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Calabash Garden Tea Room

10152 Beach Drive SW
Calabash, NC
910-579-9500
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#2
of 80
in NC
Hours

Sun closed
Mon closed
Tue closed
Wed 11:30am - 3:00pm
Thu 11:30am - 3:00pm
Fri 11:30am - 3:00pm
Sat 11:30am - 3:00pm

Overview

On your next visit to the North Carolina coast, 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 tearoom 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 50 flavors of gourmet loose leaf tea 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 the number one tearoom in North Carolina for nearly three years. Come and taste our unique flavors and see why our customers come back time and time again to "Sip,
Relax,and Enjoy Life for A While.




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I am not very happy with this tea room. Advertisement on the door is absolutely bait and switch and they only have a second sitting if the first sitting is sold out. A sign on the door indicated a 'light tea' was available. We went to the tea room and we were told the light tea is only available when if it is convenient for the owners to offer the tea, usually in the slower months. At least two sitting times are displayed and advertised on the door to the tea room. We called for a second sitting (approximately 1:30pm) for July 19, 2014. When we called, we were advised that a second sitting is only available if the first sitting is sold out and enough people sign up for the second sitting. Since the first sitting was not booked up, we could not get a reservation for the 1:30pm sittin... (more)

- Ulla Brostrom 07/17/14

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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 07/12/14

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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 07/07/14

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Exceptional tea room with relaxing atmosphere, delicious food and great service. The perfect way to spend some time with my friends. What a wonderful memory of our time together at the beach. I will return!

- Lisa Padgett 06/29/14

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Absolutely marvelous tearoom with excellent service, food, and atmosphere.

- Jean Summerfield 06/17/14

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The decor of this tearoom is as worth the trip as the tea and food! They are easy to find, right on the main road in Calabash, with plenty of parking that is easy to access. Very friendly service. They offer a nice children's Ultimate Tea, too! We go back every year while vacationing in North Myrtle Beach. This is by far my favorite tea room!

- Karen 06/14/14

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We just had the Ultimate Tea and the entire experience was outstanding. A very unique place, scrumptious food, and lovely service.

- Joyce 06/12/14

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I live in Calabash and every time our friends visit we always make time for the ultimate tea. Also, our granddaughters visit for a week every summer and they can't wait until our trip to the tearoom. We love dressing up with the hats and boas. The outside is adorable and the inside is like walking into a Victorian sitting room. The food is wonderful and make sure you order the soup. Make this a part of your Myrtle Beach experience. You will make it an annual event.

- Marlene 06/08/14

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While looking for things to do near the beach, I stumbled across this gem! Who would have thought that amid the golf courses, seafood restaurants, and beach outfitters would be Tea Heaven! I took my mother, my nieces, and my sister-in-law, and we had a lovely time. They had never been to High Tea before and enjoyed the fancy setting very much. I loved the lemon squeezers shaped like birds on the water glasses, perfect for southern ladies cooling off from the humid, noon day weather. I bought two to take home, as well as some of the fancy handkerchiefs they used for napkins (very clever!). My 9 year-old niece loved the kids meal, raving about the Nutella and Fluff sandwich shaped like a heart, but most of all she loved the large chocolate dipped marshmallow. There was a huge selection of te... (more)

- Erin Peters 06/04/14

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What a delightful experience. The Ultimate Tea included a pot of tea for each of us, a wonderful salad, delicious finger sandwiches, amazing scones, and decadent desserts! Every detail is perfect from the roses on the tray, to the lovely linens and, of course, the choice of boas and hats to wear! What fun. YUM!!

- Eileen 05/30/14

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This tea room offers a true 'time out' from the business of everyday life! It is a delightful experience that shouldn't be missed.

- Janet 05/30/14

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My mom lives in Myrtle Beach, SC and we had tea here the day before Mother's Day. Well worth the drive! The food was delicious and the portions were perfect, including a lovely salad. I even bought some dressing to take home. There was a great variety of teas and the staff was friendly and helpful. Having hats and boas for the guests was a nice bonus. Be sure to put this tea house on your to do list when you're in the area!

