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The Front Porch Tea Room

25 West Market Street | Hallam, PA
717-755-7510 | Email | Website | Hours
The Front Porch Tea Room is State Licensed and State Inspected. We are located in the center of Hallam, PA. Sitting atop a hill, the large Victorian House is surrounded by massive gardens and large old trees. The home was built in 1869 and is constructed of logs, The interior and exterior are decorated in true Victorian Fashion. We serve a full 5 course High Tea Wednesday through Friday seating between 11 am and 2 pm and on Sat. seating at 11 am or 2:30 pm. We are also open for luncheon with no reservation on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We open privately for parties of 12 or more most days and evenings. We can accommodate from 2 to 40, and specialize in Bridal Shower, Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Meetings, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Gourmet Dinners and Gourmet Breakfasts. Our gardens have accommodated as many as 178 for special events. In our 17 years of operation we have served people from all 50 states and 53 countries. We truly look forward to serving you.

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Love, love, love The Front Porch Tearoom. I love the variety of soups. The strawberry and peach soups were my favorites. I had breakfast there this past Saturday with some of my family. It was the best! So much food and it was delicious. The caramel French toast was yummy. Lynette was great! Thank you for your hospitality, as usual Bonnie. I will be back.

- Jean Hayden Sep 1st '16

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What a wonderful experience my girlies snd I had. This was our first time here as ND it won't be our last. The food was phenomenal and the service was exceptional. I cannot say enough about the salad dressing and the scones. When you go there and you really must go make sure you try the Frontporch tea it 9s Excellent.

- Debra Aug 17th '16

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Debra, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we do really appreciate it. Bonnie
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One word: amazing. I signed up for the tour at the last minute, so had no expectations and knew nothing about the establishment. Oh my. The owner/cook/hostess Bonnie is wonderful, welcoming, and really wants you to enjoy the experience. All the wait staff are so informed and considerate. The food is excellent and beautifully presented. The house is lovely. And, the gardens are expertly landscaped. It was hard to leave. This is a very special place!!

- Edith Jun 26th '16

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Edith, Thank you so much we really had a great time with your group. Bopnnie
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My daughter's bridal shower was a great success at The Front Porch Tea Room. Beautiful surroundings and great food we're supplemented by our attentive hostess. Thanks for making memories.

- Brenda Jun 5th '16

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Brenda, Thank you so much for thinking of us for your special event. Bonnie
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Such a cute and relaxing place to go. I would recommend this to everyone. The food is delicious, and we left with a full belly! The decorations are just beautiful, and a majority are for sale so you can make your own home nice and cozy. Last but not least the staff is very sweet and kind. I loved everything about my experience there and will definitely be returning!

- Abby Jun 3rd '16

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Abby, Thank you so much for your kind words. We do have a fantastic staff. Bonnie
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Absolutely love this place! Everything is just so beautiful and bonnie always has everything completely neat and organized! Also the staff is wonderful and the food is amazing! Definitely a place worth going too!

- Alexis Townsley May 18th '16

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Alexis, Thank you so much for your kind comments. Bonnie
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Love this place!

- Jon May 15th '16

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Jon, So glad to hear you love our tea room. Bonnie
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We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating my Daughters birthday here with the High Tea. The food was fresh, homemade, and delicious! Service was exceptional. I've been to other tea rooms but The Front Porch is by far the BEST!

- Lisa Stuckey Apr 16th '16

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Lisa, Thank you so much I am glad you and your daughter enjoyed yourselves. Bonnie
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This was my first experience with a tea room and it was absolutely wonderful. The environment is just beautiful. The tea was wonderful, as was the food. The service was very welcoming and friendly. Overall, the experience was amazing and I would definitely suggest this to anyone.

- Alice Sand Apr 9th '16

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Alice, Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie
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My mother and I really enjoyed the tea room experience here. Every member of the staff was warm, welcoming, and friendly. The food was exceptional! I cannot stop thinking about how wonderful it was. We are having my sister's baby shower here in a few weeks and we cannot wait for all of our guests to experience all this tea room has to offer. Highly recommended!

- Gwendolyn Trust Apr 4th '16

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Gwendolyn, Thank you so much. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to your return. Bonnie
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I love going to tea houses and this is the best one I've ever been to! Their teas were all delicious and in my opinion the best I've ever tasted. The food was great as well as the atmosphere. I will defiantly come back again!

- Megan Apr 3rd '16

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Megan, Thank you so much for your very kind words. We really appreciate it. Bonnie
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I shared a wonderful hour with two beautiful friends, we were treated to a lovely high tea. The food, salad, soup,sandwiches,desert and two delicious teas, were outstanding!

- Marilyn Carrigan Mar 26th '16

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Marilyn, So glad you and your fiends enjoyed your visit and thank you so much for the kind words. Bonnie
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First time visit - I took my mother for her birthday lunch. What a fabulous place! We enjoyed every moment from meeting and talking with the owner, Bonnie, and our wonderful, knowledgeable server, Sharon, to eating delicious food and many choices of tea to choose from. I recommend everyone to try it! You will not be disappointed. Can't wait to go back!!!

