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Pickwick Society Tearoom Gifts & Antiques

122 W. Kansas Street | Frankfort, IL
815-806-8140 | Website | Hours
Come enjoy a relaxing afternoon in our cottage style tearoom located in the building housing the first hotel in Frankfort built in 1855. With a theme based on the novel Little Women each menu item is named for and designed in the spirit of the characters. Try our scone of the day with a different flavor scone each day. Our soon-to-be-famous quiche is a big favorite as are our muffins and other sweets.

Seating is available outside in better weather in front on our vintage tables. Call for reservations.

Check our website for events and specials.

Look on-line for our sixth season of Timely Teas, a series of six themed tea events to entertain and enlighten our guest with teas from different periods in time.

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I visited the Pickwick Tearoom with three friends this past Sunday. The sandwiches were very good - a nice assortment. Enjoyed the Spiced Chai Tea. Each of us chose our own tea and had an individual pot. There was a good variety of desserts (small cookies and cakes) but I was disappointed that no scones were included in 'Jo and Beth's Afternoon Tea.' The service was attentive and the atmosphere was calm and quiet. The manager was friendly.

- Mary Ellen Kelly Jul 21st '16

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It is always treat coming to this place. The prices are very reasonable and the deserts are amazing. Do yourself a favor and stop here. The experience is really relaxing and all of the food hits the spot.

- Jason Jul 17th '16

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As a hyper masculine alpha male I find this place very tranquil. Food is delectable and delicate. nice place to solve world problems.

- Adam Jul 17th '16

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The Pickwick Society is the best place for a relaxing, whimsical tea experience! A required stop for anyone in the Frankfort area!

- Kati Jul 17th '16

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just take my word for it. slightly pricy but good experience

- sony Jul 17th '16

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I had my son's and future daughter-in-law's wedding shower at Pickwick Society. It was wonderful! The food and the service was great. The day was absolutely perfect! I could not have chosen a better place to have their wedding shower.

- Geri Krop Apr 28th '16

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Had a fantastic experience... Food was wonderful. Owner was very gracious. Would definitely go back again.

- Lisa Turner Apr 4th '16

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My girlfriend and I enjoyed a lovely lunch today with an assortment of tea sandwiches and desserts. We look forward to our next visit!

- Joanie Nutting Mar 31st '16

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We just arrived from Australia and visited here for lunch with 2 other people. This is a really nice place. Great service, great food and tea, and a lovely ambeince. We will definitely go back.

- Stephen Stewart Feb 20th '16

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I was in the tearoom yesterday, January 21st, and I enjoyed myself completely, My server, Rachel, was polite and nice, and the food I ordered was delicious. Thank you, Cindy, for this beautiful and successful restaurant.

- Jo Anne Jan 22nd '16

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Visited today with Cindy and her congenial staff. Sampled some delightful sweets with my wonderful coffee (I know). Will line up another visit with some friends. Great experience.

- Ron Biggs Oct 16th '15

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I happened upon Frankfort because I was visiting an old high school friend who now lives in the Chicago area. I was visiting from France and was pleasantly surprised to find this wonderful tea room in this small American town, I love the warm atmosphere, and was very well received by Cindy, the owner. I hope to be back before long.

- Patricia D. Oct 16th '15

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I am lucky enough to live 10 minutes away from the Pickwick tea room and I go for a cup of tea and a scone as often as I can. Not only is the food delicious, and the teas varied, but the people who work there are simply wonderful, and make the whole difference.

- Marie Aleck Oct 16th '15

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My friends and I had a lovely afternoon at the Pickwick society tea room. We were there for a high tea luncheon. The food was delicious and the filling. A very pleasant atmosphere with nice background music. The variety of teas was endless. Everyone in our group tred different teas and loved them. If you are red for a great experience, put on your hat and gloves and have some tea at Pickwick Tea Room.