- Sheri B. 05/26/14

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Wonderful experience in every way. This is my favorite thing to do when I visit my sister in North Myrtle Beach.

- Gay Willis 05/21/14

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Absolutely wonderful! I have been several times and it is always delicious. Went today and it was the best it has ever been! I live at North Myrtle Beach, SC and always take visitors there for this special treat. If you are in this area, it is definitely worth your while to visit this tea room.

- Sande Carroll 05/21/14

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What a delightful way to spend an afternoon with new and old friends. Charming atmosphere! I will always take this memory with me of such a fun afternoon.

- Alice 03/26/14

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What a wonderful place! The tea, scones, sandwiches and nibbles were delicious! Make your reservation and go! Very friendly and a nice afternoon with friends.

- Kathy 03/26/14

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I was treated to a birthday tea here last week. The food was amazing and the selection of teas incredible! Kathy always makes me feel so special when I am here!

- Sue Handy 03/25/14

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Beautiful, wonderful day with friends. This is a true tea house with ambience, friendly staff and delicious food. Do not miss this if you are in the area it is a special place

- Sheila 03/24/14

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The Calabash Garden tea room is one of the best tea rooms my wife and I have ever visited. Unlike so many other so called “tea rooms”, this tea room serves traditional English tea with finger sandwiches, scones, and deserts. Everything they do is done with excellence. But, most of all, the food is delicious! Treat yourself when you are in the Myrtle Beach area and visit this tea room. You will be glad you did.

- Gary Phillips 03/20/14

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A delightful experience! We stayed at the Grand Atlantic in Myrtle Beach and had to come and have High Tea.I am visiting from Ontario and have been to many Tea rooms and this is one of the Best!

- Maureen 03/19/14

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Wonderful, peaceful place for lunch or tea.
We have had both thei lunch and tea service and have enjoyed both. The attention to detail is delightful. Food is always tasty. A trea not to be missed

- Gale 03/13/14

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A lovely place to go for a special lunch. We had a delightful time.

- Linda Edick 03/12/14

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I absolutely love this Calabash Garden Tea Room.

- Sherry Moss 03/08/14

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Beautiful decor. Over 60 varieties of Tea to choose from. The food is fresh,delicious and artfully presented. A very pleasant way to have a relaxing afternoon. My friends and I had a wonderful time today and I can't wait to take my granddaughter when she is a little older!

- Lynne Owen 02/27/14

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I love the wide variety of teas I was very impressed with the selection of rooibus flavors the service was phenomenally.

- Hannah 02/15/14

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Wonderful time, very relaxing atmosphere as well as delicious scones and sandwiches.

- Brittany 02/15/14

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Wonderful time, very relaxing atmosphere as well as delicious scones and sandwiches.

- Brittany 02/15/14

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Wonderful time, very relaxing atmosphere as well as delicious scones and sandwiches.

- Brittany 02/15/14

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Wonderful time, very relaxing atmosphere as well as delicious scones and sandwiches.

- Brittany 02/15/14

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Wonderful time, very relaxing atmosphere as well as delicious scones and sandwiches.

- Brittany 02/15/14

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The staff was very cheerful and accommodating. A selection of 60 teas with a description of each. The food was excellent along with the presentation. A charming and delightful experience.

- Ann Ligon 02/14/14

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I enjoyed sharing this day with good friends. We were offered a delightful variety of teas, delicious food and a very pleasant atmosphere. The service was wonderful as well. Looking forward to sharing the tea room with my daughters when they visit as well as returning with friends.

- Lorraine 02/07/14

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I have been to three other tea rooms and this one is by far my favorite. It was a perfect and wonderful experience. Can't wait to return!

- Joyce 02/07/14

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A wonderful experience with good friends. The food, service and ambiance was Delightfully Charming! I will be back!

- Emily 02/07/14

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My new favorite place to take my daughters and girl friends that come for a visit. Wonderful atmosphere, food, tea, and service!

- Brenda 02/07/14

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What a delightful way to spend an hour--or two--with friends and great service and variety of teas to choose from. The choice of teas was fantastic and the atmosphere was charming and quirky. Loved the antique handkerchiefs as napkins.