- Sandy Saunders Mar 24th '16

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Sandy, Wow, thanks so much for such kind words. I am glad you and your mother enjoyed yourselves. Bonnie
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We had an amazing time celebrating my mother's birthday! The tea was delicious, food, service and atmosphere were wonderful. Highly recommend!

- Jen Preller Feb 20th '16

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Jen, So glad we could help celebrate Mom's birthday. Thank you for the kind words. Bonnie
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Tea was wonderful - amazing food - the atmosphere is very relaxing. We have been to many different tea rooms - this one is very warm and inviting - excellent service. We plan on a return visit

- Pat Smith Feb 20th '16

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Pat, Thank you so much for the kind words. Bonnie
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Amazing!

- Sarah Feb 20th '16

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Sarah, Thanks so much we do our best. Bonnie
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- Olivia Herbert Feb 20th '16

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My friends and I don't go anywhere else because we love this tearoom sooo much!

- Whitney Stover Feb 20th '16

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Whitney, Thank you so much for that endorsement. We appreciate it. Bonnie
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What a great experience! I will definitely be back.

- Lisa Baile Feb 20th '16

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Lisa, Thank you so much and we look forward to your return. Bonnie
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- Abby herbert Feb 20th '16

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- Abby Smith Feb 20th '16

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I love this place.

- Jaclyn Ball Feb 20th '16

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Jaclyn, Thank you so much for your kind words. Bonnie
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My husband and I just had dinner at The Front Porch Tea Room. Each and every course was delicious. The Snowflake tea was outstanding. Bonnie recommended the dessert and it was fantastic and I never order dessert. It was a great experience! Thank you for a wonderful evening!

- Tiffany Schaefer Feb 11th '16

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Tiffany, I am so glad you enjoyed yourself. We had 3 great sold out evenings and the response has been great. Thanks again for your lovely comments. Bonnie
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I have visited this tea room on multiple occasions and each time has been a perfect experience. Every January I take my mother in law for tea for her birthday and we have been to every tea room in the local York/Lancaster area and must say this is my favorite around. Thank you Bonnie and Sharon for making our January 30th visit so special.

- Dana Messinger Feb 4th '16

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Dana, It is always a treat to have you and your mom join us for tea. Thank you so much for your vote of approval by saying we are your favorite. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Again thanks so much for the great review. Bonnie
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Visited this York County gem for the first time on Saturday. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the teas were awesome. The service was fantastic, the staff made us feel welcome and that they appreciated our patronage. The rooms are beautifully decorated, truly a delightful dining experience. Looking forward to a return visit.

- Judy Kraut Jan 10th '16

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Judy, Thank you so much for your kind words. We truly loved having you with us on Saturday and look forward to your return. Thanks again. Bonnie
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Beautiful place! Wonderful and friendly staff!! Delicious food. Deserving 1st place for sure.

- Erica Dec 24th '15

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Erica, Thank you so much for your comments. We look forward to your next visit. Bonnie
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My mother, sister and I have been coming here for a few years. Love the atmosphere and the food is always delicious.

- Amber Dec 13th '15

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Amber, As always we look forward to seeing you again. We always enjoy your visits. Bonnie
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Had a great experience at Front Porch with some girl friends last evening. The Snowflake tea was amazing! I ended up purchasing some and I am drinking it as we speak. The High Tea was great- we loved the pumpkin soup and the salad dressing was to die for. Such a fun and little unique tea room.

- Gretchen Dec 11th '15

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Gretchen, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. The Pumpkin Soup is everyones favorite as well as the Snowflake Tea and the Salad Dressing. Looking forward to your next visit. Bonnie
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A very special tearoom where the presentation is beautiful and the food is delicious. Love the people here. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

- Ann Jackson Dec 9th '15

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Ann, We are so happy that you chose to visit our tea room and even happier that you enjoyed yourself. Bonnie
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Beautiful place. Great food. Friendly service.

- Abby Dec 7th '15

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Abby, Thank you so much for your comments. Looking forward to your next visit. Bonnie
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I enjoyed my experience immensely. The staff was friendly, attentive, and fun. and the food was excellent! The 3 teas we tried were delicious: Snowflake, a black tea with coconut and almond (and I don't like coconut) was surprisingly great. Winter Nog, a warm and cinnamony flavor was my favorite. and Sleighbell, a very fruity blend was light. We were a private party and it was very relaxing to sit and chat, visit around the tables, browse and shop each room, and never be rushed and be served when we were ready! It was a delightful way to spend a Christmas season Saturday afternoon!

- Karen Dec 6th '15

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Karen, Wow! What can I say. Thank you soooo much for your fantastic comments. We would love to see you all again in the near future. Bonnie
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We've been here several times and the food and service are always great!

- Chris newcomer Dec 5th '15

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Chris, As always a great pleasure to see you and serve you. Looking forward to your next visit. Bonnie
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Great tea, excellent service, and a great atmosphere. Food was spectacular too. And this is a highly positive review coming from a man you would expect to find spending free time fishing, not sipping tea!

