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Clara J's at 219

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219 W Wayne St, Maumee, OH 43537, USA 419-897-0219 Website Owner?

Sun closed Mon closed Tue 10:00am – 4:00pm Wed 10:00am – 4:00pm Thu 10:00am – 4:00pm Fri 10:00am – 4:00pm Sat 10:00am – 4:00pm
Whether you visit us for 'Proper Tea' a gourmet lunch or to browse our gift selection ranging from AI Root Candles, Caren et Cie Beauty Products, Vintage and tabletop items as well as gifts for baby and girlfriends!... you'll experience the ambience of our charming home located in historic Uptown Maumee. An intimate setting in a gracious historic home. Gourmet lunch and teas served with fine linens and eclectic mix of fine china and the finest teas. Come and Join us today!

Recent reviews

    • Lora

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      Was a darling setting and the food and tea were DELICIOUS. Held a bridal shower with a Proper Tea and loved it. We drank a bridal tea and another peach variety, both were the best teas I've ever had!

    • robert and jane

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      Great ambience. Customer service was phenomenal. We visited from AZ in July '11 and were extremely impressed. Would definitely recommend for someone looking for a charming experience!

    • Kerry P

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      Spacious tea room with style and class! This is a great room for large gatherings, parties, and similar events! The staff are friendly, and professional.

    • Christine

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      I miss this tea room so much!!! Since moving to PA I have not had much luck finding a tea room that serves a 'proper tea'. Clara J's has the best scones anywhere.

    • Grace

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      We've always had great food and wonderful service; the gift shop is a gem for the Toledo area.

    • Louise

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      A very child friendly tea room...dress up and a childs menu. Warm and inviting. Encellent service and attention to detail. A definite place to stop!

    • Patty

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      I was looking forward to my visit to Clara J's and was disappointed. Our server was very scattered, couldn't seem to handle a party of 6. We were not offered dessert before we got our bills and seemed to be rushed to leave since there was a baby shower setting up in our same room. The bills were confusing and had to be re-handwritten twice since we did want dessert and ordered after our bills came. The woman at the cash register had three calculators sitting on the desk and added my bill up a 3rd time by hand. Very expensive, rushed, confusing lunch. But the food and tea were very good. They also added automatically a 20% gratuity which I thought was very presumptuous and I was rather offended by that. I would not have tipped 20% had I had the chance to choose. It was very crowded and I felt like I was going to break anything I possibly bumped in to. I hope other have a great experience there - I'm not sure I'll go back.

    • Teresa

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      Clara J's tea room is in a historic home. The setting is victorian. She serves loose leaf tea in teapots and offers many menu options. We have tried soups, sandwiches, scones and sweets. Afternoon tea is offered, with reservations. The atmosphere is very relaxing. A great place to meet a friend for lunch/afternoon tea or relax alone with a good book. Reservations are not required, although we usually give her a call when we are on our way and she always has a table ready for us. She also has a wonderful selection in her gift shop.

    • Lori Shue

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      My sisters and I live out of town and wanted to have a bridal shower for our sister that lives in the area. This was the perfect place. All we had to do was send out the invtitations and show up it was perfect!! The bride had a wonderful time and I could not think of a better place to have had it, the food was wonderful and all so speical. I would do it all over again in a second, wish I had another event to plan for so I could do it there. Just a delightful perfect afternoon. Fresh flowers on the table. All we had to do was walk in, sit down and enjoy the day. Lori July 2008

    • Susan

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      A new aquaintance and I met at Clara J's for lunch recently, on a very hot and humid day. For the first time ever in a tea room, I ordered the apricot iced tea; it was delicious! Presented in a cut glass goblet with a hint of mint, it was heavenly on such a summer day! I tried the cold berry soup with a chicken salad croissant and swooned; it was one of the best meals I had ever had, tea room or restaurant. The server made us feel like part of the family, and was as charming as the owner. This tea room is not to be missed! The decor is charming and the gift shop holds many treasures! Don't miss this one!

    • laaw

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      You definitely need to make reservations. They not only gave us our teas but what was left in the pot they put in a to-go cup. They had a wide variety of teas and the scones and sandwiches were very good.