- Yolanda c Oct 3rd '15

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Every variety of teas, in every form are available and the staff is very helpful if selecting help is needed. Food is all made there and fits the Victorian theme - delicious. The setting and serving pieces are lovely making one feel special.

- Barbara Griffith Oct 1st '15

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My sister and I had a lovely afternoon tea at Pickwick. The savory selection was delicious and the sweets were great too, especially the cherry cookies.

- Diane Jul 17th '15

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truly enjoyed first experience at Pickwick. Was a gifted time spent with dear friends. We came from Skokie, Il. It was surely worth the trip. We will return. Cindy and staff were stupendous, food was fabulous, tea was terrific. Loved it all....

- connie brickhouse Jun 11th '15

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I love Pickwick their tea variety is pretty broad and a lot of the teas there i never knew existed. As for the good the scones have to be the best there although the rest of the food is good ,but it is lacking just a little variety. Over all the service is great with that Victorian home feel to it and the staff are very friendly people. Pickwick is truly number 1 in Illinois!

- John P. Jun 8th '15

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My mother loved this Mothers Day weekend outing. Beautiful quaint setting. Huge tea selection with samples to sniff before making a final selection. Food was very good and the staff and owner could not be nicer nor more accommodating.

- Keith May 13th '15

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Venue is beautiful and quaint. All types of tea with samples one can smell before ordering. Triple decker food plate with finger sandwiches, sweet breads and desserts.

- Suzanne Apr 23rd '15

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What a wonderful place for an event!!!! I hosted a bridal shower at the Pickwick Society Tea Room and they were so accomidating and just lovely people! Each guest got their own pot of tea and the variety of teas to choose from was extensive. Many of us shared with one another, so as to be able to sample several of the great varieties and the teas were wonderful. Also the food was outstanding and the experience as a whole was unique and very special.

- Lynette Welker Apr 22nd '15

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Tried two refreshing teas, white ginger and berry. Scone and muffin outstanding! Pleasant quiet atmosphere with very nice people willing to share their knowledge. Try it you won't be disappointed. Will visit again.

- Leon Mar 25th '15

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What a joy it was to experience the Tearoom! I recently lost my youngest child and I desired a calming, warm, and nostalgic environment to meet with a dear friend. We both received our wish, consumed red tea and coffee, great scones, and the bacon and lorraine quiche. Our service was great, the table and chair setting was intimate, and the colorful antiques reminded me of the preciousness of life. My palate and heart were well nourished! A visit to the Tearoom will become a monthly outing.

- Dee Mar 17th '15

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This was our first time here and we had a wonderful time! My piece of advise is to give yourself a few hours here. We only gave ourselves an hour and wish we had more time! Great atmosphere, GREAT food and tea! Endless pot of tea comes with the high tea. They made great tea recommendations to us, the strawberry champagne tea was delicious! We even signed up for one of their Timely Tea events! Cant wait to go back!

- Kimberly Feb 21st '15

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I am a frequent guest at pickwick, I go for the scones, as a person who loves to bake, can say they are fantastic ..I love the tea selection and presentation. One of the other reasons I go so often is the unmatched atmosphere. There are few places as quaint and welcoming, I get so sick of freezing in Starbucks or not being able to hear the person your lunching with over the commotion at Panera .

- Kathy g Feb 12th '15

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If you act really excited, they will give you a little card to visit this website and help promote them. If you are not all smiles, they don't mention it.....hmmmm....guess that would be why they are #1 because it definitely did not live up to the hype. Sorry.

- Sarah G. Feb 10th '15

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This is the place to be for all tea drinkers!! I really loved the tea sandwiches and the scones are to die for! I also enjoyed how they brought out teas to smell. They had a super friendly staff. Definatly going back!!!

- Hanein Rihan Feb 8th '15

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Cindy and Bailey were very helpful and kind. I had a great time at pickwick!

