Pleasant Thymes Tea Room & Fine Dining

Pleasant times on Pleasant Street in Elk Horn, IA
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Posted on Apr 17, 2019

The first Saturday of every month we host the "PRIME-RIB or Salmon Dinner" @ the Pleasant Thymes Tea Room & Fine Dining. On May 4th we share the day with the Kentucky Derby. The meats will stay the same but amazing foods will be prepared by Sherry that would be made for the Kentucky Derby. She...

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Posted on Apr 9, 2019

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reighing monarch, will be 92 years of age on April 21, 2019. Her favorite finger sandwiches at High-Tea are smoked salmon, cucumber, egg salad, and ham. I will be serving all four with no crusts or open-faced. The Queen's Tea @ Pleasant Thymes still has 12 ...

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Posted on Mar 31, 2019

The lunch menu is changing with the seasons. Here is the spring menu. 1.) English Tea Sandwich (includes 6 delicate finger sandwiches: egg salad, cucumber, and ham/apple), fresh fruit, and cup of soup. 2.) Seafood Salad served on a bed of spinach, Cucumber/Cilantro Salad, Dinner Roll. 3.)...

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Posted on Mar 27, 2019

This Friday (March 29) is our very first "Fish Night" at Pleasant Thymes Tea Room. RSVP appreciated @ 712-764-2221. Following Dinner~Old Time Gospel Music will be played on the piano & fiddle along with singing.

Posted on Mar 27, 2019

Today I was delighted with a visit from Kristen Bruun, from Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a "Communication Intern" here in Elk Horn, Iowa at the Museum for Danish America. We had a small tea party and discussed possibilities of some events. I was thrilled to hear her speak Danish, share tea & s...

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Posted on Mar 21, 2019

Spring has sprung! Everyone gets excited about spring; flowers popping up through the ground, grass turning green, the smell of new things in the air, people standing in their yards talking, flying kites, new kittens, baby calves springing up in all the pastures, anticipation of 6 months of no w...

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Posted on Mar 15, 2019

Someone asked me recently if everything in the tea room is homemade? It made me aware that I had never posted that all my recipes are truthfully "homemade". Many are family recipes, many are tweeked recipes from cookbooks, pinterest, newspapers, etc. I LOVE looking through magazines and trying...

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Posted on Mar 15, 2019

These beautiful young faces are three of my granddaughters. They are becoming "cooking/baking" masters of the kitchen. They love coming up to Oma's tea room and being a part of my service to our community. I appreciate their hearts to serve, learn skills, listen and ask questions, grow as youn...

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Posted on Mar 5, 2019

Slanite! Land of a Thousand Welcomes come from Ireland. Under Brehon Law, all households were obliged to provide some good measure of hospitiality to strangers. It included food, drink, bed, and entertainment. Monetary payment was never expected, but exchanges of traveling tales, poetry, and s...

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2 months ago
Very good food in beautiful surroundings, an awesome experience with gracious service. Also loved the musical entertainment! 🌹
- Donna M
5 months ago
Pleasant Thymes is a MUST go. Firstly, I want to share just how genuine and kind Sherry is. She puts her heart and soul into each and everyone’s experience, making your time there so intimate and special. Sherry’s food and dessert creations are to die for, as well as the tea of course. Give this place a visit. You won’t regret it!
- Jenna K
6 months ago
My experience at Pleasant Thymes was an incredible experience! Everything from the food, the hospitality, the music, the setting was completely amazing. I loved all of the food we had. The scones were delicious, the charcuterie display was awesome, and the prime rib was perfect. It was a great experience that I will never forget.
- Nick Z

Bill & Sherry Gerlock

The words that are spoken, shared, or posted in a review are what say it all; enchanting, cozy, relaxing, calming, delicious, beautiful, an experience, and more.  Our goal is to give you an experience within the four walls of our tea room, that take you away from the outside world...a place you find peace, satisfaction, contentment, and inner peace, leaving refreshed and blessed with happiness you want to share with everyone you meet.  Our journey, as husband and wife. has brought us to a place of giving and serving.  We share music, an atmosphere of elegance and intimacy, delicious foods at reasonable prices and events you do not find any other place close by.  We believe in community!  We believe in family!  We believe in gathering together with those you love.  Come and discover what a pleasant time you can have at Pleasant Thymes Tea Room, located on Pleasant Street in Elk Horn, Iowa, the Danish Capital of the United States.

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  • (712) 779-0093


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2108 Pleasant St.
Elk Horn, IA 51531
United States

Business Hours

Tue:9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 3:00 PM