- Max W. Dec 4th '15

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Max, We are always happy to serve a gentleman and are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Bonnie
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What a great tea room, sensory overload and that is a good thing. You are visually stunned by the beautifully decorated rooms. Then the food, everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Next shopping great gifts for Christmas or maybe I'll have to go back again to buy something for me. The staff was attentive and on point throughout my experience. Can't wait to return and I will spread the word about this great tea room. Keep up the great work very deserving of 1st in PA.😊

- sally rush Nov 28th '15

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Sally, My goodness, thank you so much for your comments. We hope to see you back in the Spring when the tea room is decorated for spring and the garden is filled with approximately 25,000 to 35,000 tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Again, thanks so much. Bonnie
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I have been a patron of The Front Porch Tea Room for over 10 years. I have visited several other tea rooms in the past, and always seem to compare it to The Front Porch. You just can't beat the atmosphere, the hospitality and the food. I had an opportunity last fall to start working at The Front Porch Tea Room and now I get to enjoy it even more. Thank you Bonnie!!

- Lynette Eisenhuth Nov 28th '15

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Lynette, We are so happy to have you with us. Bonnie
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My daughter (8 years old) and I enjoyed a mother/daughter time together for breakfast on Black Friday morning. The ladies (hostesses) were so delightful, pleasant and welcoming. The food was exceptional- flavorful and just the right temperature for enjoying each item. The teas were numerous and delicious. Decorated for the Christmas holiday, the tea room was an inviting, warm and comfortable setting to relax with one another. It was my daughter's first time in the tea room and she had a fabulous time. She is ready to go back again!

- Jennifer Hartman Nov 27th '15

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Jennifer, Thank you so much for introducing your daughter to tea rooms. We have had many young ladies that have had their first tea with us and now are still celebrating tea with us as they come home from college. Thanks again. Bonnie
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It was my first visit to this tea room and I loved it! I have recently moved to the area and love going to tea rooms. This time I went with two other friends from out of town. We have visited several other tea rooms in MD and PA and this one makes the top of my list. I will definitely return. They serve a wonderful selection of loose tea leaves (which is the best kind, in my opinion). The atmosphere was perfect and it was beautifully decorated for Christmas.

- LIsa Nov 22nd '15

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Lisa, Thank you so much for choosing our tea room to have tea with your friends. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return. Bonnie
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Loved it! Took a group of 10 ladies. The food was delicious! Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Definitely will be back!

- lucy Nov 16th '15

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Lucy, Thank you so much for your comments. We have such fun decorating for the different seasons. Bonnie
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We enjoyed visiting today. I thought it was even prettier than the last time we visited several years ago. The food was good, especially the salad and the desserts. It was easy drive from Shrewsbury, PA. We plan to come back soon.

- Pam Nov 13th '15

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Pam, Thanks so much for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie
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Our club visited The Front Porch Tea Room late on a Saturday morning. We enjoyed ourselves immensely from the fabulous tea to the great shopping. Although the entire experience was wonderful, my favorite was the chocolate tea. All the teas and all 6 courses were delicious.

- Jan Sep 30th '15

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Jan, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie
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Everything is so beautiful here!! Delicious food and a fun shop! Thanks ladies!!

- Chasity Sep 19th '15

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Chasity, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again. Bonnie
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This was my second visit to the tearoom. What a wonderful experience! The meal was fantastic and the service was super!

- Sonia S. Sep 17th '15

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Sonia, So glad you came back. Hopefully we can get to see you over the Holidays as we serve our most famous soup, Pumpkin Soup with Bourbon Croutons. Bonnie
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Today was my first time to The Front Porch Tea Room...and it won't be the last. I'm already thinking of who else I want to invite to come along the next time! I loved it!!!


- Joyce Wagner Aug 26th '15

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Joyce, Thank you so much for picking The Front Porch for your first tea. We also look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie
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Had a wonderful birthday high tea. Highly recommended!

- D Martin Aug 24th '15

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Thank you so much for your recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie
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i love the front porch people are friendly and food is so good cant wait to go back


- tammy moon Aug 22nd '15

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Tammy, I do have a great staff and am so glad you enjoyed your food. We look forward to your next visit. Bonnie
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My Mom and I visited Front Porch Tearoom for breakfast tea. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We plan to visit again soon.

- Shannon Aug 8th '15

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Shannon, I am so glad you enjoyed your breakfast and look forward to seeing you for one of our High Teas.Thanks so much for the kind words. Bonnie
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My mom and I had a delightful and relaxing high tea today at The Front Porch Tearoom! The food was delicious and the atmosphere lovely 😊 I will definitely go back!

- Robin Aug 6th '15

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Robin, It is great when you can spend quality time with Mom and we enjoy having daughters who do this. Glad you like our food and look forward to seeing you in the near future. Bonnie
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What a lovely gem of a tearoom. The house is beautifully decorated including hand painted murals on the walls. The front porch swing was a perfect place to continue our conversation after tea. The tea itself was just excellent from salad to scones, luscious peach soup, yummie finger sandwiches and desserts. We had a blueberry lavender tea(hot) and a cold peach ice tea which were wonderful with our various courses. We will definitely visit this tea room again.

