The Potpourri House

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28 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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!

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!
What 28 People Are Saying
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FS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was so good. we enjoyed browsing around and looking at all you offer.But, best of all was the food!! We will be back.

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FM
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Since The Potpourri House is now only a lunch and special events venue, I was there for lunch this time. We had excellent service. The Strawberry House Salad is delicious. The menu offers a nice variety unless you are vegetarian. Pimento cheese and Salad Bar about the only choices for those who cannot eat meat. In past visits, I have always enjoyed the great Salad Bar, but decided on a pimento cheese sandwich this time. Everything was very fresh. The boutique in the front of the restaurant is always fun to browse through, as well.

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BH
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and food We love to take out of town guests when they visit

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AW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was wonderful. I had made reservations online since we were driving from Denton, Tx and we were seated right away.

Thank you.

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S
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience at Potpourri House.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was quick and the food wonderful. No cpmplaints

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OT
East Texas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and business meeting. We are already making plans to return!!

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DS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and made the family birthday celebration a great memory!

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OT
East Texas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the salad bar. Great place to meet friends for lunch and shop afterwards!

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I did not enjoy my meal. I guess I just ordered the wrong thing. However, I will give it another try.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. The chicken salad sandwich and their signature spinach salad were outstanding! Get selection for family and friends!

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IS
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice little place. Food was good. Price also good.

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s
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met a high school friend that I only see occasionally for lunch since we don't live in the same town anymore. It is a lovely restaurant with a good selection of foods. Everything we enjoyed was fresh and tasty. We will definitely consider Potpourri House again.

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OT
East Texas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to take my friend to a good place to eat in Tyler for her birthday. I wanted a quiet place and it was very quiet for a Sat night. The service was great - Cliff was wonderful. The food very good . Loved the strawberry salad and rib eye steak and the birthday cake -coconut royal - very delish. Want to come back for lunch when I am back in town.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was on top of his game, tea glass never got too low, food was hot and fresh, presentation was very nice.
Food was very good, the egg roll appetizers were excellent.
We will return to this place.
Also there was some awesome looking candy but we were too full to try any. May stop just for desert one day.

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OT
East Texas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of 9 needy ladies and one gentleman we can not find one thing to complain about. A couple in our group ordered the salad bar which is always my first choice.(The house dressing is to die for) One of our girls had a french dip that smelled wonderful, I had the Potpourri House Sandwich that you can never go wrong with. The gentleman in our group had the Special of the day which was a chicken dish that had my mouth watering for a bite. Since it was a business meal i kept my fork to myself..
Bella did a great job being our server I think she overheard us talking about why we were there ( bosses going away lunch) and she brought out a slice of cake!!! OMG. I wish I would have had desert first.

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OT
East Texas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love, love the Potpourri House! The hot spice tea is delicious and the refills are my sweet sin. The strawberry salad is also delicious (& sweet too). I like everything I've eaten. And the shopping, ...Oh my!!!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was one of the best Ive seen in a long time. Very attentive and went out of his way to make sure our dinner experience was delightful. My wife and I eat plant based and want to make sure we eat as healthy as possible. Our waiter catered to every need

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R
San Antonio
170 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived to see they have a nice retail boutique in the front of the restaurant. Lot's of neat stuff to browse through. We had the salad, soup, and potato bar and really enjoyed it. The prepared salads were fresh and tasty. The homemade pimento cheese was very good. The soups were also very tasty. I'd go back anytime. It's a good meal at a good price.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Large portions. Everything we ordered was very good...Italian meatballs and pasta, French Dip, and Club sandwich.

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d
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Alittle bit different than I expected. Restaurant is tucked back in building with cute specialty shops. Had roasted pork shank that was outstanding. Good prices, a little old in decor but more relaxing than the chain restaurants located in immediate area

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their strawberry salad is awesome.

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FM
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

When I have house guests, I often bring them to Potpourri House on a Saturday night for the fun music of Bobby and Ken. This time, we had the best server we've ever had there. Joe is very knowledgeable and friendly. He was attentive but not overbearing.
I always have the salad bar because there are not a lot of healthy choices or meat-free choices on the menu. On this visit, one friend had the chicken fried steak, and one had chicken fried chicken. Both were good. Wine prices are good.

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FM
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I returned to The Potpourri House this time just one week after giving them a pretty mediocre review (here and on Yelp) just to hear Bobby and Ken, who perform on Saturday evenings. Had the same server, and am happy to say she did a much better job this time. My friend and I both had the salad bar, which is OK, but nothing spectacular. He was thrilled with the shrimp on the salad bar, but disappointed in the soup, with which I concur. I will continue to visit The Potpourri House because I enjoy the live music.

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FM
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I am new to Tyler, and enjoy live music while I dine. Thought I'd try this place out, so I went on a Saturday evening for the food/music experience. Local entertainment magazine and website said music was from 6-9, but it is actually from 6:30-8:30. Restaurant should update media. Bobby and Ken are a great group playing lots of oldie music. Sound level is perfect for venue.
Unfortunately, food and service were not as good as music. Salad bar was just OK. Friend's order was incorrect, so she erroneously ended up with seafood platter. Fish was fair, but shrimp were small and over-fried. Requests for fresh tea and silverware were forgotten.
I'd like to go back for music, but not sure if all food is as mediocre as what we experienced. Will try to sit in a different server's section.

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P
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got to shop and eat in the same place... who could have asked for more! The Chicken Salads were amazing.

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F
New Mexico
118 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sweet place. Enjoyed the strawberry salad and the trio of pimento cheese, tuna and chicken salads.

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KS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic menu! A fresh salmon salad, with a warm corn chowder made my meal complete.

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