This Whole House
Tearoom - Antiques - Gifts
106 East Doty Avenue
Summerville, SC 29483
Lunch Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Closed Wednesdays)
Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Best Day for Afternoon Teas
Sunday Brunch Buffet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
My sister, two cousins and I took a trip to Charleston, SC. We decided to visit a couple of plantations and stop in Historic Downtown Summerville for lunch. We inadvertently missed the turn, so we made the block. And what a wonderful miss that turned out to be! As we turned the last corner, we spotted a sign for This Whole House (twh), an 1875 home that owner Judy Thomas and her husband refurbished and made into a combination restaurant and antique/gift shop.
We happened to do this on Sunday. We timed it perfectly and were seated immediately at an adorable table with different dishes and silverware at each place setting. A scrumptious brunch buffet was laid out, yet they more than accommodated my request for no cheese or eggs by making a couple of dishes just for me. My traveling companions raved about the Broccoli with Parmesan and the French Toast Casserole. And their grits. Even in South Carolina (the home of grits), these were exceptional. Stone ground, yet creamy.
After brunch we went upstairs to look at the antiques. My sister found an antique tea set, while I went home with hand-made, antique Christmas ornaments.
The only way this could have gotten better would be if we met a local celebrity. And we did! Bruce Orr, author of several books about local ghosts and legends, was there when we checked out. Look for his books at www.lostinlegend.com.
If you are in the Charleston/Summerville area, don’t miss This Whole House. This family run restaurant and antique shop is definitely worth the drive.
Until next time,
Lisa (aka Veggie Gal)