- debbie kissinger Aug 6th '15

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Debbie, Wow! What can I say. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and do hope you can come back and enjoy the changing of the seasons with us. Christmas is really a magical time and our Pumpkin Soup with Bourbon Croutons gets rave reviews. Bonnie
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Always a great time and wonderful food. The staff is on point.

- Jody Myers Aug 2nd '15

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Jody, Thank you so much for your very kind comments and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie
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What a delightful experience. The Front Porch Tearoom is decorated with typical tea room decorations. Hats are available is you like to dine wearing one. There were not a lot of tea choices but we had one of the best teas we ever tasted. The food was excellent. The salad was a show stopper, the best. Everything was great including our hostesses. We will definitely be going back to The Front Porch Tearoom.

- Diane Jul 30th '15

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Diane, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really do appreciate it. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit . You mentioned that we did not have a lot of tea choices. Did you not see the list with 15 different teas listed on your table? We also have about another 25 tea in our pantry if you did not like these choices. Next time please ask the servers for a bigger selection and they will help you. Looking forward to seeing you again. Bonnie
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The Tearoom was nicely decorated, drawing you from one room to the next. Every wall, niche, and space brought your eye to the paintings, hand crafted items , personal items (scarves, jewelry, etc) & the many teas (of course)! Having to stay w/a decaf tea I was very happy to see the many choices. My favorite was 'Polar Fire' The food was served in a non-rushed atmosphere (we were there for 2 hrs.)with soothing music playing in the background. All of the food was great but if I had to pick one favorite it would be the chilled Blueberry soup (it was excellent) but their salad w/their own secret dressing comes in @ a close 2nd. We were there for a Sunday afternoon tea on the hottest day of the summer (at least up to that point)! They were so nice to allow us the choice of being outside und... (more)

- Pam Jul 19th '15

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Pam, What can I say. Thank you so much for your words of praise. Hopefully this will bring you back time and again. Bye the way my favorite soup is in August. It's Peaches and Cream with Peach Schnapps. Bonnie
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My niece and I visited the Front Porch for a girls day out. We were so happy with the entire experience that we are planning on going back in a few weeks. Great food, great tea, great atmosphere.

- Sandy Herb Jul 17th '15

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Sandy, Thank you so much. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself and I look forward to your return. Bonnie
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I have never been to a tea room before and this was a completely enjoyable experience. The service was impeccable, the food was absolutely amazing and everything around you was beautifully decorated. A fabulous lunch with great friends made even better by an incredible Tea Room...If you've never tried one, this should be your first stop!

- Richelle McCarey Jul 15th '15

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Richelle, I am so happy you chose The Front Porch for your first tea experience. I do look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie
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Today was our first visit to the Front Porch Tea Room. It was a delicious meal. The food was excellent and they had great selections. Atmosphere is very pleasant and inviting. The service is outstanding. They make you feel special and are very attentive. We will definitely be returning. Best of luck to you, Bonnie. We will keep you in our prayers.

- Kim Schaefer Jun 24th '15

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Kim, Thanks so much for your kind words. I do have an exceptional staff. Thank you also for your prayers. They mean a lot. Bonnie
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We are from Florida here visiting a friend. So very glad she set up the tea. We had a lovely time. The service was superior and the food was delicious. Was a wonderful addition to our vacation.

- Melissa Smith Jun 6th '15

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Melissa, I too am glad you choose to stop at The Front Porch Tea Room. Next time you are in the area please give us a call. Bonnie
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I go to many teas but always return to Front Porch. Decor is lovely food delicious Bonnie n staff are delightful.

- laura Rickrode Jun 4th '15

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Laura, What a treat it is to see you return time and again. Thanks so much for being a great customer and friend. Bonnie
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This tearoom is excellent. Our Red Hat group had a choice of 3 teas from a well-balanced list. Everyone also had a refreshing glass of cold peach tea. The salad was great, mixed greens, fruit, nuts, feta cheese plus a tasty dressing. We had 2 kinds of scones with all the accompaniments. The next course included a choice of a cold (black cherry) or hot (garden vegetable soup. Some in our group chose one or the other, but all agreed they were superb. The sandwiches were also varied and excellent. My favorites were the garlic aioli pinwheel and BLT in a filo cup. Finally we had a choice of desserts. Some had the chocolate peanut butter cake; some had the butter pecan cake, some had the coconut cream cake; one had bread pudding; and one had peppermint mousse. The service was cordial and prompt. We will definitely make a return visit. the whole atmosphere is lovely. We highly recommend The Front Porch Tearoom.

- Bernadette Tuscano Jun 3rd '15

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Bernadette, Thank you so much for bringing your Red Hat Group to the Front Porch Tea Room. We always have a blast with our Red Hatters. Hopefully we will see you again in the near future. Bonnie
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This was my first experience visiting The Front Porch Tearoom. What a wonderful experience and great atmosphere. Beautiful decor and great hostesses. I will definitely go back again.

