dessert tea. I enjoyed it so much, I ended up purchasing some to take home with me. Once again, another wonderful experience at the Calabash tea room. can't wait to go back.

- Eliza Jun 16th '16

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Visited Calabash Tea Garden this afternoon and enjoyed the ultimate tea immensely. I had the cucumber mint tea, and it was absolutely delightful! The perfect summer blend. Sandwiches were delicious. my scone was pineapple coconut and it was divine! Finished with an assortment of desserts that were 'truly scrumptious,' as they say. Have visited the tea room multiple times and have never once been disappointed. A lovely experience that I highly recommend.

- SK Jun 16th '16

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Kathy and staff offer such a treat to all of the guests. Kathy is quite skilled at assembling an exquisite and utterly tasteful menu. Everything was fabulous!

- Linda Clark Jun 4th '16

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My husband and I had such a wonderful experience at the tea garden . My husband is not a tea person but went to please me . He commented on how nice and friendly the ladies were and said he would come again next year. Ladies I have been to many Tea Houses and this is one of the best. see you next year. Michael and Peggy Murchake

- Peggy Murchake Apr 19th '16

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We have been to half a dozen tea rooms in several states. The Calabash Garden Tea Room is by far the best. Everything was just perfect from the beautiful setting, to the soothing background music, to the service, and of course the food. The tea itself was excellent with about eighty different choices. We had the ultimate tea which included tea, salad, scones, tea sandwiches, and desert. We added the tomato soup which was fantastic. If you have the chance to go to this wonderful tea garden by all means go!!

- Sam and Judy Brown Apr 8th '16

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Went there this afternoon and had a wonderful time!! Kathy even let us go into the back room and see all the teas. There were bagged teas and loose! There was a such a wide variety, can't wait to come again!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

- Donna Childress Apr 1st '16

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Kathy and her remarkable team with extraordinary culinary skills and amazing artistic whimsy present an elegantly delicious and whimsical High Tea experience Alice and her friend the Mad Hatter would find themselves in seventh heaven

- Mardi Hack Mar 12th '16

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We love visiting tea rooms when we explore vacation spots. We saw this one on the internet and decided to make a reservation for the Ultimate Tea. Everything was spectacular - the tomato soup was great, the salad wonderful and the tray of sandwiches, scones and desserts incredible! They accommodated our dietary restrictions without any issues as well. The atmosphere was exactly what I love in a tea room. A huge range of teas to choose from will keep you coming back to try them all. We will definitely want to come back and highly recommend a visit for anyone.

- Debbie Mar 2nd '16

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Enjoyed this unique and cute tearoom with my two granddaughters and a friend in December 2015. Would definitely enjoy returning in the future. The pumpkin Apple soup was delicious as well as the scones, sandwiches and pastries! Lots of choices of tea to choose from. I would recommend calling for a reservation.

- CAROLE MCDOWELL Jan 7th '16

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Wonderful experience! Great tea, food and atmosphere. Definitely will be back!

- Elle Dec 22nd '15

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Atmosphere, decor, tea selection and presentation was all exceptional. Such attention to every detail! Spoil yourself and get the afternoon tea with three tier tray. The assortment of delightfully delicious sandwiches include both traditional and non-traditional. Everything about Calabash Garden Tea Room is first rate and top-notch.

- Paulette Dec 16th '15

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Wide variety of black, green, white, herbal and other teas, over 70 to choose from. Won't restate all the praises others have shared. it was a delightful place. My mother in law and I enjoyed it. Good food although I had hoped for a a bit heavier mini sandwich such as a chicken or tuna salad. Delicious food, delicious tea, attentive service, attractive typical tea house decor with cute gift items available for purchase. We will return and recommend to others.

- Allison Nov 28th '15

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Two friends from PA and OH had the luncheon at this very refined tea room today. We were greeted and taken to the hat and boa room where we chose a hat from a wide variety. Lots of teas to choose from, salad with Kathy's homemade dressing, excellent 3-tiered tea tray that included finger sandwiches, scones, and decadent desserts. The atmosphere was charming down to the chandelier made with teacups and saucers. Friendly service added to our enjoyable lunch.