    • Valerie

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      Cheerful and charming. Had the 'proper tea' and got to try two types of fragant, tasty tea. Food quality and variety was excellent. Staff was friendly and attentive. Lunch menu looked very appealing...I'll have to come back!

    • ms

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      Have been here several times and while I do enjoy the 'ambiance'(love the gift shop!!), I feel the food is too 'exotic'for a proper tea. Would REALLY love it if the food was a bit more 'down to earth'.

    • lad 11.14.07

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      My girlfriend and I like to try different tea houses in the area. This tea house was average. The food was very heavy, several dishes had a LOT of cream cheese. The service was excellent. The tea house itself is beautifully decorate and is a great atmosphere. Would probably go again and try the lunch menu. Probably won't try the proper tea again.

    • Melonny

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      I had wonderful time!! The tea room was very elegant and relaxing. The only word that comes to mind about the food is WOW!!!!

    • Jackie

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      An excellent tea room. The menu offered some unique food items and the service very friendly.

    • Pat G

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      My sister and I really enjoyed a wonderful proper tea at this tea room, where we were served a marvellous assortment of delicious tea sandwiches and desserts. Their apricot tea was just superb! We felt the owner, Rebecca, was very welcoming, warm, and helpful; and her staff provided us excellent table service. This was our first visit to this tea room, and we cannot wait to return!

    • Jennifer

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      Tea time here is always kept interesting with the great care that clearly goes into the menu that changes monthly. The gift shop is one that delights the heart and gives one pause to pick up that special gift for someone special. Look forward for the next visit. Jennifer

    • Diane

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      Been there many times and is always a pleasure to return. Rebecca makes you feel like a dear dear friend as does her delightful staff. Always relaxing and wonderful food! The December menue is yummy! The gift shop has just the treasures with something for everyone!

    • Amy

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      This Tea Room is the best! Every Time i dine there they always fullfil Every need i have. As to the terrible review down below, you should go back and have an open mind to what your going to experience. the tea and food would be better if you would broaden your horizons! Please go back. The service was excelent and the food was yummy! I strongly sugesst you go there!

    • Jessica

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      I was in to Clara J's with my mother and was so surprised! The decor was elegant, the food delightful, and the staff was charming and friendly! I especially like the lemon drop cookies and the ribbon sandwich! I was very pleased and will definatly be back!

    • Laura

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      I recently visited my hometown of Maumee after moving to Chicago a couple of years ago and was pleasantly surprised to visit the best thing to happen to Maumee in years. Clara J’s at 219 provided a lovely tea experience complimented by the best food served in town. Having experienced proper teas throughout the world, I am happy to say this is among the best. I am looking forward to making a trip back and I am excited to try a selection from the lunch menu they offer in addition to the proper tea.

    • Pam

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      While the atmoshpere is typical Victorian and the decor was lovly, the food and tea were disappointing at best. The menu sounds yummy and lush, but then you find that the 'stuffed cheddar celery stick' is cheese whiz on a one inch piece of celery, the 'broccoli snap' is broccoli slaw in a cup shaped taco chip and the 'fruit kabob' is nothing but a bit of garnish. The 'Ribbon Sandwich' was supposed to have chicken salad in it but none could be detected, and the bread was dry. The desserts were good and the signature lemon drop was yummy, but, again, the tiny one inch cookie for each person only left us wanting. The tea selection was slim, and the tea was stale and not properly prepared. Our whole group was disappointed. Doubt we will go back.

    • norma cox

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      My sister-in-law and I recently had 'tea' at Clara J's and found the luncheon menu very impressive. Not was our meal deliciously exquisite, but the service was exceptionally pleasant and the tearoom was simply charming! I'm returning this weekend to give my daughter a real birthday treat. Norma Cox 2/7/06

    • terri

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      I've attended tea on two separate occasions at Clara J's - once in July and once in December. Great tea, great atmosphere, great service.

    • Diane Thorn

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      LOVED it. What a vacation from reality this tea is. We all left feeling very relaxed. It was such a refreshing rejuvenating time to spend with friends sipping tea and nibbling upon the delights. Looking forward to returning again soon!