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“Something for Everyone”
Review of Potpourri House

Potpourri House
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Ranked #22 of 373 Restaurants in Tyler
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $18
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Something for Everyone”
Reviewed December 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our family recently hosted a couple of out of town guests here and found it to be a wonderful place to dine! The service was excellent and the food was surprisingly good. Our group had everything from a hamburger (really good!), to the Heavenly Chicken Salad Sandwich (and it was....heavenly!), to the special of the day (beef tenderloin with veggies/roll...excellent!). And after dinner, be sure to shop in their store. They have MANY unique gifts and clothing items!

Visited December 2013
Thank KevcoTx
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Imperial, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Place to visit!”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

I didn't expect much from the outside, but was very pleasantly pleased! We went for lunch and the soup/salad bar was terrific. The only complaint was I wasn't sure what each salad was....but they were all yummy! The we had chicken fired chicken, it had a light batter and was also delish! Our waiter Anthony was a source of knowledge about Tyler...and very competent. I highly recommend this place. As a gift shop owner, the gift shop was average...no great shakes, but the food..and the concept...terrific!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Liz W
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McKinney, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
715 reviews
463 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“Nice idea,”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Had lunch there with a friend on our way through town. A great ladies' luncheon spot and venue. We had the soup, salad and baked potato bar, and it was good. The lettuce could have been a bit fresher, and I would have appreciated not seeing them reload the salad bar with giant tubs of pre-wrapped packages of sour cream, cheese, etc. the "croutons" were awesome, obviously homemade - they were actually whole and large pieces of bread of various types that had been baked dry and crunchy.

We saw some desserts go by on their way to other tables, and they looked yummy!

The service was very good and the waitstaff friendly.

The dining area is surrounded with a multitude of individually run shops (all under one roof) selling clothes, jewelry and decorative items. It was fun!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank WednesdayNightGirl
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Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A charming restaurant in Tyler”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

This restaurant is a must if you are visiting Tyler, Tx. It's a quaint restaurant surrounded by a store. The food was excellent! My friend and I really enjoyed it.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Zelda196207
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Quitman, Texas, USA
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bridal party”
Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food , gave us private area. Very accommodating
Great customer service, menu options. Highly recommend!

Visited October 2013
Thank Sherry D
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