- judy Nov 20th '15

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My newest favorite place: the Calabash Tea Room!! Cozy, sweet, and beautifully appointed! I had the pleasure of visiting here with seven other ladies from Myrtle Beach today! You thought of everything!! From pink boas to pumpkin scones! A lovely time was had by all in attendance.

- Sharon Bridges Oct 16th '15

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A lovely tea room in a quaint little cottage. Decor is lovely with lots of pretty gifts and items for sale. Food items of dainty, delicious sandwiches, scones and desserts are very attractively displayed. Even though the servings appear small, there is plenty of food to make a full meal. Lots of varieties of teas to choose from. Servers are friendly and service is elegant - you feel like you're the lady of the manor being catered to. And the price is very reasonable compared to some other tea rooms. Definitely someplace I will return to whenever I'm in the area. If you enjoy high tea, go to Calabash Garden - you will not be disappointed.

- Karen Oct 16th '15

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I went down to the 'Bash to visit my best friend's mom. She took us to the Calabash Tea Room, and I was so excited. There were hats and boas for customers to wear, everything was just beautiful. I had a hard time deciding on what tea I wanted because there were so many to choose from, but our host helped me pick out the right one for me. I drank the whole pot! The food was AMAZING! I loved everything about it. From the presentation, to the taste, to lasting fullness. I was not disappointed at all. I even bought some tea and scones to bring back to Jersey. Kathy is a delight to talk to. I could tell that she really loves what she does, and that she cares about the experience her customers receive. The Calabash Garden Tea Room is definitely on my must visit list when I go back down.

- Nikki Oct 15th '15

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Came in for my birthday tea and was SO delighted. Everything was delicious and I felt so special!

- Roe Oct 9th '15

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a quaint and charming tea room with a wide variety of teas and a fantastic atmosphere. i've been there twice and had the Ultimate Tea. SO GOOD!! those scones and the lemon curd!! and the dressing for the salad is delicious (she won't tell you the recipe). i look forward to going here every trip i take down to Calabash

- Lauren Oct 2nd '15

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I have been to the Tea Garden several times and every one of those experiences have been wonderful. I tend to take girlfriends there when they visit and have the ultimate tea - very impressive. Almost too pretty to eat. LOL. And the homemade scones ... yum. The selection of tea is abundant and everyone that I've personally tried has been delicious. My hubby and I were there on Sep 30 and had the salad with a half sandwich (turkey and brie). Perfect amount and oh, so good. I don't know how Kathy comes up with her delectable recipes, but we love them. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. The decor is whimsical and there are even hats/boas for guests to where while enjoying their tea parties.

- Susan Hurley Oct 2nd '15

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What a lovely experience! From the tea to the food to the ambience and the staff, if you're anywhere near this tearoom it's worth the drive! It was well worth the one hour trip. We had the ultimate tea, with the tearoom's signature tomato bisque soup and special salad dressing. Not to mention the special sandwiches and moist homemade scones. Sure to delight, with a selection of hats and accessories to add to your experience!

- Donna P. Sep 29th '15

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Wow What an amazing time we had at this Tea Room ! The STaff and Service is great but..... the food !!!!!!!! What can I say the Scones melt in your mouth it was a white chocolate lavender . The tea sandwiches so creative one of them was called a Thanksgiving Everyday and it was Thanksgiving dinner explosion in your mouth ! turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce all in this neat little bite size sandwich. Another sandwich I loved was the summer BLT tea sandwich which was so uniquely presented and also delicious .........the sweets are perfect from the chocolate dipped strawberry and petite cupcakes with little rosettes on top ...with a perfect pot of tea. I can't wait to go back when my Mom is in town.

- lynn Aug 4th '15

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My favorite Tea place is right here at the Calabash Garden Tea Room ! Not just the place but the food was Fabulous and the staff extra, extra special. We loved you all. The Royal-tea-Club

- PattI L Jul 30th '15

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This tearoom never disappoints. The tomatoe soup that starts the ultimate tea is my favorite. This time a strawberry soup was an option and it was delicious as well. We loved the Thanksgiving sandwich and of course the scones. We Celebrated a special birthday and it was perfect from start to finish. Can't wait to go again.

