Don’t let the word “Tearoom” fool you. We serve a full lunch menu that can fill even the heartiest appetites! We strive to offer the tastiest dishes at Emerson Creek, each prepared using the freshest ingredients and most quality food available. Our classic Flower Pot Salad, served in an actual Emerson Creek flower pot, is the favorite of many. Those who frequent Emerson Creek Tearoom know when it comes to dessert, there are only three words:Peach Blackberry Cobbler. (Of course the other desserts are just as tasty too!) The menu changes weekly so there is always something new to try!

Request a Reservation

To make lunch reservations call 630-554-7100 or submit a request here & our staff will contact you to confirm within 2 business days.


Tearoom Hours

Tuesday – Saturday
10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Open for Season until Dec 16th
Closed Sunday & Monday
Closed Thanksgiving Day 11/23


For same day or next day reservations, please call.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your reservation please remember to email or call.


 Backroads Vintage Market Days (Event dates on the Our Events page)

Parties of 10 or more, please make your reservation for 10:45, 11:00 or 1:00.


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5126 Stephens Road
Oswego, IL 60543


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Lunch Menu for the week of November 21, 2017

Although we offer Gluten free items we are not a gluten free facility.

We are not a nut free facility


Mango Salsa
A sweet and tangy salsa served with tortilla chips.


Bacon, Fig and Brie Puff
Puff pastry topped with warm creamy brie fig jam and bacon crumbles.



Soup of the Day

Twice Baked Potato (creamy-chicken base)

Roasted Tomato Basil (broth-vegetable base)
Large mug $5.95


Fall Grilled Cheese

Rustic bread, a blend of mild cheeses and Cheddar cheese, along with homemade apple pear butter make up this delicious sweet and salty grilled cheese sandwich. It is served with chips and fresh fruit


Beef Tips & Noodles

Tender beef tips and gravy is served over buttered noodles. Accompanied by an Arugula Spinach Salad with tomato, lemon olive oil dressing and Parmesan cheese. Fresh french bread compliments this meal.


Veggie Option

Vegetable Turnover

2 Flaky puff pastries filled with a delicious filling combining brie and Parmesan cheeses filled with an array of seasonal vegetables. This entree is accompanied by an Arugula Spinach Salad with tomato, lemon olive oil dressing and Parmesan cheese.


A small cup of soup may be added to any entree for $3.50

Emerson Creek Combo

Choose 2 of the following items for a perfect pairing!
A mug of homemade soup, 1/2 a sandwich, or Signature salad


Signature Salad
Our Signature Salad is a blend of juicy pears, sugared walnuts, Blue cheese, and dried cranberries, served over mixed greens with a sweet vinaigrette.

Add grilled Chicken for $3.00
Add Salmon for $4.00

Choice of Salad Dressings:
*Signature (Champagne Vinaigrette), Balsamic Italian Vinaigrette ~ Poppyseed ~ Honey Mustard ~ Ranch ~ Blue Cheese


Honey Pecan Salmon Flower Pot Salad
This popular flower pot salad is a mix of greens, grilled salmon, pears, blueberries, goat cheese crumbles and then topped with pecans. Served with a honey lemon dressing or dressing of your choice.


Peach Blackberry Cobbler
The favorite of many! A mixture of fruit, berries, and delicate crust perfectly warmed and served with vanilla ice cream. Available gluten-free

Pumpkin Trifle
A wonderful Fall treat featuring maple spice cake, pumpkin mousse, caramel sauce, and whipped cream layered in a mason jar. Topped with additional caramel and crushed butter brickle.


Kahlua Cake
Layered chocolate cake with a hint of Kahlua and homemade chocolate Kahlua frosting.


Sandwich Combos

Whole sandwich w/fruit $14.95

*Maple/Bacon Chicken Salad

* Oven-roasted Turkey Club w/Provolone cheese on a Pretzel roll

* Oven-roasted Turkey w/Cranberry/Raspberry spread


Choice of Bread:
croissant, marble rye, pretzel roll, or Havest 7 grain (contains wheat berries, flax-seed, Barley, poppy seeds, triticale, rye and oats).

or Udi’s Gluten Free Bread available upon request ($1.00 extra)

Veggie Wrap
Hummus, carrots, cucumbers, avocado, red peppers,  cheddar, lettuce, and tomato rolled in a sun-dried tomato tortilla


Strawberry Lemonade $3.95

Arnold Palmer (iced tea/lemonade) $2.95

Weekly specialty tea $2.95

Coffee $2.50

Hot Specialty Teas $3.50

Raspberry Iced Tea (sweetened) $2.75

Soft drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Sprite,

Fanta Orange, Rootbeer, Lemonade $2.75

Bottled water, Iced tea $2.75

Seasonal: Fall Spiced Latte $4.00

Seasonal: Hot Apple Cider $2.75

Kids Menu

Choice of:

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
Turkey on a Croissant
Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Served with fruit

Your choice of Apple juice , Chocolate Milk or Soft drink


Small double scoop of vanilla ice cream with chocolate or strawberry sauce
& whipped cream

Made from the Freshest Ingredients

Our Tearoom offers homemade lunch in a tranquil atmosphere. Each recipe is selected and prepared by our talented cooks, using only the freshest ingredients. We hope to entice our visitors with our weekly alternating menu. It is our intent to provide meals that you can’t find out of a jar or box.
Take the backroads to the Tearoom!

Showers & Private Parties!

At the Tearoom

Host your next lunch or brunch event at the Tearoom! Celebrate the guest of honor and treat your guests to our rustic, quaint Tearoom nestled within the beautiful landscape of Emerson Creek Pottery and Tearoom. We offer two different event packages offering a delicious home made lunch or brunch menu prepared by our talented chefs. Great for bridal or baby showers, birthdays or just to celebrate a special occasion!

Learn More

360 Tour of our Tearoom

Take a peek inside our beautiful Tearoom. Step out on the porch and enjoy the country views!


The Emerson Creek Cookbook


Emerson Creek is a uniquely heirloom variety, and so it is the intent of its’ owners to provide an opportunity to return to tradition, and share this beautiful segment of countryside with others. It is a welcoming place to share experiences- it took 10 years, in the life of our Tearoom, to be able to share these recipes. It is with gratitude to extend our beautiful grounds, and now some of our wholesome, delectable recipes with you in our Emerson Creek Cookbook.