- Anne Blake 01/18/14

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I love this tea room! I come at least once every time I am home from college! My friends and I enjoy the tea and the atmosphere very much.

- Erin 01/11/14

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A great way to spend a special afternoon with friends. The décor was just charming as were the hostesses. We enjoyed the ultimate tea, with the most difficult part being choosing from the many different varieties of teas. If you like girly-girl activities as much as I do, this place is the bee's knees!

- Dianne 01/08/14

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Our group of 11 women had the ultimate tea and soup du jour, tomato basil with a perfect blend of herbs on a very cold January day. The home made salad dressing was excellent and available for purchase. We each had a different tea at our table and had plenty to share. The scones are so light and tasty. Kathy has the perfect recipe for them. Anna was knowledgeable and recommended tea choices from the many varieties. Attention to detail - we enjoyed the lemon bird press, the tea warmers, tea pot covers and lovely china. It was also fun to wear the boas and hats.

- Judy 01/08/14

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We live in the area and delight in bringing visitors to this lovely tearoom. We always make use of their fashion closet and select fancy hats to wear during our sumptuous tea. Love the teas, food, service and decor.

- Tami Eldridge 12/02/13

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My first time to a tea and I had a wonderful, romantic, traditional, enchanted experience. We will return every visit to the beach. I highly recommend this place.

- Victoria Burke 11/22/13

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A most delightful, relaxing and satisfying afternoon tea in every way! My husband and I will now make this a part of our yearly visit to this area. Nothing less than excellence in all areas...atmosphere, service, tea selection and quality. Presentation of the 'Ultimate Tea' was one of the best I have encountered. Owners and staff make you feel most welcome and special. The added touches from the hats and boas you may choose from to wear and enjoy, the lemon birds on your water glasses, and roses added to the tiers of food presentation are just a few items that let you know your hosts have taken extra care to make your time with them a special moment you can reflect on with a smile.

- Patricia Karickhoff 10/25/13

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My mother and I had a memorable visit to this lovely Victorian tea room complete with hats for you to choose from to enhance the experience. Fabulous food and over 200 teas to choose from. For a very special afternoon, visit for the high tea!

- Leigh Goodson 10/09/13

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I and my dearest friend had a wonderful, serendipitous birthday lunch at the Calabash Tea Room on the recommendation of nearby Silver Coast Winery. The food was authentic and exceptional. The tea list was extensive and carefully selected. The staff is extraordinarily friendly knowledgeable and helpful. The atmosphere was special. I can't wait to bring my British friends too.

- Charlotte Wilmer 10/03/13

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I have been to several Tea Houses including Ireland and this was the best experience ever. My sister and I and 2 friends were there to celebrate a birthday-They have never been to a Tea-they loved it so much they are telling their friends and planning future birthdays, mother days etc. Every women should have at least one experience of a Tea Room and I suggest Calabash Tea Room. The owners are lovely and have a great variety of hats that you can wear.

- Liz Johnston 09/13/13

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This is a special experience. I've been coming here for a few years now and my friends and I make a point to schedule time to get together to drive up here. The teas are perfection, the food is dreamy, and make sure you get their tomato soup because its the best I've ever had in my life. The last time I went one of the owners gave me a tea cup of theirs. These are the sweetest people and you can't tell they're genuinely happy to be there. The location is even dreamy, its in a tiny little cottage style house and everything is just perfection adorable and dreamy. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

- Andrea 09/10/13

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Me and my family had a wonderful time and my grand niece said that your tea house was the best!

- Lil R. 09/10/13

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Our visit was delightful. I have been to tea several times at Calabash Garden and enjoyed each time This visit I took a friend visiting the tearoom for the first time and she also was impressed.

- Pat 09/04/13

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A wonderful and whimsical place to spend an afternoon. The selection of teas is unprecedented and the food is worth going for alone. You will not be disappointed. There's no other place like this in the area or in the state as far as I am concerned.

- Juli 08/12/13

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This was a great addition to our annual beach trip! 5 of us, including my daughter, her best friend, my sister and my nephew attended high tea for the first time and came back totally delighted. My interest in tea time has been sparked and I will surely return to Calabash Garden Tea room!