- Holly Milbourne Jul 21st '15

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Great value for money!

- Suzanne Jun 12th '15

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Came here for tea with my mother and sister. All the food was wonderful along with the atmosphere and service. I look forward to coming here many more times in the future

- Michelle May 14th '15

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I visited with a dear friend while vacationing in North Myrtle Beach -- Calabash is very near. We couldn't have had a nicer time. The food, ambience, tea related items for sale, and overall creativity were excellent. The tomato bisque was exquisite! We went back again before week's end. Thank you for a marvelous time.

- Pam Apr 18th '15

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What a wonderful experience we had at this quaint little tea room in Calabash. We have been coming here since they first opened and have never once been disappointed in the food, tea or service. Kathy, the owner always comes out to greet us and chat for a few minutes. The servers are attentive and the presentation is right out of a magazine. I must add that their sandwiches are not the typical ones you find in other tea rooms. Kathy has a way of blending flavors that delicious, always making you want to come back over and over again. And we do! We never leave without taking some scones and our favorite teas home to enjoy when we can't be present. Kudos to these ladies who always make our time spent at the beach a wonderful experience.

- Ang Mar 29th '15

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We have been coming to Calabash Garden Tea Room for several years on our annual Myrtle Beach trip. Always love the atmosphere, the service, friendliness, the delicious food (tomato soup...love) and of course the tea. We try different teas each time we come and make sure we have different teas at our table so we can all sample the others. Today during our visit, I tried one of the new ones and didn't care for it very much. Our server was right there to make it stronger and told me if I still didn't care for it, she would be happy to get me another kind as she just wanted me to enjoy my experience. After she checked back, I did have her get me another kind that was wonderful. We enjoyed ourselves so much and loved the scone of the month as well, so very tasty. Thank you for always making our experience the best and we will see you again next year.

- Trisha Mar 28th '15

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Recently visited the tearoom while vacationing in the Myrtle Beach area. We took my granddaughter for her first tea and we could not have chosen a better place! Our food was delicious, the atmosphere charming and the service outstanding. We all chose hats and boas to wear for teatime. They made the children's tea so special with pink lemonade in a teapot and heart shaped sandwiches and scones! We will definitely visit again!

- Cindy Basta Mar 22nd '15

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The tea was delightful and delicious, from soup (extra) to chocolate covered strawberry. Kathy, the owner, was friendly and helpful, as was her staff. No room for any complaint. The tearoom is feminine, and she has unusual accessories for the tea lover. We enjoyed our experience and will return

- Kay Stewart Mar 21st '15

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My friend and I had a wonderful time at the Calabash Garden Tea Room. The food was outstanding. I am gluten free and the sandwiches, the scones and the desserts were exceptional a very rare thing for me. The service was friendly and professional. We plan to go again very soon.

- L Morris Mar 14th '15

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Wow !!! Amazing everything was so delicious and fresh the Irish soda bread scone so good! The finger sandwiches so different one was a corned beef cabbage and potato on rye and another roast beef with horseradish sauce just mention two of them both fabulous! Choc Guinness stout petite cupcake with baileys Irish cream frosting and bread pudding and jack Daniels sauce where only two of the desserts ...I could go on ...this tea tea just continues to surprise me every time I go ! Can't wait to bring more friends!

- Janet Mar 12th '15

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My husband and I relocated to the Grand Strand last year from England, so our expectations of tea rooms are not of the cutesy kind. We expect great English teas and have been missing some of the wonderful cream teas we are so accustomed to. We were told about the Calabash Garden Tea Room and decided to give it a go. The delicate tray of sandwiches we received was almost too pretty to eat, but amazingly, the entire meal was even better than its perfect presentation. I haven't had soup so warming, so comforting, so lovely since I bid farewell to my loved ones across the sea. This may have been our first visit to the Calabash Garden Tea Room, but it is the start of a tradition for us.

- Jo Lacey Feb 28th '15

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My husband took me to the Valentine's Tea and it was fabulous! I loved the charming atmosphere and the way everything was presented. It was all so pretty. The food was delicious and you can taste the love of everything being made fresh to order. We had special desserts for Valentines and the chocolate was amazing! I will definitely be going back!!