- Sara O Feb 8th '15

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First time there and will be back as often as possible. The atmosphere is adorable, the tea selection is fantastic, the food variety and flavors are wonderful and the service is friendly and fun! I am only sorry that I didn't know about your establishment sooner! The orange spice chai tea was better than I expected. All the finger sandwiches were very original and flavorful and so many to try! I will be back with friends and family! Ten stars!!

- Karen Feb 5th '15

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Service was excellent. Beautiful decor and interesting tidbits. LOVED the tea and food!

- Arica Feb 4th '15

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Absolutely loved this place. The atmosphere was charming and the service was excellent! I had chocolate black tea that was wonderful. Also had the tea sandwiches and cheese and fruit tray - loved it!! Can't wait to go back

- Patty Feb 3rd '15

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quaint and charming atmosphere, excellent service and recommendations, delightful tea as well as food. Strawberry, rose champagne tea was nice.Scones, tea sandwiches and sweets were all very good. A very enjoyable experience.

- debbie Feb 1st '15

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Food was disappointing. Quiche was only eggs and crust. Chicken salad had very little chicken. Scone was great.

- Jackie Jan 30th '15

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Un-impressed is what I was today. Scone was best part of lunch and liked the egg salad and banana bread with lemon curd. Also, I am not a fan of smelling teas just seemed weird to do that. Did not go away with that full feeling that I expected

- Carol Jan 28th '15

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Stopped by at the recommendation of a friend, and boy was I impressed! The food is delicious and the perfect portions. I absolutely love that they have the tea out for you to smell. The decor is lovely has a comfortable feel to it. Will definitely be back.

- Ariana Zeibert Jan 28th '15

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We four ladies had all been to England at one time or another, and had enjoyed Devonshire's clotted cream with scones and tea. What a treat to find the Pickwick Society Tearoom with its charming ambiance, friendly service, amazing selection of teas, and totally delicious scones, muffins, quiche, and yes, clotted cream! This has become my new favorite place to bring friends!

- Sandi Jan 24th '15

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Had the Moroccan Mint and it was exquisite and smooth. All organic teas, and the tea tray of deserts and sandwiches was lovely and quaint. Adorable shop, excellent and friendly wait staff, and a wonderful selection of organic teas. Beautiful tea room, an excellent stop before or after a day out. Will be back absolutely

- Cody Marcukaitis Jan 23rd '15

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Wonderful setting, very friendly environment, you are able to select any tea you want from the shelf, and to top it all off the food was delicious! Will absolutely be visiting this tearoom again!

- Aly Jan 23rd '15

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Vast variety of teas available and the Gingerbread Tea was delicious. The food that came alongside was wonderful as was the serving staff. A cute little place in downtown with other shops to visit nearby. I'll definitely be back.

- Pam Ackerman Dec 1st '14

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I recently enjoyed a delicious brunch of pumpkin soup and a veggie quiche along with a lovely pot of tea! The decor, selection of teas and friendly service make this the perfect place to relax and spend time with friends and family!

- Pam Prentice Nov 11th '14

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I had a wonderful time at the Pickwick Society! It was a great outing for my grandma's birthday. The service and food were great and you felt like you were right at home. This tearoom had a vintage chic feel that anyone would love! -Therese October 18, 2014

- Therese Oct 21st '14

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I love this place! They make you feel right and home! And their selection of tea is amazing !!

- Ryan m Oct 18th '14

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We held a delightful shower at the Pickwick Society Tea Room. The staff was very helpful. The food and teas were wonderful. Many guests commented on what a great choice for a bridal shower!

- Susan Anstett Oct 15th '14

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We held a Bridal Shower Tea at the Pickwick Society Tearoom. The event was lovely,charming and very enjoyable. Though there was a large group,everyone could choose their own pot of tea from more choices than one could imagine. With individual pots rather than just cups, guests could share. The quiche and scone choices were freshly baked and delicious . The service was excellent. We were very pleased with everything. The perfect venue for a shower !

- Jane Oct 15th '14

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Had a delightful time with my friends can't wait to come back.

- cathie keller Sep 28th '14



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