- Carol Herter 08/11/13

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We live in the area and just stopped in on a whim as we were passing by.

We enjoyed the experience greatly. The food and tea were wonderful and Bridgette was a charming host/server.

- Roy 08/09/13

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Wonderful. Today was our second visit to Calabash Garden tea house. From the moment we walked in and smelled the freshly baked scones until we finished our sweets and savories we were having a great time. It will be a great vacation memory.

- karen bowling 08/08/13

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a wonderful tea experience. definitely worth a visit

- anne 08/07/13

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We stay in Calabash every summer. This year my mother-in-law suggested visiting the Garden Tea Room to celebrate my daughter's 6th birthday. We couldn't be more pleased. The children's offerings were fantastically suited. The decor was adorable. The hats in back made for good fun while we waited. Each setting was served in a unique tea set. The scones were certainly our favorite! Even the men were pleased!

- Laura 08/05/13

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This is a must do when my family comes to visit each year. It has become a tradition to 'Take Tea' at the Calabash Garden Tea Room. Although we have gone to Tea at other place, this is far and above all the rest. The food, the service and the fantastic selection of teas is just amazing. They have over 70 different blends of teas and some very refreshing iced teas to choose from. Whether or not you are a tea lover, you will have plenty of choices. Be sure to make reservations because it is extremely busy not only in the summer but most of the year as well!

- janine 08/01/13

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Visiting the Calabash Garden Tea Room has become a regular stop when we come to visit my father in law in Little River, SC. My two girls and I look forward to it...we love the ambiance and the owners are very sweet. The tea selection is second to none!

- Marcie 07/28/13

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Every time I visit this tea room I have the most wonderful afternoon. This tea room is in a league of it's own. The food it amazing, I have been to many tea rooms in my travels and have never had better. The service is always fantastic. Anna, Kathy and Bridget make sure you always have the best experience possible. Kudos to these ladies for their efforts and ability to make everyone feel welcome and at home.

- Phyllis 07/19/13

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This tea shop is a wonderful combination of charming whimsey and scrumptious food. I have been twice and will surely visit again.

- Patti 07/19/13

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Our family party of three adults enjoyed a delicious Apricot Melange tea along with the Ultimate Tea (high tea) - sandwiches were creative and varied, the scones were flavorful and light and the sweets, fruit centered and delicious. The whimsical addition of hat selections prior to tea afforded many laughs. We are returning next month to vacation and will definitely come back for another visit.

- Kathy C 07/11/13

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My mother, grandmother, and I have made coming to The Tea Room our annual tradition. I live in New York and visit my grandmother in Calabash about twice a year. We make it an absolute point to visit the Tea Room. Since day 1, I have stuck to my Apricot Melange tea. It is, in my opinion, the very best of the best. I highly recommend this place to everyone in this area!!!

- Becca 07/10/13

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I am a 'local' and this was my third visit to this charming tea room. The Calabash Garden Tea Room is the perfect place to get away from the busy world and relax in an atmosphere of quiet music, enjoy an excellent variety of teas (I had the Coconut Almond - wonderful), and savor the delicious food. The strawberry soup was a unique surprise and their scones are to die for. I love all the things that make up this 'tea' - the unique tea pots, lemon squeezers, handkerchief napkins, mixed cups/saucers/plates to the hats and boas you are invited to wear during tea. Kathy, the owner, has done everything to make you feel pampered and special. The service is very good, but not rushed or intrusive, and the teas and food, well they are delightfully delicious! I highly recommend this charming and whimsical tea room!

- Kathy E. 07/05/13

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I recently took my niece to the Calabash Garden Tea Room for her birthday. We stayed in Myrtle Beach, but the drive was less than 15 minutes, which is wonderful if you want a few fun hours out of the sun! My niece is 10 and was completely delighted with the experience! The selection of teas was wonderful- I believe there were close to 80. I would highly recommend both the Bubblegum Tea (for both kids and adults) and the Vanilla Grapefruit Tea. My niece loved dressing up in the hats and boas; however it would have been nicer if they were not in the restroom for us to try them on. The tables were far enough apart to have conversations, but close enough to enjoy other guests' selection of hats. The food was very good, maybe a little less than I have seen in other tea rooms, but delicious none the less. The service was excellent and all of the staff were friendly. We definitely plan on making this an annual tea trip when we visit Myrtle Beach.