- Barb Kunkel May 24th '15

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Barb, Thank you so much for your kind words and we are also glad you choose to have tea with us. Looking forward to your return. Bonnie
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This is one of my most favourite places to have tea. Bonnie Helm is an awesome hostess and even better cook. From the scones to the soups to the desserts, everything is top notch including the wonderful atmosphere. I'm blessed to live down the street from this marvelous tea room. It is well worth any drive to experience the amazing Front Porch Tea Room.

- Courts May 22nd '15

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Courts, My goodness thank you. We are also glad you live near bye and can come frequently to visit us. Thanks again, Bonnie
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I keep going back to TFPTR over and over. I guess I should try some other tea rooms, but I just love it here... why mess with perfection!! Also... Bonnie and her staff are so very friendly!

- Nancy Angelini May 16th '15

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Nancy, You are the best. We love seeing you each time. Bonnie
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Every year, for Mother's Day, my sister and I take our mom out for tea. We have been to many places over the years, but the Front Porch Tearoom is BY FAR the BEST! The food is always delicious and the hospitality is great! The lady that took care of us while we were there for tea, was fabulous and is so sweet! Most recently, we went for the breakfast tea. The casserole was wonderful and the carmel soaked french toast was out of this world. The outside garden was beautiful and full of blooming flowers. I look forward to going back in the near future!

- Meredith May 3rd '15

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Meredith, Wow. What can I say. Thank you for all the wonderfui comments. We love hearing from our customers. Looking forward to your next visit. Bonnie
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Had a wonderful after noon tea here at The Front Porch Tea Room in Hallan Pa. It is so lovely there this time of the spring season. Saw all the lovely tulips in bloom. And the people that work there are very friendly.

- Clara Stroup May 2nd '15

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Clara, Thank you so much for your comments. We love seeing you each time. Bonnie
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We had a wonderful high tea today. Not only was the food simply delicious as usual, but the warm and friendly staff make the experience one to remember. The salted caramel cake deserves rave reviews! Loved the rooibus tea. Cream of mushroom soup was some of the best I have tasted.

- Toni Schreiber Apr 29th '15

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Toni, Wow!! Thanks for the wonderful comments. I do have a great staff. Thanks again. Bonnie
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Had a wonderful tea again on April 25th. Service was excellent as always and the food was delicious. Bonnie you have such a wonderful tearoom, my favorite!

- Marie Hengst Apr 28th '15

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Marie, Thanks so much. It is customers like you that keep us going. Bonnie
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This was our first visit to a Tea Room and the staff and owner were very pleasant. The decorations were awesome and the table setting was so inviting. The breakfast sweets were served first and they were warm and delicious. The caramel French toast was extremely sweet and rich. The Strata must have had a million calories with the bacon, ham and sausage. It didn't taste fresh and was dry. Both the Strata and the French toast were not hot but room temperature. The teas were awesome. It was a relaxing visit.

- Donna Apr 26th '15

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Donna, I am so sorry that you visit was spoiled. The Strata and French Toast are made fresh each time. I can't understand tha it was not hot as it came right out of the oven. I do hope you will try us again in the future. Bonnie
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Very nice tea, and good breakfast. Egg Strada, excellent, and Caramel French toast was very good also.

- Sue Apr 25th '15

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Sue, Thank you so much. Everyone loves these dishes and I would love to change to something else, but my customers keep telling me not to fool with perfection. Bonnie
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I just returned from the tea house, I had a breakfast tea there. The egg Strada was very good and the CARMEL SOAKED French Toast was so good like a dessert I will surely go back. The atmosphere is so inviting just had a great time.

- Linda Apr 25th '15

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Linda, Thanks so much for your lovely comments. We love serving the breakfast. Bonnie
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The tea room was beautiful, tea hot in a cozy, and the food was delicious! Best tea room I have been to for the money.


- Brenda Parker Apr 18th '15

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Brenda, Thanks so much for you lovely comments. Thanks for your ranking us #1. Bonnie
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I just spent the afternoon with my thirteen year old niece and we had a great time. The food was good, the atmosphere was good and I loved the decorations. Loved the gift shop. Highly recommend The Front Porch Tea Room. It was a lovely afternoon. My favorite was the Chocolate Truffle. Wow!!

- Lisa Uhrich Apr 12th '15

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Lisa, So glad you enjoyed yourself. Bring your niece back again. We love having young ladies. Bonnie
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I just spent a very relaxing tea with my sisters which was ones birthday. we had a great time the tea and food which great and so many choices we each got a different dessert so we could all share and taste the different ones needless to say all was great my favorite was the coconut cream

- b bare Apr 12th '15

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Thanks so much for the glowing comments. Bonnie
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The coconut cake was my most favorite today not that any of the food or tea choices were bad because they were not. I'll look forward to my next tea there. Thank you for lovely relaxing afternoon.

- Wendy Simmons Apr 12th '15

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Wendy, Thank you so much for your comments. Glad you liked the Coconut Cream Cake. Bonnie
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This was my first experience at a Tea Room. The food was delicious, great selection of teas, and wonderful service. Totally enjoyed our relaxing High Tea. Can't wait to go back again sometime in the near future.

