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327 Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430
(757) 356-0832
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OWTC might be under new ownership soon!

We stopped by Julie's shop and were saddened to hear that she has put her business up for sale. She has been called by God to do some missionary work. She told us a story about how she had to stop preparing food for the shop due to her allergies. She still has an extensive inventory of teas and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2013
smcclelland54
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broadway, va
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Smithfield, Virginia
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344 reviews 344 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place has closed. Owners selling building. Doing mission work. Was okay before but a little crowded. There are several places on Main Street that are good for lunch or dinner. Taste of Smithfield-Gourmet Bakery-Smithfield Inn good alternatives.

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broadway, va
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stopped by Julie's shop and were saddened to hear that she has put her business up for sale. She has been called by God to do some missionary work. She told us a story about how she had to stop preparing food for the shop due to her allergies. She still has an extensive inventory of teas and tea... More 

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Richmond, VA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a delightful lunch here last weekend. Their homemade soups and tarts are extraordinary! Julie explains the menu quite well so you know what you are getting. My broccoli cheddar tart was very yummy! Unfortunately they will not be serving tables soon as they are changing to a cooking school and offering food to go. It... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My sister and our two friends were out for a "girls day out." We came upon OWTC on our self guided walking tour of Smithfield. We were excited about the menu and the fact that my friend's special diet was easily accomodated. We sat in the upstairs dining area, and never felt forgotten or abandoned. The staff are very friendly... More 

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Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

OWTC has an intimate and warm atmosphere and if weather permits, enjoy taking luncheon outside. From their soups, sandwiches, teas, and desserts, you leave quite full. They keep an exotic selection of teas and baked goods worthy of a must visit in Smithfield or the region.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

My husband and I have been stopping at the Olde World Tea Co since they opened and everything they have is wonderful! All of their food is homemade and they readily cater to every appetite, dietary need and taste of the day. The first time you walk into the door, you might be a stranger, but you become a friend... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We have been eating at the Tea Shoppe for years, and even though we have moved, we still drive back to Smithfield for the fresh, yummy food! I love the tarts, my husband always enjoys the soups, and the children's favorites are the scones and the tea bites! It is by far our favorite restaurant in Smithfield!

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Yorktown, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

I've been visiting Julie and Carlos' shop since they opened and it's always a delight. The original artwork is tastefully arranged. The tea-related and other goodies for sale are fun to browse through. The loose tea selection is amazing, and I never leave the shop without a few ounces for later. I try to plan my visits to include lunch... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

As tea lovers we were on a quest to find the "Olde World Tea Co.". Just prior to the visit we visited the local "Food Lion" grocery store. I noticed the tea "P&G", a favorite of mine, I noticed the price@ $3.99 for 40 tea bags. When we arrive at the "Olde World Tea Co.", we browsed and they had... More 

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Smithfield va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This place is amazing! The service was great and the owner was so sweet! The "TARTS" were amazing and the deserts were out of this world!

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  • Address: 327 Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Smithfield
  • Phone Number: (757) 356-0832

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