- Beth 07/01/13

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Had a wonderful, relaxing meal with delicious tea and impeccable service. The decor from the table settings to the walls was spot on and made for good conversation. I came home with some special tea available from the adorable Gift Shop. When my Ya Ya sisters and I visit NC again, we'll be sure to come back. It will be our tradition!

- Michelle C 06/27/13

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Four of my friends and myself went to the Tea Room while on a girls beach trip. We had such a good time the first visit, we decided to go again. We dressed up with hat's and boa's to heighten the experience. The food was great (especially the cupcakes) and the service was exceptional. I would recommend it to everyone.

- Donna O. 06/19/13

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What an enchanting and quaint setting to 'do tea'! The Beach girls have definitely found a new tradition for our summer vacation on the Grand Strand. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable; the food very good; and the tea selection outstanding! Great time!!

- Cheryl 06/19/13

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I took my 9 year old granddaughter and we had a wonderful time. She couldn't stop smiling. We dressed up with the hats and boas. Service, food was fabulous. We will be going back.

- Nancy 06/18/13

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Went with my 93 year old mom and my sister. We dressed up in the furs and hats, which added to the fun! The food was much better than I expected...I even tried some new items which were delicious. Great service. We will return!

- Ann 06/09/13

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This place is great! Great tea, never over-steeped or too bitter or astringent. The foodis great, and the service is impeccable. The gift shop and teas available to take home are great. It makes it much easier to get hard-to-find teas. Definitely give this place a try!

- Keith 06/08/13

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Bridget is the best server ever and the sandwiches are just fantastic.

- Brooks 06/08/13

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Bridget is the best server ever and the sandwiches are just fantastic.

- Brooks 06/08/13

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Calabash Garden Tea Room surpasses any other my tea room experience. I brought my best girl friend to tea room and she was surprise at the wonderful experience and everyone was wonderful.

I wish my mother was around so we could have enjoyed the experience together.

- Stephanie Conley 06/01/13

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took my Mom and fiance' for Mothers day. Exceeded my expectations! Now we want to take my sister who is a French teacher and has been to many teas across the pond. I know she will be impressed.

- Chris Robinette 05/26/13

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It is my very favorite place to relax and enjoy the wonderful hospitality offered by the staff. It also has the best scones I ever tasted. Truly a wonderful place to visit.

- Judy Tattersall 05/26/13

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What a wonderful tea room. Great for adult time or grandma time. My friends as well as my granddaughters look forward to our visits.

- Marty 05/18/13

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The variety and presentation was very good. The food was vey tasty and beautifully presented.

- Susan Torres 05/15/13

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I love this place I am so happy to have returned. The variety of tea is awesome as well as the victorian atmosphere. Anna, Kathy and Gloria are the absolute best.

- Bridget 05/04/13

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There is something special about being pampered in an intimate space that is so charmingly decorated that you can't help but take a deep breath and sigh with pleasure. The Calabsh Garden Tea Room delivers all of that and a full tea service that is scrumptious from start to finish (and offers a gluten-free service that doesn't cut corners). As a full time resident, it's a joy to have this teashouse right around the corner!

- Petra Baer 04/27/13

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5-Star all the way....a delightful and cozy atmosphere with wonderful service and Southern hospitality. The scones are to die for. We all ordered some to go. Great for a special celebration or just because.....

- Nancy H 04/14/13

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I've visited the Calabash Tea Room multiple times while visiting family in NC. Though it's a 45 min drive from family, it's totally worth it!! The ambiance is quaint, the food delish and the owners/staff are extremely friendly! I honestly can not think of a single negative thing to say about this tea room!

- Allison G. 04/08/13

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I have made repeat visits with lots of friends, granddaughters(5 and 8 years old--heart shaped PB&J were a big hit!)and my two daughters to this tearoom--probably because we are NEVER disappointed. Cathy and Anna are gracious and friendly and the food (starting with the tomato basil soup--Yum!)is the best of any tearoom I have been too. I have been to lots of tearooms in many states and I am not exaggerating--Calabash is the best for ambiance, food and friendliness! You will not be disappointed.