- Pat Thoman Apr 10th '15

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Pat, Thanks for your comments. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie
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The tea selection was incredible and always piping hot! Food delicious ! Staff so welcoming !! Highly reccomend this tea room!

- Virginia Apr 10th '15

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Virginia, Wow!! Thanks for those great comments. Bonnie
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I visited this tea room for my first tea experience. I had high tea with some friends who had never gone to a tea room,either. I have too say it was fun, relaxing, beautiful and delicious. The service was awesome. I felt like I was visiting a friends home. This tea room is outstanding. It's rated #1 in Pa. And we will all returning in the near future. LOVED IT!!!!!!

- lisa Mar 29th '15

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Lisa, I am so glad you tried a tea. It is fun and relaxing. We look forward to your next visit. Bonnie
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This was my first experience at tea and it exceeded my expectations. Not only were the variety of teas excellent, but the food was so tasty! Also, the service was fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect. I definitely recommend to anyone for an event or girls' day!

- Leah Mar 28th '15

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Leah, Thank you so much for your thoughts on our tea room. Look forward to your next visit. Bonnie
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We visited with the ladies from our church small group and had a wonderful time at the breakfast! We learned a lot about the history of High Tea, but the service never felt snobby or stuffy. The staff was fun and friendly and the food was delightful- and the portions were surprisingly hearty!

- Stephanie Mar 24th '15

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Stephanie, Thank you so much for your comments. I also love my staff. Bonnie
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We come every year to celebrate two birthdays, normally in December but the weather caused us to delay until March 7th. As always, the food was wonderful, decor gorgeous, and the service - superior and pleasant. Three generations of women, we posed for a family photo on the staircase. We've come here for several years and hope to come for several more! Thank you Bonnie.

- Marcie A. Mar 9th '15

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Marcie, We are so happy to see you each year celebrating your birthdays. We thank you for the great comments and look forward to your next visit. Bonnie
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Only downfall is an upstairs bathroom. Everything else is great!

- Cathy Bair Mar 7th '15

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Cathy, So sorry about the bathroom. We have checked about putting one in downstairs, however the price has been prohibitive. Thanks for your understanding. Bonnie
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This is our favorite tea room! The food and service is absolutely fantastic!

- Allison Moltz Feb 28th '15

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Allison, Thanks ever so much for your kind comments. Bonnie
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Always fun and tasty!

- Tori Feb 28th '15

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It was a great! Enjoyed the tea!

- Abby Smith Feb 28th '15

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Abby, So glad you enjoyed the tea. See you in the near future. Bonnie
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My friends and I came to the Front Porch Tearoom to celebrate our senior year in high school and it was absolutely fantastic! The owner Bonnie was so sweet and catered to my party in both a professional and amiable manner. The food was delicious and all homemade by Bonnie herself (we ate every bite)! I would suggest this authentic and reasonably priced tearoom to anyone!

- Abigail Feb 27th '15

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Abigail, Thank you so much for choosing us for your special occasion. I hope this made an impact and we will see you again in the future. Bonnie
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Great experience!

- Shelly Feb 21st '15

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Shelly, Thanks so much am so glad you enjoyed yourself. Bonnie
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I just visited the tearoom with my friend for her birthday and it was a marvelous experience. Everything was delicious, my favorite being the savory tomato cream soup with croutons, the chocolate cranberry scones with clotted cream and the scrumptious chocolate raspberry chambord cake. The snowflake tea was wonderful too! Thanks Bonnie for making Lisa's birthday a very special one at the tea room!

- Pam Feliciano Feb 20th '15

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Pam, Thank you so much for your kind words. We do hope to see you again in the future, possibly to celebrate your birthday? Bonnie
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As a regular at the Front Porch, I highly recommended it to anyone and everyone! Bonnie and her staff are wonderful and fun and make the whole experience even better. The food is incredible - I have never, ever had one thing that was not excellent. Bonnie's pumpkin soup in November and December is exceptional - most definitely the best soup I have had in my life! Thanks Bonnie for making every visit so special!

- Lisa Rabzak Feb 20th '15

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Lisa, As always thanks so much for the kind words. We truly enjoy seeing you each time you visit with us. Bonnie
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My husband treated me to a quiet and cozy night out. The atmosphere was great for talking and hearing each other. The lighting was dim but not dark. My husband enjoyed his English breakfast tea and I enjoyed the iced peach tea. We each had a bowl of soup, potato my husbands favorite and myself chicken rice with peas. All excellent The pot roast was perfectly done. The staff were friendly and helpful. The owner was friendly and made us feel like old friends. We had carrot cake (my husband said the best he has had in years!) and myself a chocolate with raspberry and white chocolate. We had gone there several years ago for valentines day and my husband thought it would be a nice surprise to revisit. The March menu of chicken and waffles will have us returning with friends. The comfort food menu is a great idea to inspire married couple to go out for a quiet home cooked meal.

- Susan Feb 3rd '15

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Susan, I am so glad you enjoyed yourself. We love having the dinners and the men seem to be overwhelmed at the idea that a tea room actually serves dinners that men enjoy. We look forward to your next visit. Bonnie
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The Pot Roast dinner was excellent and the desserts to die for. Our service couldn't be better and the waitress and the owner made us feel very much at home. Definitely going back in March for the Chicken and Waffles.

