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8081 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
410-480-8000
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6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Loved the Tea, Missed the Tiber

I love to go to 5 star tea houses, and this was one. It is located on historic main street in Ellicott City, MD. It is a historic building with two levels and a narrow staircase. You can request to have your tea on the first floor. When I made the reservations they asked me if I had any food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Terri S
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I love to go to 5 star tea houses, and this was one. It is located on historic main street in Ellicott City, MD. It is a historic building with two levels and a narrow staircase. You can request to have your tea on the first floor. When I made the reservations they asked me if I had any food... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My daughter had an art exhibit at a gallery, and we were looking for a way to make her special day even more memorable. Since we'd loved having high tea in London (at the Orangery behind Kensington Palace--best deal around!) Tea On the Tiber was perfect! We loved the decor, the choices of tea and beautiful china, and the ceremony... More 

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maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

wonderful ambiance in a cozy setting. many different rooms each with their own personality. service is friendly and professional. wide selection of teas to choose from and you get the whole pot to yourself. do all the courses you won't be disappointed. i went in the fall and had a wonderful hot pumpkin scone, finger sandwiches and decadent desserts. i... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

There is nothing that I disliked. Tea on the Tiber has several rooms, all decorated in Victorian style. There is also dining outside, weather permitting. They have over 30 selections of teas. Each guest is given their own pot of tea. Everyone is served the same delicious food consisting of tea sandwiches, scones, fruit, cheeses and desserts. Fabulous. You must... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Absolutely phenomenal! My husband and daughter surprised me with tea this afternoon as a Mothers Day treat and I was blown away by everything. My daughter has some pretty difficult food allergies, but he had called ahead and they prepared her a special plate of goodies so she felt included! We've never had a place go out of their way... More 

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Clear Spring, Maryland
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Most view having tea as a woman thing. I beg to differ. And having tea when it's done right is the answer. Tea on the Tiber is one of the best tea presentation I have had. Pleasant servers, delicious treats, and tea a plenty.

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Boydton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This tea room is a lovely and cozy place to have afternoon tea. The rooms are small and quaint, the food was scrumptious and the service was wonderful. Our server was a wealth of information with a fun sense of humor. The tea selection is extensive with both regular and decaf choices. We had the full high tea with sweets... More 

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Fallston, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Four of us (my two daughters, a friend and me) went for afternoon tea. We love tea houses and have tried a lot of them so have lots for comparison. Elliott city is a cute little town with lots of interesting shops, adorable houses and architecture and is very walkable and easy to get around. Tea on the Tiber doesn't... More 

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Arlington
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very authentic tea, great ambience, wonderful service. Not too kid friendly, by design, but they and our 2 year old survived.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I recently enjoyed a lovely full afternoon tea at Tea on the Tiber with three of my friends. I had been here before 3 years ago for my baby shower and it's still as wonderful. The reservation process was smooth and pleasant. We were seated on time, and the waitress kept things moving. The tea was wonderful (I had pomegranate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8081 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4649
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: 410-480-8000
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm

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