- Diane Kulp 04/07/13

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I visited the Calabash Garden Tea room last week while on vacation and had a wonderful time. I went with my mother and my two daughters and we enjoyed the tea, the food, and the overall charm of the place. The gift shop is across the way and I stopped off for some souvenirs and tea to bring home. Overall we had a great time. I look forward to returning the next time I am in Calabash.

- Jennifer 04/01/13

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I visited the Calabash Tea Room for the third time in March, 2013. Each time I've been the experience was outstanding. Great service, great tea, wonderful atmosphere. I love the way you're treated when you go there! You feel very pampered and special.

- Brenda 03/25/13

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My experience was delightful. I will absolutely return. My very dear friends suggested The Tea Room and I am so glad we went. From the moment we entered until we left, the atmosphere and service was the best. Treat yourself with something different and marvelous.

- Lorraine H 03/23/13

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Walk into the cottage of the Calabash Tea Room and begin a journey of enchantment, an extensive variety of teas, great tea sandwiches, salad and homemade tomatoe bisque soup. The tea room is the most charming and delightful experiences you can have. I live local and go with a group friends for every special occassion you can imagine. Bring your cameras as the host's have tea hats, boas, gloves and all the props to bring you into a Victorian Era in England. Kathy and Anna are special people and make all their visitors feel welcome and special.

- Lois S. 03/22/13

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I went with my mother, daughter, and niece. The girls are 8 and 9. We had a delightful time. It was very quaint and relaxing. There is a very large assortment of tea. I can't wait to go again.

- Debbie 03/22/13

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Eight friends attended and we had a great time. We were impressed with the great number of teas, loved the sandwiches and salad, and really loved the desserts. Great experience. We plan to do it again.

- Donna 03/22/13

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Had Tea with a group of friends yesterday. It was the best time great food, tea and service.

- Janet Cohen 03/21/13

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This is the best there is. If you get to SC you need to go to it. I go with friends and when my family is here we go. It is wonderful. Virgie

- Virgie 03/21/13

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Our group had an awesome time, everything was great, food , service, pleasant pepole, we plan to go back.

- Patricia Reynolds 03/20/13

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Anna is very nice as was our server.
The experience was relaxing & fun. This was my 4th visit, so you as you can imagine, I will go back!

- Patti 03/20/13

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Such a lovely and relaxing experience the food is outstanding, the staff goes way beyond the call of duty, I will take all of my family who visits us this summer to this very delightful atmosphere

- Linda 3/9/13 03/13/13

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From the moment you walk in, you get a sense of calmness and peace. The atmosphere,music,food and presentation make you feel special and pampered. It feels like we're in a tea spa. This isn't just lunch, this is an extraordinary experience. Thank you Cathy, Anna and Gloria.

- Kathy 03/09/13

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A wonderful experience. The food and tea were outstanding. A WOW experience

- Doreen 03/08/13

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We had a wonderful time. The table setting was charming, the atmosphere delightful, the food delicious and beautifully presented and the staff was friendly and welcoming. I have told friends about the Calabash Tea Room and will definitely go again.

- Madelyn 03/03/13

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We enjoyed our wonderful tea experience from colorful linens, teapots, china, to a variety of hats and boas for fun. Charming was the experience and delightful was the staff.We felt special and pampered and we plan to tell our friends and visit again. Thank you

- Kathy VanWart 03/02/13

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had a great relaxing time the atmosphere was just so calming and the service and wait staff was so very accomodating. Will come back and highly recommend.

- Peg Campanaro 03/01/13

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I had a delightful time. The service is friendly, the tea room is charming and the teacups, saucers and napkins reminded me of my mother and grandmother it brought back sweet memories. I cant wait to bring more family and friends here to enjoy a wonderful lunch. The chilled strawberry soup was a nice surprise & the Valentine scone was delish! Not to mention the smoked salmon sandwich among others that were just wonderful on our tier. This is a very special place! Dont miss out when your in town.