- Linda Landis Jan 30th '15

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Linda, Thank you so much for your fantastic comments. We will be looking for you on March 27th for the Chicken
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It was my first time ever going to a tea and I was very impressed by the quality of food and the level of service that we received. My friend and I currently work in the restaurant industry and we are pretty picky. But I was in awe at how good ALL of the food tasted. The owner was the only one serving and making the food and she was very attentive and made us feel at home, it felt like we were in England having tea. I loved it and will defiantly go back, Im already thinking of when to go.

- Regina Jan 30th '15

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Regina, Coming from 2 chefs makes me feel good that you enjoyed our food. I loved having you and talking with you about the restaurant business. You were both a delight and I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie
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I was impressed with the amount of food given as I sometimes leave Tea Rooms less than full. Especially loved the lemon poppyseed dressing on our salads and the sea Carmel scone. Huge bowl of soup was especially good on this cold afternoon. Owner and servers were very attentive

- Connie Cieszynski Jan 17th '15

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Connie, Thank you so much. We loved having you and do look forward to future visits. Bonnie
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Excellent all around! And they gladly accommodated a vegetarian.

- Diane Freundel Jan 17th '15

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Diane, Thank you so much for your comments. We do try to accommodate all food restrictions as long as everyone lets us know of these in advance. So glad we could meet your needs and look forward to more visits. Bonnie
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Visited the Front Porch right before Christmas. What a beautiful venue for our little Christmas get together. Food,service,quantity,and quality was outstanding. Will visit this tea room with friends again in the near future. Loved it so much did not want the afternoon to end. A must visit. Doesn't surprise me it is number 1 .

- D. willand Dec 28th '14

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Thank you so much for that comment. It is folks like you that help us to strive to be better. Stop back in the spring when we have thousands of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in bloom and the tea room is decorated for spring. Bonnie
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I was part of the group of 10 noted in the review by Kathy Irvin. We had such a super experience at the Front Porch. Very enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere, a great way to unwind at the end of a busy week. The food was excellent and Bonnie and Sharon were so friendly. Our group will be back again. :-)

- Roxanne Chestnut Dec 13th '14

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Roxanne, We had a great time with your group and really look forward to your next visit. Your group was just great and we had a good time serving you. Thanks again, Bonnie
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Very happy with The Front Porch Tea Room! Absolutely stunning, adorable, delicious-- amazing atmosphere! Had an amazing time with friends and family. Everyone was pleased and we will ALL be back!

- Amanda McCardle Dec 13th '14

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Amanda, Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to your return. Bonnie
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I went with six other people here for the very first time! I loved it!! Great service, great atmosphere, I will be back for sure! Our new family/friend tradition!! Thanks again ladies!!

- Kelly Dec 13th '14

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Kelly, We really did have a great time and look forward to your return. Thanks to everyone in your group. Bonnie
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I went to the Front Porch tea house with nine of my friends and had a fantastic time. The staff was gracious and kind. The food was great especially the dessert. The atmosphere was perfect. We will definitely plan to return in the spring.

- Kathy Irvin Dec 12th '14

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Kathy, We look forward to seeing you and your group again. You all were a delight. Bonnie
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I went to the front porch for the first time December 6th. It was decorated so beautiful for Christmas. The food was excellent and so was the staff. I will be returning in the future.

- Shalon Himes Dec 7th '14

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Had reservations at the Front Porch Tea Room today and my friend and I enjoyed it very much. Everything that was served was delicious. All the lovely decorations were beautiful and reasonably priced. The staff and owner were very friendly and concerned of your every need. Will go back again.

- Clara Stroup Dec 6th '14

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Clara, Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate them. Bonnie
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This is a wonderful experience. The atmosphere is charming, the food delicious, the service is friendly and the variety and quality of the tea is exceptional. We have been to this tea Room several times and each time is a great experience.

- Diane Strwart Dec 6th '14

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Diane, Wow! Thanks so much for your gracious comments. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie
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Love this tearoom, food is expertly prepared and served. Artfully displayed on platter. And variety of teas mAkes you want to try them all and we managed polish off about 5 pots! Will make the trip back soon.

- Patricia Pena Dec 5th '14

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Patricia, Thanks so much for your kind words. We have a lot more teas for your group to try. Bonnie
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Great time with friends. Both food and service was excellent. The tea room was beautifully decorated for Christmas and lots of gifts available for purchase. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon! Barbara

- Barbara Colvin Dec 5th '14

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Barbara, Thanks so much for your kind words. I am very happy you enjoyed our tea servings. Bonnie
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Our high tea experience was wonderful at the Front Porch. The food was served beautifully and was a treat to enjoy. Our service was outstanding and the decorations were lovely. A memorable event! Thank you so much, Mary Jane

- Mary Jane Miller Dec 5th '14

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Mary Jane, Thank you for your kind words. I am very happy you enjoyed the Christmas decorations as well as the food. Bonnie
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FANTASTIC!!

