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Calabash Garden Tea Room

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10152 Beach Drive Southwest, Calabash, NC 28467
910.579.9500
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11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Magical

My first trip to Calabash was two years ago and I visited the tea room with my daughter. The décor is so quaint that you feel like you have stepped back in time. The entire "tea experience" was magical, from your first sip of tea to your last bite of a scrumptious dessert. The owner and her staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Darlene D
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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My first trip to Calabash was two years ago and I visited the tea room with my daughter. The décor is so quaint that you feel like you have stepped back in time. The entire "tea experience" was magical, from your first sip of tea to your last bite of a scrumptious dessert. The owner and her staff made us... More 

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Hidden away in Calabash, NC, is one of the nicest tearooms I have visited. The ultimate tea luncheon is very nice, and the selection of teas amazing. The host and owner Cathy, is so friendly and accommodating. My daughter and I frequent as much as we can, and when we have guests in town, we take them there. It is... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Such a sweet little place, decorated in just the way a Tea shop should be. I thought the price was totally reasonable for what we received. I read other reviews which mentioned the amount of food. No, you won't get stuffed; but that's not the idea. It is meant to be a civilized bit of sweet & savory. We were... More 

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charlotte
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Over Labor Day weekend four good friends treated themselves to a girls weekend at Sunset Beach. I think we all would say that the Calabash Garden Tearoom was the highlight. I think it set the tone for our time away. It was SO very lovely, the food was delicious, the service was excellent. It was one of the gals'birthday and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The High Tea lunch was not worth the money. It wasn't even a full sandwich. I've been to real Ta Houses, they serve you a full sandwich and pot of tea. This is nice to pick up loose leaf teas but not for food.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

This was an incredible experience that I enjoyed with my two daughters. We did the "Ultimate Tea". Loved dressing up with the boa's and hats...and that was just the start. The choice of teas available was mind boggling. The taste was even better. The presentation was so lovely and our server was attentive. Each tea sandwich was tasty and there... More 

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Top Contributor
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58 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

From the minute you walk up to this precious little house under the trees, to the greeting by the staff, you immediately can relax and go back in time. I have been visiting Kathy and Anna's tea room for the last 8 years or so and always try to bring friends to experience the magic. I was not disappointed today.... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stumbled upon this gem on our last visit 4 years ago and were excited to visit again this trip. We had reservations for the 11:30 Ultimate Tea seating. When we arrived, our table was waiting for us. They had an adorable plastic tea cup and saucer for my daughter (17 months) so she could participate in tea as well.... More 

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Calabash, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Calabash Garden Tea Room is absolutely delightful. The "Ultimate Tea" included a pot of tea for each of us (over 50 varieties to choose from), delicious salad, wonderful finger sandwiches, fabulous scones and decadent desserts. Every detail was perfect from the Victorian setting and lovely china, to the roses on our tray and, of course, the choice of hats... More 

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Grifton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Our deal is, if wife will ride motorcycle with me then I'll take her anywhere. My wife loves tea houses and since this particular one was ranked #1 in the state she wanted to experince "the best." It was by far everything she hoped it would be; food was excellent as was the tea, all in an idyllic garden setting,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10152 Beach Drive Southwest, Calabash, NC 28467
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
  • Phone Number: 910.579.9500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery, British
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm

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