- Patricia 02/24/13

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What a lovely experience from the Tomato Bisque, to Garden Salad, to the Devine 3 tier Ultimate tea, there were so many flavors of tea to choose from I was glad my daughters were there to share the fun and their tea :-)

- Linda 02/23/13

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I took my best friend here today, she was visiting me from New York State. What a treat!! The food at this tea room is like no other tea room I have ever been to. The mini key lime pies on the dessert part of the tier were so good, we wanted more!! Luckily, we were able to purchase the larger version at their cupcake shop on our way out of Calabash. What a wonderful way to spend a cold rainy day or any day for that matter. It's a very busy place so I always make a reservation and you should too.

- Mary Lee 02/23/13

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This is the absolute best tea room...great service, wonderful atmosphere__love the garden tearoom decor plus very large selection of teas and delicious food. I try to find reasons to treat myself to tea there often.

- Louine 02/23/13

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What a great time my mother, sister & I had together. We love finding the local tea rooms when we get a chance to be together. it was such a nice time to catch up things and slow down, relax and enjoy one anothers company. especially over some of the most wonderful tea sandwiches, scones and deserts with the Ultimate Tea. on top of it all, we picked out our own flavors of tea and were able to share the teas, What an Experience! Thanks Kathy & Anna for giving my mother, sister and i that opportunity for another beautiful memory.

- Gloria 02/23/13

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This was my second visit to this lovely Tea Room and I was even more impressed the second time. The food, the teas and the service are outstanding. It's a great place to meet with girlfriends or to have a special outing with my granddaughters.

- Mary Sands 02/22/13

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This is the most amazing tea room I have ever been to! The selection of teas is incredible. The food is wonderful and the service outstanding. Every time I visit, I try to think of more people to take here. Simply the nicest place around for the best lunch.

- Janine Hust 02/22/13

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We visit the Calabash Garden Tea Room every time we come to South Carolina. This time we planned a bridal shower. What a great job ! They paid attention to every detail. The tea sandwich selection was delicious all different the smoked salmon with toasted sesame seeds and roast beef with horseradish sauce on whole wheat fingers were two of my favorites and the service impeccable. The presentation, tea selection, and Kathy's Secret Garden Salad Dressing is the best. All the staff were attentive and organized. I loved the oversized chocolate dipped strawberry and red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. The lavender white chocolate scone was the best I have ever had. There is also a great selection of hats for everyone to enjoy. This is a Tea Room not to be missed.

- Janet 02/15/13

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I spent the day in calabash today and had lunch at the Calabash Garden Tea Room .... OMG !!!!! What a find ! We had the Ultimate Tea and it was the Ultimate ! I started with fresh chilled strawberry soup garnished with a strawberry heart. The tea sandwiches were delicious and all so different and desserts devine. They have a huge tea selection I had an almond macaroon and my sister had the honey ginger . Can't wait hot go back

- Linda 02/15/13

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What a wonderful way to spend a few hours, great friends, great lunch, great teas, great hostesses. Dress-up with hats and boas, lots of laughter. Can't wait to do it again.

- Sandra Desso 02/12/13

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I recently hosted a bridal luncheon for my niece at this lovely tea room and it was beyond perfect. Our guests were delighted by the selection of teas, delicious salad dressing, finger sandwiches and petit desserts. And did I mention the best scones ever? This was quite simply the best choice for this very memorable occasion. I can't wait to do it again next year when my youngest niece ties the knot!!

- Gale 02/05/13

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This is our second visit to the Calabash Garden Tea Room this month. On our first visit my friend and I wanted to take our mothers out for a special event and selected the Ultimate Tea. The food was absolutely fantastic. Fresh and flavorful. Anna and Kathy were the best hostess's. The atmosphere of the tea room was special.There were hats and boas to dress up in. The decor is fantastic. These two ladies know how to make you feel so special. Our second visit was with 19 people from our condo buliding. We raved so much about our experience that everyone wanted to see for themselves. We all had a fabulous time and everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you Kathy and Anna for a wonderful experience.