- jennifer kelly Dec 1st '14

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Jennifer, Thanks so much. We look forward to seeing you again real soon. Bonnie
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Went to the Front Porch for the first time on Friday 11/29 even though I am from York County and have been to many other tearooms. The food was exceptional and the decor is beautiful. The only bad thing was having to choose from two wonderful soups and just one of the 6-8 yummy desserts. We enjoyed it so much my daughter and I went back on Sunday for the Open House and had dessert and tea again. We are already planning our next tea time.

- Nancy Nov 30th '14

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Nancy, Wow thank you for those great comments. Glad you liked the soups and desserts,. Bonnie
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a wonderful experience. Great value.

- Janet Oct 19th '14

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Janet, Thank you so much for your comments. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Bonnie
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I was very pleased with my first visit to the Front Porch Tea Room. We were greeted so warmly upon entering ,you felt like you were at home. The entire staff was very informative, polite, and friendly. The homemade salad dressing was unbelievable and the fall themed soup and sandwiches were great. I am looking forward to attending one of there special events in the future.

- Linda Pekala Oct 18th '14

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Linda, Thank you for the lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you at one of our up-coming events. Bonnie
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My 2 companions and I have enjoyed taking tea at many places on the East Coast and eagerly anticipated visiting the Front Porch and enjoying our experience. The venue is absolutely charming and Victorian. We were immediately escorted to our table where our salads were plated and awaiting our arrival. Delicious! However, we were very dissappointed to discover that we all had to decide on one variety of tea for the table to share versus each patron receiving their own pot of tea. The varieties of tea were plentiful. We next received our scones served on one serving dish with two skimpy scones per patron. The scones were soft and presented more like Pillsbury cookie dough. We were dissappointed at not receiving a 3 tier proper tea presentation as much as we were with the scones.... (more)

- Elvie MacFarland Oct 12th '14

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Elvie, I am so sorry that we did not live up to your expectations. I would like to answer a few of your comments. We offer over 20 different tea to choose from. You could have 2 pots or more if you requested them as we are only too happy to accommodate. I do not know of any other tea room that serves more than 2 scones per person and they were served on a serving plate and set on a cake stand in the middle of the table. No you did not get a 3 tier serving stand as The Afternoon Tea service is what is served on a 3 tier unit. We serve a High Tea which is a full meal. Yes your sandwiches were plated on a serving dish , again placed on the cake saver and you each received 3 different tea sandwiches. As far as your server was concerned we had several other tables not just one and at one of them we felt one of the attendees was having a stroke and we were trying to accommodate them and help them with her and pack up their meal to go. I do apologize if you felt I was trying to sell my establishment to you, I was only trying to make you fell comfortable and tell you some information about The Front Porch. Again I apologize for your time with us and would hope that you give us another chance. We have been serving for over 15 years and yours has been one of the 1st that felt the service, food and presentation were not up your standard. Bonnie
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My mom and I visited this tearoom today to celebrate her 80th birthday. What an enjoyable visit! The food was excellent and we especially enjoyed the wide variety of teas available. Thank you so much for the memorable celebration!

- Patty Oct 11th '14

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Patty, Thank you so much for reviewing The Front Porch. I am so happy that we could help you celebrate your Mom's Birthday. We wish her many more. Bonnie
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Just back from another wonderful tea at the Front Porch. Have been going there for years and never disappointed. You never leave there hungry, for sure. The service is great and the food is always wonderful. Scones were still warm - fresh out of the oven - Yum Yum. The salad, soup, sandwiches, scones, dessert and tea were all delicious. Also, their special events are so fun. Will be going to the Teddy Bear Tea with my niece again this year - she had such fun last year. My favorite tea room!

- Lori Oct 10th '14

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Lori, I am so glad you enjoy your visits with us. We love seeing our regulars return, it makes us feel as though we are doing something right. Looking forward to seeing you at The Teddy Bear Tea. Bonnie
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Just got back from another wonderful expreience at the Front Porch Tea Room. With a wide variety of teas to chose from and a delicious selection of food, this is always a favorite place to come back to.

- Nancy Butcher Oct 8th '14

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Nancy, Thank you so much for your very kind review. We love seeing you each time you return. Bonnie
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I can't express enough, how wonderful an experience this was for us. I traveled some distance to find this gem of tea room. The food was excellent as well as presentation and explanation of each course as it was served. The service provided was friendly and competent. I felt like I was visiting family. That's how I was treated. Overall this little gem should not be overlooked. A beautiful experience

- s daughtery Oct 8th '14

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Wow, Thank you so much for the glowing review and do hope that we will see you again in the future. Folks like you make us keep trying to even get better. Bonnie
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Excellent tea room! I have been to many tea rooms and this is one of the best! It is very charming, food is wonderful, a wide-variety of teas to choose from and great service.

- Pam Oct 4th '14

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Pam, Thank you so much for your kind review and we do look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie
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My friend and I like to visit different tea rooms. This was our first time here and her birthday. The tea room is charming, the food delicious and the service outstanding! Definitely some place to return and not only have tea, but try their breakfast, dinner, etc.!

- Linda Sep 28th '14

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Linda, Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to your return. Bonnie


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