- Laura Pittman Feb 25th '15

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My best friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the Valentine's Day Tea at this charming little tea room. From the savory tea sandwiches to the white and dark chocolate cherry chip scones, the chocolate dipped strawberries, even the mini chocolate cupcakes topped with a fresh raspberry could not have been better. I had the chilled strawberry soup and my friend had their tomato bisque with herbs and both were so good that we wanted to ask for another cup. Everything is so fresh and presented in such a pretty way. How lucky the locals are to have a restaurant of this cailber right in their neighborhood! The sweetest Valentine's Day!

- Diane Huston Feb 17th '15

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From the minute you walk up to this precious little cottage under the trees, to the greeting by the staff you immediately relax and take a step back into time. I have been visiting Kathy and Anna's tea room for the last eight years or so and always try to bring as many friends and or family members as I can to experience the magic. I was not disappointed today! Everything was lovely from our gracious server to the tasty teas we chose, to the yummy tier of treats. Today's pineapple scones were to die for!! If you are looking for an experience with memories that will last a lifetime, you must try this tea room. It is well worth it. There are hats and boas to borrow to further enhance the experience of a lovely afternoon.

- asolaree Feb 17th '15

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This was an incredible experience that I enjoyed with my two daughters. We had the ultimate tea,loved dressing up with boas and hats...and that was just the start. The choice of teas available was amazing the taste was even better! The presentation was lovely, our sever was most attentive and each different and tasty as were the scones and miniature desserts. There was so much variety. I would recommend this to all.

- Larissa Feb 17th '15

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We stumbled upon this gem on our last visit 4 years ago and were excited to visit again this trip . We had reservations for the 11:30 Ultimate High Tea seating . When we arrived, our table was set and waiting for us. They had an adorable tea cup and saucer special for my daughter (17 months) so she could participate in our tea as well. They had a regular chair and a special princess pillow for her to sit on. The food was Amazing!- you should try the tomato bisque and even the children's tea had quite a lot of food on it and presented SOOO special and beautiful. With a heart shaped scone! All of our tea sandwiches were delicious and fresh ,scones and desserts to die for . The selections of tea is huge! The gift shop has been moved into the tea and we found some wonderful items to take home and remind us of our visit. If you enjoy tea, do yourself a favor and make a reservation here. We'll definitely be back when we visit Myrtle Beach again . What a delightful afternoon!

- Kiera Feb 17th '15

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We visit the Calabash Garden Tea Room every time we come to South Carolina. OMG! They paid attention to every detail. The tea sandwich selection is all different the smoked salmon and capers, roast beef with horseradish sauce on whole wheat fingers and the Thanksgiving everyday sandwich with turkey stuffing and cranberry sauce so creative and so delicious ! just to name a few . The presentation of the tier is so beautiful, and tea selection I think over 80 to choose from. I had the chilled strawberry soup and the others had the tomato bisque soup both to die for. Kathy's scones are the Best I have ever had. Then to finish chocolate dipped strawberries and chocolate raspberry cupcakes with fresh raspberry on top and fresh fruit all while sipping my favorite pot of tea. I'm in heaven in my favorite tea room. The service is always impeccable. Not to be missed.

- karen Feb 11th '15

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My friends and I have been going to this Garden Tea Room for a number of years and are always greeted with a smile and great food.Last Friday 7 of us had the delicious Ultimate Tea , really lunch. We love the friendly atmosphere, pretty decorations.wonderful presentation of the 3 tier dishes. Service was excellent and friendly.Going back next week with family.

- Martina Govier Feb 8 2015 Feb 8th '15

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My husband and I attended a tea with 2 other couples. We had a GREAT time. I believe that the men enjoyed it as much as the ladies. The food was great adn the staff was awesome. We will definitely be going back.

