Pennsylvannia's Top Rated Tea Room

Welcome to the Front Porch Tea Room located in the quaint Town of Hallam, nestled among the rolling hills of Pennsylvania. Come visit our Victorian home atop a hill in the center of town.

Built in 1869 by the sheriff of York County, Samual Ruby, it is a 2 1/2 story log home with lots of charm and history. Surrounded by large old trees and flower gardens with an expansive front porch, we invite you to step back in time and leave the hustle and bustle of the modern world behind.

As you enjoy a fresh cup of our brewed aromatic tea, you will return to another era, where ladies wore fashionable hats, and manners and civility were a way of life. You will be treated to an unforgettable relaxing meal. Don’t be in a hurry. Take time to browse through our rooms filled with antiques, gifts, tea items and handmade crafts.

Why are we not your "Typical Tea Room?" We are an event location, for weddings, rehearsal dinners, home cooked meals once each month, breakfast twice a month on Saturday mornings and we offer open luncheon on Wednesday through Friday.

There is always something new each month at the Front Porch Tea Room. Come watch the seasons change inside and out with us.

Our tearoom seats 40. Our gardens can accommodate 175. So give us a call for your party of 2 or more.

We are known for our individualized service and attention to every detail. We hope to see you soon!

Weddings & Showers

We are available for Weddings, Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, and Showers. We have catered weddings from 30 to 180 persons. Give us a call in planning your special event and let us help you make a memory.

Private Parties

We are available for office parties, church groups, Christmas get-togethers and more. Give us a call and let us help plan your event.




25 W. Market St.
Hallam, PA 17406



M-T closed
W-F 11a–2p
Sa 11a & 2:30p
Su closed


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The perfect day! The atmosphere is Victorian, the food is excellent, and the service is spectacular!
— Debbie G.
Had a family outing there this past weekend with 4 generations of ladies in our family ranging from age of 14 - 91. It was a nice relaxed time. The service and food was great! We will be back again.
— Kim G.
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 H.



  • Same day reservations are NOT guaranteed. Please call for availability
  • Reservations are required for High Tea, Afternoon Tea, Gourmet Breakfast and Gourmet Dinners.
  • Children under the age of 5 are not permitted except for private parties or special children’s events.
  • Our cancellation policy requires a 24 hour notification for cancellation or change in count to your reservation.
  • Although we are handicap accessible to the tea room, please note that our bathroom is located on the 2nd floor.