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
Closed Sunday & Monday

Closed Tuesday, July 4th thru Thursday, July 6th for July 4th week and re-opening on Friday, July 7th


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) ~Tearoom fills up fast so we offer a limited tearoom menu in the barn while the Vintage Market is going on.  Patio seating is available. No reservation is necessary for the barn.

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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Week of June 27th Lunch Menu


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


Hot Popper Quesadilla
Served with Guacamole and Salsa



Soup of the Day

Chicken Stroganoff (creamy-chicken base)

Tomato Lentil (broth-chicken base)
Large mug $5.95


BLT Pasta

A tearoom favorite! Linguine pasta, bacon, grape tomatoes, and fresh baby spinach tossed with broth and a touch of wine, topped with Parmesan cheese. It is served with a side salad with your choice of dressing and a bread stick.

Tuscan Chicken Sandwich
Sliced, grilled chicken, Brie and Parmesan cheeses, a few slices of sweet, roasted peppers and sun-dried tomato spread: Served on Italian bread and grilled. This entree is served with a Blueberry Watermelon Mint Salad.


Veggie Option

Vegetable Turnovers
2 flaky puff pastries filled with a delicious filling combining Gouda and Parmesan cheeses, filled with an array of seasonal vegetables. It is served with a Blueberry Watermelon Mint Salad.


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


Club Flower Pot Salad
Our popular flower pot salad is a mix of greens, grilled chicken, bacon, tomatoes, Mozzarella cheese, and cucumbers, topped with French-fried onions and served with Creamy Peppercorn 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

Americana Cake
A layer cake with fresh blueberries and strawberries and whipped cream

S’mores Lava Cake Skillet
Graham cracker cake filled with warm ganache and topped with toasted marshmallow.

Sandwich Combos

Whole sandwich w/fruit $14.95

*Tropical 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 whole wheat (contains sprouted wheat berries, almond, raisins, sunflower seeds and flaxseed).

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 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

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

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!


Please note the Tearoom & Pottery Shop will be closed for the Holiday July 4th, 5th and 6th.