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Emerald Tea Room

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132 McKinley St, East Peoria, IL 61611-2550
11:00 - 14:00
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East Peoria, Illinois
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

I had a nice light lunch and dessert on my birthday. I had my favorite California medley soup, turkey croissant sandwich and a salad. All were delicious. I had mounds cake and it was delicious. A great place for a ladies lunch.

Thank kittyjss
Peoria, Illinois
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

My friend and I were looking forward to going to this tea room. When we got there, we were seated at a VERY small table, with very limited space. In fact, our chairs literally touched the chairs of the people behind our table. It was so uncomfortable. The food portions are very skimpy. I ordered the quiche of the day,... More 

Thank mickeywu
Monica T, Owner at Emerald Tea Room, responded to this review

I waited on this customer, personally, on Friday. First, I'd like to say that our reviewer did not mention any disappointment while at the restaurant despite repeated visits to their table during this one to two hour visit. Second, an accurate review would be appreciated. We realize reviews are subjective and that portion size, taste requirements, and table size are... More 

Washington, Illinois
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151 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

My friend and I loved the atmosphere and ambiance of this sweet tea room. It's cozy and was darned near full when we arrived for lunch. The server (also owner, we thought) was pleasant, but seemed a bit put out when I asked to trade chairs, as the ones at our table weren't suitable for my bad back. The table... More 

1 Thank Laurieuhoo
Monica T, Owner at Emerald Tea Room, responded to this review

We were delighted to have you visit us and thank you for your feedback! Our charmingly mismatched chairs lend to the atmosphere, but aren't always comfortable for everyone. Always feel free to change chairs when you visit--people do it all the time. And, when you call for your reservation, be sure to let me know you have a seating preference... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

I've been coming to the Emerald Tea Room for years with the ladies in our family. I've got great memories of my grandmother, mom, & my aunts. The food is great. I love the Clara Barton Plate; with it you get a little bit each of the greats items they offer. My favorite is the California blend cheese soup. I... More 

2 Thank Ricapoet78
Bloomington, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

I had heard good things about the Emerald Tea Room and decided to drop by. Now, I'm a middle-aged businessman and not too excited about shabby chic decor, etc. But I heard Monica makes everything fresh and has an incredible touch. I was not disappointed. I had the Clara Barton Platter, which had soup, salad, fruit, a half sandwich, and... More 

Thank RPearce
Windom, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

I am a leader of a Daisy Scout troop and the girls decided they wanted to do a tea party for a field trip. We checked around and going by reviews and pricing we decided on the Emerald Tea Room. One of the moms has been there a few times and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere, so I was... More 

1 Thank Angela G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

Love the Emerald Tea Room! The food is all homemade and delicious. The service is fast and friendly. The restaurant itself is comfortable and cozy with lovely old tables and chairs surrounded with antiques. Even the plates and glasses are delightfully shabby chic. My daughter and I love it.

Thank MustLoveHorses
Washington, IL
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

On 4/27/2013, I threw a Bridal Shower for my niece at the Emerald Tea Room in East Peoria, IL. The owner, Monica, was our waitress. Upon our arriving and beginning to order, no menus were provided to our party. Monica verbally rattled off, very quickly, the choices for lunch and became very impatient with us when we asked her to... More 

5 Thank 256RhondaK256
EmeraldTeaRoom, Owner at Emerald Tea Room, responded to this review

Today we found this unhappy review and certainly would have publicly responded sooner but for that just today we opened an account with Trip Advisor. We are disheartened that RhondaK was dissatisfied and would have appreciated hearing about any dissatisfaction at the event—at the end of which this host indicated everything was fine as I, personally, asked her when she... More 

Peoria, Illinois
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

My friend invited me to a birthday celebration at the Emerald Tea Room in East Peoria. This was a first visit for both of us. From the phone contact to make the reservation for two until the final "anything else?" we were favorably impressed. The service was swift with genuine intent to please and the food was absolutely fantastic! My... More 

3 Thank jcn44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 McKinley St, East Peoria, IL 61611-2550
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  East Peoria

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?