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
The Tearoom is now closed for the Season

Tearoom will re-open Tuesday, May 15th
Closed Sunday & Monday


For same day or next day reservations, please call.

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


Mother’s Day Brunch Reservations

We will be accepting Mother’s Day brunch reservation requests starting April 1st.

  A $10.00 non-refundable deposit will be charged at the time of reservation.  The $10.00 will then go towards your total amount.

Sorry, no refunds on the deposit for cancellations.


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

For reservations on Market days we can only take parties of 6 or less in the Tearoom.

Food is available for sale in the barn on Market days.

Parties of 10 or more, please make your reservation for 10:45, 11:00 or 1:00. Sorry, no large parties in the Tearoom on Market Days.


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Oswego, IL 60543


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~ Sample Menu ~

The Tearoom is now closed for the Season and will re-open Tuesday, May 15th

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.


Warm Baked Brie w/Figs
Warm baked brie with fig preserves and sugared walnuts. Served with crackers.



Soup of the Day

Clam Chowder (creamy-chicken base)

Natale Spinach Tortellini (broth-chicken base)
Large bowl $6.99


Not your Mama’s Mac n’Cheese

Our twist on the classic comfort food features crispy bacon on the top, but may be made plain upon request. This entree is served with a garden salad with your choice of dressing and a breadstick.


Cranberry/BBQ Pulled Pork

This sweet and tangy sauce is blended with our slow-cooked and shredded pork. It is served on a Brioche bun along with a side of coleslaw and chips.


Veggie Option

Spinach Wrap

Spinach wrap with herbed cream cheese, spring mix, tomatoes, avocado and red onions. Served with chips and fruit.


Hot Veggie Item of the Day

Served with fruit salad.

A small cup of soup may be added to any entree for $3.99

Emerson Creek Duo

Choose 2 of the following items for a perfect pairing!
*Soups (cream or broth)    *1/2 Sandwich

*1/2 Signature Salad    *1/2 Flower pot Salad ($1.00 extra)



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


Holiday Flower Pot Salad
This popular flower pot salad is a mix of greens, Swiss chard, and kale, grilled chicken, roasted beets, fried goat cheese, apples, cranberries, and pecans. Served with Apple cider vinaigrette 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

Red Velvet Holiday Cake
Layers of Red Velvet cake and Cheesecake topped with a white chocolate frosting.


Sandwich Combos

Whole sandwich w/fruit $15.99

*Cranberry/Pecan 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 spinach 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

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.


Tearoom & Shop Closed for the Season.

The Shop reopens May 8th 2018, Tearoom reopens May 15th 2018.

For wedding/events inquiries please email us at events@ecreekpotteryandtearoom.com