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Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak

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1557 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4836 (Between Grove & Davis)
CTA Purple Line Train - Davis Street Stop
847-328-0399
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4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in downtown Evanston, the original Pete Miller's was founded in...
Located in downtown Evanston, the original Pete Miller's was founded in 1994 as a tribute to the late Harold "Pete" Miller. The restaurant celebrates his favorite things; swingin' jazz, a good honest drink & a great steak. Join us for dinner or a friendly game of billiards & experience what Pete's has to offer.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A favorite

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Evanston. I especially enjoyed their "Kansas City prime strip", sadly these are no longer available. Their signature chopped salad is consistently delightful! On my last visit the shrimp was not fresh, service was inattentive and appeared skeptical of our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Safari100
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Chicago
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Chicago
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Evanston. I especially enjoyed their "Kansas City prime strip", sadly these are no longer available. Their signature chopped salad is consistently delightful! On my last visit the shrimp was not fresh, service was inattentive and appeared skeptical of our claim. Still, I'll return.

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39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

I like Pete Miller's food and atmosphere BUT it has good (not great) steaks at downtown prices. There are plenty of other restaurants to choose fromin Evanston.

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Had a mediocre experience at Pete Miller's in Evanston, IL. Having an early reservation at 5:30pm because we had a show to attend after, but it seems that the restaurant wasn't quite prepared to serve hot food on a cold~ish day. Don't get me wrong, the food (all steaks that our 2 couples ordered) was excellent quality, but when it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We braved the terrific cold to travel to Evanston for its acclaimed First Night on December 31. For many reasons (venues not readily apparent, too cold to trek between music sites etc) we gave up and enacted Plan B: we were starving. Across the way from where we raised our red flag, a curious pub-like restaurant beckoned. The décor was... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Made an early evening reservation for New Years Eve with no problem. Since this was my first time dinning, I relied upon the reviews which indicated that there is music in the restaurant. However we were seated in the separate bar area which looked like a sports bar. Absolutely no music in the separate bar area. We discovered that there... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is an old-style steakhouse which also serves good seafood. Free parking is in a lot just up the street. Service was a little slow, but we didn't really mind. We were not in a hurry. The prime rib was very good, and was the only decently priced steak entree. They actually have non-lite, domestic beers on the menu (this... More 

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Four of us came here on a Saturday night and really enjoyed the music.... Excellent jazz band with a sound level which still allowed us to converse. The servers were friendly and helpful but the kitchen let the house down. The chopped salad was bland to me and offered little interesting in the way of veggies..... The dressing didn't do... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I've eaten at Pete Miller's over 100 times over the last 20 years and while their approach has changed a bit from time to time, they still have one of the best (if not the very best) filet's in the entire chicagoland area. I've eaten at all of the big steak places in the city and Pete's is right up... More 

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chicago, il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

While my husband and I love their steaks, the prices limit the frequency of our visits. However, burgers are reasonably priced and when I want a really good one in the company of friends, with live music added to the traditional old-world ambience, this is the place we choose to go. Karen Lee

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Evanston, Illinois
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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The last time I was there, the food was great, but the service was not what it used to be. I had ordered the Queen's Cut Prime Rib-medium rare and my friend ordered the same Queen's Cut, but medium well on an end piece. When the order came, I got the medium well while my friend got the end cut... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1557 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4836
    (Between Grove & Davis)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Purple Line Train - Davis Street Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-328-0399

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions

Description

Located in downtown Evanston, the original Pete Miller's was founded in 1994 as a tribute to the late Harold "Pete" Miller. The restaurant celebrates his favorite things; swingin' jazz, a good honest drink & a great steak. Join us for dinner or a friendly game of billiards & experience what Pete's has to offer.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am

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