The Tearoom

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



To make lunch reservations call 630-554-7100 or request online. For same day or next day reservations, please call.

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Thursday Evenings at 6:30 or 7:00

Join us for dinner! Hosted in the tearoom, complete with a gourmet meal prepared by our own chef, Ruth Cusack, live entertainment, and the perfect country setting.

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Lunch Menu

Week of September 1, 2015


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


Hot Popper Quesadilla
Served with Guacamole and Salsa


Soup of the Day

Crab Bisque (creamy)
Aztec Squash (broth-based)
Large mug $5.95


Chicken and Mushroom Crepes
2 Crepes filled with Chicken and Mushrooms and covered with a light creamy Parmesan wine sauce. Served with a side salad.

Italian Focaccia Sandwich
This sandwich features Salami, Ham, and Pepperoni, Smoked Mozzarella, Lettuce, Tomato, Pesto Mayonnaise and served with homemade Giardinier on focaccia bread.. It is served with chips and fruit.


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


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


Add grilled Chicken for $2.00
Add grilled Salmon for $4.00


Summer Shrimp Flower Pot Salad
Our popular flower pot salad features mixed greens, 4 large sauteed Shrimp, topped with fresh corn, nectarines and grape tomatoes.  It is served with an Orange Vinaigrette dressing or dressing of your choice.


Choice of Salad Dressings:
*Signature (Champagne Vinaigrette) – Signature dressing available for sale in the shop.
*Honey Mustard ~ Ranch ~ Blue Cheese ~ Balsamic Italian Vinaigrette ~ Poppyseed

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


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


Banana Split Frozen Dessert
The flavors of a Banana Split on a Graham cracker crust. Whip cream and Nuts (optional).


Zucchini Spice Cake
A layered cake with a light orange cream cheese frosting.


Sandwich Combos

Whole sandwich w/fruit $12.95

* Honey Mustard Cashew, Apple 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

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 $3.75

Arnold Palmer (iced tea/lemonade) $2.75

Weekly specialty tea $2.75

Coffee $2.25

Hot Specialty Teas $2.75

Raspberry Iced Tea (sweetened) $2.50

Soft drinks: Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite,

Sprite Zero, Lemonade, Rootbeer $2.50

Bottled water, Iced tea $2.50

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

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!