Closed for the Season

Reopening Spring 2022

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. Dine in our one of a kind rustic restaurant which was originally a horse stable or dine alfresco on our porch overlooking the beautiful countryside.

Restaurant Hours

Wednesday – Saturday

11:00 am – 2:00 pm


Reopening Spring 2022


Reservations are recommended
Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday


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

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

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

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.
We offer daily specials so theres always something new to try!


Chips with Guacamole and Salsa 



Twice Baked Potato Croquettes

with Beer Cheese Dip



Beef Sliders

with Horseradish Mustard,

Caramelized Onions & Vermont Cheddar



Italian Sausage Flatbread

with herbed Fromage Blanc,

Smoked Mozzarella,

Arugula & Grilled Peach




“Soup of the Day” and

EC Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Cup $4.99

Bowl $6.99

Emerson Creek Duo

Cup of Soup with a Half Salad $16.99

Cup of Soup with Half Grilled Cheese or Half Chicken Salad Sandwich $16.99

Half Salad with Half Grilled Cheese or Half Chicken Salad Sandwich $16.99

Gluten-free option $1.00 extra

Kids Menu

Includes Chocolate Chip Cookie & Drink

Grilled Cheese with Fries $11.99

Chicken Tenders with Fries $11.99

Buttered Pasta with Parmesan $11.99

Cheeseburger with Fries $11.99


Your choice of Chocolate Milk, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade $1 extra


Peach, Melon & Shrimp Salad
with Arugula, Fresh Mozzarella, Pickled Shallot, Basil & Balsamic Vinaigrette



Caesar Salad
with Crisp Romaine, Brown Butter Croutons, Grilled Lemon & Parmesan Snow



Signature Salad
with Mixed Greens, Crisp Pears, Candied Walnuts, Gorgonzola Cheese, Dried Cranberries & Champagne Vinaigrette



Cobb Salad
with Green Onion, Tomato, Bacon, Avocado, Cheddar Cheese, Egg, Grilled Chicken & Red Wine Vinaigrette



Add to any Salad

Grilled Shrimp $6, Salmon $7, or Chicken $5


Cheesecake of the Month



Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding

with Kahlua Cream Sauce


Peach Blackberry Cobbler

with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


Hand Held

Choice of Hand Cut Fries, House Chips or Truffle fries

(Truffle fries $2.50 additional)


The B&B Burger

Cab Beef, Burnt Butter Mayo,

Bacon, Vermont Cheddar, Pickled Onion



The Fracture Burger

CAB beef, bacon, white cheddar, beer braised onions

and sriracha mayo



The Big Bang Burger

CAB beef, pepper jack, jalapeno, and avocado



The Shroomy Burger

CAB beef, sauteed mushrooms, butterkase cheese,

basil mayo, and bacon



The Buffalo Burger

CAB beef, blue cheese, buffalo sauce, pickled celery, and ranch



 The Chicken Club Sandwich 

Grilled Chicken Breast with lettuce, tomato, bacon and served with a

honey mustard sauce.



 The Runt Sandwich 

Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Salad Mayo,

Avocado, Lettuce, Hot Sauce



 The Butterkase Melt

Our grilled cheese on sourdough, Butterkase Cheese, Roasted Garlic

Butter and Mayo



 Waldorf Chicken Salad on Croissant 

Apples, Grapes, Celery, Walnuts & Arugula



*Gluten-Free bun available upon request $2.00 extra


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, Sprite,

Ginger Ale, Cranberry, Lemonade $2.75

Bottled water $

Mimossa’s $6.00

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.