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514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
847-869-4064
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7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Place has a hippie feel but the food is solid and interesting.

Recently rehabbed and brightened, the restaurant's menu still offers solid food; well prepared and a good value. We like the tilapia with root vegetables as well as the pumpkin ginger soup.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Susan S
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Families with children
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Recently rehabbed and brightened, the restaurant's menu still offers solid food; well prepared and a good value. We like the tilapia with root vegetables as well as the pumpkin ginger soup.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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197 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

this is a great little restaurant that offers superior food and reasonable prices and has a cute, funky atmosphere. we loved it for breakfast and lunch and were so happy to discover it. value for money and its great food and cute.

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New York City, New York
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We went to The Lucky Platter on recommendation of a friend who used to live in Evanston. Disappointed that the one item we were specifically advised to get, was unavailable to us as we arrived 10 minutes after the "breakfast menu" closed. Tuna melt was great and my teenagers found tasty lunch items too.

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New Hampshire
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Lucky Platter is fabulous. Really great tomato bisque, excellent breakfast items (try the scramble or omelette #1 with the apricot cheese flakey or the tuna melt - the soy mustard salad dressing is also great.) Fast, friendly, service.

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Evanston, Illinois
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A perfect neighborhood place --- almost like home made food. Don't miss the Caribbean Pumpkin soup -- the burgers, salads, veggie dishes are all excellent!

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Batavia, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

everything i have had here was beyond delicious! cute quirky atmosphere, great service. and APRICOT CHEESE FLAKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! go. now. your tummeh will be happeh!!!!!!!!!!

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Evanston, Illinois, United States
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a one-of-a-kind restaurant. Great atmosphere and unique menu. This is no chain. Recently updated and remodeled inside. Very comfortable tables and booths. Good food and very competent staff. Quick service. Unique decor as well. Parking can be a bit of a problem especially on weekends. It is near a Purple Line and Metra stop on Main Street. One... More 

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Portland, Maine
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great food, decent value, fine service, convenient location. What's not to like? A bit noisy for a romantic evening, but that's not what they do there. Portions are good, and the menu always has some unusual items. Fine for vegetarians as well as omnivores.

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Chicago, Illinois
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235 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We usually come here for brunch & an occasional dinner. So this time we brought some out of town guests to this homey friendly local joint & everyone loved it! The warm friendly service & cozy decor fit in well with the Southern cuisine: Corn bread squares nice & moist & plentiful... Fried green tomatoes - can't find that elsewhere... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a longtime gem of southeast Evanston . The decor is eclectic. The food is many grades above that of the chain food restaurants. The only downside is car parking in a crowded neighborhood.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-869-4064

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?