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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    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
Steak in an old fashion place

This is the second time I go to Pete Miller's restaurant. The place is an old style, well located and live (piano) music place to go with business fellows and if you want to hang out with friends and having a more formal dinner. Although the Menu has a seafood and Meat offers, I strongly recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I haven't been to this restaurant in a LONG time and I was very much looking forward to a great meal. What I got was far from that! And my opinion of this restaurant was shared by all 4 of us in our party. It was average, at best; I was disappointed to find that this place has gone downhill!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is the second time I go to Pete Miller's restaurant. The place is an old style, well located and live (piano) music place to go with business fellows and if you want to hang out with friends and having a more formal dinner. Although the Menu has a seafood and Meat offers, I strongly recommend the Steaks and filet... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I enjoyed a delightful dinner with a business associate who treated! We shared chopped salad and she had a prime rib, while I enjoyed a filet, cooked to perfection. A solo performer sang and accompanied herself on piano with popular jazz tunes. She accepted requests and was able to immediately perform my request for Fly Me to the Moon. The... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Standout seafood and steak restaurant with live jazz performances. We had dinner here twice. During the first, we had onion soup and a 14 oz. Queen Cut prime rib with 3 accompaniments: 6 oz. Maine lobster tail, 2 bacon wrapped scallops, and 2 Alaskan king crab legs. We then shared a banana foster crepe with kahlua flambee for dessert. During... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

While in town for business, it was suggested I go to Pete Millers as I LOVE jazz. Not disappointed whatsoever from the valet parking to the time I walked out. Dinner and music was superb! When in Evanston again, I will definitely visit Pete Miller's again!!

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is how it should be done. Nice atmosphere, great bar, delicious food, jazz by top musicians in Chicago.

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Chicago
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Can't go wrong with Pete Miller's in Evanston. I had the King cut prime rib which was outstanding! My lady had the sea bass, also very good. There was a jazz trio playing along with a very good singer. We stayed after dinner and had a couple of drinks at the bar listening to the wonderful music.

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Chicago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Normally you can excuse a restaurant for a poor performance, but this experience pushes the limit. Service slow, orders confused, meat substandard and prices high.

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Frisco, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We came to experience jazz and good food. While the food was great - service was a bit slow, even though the restaurant was not filled (on a Saturday night). Disappointed with music, they played 30 minutes and took a break for an hour. We passed them sitting at the bar using bad language on our way out.

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Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had a party of six and Pete Miller's. The service was excellent. MY husband had the bone-in rib eye which looked better than it tasted. My son and I had the sea bass. The fish was not presented well. It tasted fine...not great but was an unappealing plate....very boring. I went to hand one of the managers (was wearing... 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: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?