- Melody Russell Feb 1st '15

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This was my first experience of a 'Tea' and I was very impressed with the whole event. My wife and I were with two other couples visiting the Calabash area and one of the other ladies had gone to many teas in her travels. We booked the date and when we arrived were greeted by friendly and helpful staff. I wasn't sure what to expect but thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Food and tea was really good and left feeling full and have already began to plan a return trip. While we were there, the ladies were offered hats and boas and the guys were offered a tie. It was fun to see the ladies dress up and we joined in after some discussion.

- Jim Mabrey Jan 28th '15

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There were 3 couples at the beach for the weekend. We decided to visit and have lunch here. It was AWESOME! Even the guys enjoyed it and we are already planning our next visit!

- Shelia Jan 28th '15

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What to say about our experience at Calabash Garden Tea Room - BEAUTIFUL!!! Took my mother-in-law to the beach for a couple of days and finished with a visit to the Tea Room, it was like icing on the cake. The atmosphere is very welcoming, service outstanding, very personal and attentive to our likes and needs. We had the Ultimate Tea with soup, will recommend. The food and tea were delicious and what an assortment to choose from! Not only is the Tea Room wonderful but the area it is in and the other shops there make for a delightful time! When back in area, will definitely plan to visit again!!

- Rhonda Webb Nov 5th '14 Nov 7th '14

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I and my daughter went to the tea room yesterday and had such a great time!! The atmosphere was perfect and so was the tea. I thought I wouldn't be full but the food was so good I ate every crumb. Thanks for a wonderful time!

- Rosalie Treadway Nov 6th '14

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After experiencing our first tea party at Biltmore Estate in 2008 we search while on vacation for another tea experience. We were not dissappointed when we discovered the Calabash Tea room while on vacation in South Carolina. Just over the North Carolina Boarder a few minutes from North Myrtle Beach we found the most quaint amazing tea room. This is our yearly tradition and have taken my mother and father in law a couple of times for a memorable experience. We return yearly for the best ultimate tea. The service and food is outstanding. Thank you Kathy for the memories!

- Rose Nicely Oct 31st '14

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This is a very special ladies' lunch place. We were enchanted by every detail. The gifts offered were unique, irresistible and displayed artfully.

- Marlene Aug 23rd '14

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This is the fourth year that I've taken my grandchildren, who visit every summer from Ohio, to this darling tea room. This is the first thing they ask us to do when they arrive and always their favorite experience. From the little ribbon sandwiches to the amazingly moist and warm scones, there's no better way to spend quality time with my family. Kathy and Anna always take the time to fuss over the girls and their hats and boas are the icing on the cake. I can't wait to visit again with my lady friends during the holidays when the tea room is decorated. Just magical. I love their sweet little bakery and cupcake/espresso bar that's new to the courtyard this year as well.

- Anne Louise Aug 21st '14

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What a darling place for a spot of Tea! Come with your sister's, mother, mother-in-law, daughters, grand -daughters, even husband, or significant other. Celebrate a special day together, or start a new tradition by coming to this adorable Little establishment. What a fantastic memory and pictures we have forever. Thanks Kathy & Anna:-)

- Deon Aug 20th '14

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When you need a place to destress or you're feeling a little tightly wound, come relax and take a good deep breath and enjoy the wonderful beautifully decorated inside and out setting of an out of the way cottage. This tranquil tea room will take you to a childhood memory guaranteed! I felt rejuvenated of the pressure of everyday life! Take a book and read with your favorite pot of tea and escape! It really is the best kept secret of Calabash NC!

- Gloria D. Aug 17th '14

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There is an amazing variety of tea to choose from and your very own little pot is expertly brewed. The scones and tea sandwiches are delicious, incredibly unique and fresh. The presentation of the tower just adds to the quaint and charming experience!

- Rosemary McFarland Jul 26th '14

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This tearoom has become a family tradition for us! This is the first place my 10 year old grand daughter wants to visit each and every summer while visiting us here at the beach. The atmosphere, food, selection of tea and fabulous service make it truly one of a kind. I've been to tea rooms all over the country as well as in England and I can't tell you how happy I am to have one of this caliber so close to my home.

- Kathleen Jul 12th '14

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Had a wonderful time! Highly recommend! Be sure to make reservations.( Calabash is a great outing for visitors to Grand Strand, too, so plan to spend a few hours.)

- Jan Jul 7th '14



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