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

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
IT MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH!

The Lucky Platter was wonderful! A varied menu, I could not decide between the buttermilk fried chicken or the pot roast. The waiter said hands down order the pot roast. What a perfect suggestion! As soon as my fork touched the meat, it fell off. It was so tender. The vegetables [brussel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
glovemna52
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Northbrook, Illinois, USA
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Northbrook, Illinois, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Lucky Platter was wonderful! A varied menu, I could not decide between the buttermilk fried chicken or the pot roast. The waiter said hands down order the pot roast. What a perfect suggestion! As soon as my fork touched the meat, it fell off. It was so tender. The vegetables [brussel sprouts & butternut squash] were great as well... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Went this afternoon for lunch. I had the Greek omelet and my friend had the Tandoori chicken. I think these are dishes we've both had before and they were good. This was our first visit under the new ownership. I think they put in new tables and chairs and possibly added some. Seemed crowded and noisy. They are about to... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My wife and I live in Evanston and there is a huge choice of restaurants. Lucky Platter remains our "go-to" restaurant. Oh yes,the restaurant interior is quite interesting, if not entertaining. We go there frequently, without reservations and the wait is never long. Soups I've ordered are Pumpkin and Tomato Bisque. For dinner my wife always gets the Vegetable Tagine,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

For something different stop by the Lucky Platter. They have freshened up the space but kept it funky. Classic Evanston.

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Chicago, IL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Based on my dozens of visits over 20 years: Probability of getting good food: 85%. Probability of good server: 50%. Probability of speedy/attentive service: 35%. Probability of an error in your order: 20%. . When I visited on 11/11/2014. my order took 30 minutes to arrive despite few customers, was wrong twice (completely wrong item), the eggs were so undercooked... More 

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chicago
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

first off, we LOVE the lucky platter. however... We came in to LP today and the meal was good, . Eggs were fine, eggs Benedict were still delicious, sausage was incredible as usual. All was great except for the pancakes. Has browns were also so-so. The main reason i come to LP is to get the sourdough pancakes that are... More 

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Manistique
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317 reviews 317 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I didn't actually sit down to eat in the restaurant. We were going to be in the neighborhood and it was recommended that we stop here to get some 'flakies'. My son ran in and got some to go. (He got a menu and we saw that they weren't listed). But they were wonderful!! They're a fruit filled pastry, about... More 

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chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A neighborhood staple for years, Lucky Platter has a fun and quirky decor featuring great paint- by -number art work and found object sculptures that your eccentric aunt might have made. That said the food is yummy and solid and the service is good. There are choices for vegetarians as well. It gets really busy on the weekends but that... More 

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Chicago, IL
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We've been coming to this spot for years and years. It's recently transformed itself again with a recent refurbishment - new ceiling, tables etc. It's a rather fun little spot with paint by numbers hanging on the wall, and all sorts of other types of art. Their breakfasts are wonderful, albeit non-traditional in most instances. I love the florentine benedict... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We always go to Lucky Platter when we are visiting Evanston. I like the horseradish crusted Tilapia and the sweet potato fries. They always have wonderful tomato soup and chicken pot pie. The soy mustard salad dressing is great. It can get very crowded for weekend brunches but is worth the wait. They recently remodeled but kept the funky artwork... More 

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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 0 - 20
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?