- Toni 01/25/13

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My friend and I wanted a special afternoon with our mothers so we took them to the Calabash Tea Garden for Ultimate Tea. It was truly an experience in elegance and both mothers were incredibly pleased. Anna and Kathy explained the presentations and selections, advised us on the hats and boas and explained about the foods we would sample. It was a marvelous experience and made the day with our mothers a very special, memorable treat. We will be returning again soon. Thank you, ladies, you made the afternoon perfect!

- Ellen 01/15/13

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What a wonderful way to spent the afternoon. This tea shop is beautiful. The service was excellent and food unique, fancy and tasty.

- Melissa Wright 10/12/12

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This was my first visit to a tea garden and was a wonderful experience.It was so much fun to select hats and boas to set the mood. There were many choices of tea and we each had our own pot so got to sample several. The food was beautifully presented. I think the scones were the best I've ever eaten!

- Lee Waters 10/08/12

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Fantastic Tea Experience! I've been to many in several states and this lovely cottage site serves with such a class act style. Food and ambiance is super and lots of hats to add the necessary touch - voila - a fun afternoon with the girls!

- debbie kissinger 09/20/12

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The afternoon tea was a highlight of our annual sister's weekend. Every serving was a delightful surprise and the hats added such fun to the whole event. I love trying everything, and I did.
I will be back when I visit my sister Bobbie.

- Ruth Hayes 09/19/12

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Memories were made during our visit to the Tea room. It was an incredible experience and filled with 'southern' charm. We will be back when we visit Holden Beach in the future.

- Siglinde Miotke 09/04/12

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What a wonderful environment to be in. We had such a great time playing dressup with hats and boas! The tea choices were amazing and delicious. The chef made a personal lunch for us for special dietary needs and it was out of this world.
Thank you for the wonderful experience.

- Stephanie weiss 08/31/12

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I have food allergies. The owner took the time to put together a special menu for me that I was able to enjoy with the rest of my party. I was so impressed! Not only was it out of her way to do this but it was so incredibly delicious! I would recommend this tea shop to everyone. Please let her know in advance your food allergies. :-)

- Kerry 08/31/12

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My best friend and I are in our early twenties, and since these college years have taken us apart and taken up a lot of our time, it always means a lot for us to share a lot of meaningful moments together when we are both home in myrtle beach, sc. Especially now, since she will be moving to Europe at the end of this month for a year. From our very first visit to the Calabash Garden Tea Room, it was love at first sight, and we knew we had discovered a hidden treasure that we'd be visiting as often as we could. She and I are both admirers of all things beautiful, vintage, and dreamy.
You can tell that their food is made with a lot of care and love, from the beginning to the very end, it's art. We are both so overly infatuated with their tomato bisque, if I lived closer to the tea room I ... (more)

- Christian 08/28/12

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This was my first experience at a tea room and it was beyond excellent. Everything from the atmosphere to the strawberry soup was amazing. I enjoyed that we could play 'dress up' as we drank tea and ate delicious treats. I can not wait to visit again next year!

- Anastasia 08/19/12

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This was my first tea room experience and let me tell you the bar has been set very high. I was very impressed with the service. Our servers(one of which was co-owner) were pleasant and talkative. There were 60 types of tea to choose from. I ended up picking the Spring Cherry which was excellent. The food selection was also very delicious. I would highly recommend the strawberry soup! My family vacations in Myrtle Beach every year. Hope to visit again next year and try to make this a regular vacation stop. Thanks!

- Matthew 08/17/12

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My family really enjoyed our visit today.I have been to several tea houses in Maryland . Yours has been one of the best. We so enjoyed the hat display and the atmosphere. The food was yummy. Thanks

- karen bowling 08/15/12

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What an Amazing little gem of a tea room I found in Calabash while passing through! The atmosphere is beautiful and relaxing. The Ultimate Tea and pineapple coconut scones were to die for! and blueberry hibiscus iced tea perfect.
My server Bridget was so sweet and helpful.
Can't wait to go back with friends.

- Leslie 08/08/12

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A truly elegant experience, from the charming decor, to the personalized (and patient!) service to the tasty food, everything about this made for a memorable visit!

- Kathy 07/24/12