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Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak

1557 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4836
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Ranked #30 of 235 Restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Wed 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Grove & Davis
Transit: CTA Purple Line Train - Davis Street Stop
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.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Lafayette, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited Pete Millers when we were taking my son to move into Northwestern. Met up with some friends from long ago and enjoyed a very nice meal at Pete Millers. The ambiance is old style steakhouse and the food is not cheap but we all had a meal worthy of the price.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Pete Miller's steaks are excellent, creamed spinach not so much. They serve up a wide variety of steaks and trimming. A great place to go on a weekend evening just for a burger and some good (free) music along with dinner. Pricey though.

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Middletown, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Staying in Chicago but traveled out to Evanston (30 minutes) to have dinner with family. This was by far one of the best experiences we have had. Our waiter was first-class. Our meal, delicious and the restaurant had a small jazz band with a female vocalist. Great atmosphere. $$$-$$$$ but well worth it. Would love to go back again some... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I went there for a large birthday party gathering and the atmosphere was great! If it wasn't for the amazing people in our group I would have left this place half way through dinner. Our waiter was great but the manager that was helping my friends was not very friendly and pretty confrontational in front of the entire crowd regarding... More 

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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Neatly decorated, clean and a friendly staff. I had a fish plate, done to perfection no fishy taste Salad was crisp and tastey.. I would go back any time I am in the Chicago area.

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Additional Information about Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak

Address: 1557 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4836
Phone Number: 847-328-0399
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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