At the Emerson Creek restaurant we serve a full 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.
New in 2021 we are now serving dinner on Wednesday and Thursday nights. We also obtained our liquor license and are now you will be able to enjoy a nice glass of wine, beer or spirit with your dinner!

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.

Request Reservation

Restaurant Hours (NEW days and hours)

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Opening Wednesday, June 2nd



Wednesday and Thursday (11:00 am – 9:00 pm)

Reservations are recommended 11:00 am – 1:45 pm and between 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Open seating between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm – no reservation necessary.


Friday and Saturday (11:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Reservations are recommended


This season, Emerson Creek will not be able to host any bridal or baby showers.

Large groups for lunch or dinner should be no larger than 10 guests.

For same-day or next-day reservations, please call.

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

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



5126 Stephens Road
Oswego, IL 60543


~ Sample Menu ~

Please note 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.


Artichoke Dip
This creamy dip is served in a bread bowl.



Soup of the Day

Cream “Soup of the Day” (creamy-chicken base)

Italian Christmas (Natale) (broth-chicken base)

Large Bowl $6.99

Add fruit or muffin $1.00 extra

Add fruit and a muffin $1.50 extra


Fall Grilled Cheese

Rustic bread, Cheddar cheeses, along with homemade pear butter make up this delicious sweet and salty grilled cheese sandwich.

Served with crispy kettle chips and fresh-cut fruit.


Citrus Glazed Salmon

This entree is grilled and served over lemon linguine.


3 Mini Hot Club Sampler

Mini hot ham and cheese sandwich, Mini chicken, bacon & ranch sandwich, and a roasted veggie with mozzarella and a drizzle of pesto sandwich. Served with baked sweet potato fries.


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

Bowl of crispy kettle chips $1.25

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)



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


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 $3.00

Add Salmon $4.00

Holiday Flowerpot Salad
Our popular flowerpot salad is a mix of greens, grilled chicken, roasted beets, fried goat cheese, apple, cranberries, and pecans.  Served wtih apple cider vinaigrette or dressing of your choice.



Peach Blackberry Cobbler
The favorite of many! A mixture of fruit, berries, and a delicate crust perfectly warmed and served with vanilla ice cream. (not vegetarian-friendly) Available gluten-free (vegetarian-friendly)


Santa Treat Plate

An assortment of 8-10 bite-size treats.


Sandwich Combos

Whole sandwich w/fruit $15.99

  • *Mediterranean 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 house-baked cracked wheat bread.

or Gluten-Free Bread available upon request ($1.00 extra)

Veggie Wrap
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 $3.50

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) Hot Apple Cider $2.75

Kids Menu

Choice of:

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

Served with fruit

Your choice of Apple Juice, Chocolate Milk, Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Sprite, Fanta Orange, Rootbeer, Lemonade


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

Made from the Freshest Ingredients

Our restaurant 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.