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.

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.

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Restaurant Hours (NEW days and hours)

Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday


(closed July 3)


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


~ Menu ~

Please note we offer gluten-free items we are not a gluten-free facility.

We are not a nut-free facility


Chips with Guacamole and Salsa 



Twice Baked Potato Croquettes

with Beer Cheese Dip




Beef Sliders

with Horseradish Mustard,

Caramelized Onions & Vermont Cheddar



Beef & Bacon Meatballs,

Creamy Polenta & Tomato Jam



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

Hand Held

Choice of Hand Cut Fries or House Chips


The B&B Burger

Cab Beef, Burnt Butter Mayo,

Bacon, Vermont Cheddar, Pickled Onion



 The Biddy Sandwich 

Crispy Chicken, House Dill Pickles,

Pimento Cheese, Crisp Slaw



 The Runt Sandwich 

Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Salad Mayo,

Avocado, Lettuce, Hot Sauce



 The Turophile Grilled Cheese on sourdough 

Butterkase Cheese, Roasted Garlic

Butter and Mayo



 Waldorf Chicken Salad on Croissant 

Apples, Grapes, Celery, Walnuts & Arugula



*Gluten-Free bread available upon request

Emerson Creek Duo

Cup of Soup with a Half Salad $15.99

Cup of Soup with Half Grilled Cheese or Half Chicken Salad Sandwich $15.99

Half Salad with Half Grilled Cheese or Half Chicken Salad Sandwich $15.99


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 Bourbon Caramel


Peach Blackberry Cobbler

with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream



Steak Frites 

grilled Ribeye, Truffle Fries,

Roasted Shallot Butter, Red Wine Sauce



Seared Salmon

Spring Pea Risotto, Charred Corn Relish



Seared Chicken Breast

Whipped potatoes, Creamed Spinach, Pan Jus



Grilled Portobello

Pappardelle Pasta, Roasted Mushroom Cream Sauce, Basil Pesto



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

Kids Menu

Includes Chocolate Chip Cookie & Drink

Grilled Cheese with Fries $10.99

Chicken Tenders with Fries $10.99

Buttered Pasta with Parmesan $10.99

Cheeseburger with Fries $10.99


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

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.