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Potpourri House

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3320 Troup Hwy, Ste 300, Tyler, TX 75701-8395
+1 903-592-4171
10:00 - 21:00
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Fort Worth
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had chicken salad served on very thick herb bread which was delicious. A side of fruit was served with it. All was served chilled & fresh. Limited wine selection but nice wines offered. Service was friendly & attentive. Second visit here & quality seems consistent. Next visit to Tyler; no doubt, a return visit... Also enjoyed cute gift shop... More 

Thank Nancy F
Larue, Texas
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I don't know what happened to this Tyler staple, but it's BAD. WILTED produce and just a plain decline in quality. SO disappointed .😔

Thank StaceyNDevo
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We went to hear a local musician on a Friday night. He was excellent and so was our server warm and friendly. The two girls ate free. I had chicken fried chicken and a side salad bar. We also had a chicken and pasta dish. My food had no seasoning and was drowned in gravy. My sweet potato fries were... More 

Thank ArisMiniMom
Benton, Arkansas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Wonderful setting, very quiet and peaceful spot to have a meal. We sat near the waterfall area -- so very relaxing. The service is superb, and the food delicious and well presented. A definite return location for us when we are in the Tyler Texas area again.

Thank carolgutt
Houston, Texas, Usa
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

From the moment I saw a bottle of Canyon Creek Cab for $15, I knew it was going to be a good evening. Canyon Creek is a favorite, but I can't find it at retail, and recently had seen it at any restaurants. But if they have it, try it. I ordered the special 12 oz. ribeye and salad bar... More 

Thank David L
Plano, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place, excellent service, excellent food. I had the potato & salad bar. The cheddar soup was tops. The manager continually checked on us to see if we wanted anything more. Are party was almost 50. There were lots of local Tyler things for sale.

Thank jamesf830
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable, tasty variety at salad bar and cute gift shop! Nice and relaxing experience. I would go back when in the mood for a light meal.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We thought this was a terrible restaurant, zero stars. It was 5pm and we two were the only diners in the restaurant. My wife ordered a suppossidly 6 oz. filet-mignon with a baked potato and a strawberry salad. My wife cut into her steak and noted it was not right. It was overcooked to the point of being shoe leather.... More 

2 Thank Gordon C
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90 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

What a nice place. Friend and I both got the salad, soup, potato bar, and the variety was extensive. The soups were excellent, and the salad bar even included banana pudding. Our waiter was delightful and eager to please. After dinner, we checked out the gift shop and found treasures in the clearance room -Yankee candles at 75% off!

1 Thank TexasGrannieJ
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed it, it wasn't the best portions the server was very nice, she took care of us real well. Overall the experience is good

Thank Fedor W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3320 Troup Hwy, Ste 300, Tyler, TX 75701-8395
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Tyler
  • Phone Number: +1 903-592-4171
Les and Carol Ellsworth opened The Potpourri House in September 1982 as a tea room in a yellow 1904 Victorian home on Front Street in Tyler. The Ellsworths made many trips to Europe to furnish the new restaurant - and every piece of furniture could be purchased by customers, including their table and chairs! Several years later, The Potpourri House moved to the Off Broadway Shopping Center and incorporated a Victorian-themed garden, with a Women's Boutique and Gift Shop. Our current 16,000 square foot location at 3320 Troup Highway has been the home of Potpourri since 1998 and continues the tradition of being Tyler's most unique shopping and dining experiences. The Potpourri House is the perfect event venue for your business meeting, seminar, fundraiser, luncheon, family reunion, wedding, wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, baby shower, award ceremony, birthday party, anniversary party, Christmas party, graduation party - whatever the occasion! Let us cater an event at your location for up to 800 people. The Ellsworth family still owns and operates the Potpourri House over 30 years later and believes in supporting family relationships.We seek to instill our values into the business at every level, including being closed on Sundays and major holidays to allow our staff to enjoy time with their own families. Whether you come to dine, shop or celebrate, the Potpourri experience is like none other in East Texas!

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