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: Blackberry Peach Cobbler. (Of course the other desserts are just as tasty too!) The menu changes weekly so there is always something new to try!


Tuesday – Saturday
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday


5126 Stephens Road
Oswego, IL 60543



Pot Pies & Soups to Go!

Back by popular demand we are now selling a variety of soups and our delicious homemade pot pies to go!
Please call ahead of time to pre-order. Supplies are limited.

Request a Reservation

To make lunch reservations call 630-554-7100 or
Submit a request below & our staff will contact you to confirm.


For same day or next day reservations, please call.

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

Your Name *

Your Email (please double check entered correctly) *

Telephone Number *

Reservation Date (Tues.-Sat.) *

Reservation Time *

Number of People in Party *


If you do not receive email confirmation from the Tearoom within 2 business days please call us at 630.554.7100.


Kindly add ecguests@ecreekpotteryandtearoom.com to your email Contacts to avoid our emails going to your SPAM folder.

 Lunch Menu week of October 25th


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


Hot Spinach/Artichoke Dip
Creamy spread with spinach and artichokes and asiago cheese. Served with Pita Chips.



Soup of the Day

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice (creamy)
Baked French Onion (broth) $1.00 extra
Large mug $5.95


Chili Lime Steak Panini
Grilled seasoned steak on a ciabatta roll with chili lime mayo, brie cheese, avocado slices and red onion  Served with Cole slaw.

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
This popular entree is baked and served with fire-roasted tomato sauce and a drizzle of pesto sauce. It is served with Parmesan pesto orzo and breadstick.


Veggie Option

Vegetable Strudel
Crispy Filo dough is rolled around a delicious filling filled with ricotta and cheddar cheeses, and an array of seasonal vegetables. It is baked until golden and served with a fruit garnish.


A small cup of soup may be added to any entrée 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

Cashew Chicken Flower Pot Salad
Our popular flower pot salad features mixed greens, seasoned grilled chicken, and Granny Smith apples, Swiss cheese, topped with toasted cashews and served with Poppy seed dressing or dressing of your choice.


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



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


Pear Crostata
Tender fall-spiced pears and nuts fill a puff pastry square and baked until golden. It is topped with vanilla ice cream.


Black Magic Cake
A chocolate layer cake with chocolate Espresso frosting.


Sandwich Combos

Whole sandwich w/fruit $13.50

*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, whole wheat, marble rye, pretzel roll

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

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


Strawberry Lemonade $3.95

Arnold Palmer (iced tea/lemonade) $2.95

Weekly specialty tea $2.95

Coffee $2.50

Hot Specialty Teas $3.25

Raspberry Iced Tea (sweetened) $2.75

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

Sprite Zero, Rootbeer, Lemonade $2.75

Bottled water, Iced tea $2.75

Fall-Spiced Latte $4.00

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.

Meet Our Chefs

Tina Scott
Head Cook

A former gardener for Emerson Creek Pottery and Tearoom, Tina Scott has helped preserve the beautiful landscape of our countryside while also serving as a cook in the Tearoom kitchen since it opened in 2005. Tina's motto is to ``make fresh and what you have on hand.`` This belief is translated into the deliciously fresh meals that she prepares. Tina enjoys the process of creating a variety or home-cooked meals from scratch with desserts being her specialty. When visiting our Tearoom, enjoy a slice of her heavenly Pumpkin Pecan Pie.

Ruth Cusack
Assisant Cook

Ruth Cusack learned from an early age the pleasure of serving simply prepared food that is cooked from fresh and natural ingredients. She brings her cooking intuition to our Tearoom kitchen, as well as our Blog, as she is one of our cooks since 2008. Ruth acknowledges her Nonni and Auntie Lana as the inspirational people whom she has learned the important value of patience in the kitchen from in order to create delicious meals. Cooking from the heart, Ruth has shared many of her recipes for the first time in our Emerson Creek Cookbook, and considers it a privilege to see it become a reality.


Terri Stunkel

Assistant Cook

Terri Stunkel's first brush with the joy of cooking originated at the age of twelve when she was growing up with six other siblings. Although she enjoyed convenience based cuisine in her own childhood household, it was years later when her own son was diagnosed with diabetes which propelled her into creating healthy meals from scratch. As one of our cooks, she enjoys serving healthy comfort food to our customers in the beautiful surroundings of the Tearoom.

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.


Creating the Americana Cake

Check it out….a delish video recipe from the making of the Emerson Creek cookbook. A piece of cake to make!