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Lucky Platter

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food

We had dinner here and the food was really good. This diner style restaurant is in a great spot a few minutes from my daughters apartment; an easy walk if you are inclined. Items we had included a tomato bisque, pumpkin/squash soup, calamari, Lake Superior whitefish , Cobb salad with chicken... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Eric H
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very cozy place with very tasty food. We were a party of 12 and every single dish was just amazing. One person, who doesn't like pasta, has ordered beef stroganoff which comes with a lot of pasta. We have mentioned it to our waitress and the dish has been replaced without any issue. Great service and delicious food!

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Thank IKru
EVANSTON
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lucky Platter has had a little remodeling but still has a great, tasty menu. The crab cakes with eggs and Hollandaise sauce was superb! Although it was one of our coldest days, the place was still very busy between 12:30 - 1:30 pm, They've added a small bar and beer and wine. They still have vegetarian selections. I recommend it,... More 

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Thank Phyllis25
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65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here and the food was really good. This diner style restaurant is in a great spot a few minutes from my daughters apartment; an easy walk if you are inclined. Items we had included a tomato bisque, pumpkin/squash soup, calamari, Lake Superior whitefish , Cobb salad with chicken added...We shared key lime pie and chocolate cake, both... More 

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Thank Eric H
Chicago, Illinois
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186 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We had dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The ambiance is very pleasant and the service was excellent. We drank house red wines that were very tasty and tried the crab cakes and grilled salmon. Everything was very good.

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Thank maguiredan
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Yummy, unusual American dishes with reasonable prices. Just what we were looking for. Recommend the egglplant parmesan.

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Thank NSK1981
Evanston, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

For me it has a Bistro type feel and is always welcoming. Taken over by New owners, re-decorated and furbished but keeping the wall decorations. (Sorry, no I can't call them art but they are unusual and in a way add to the charm. They added a small bar, great to sit and enjoy a cocktail at, while waiting a... More 

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Thank EnglishLady77
Evanston, Illinois
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Lucky Platter is reliable and in a very good way! On a recent Sunday evening we had a light supper there. Their Crab Cakes are delicious and the side salad is great. The Portobello sandwich is one of my favorites tho, and it didn't disappoint. Too bad we didn't leave room for desert. Saving it for another visit I hope!

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Thank LindaInEvanston
Winnetka, Illinois
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

For years whenever we have out-of-town guests we treat them to The Lucky Platter for one of our meals out. The place has been recently remodeled but still maintains it's familiar eccentric charm with paint by number paintings and kitchy art on every wall. The menu is splendidly original and delicious. When the bill comes we're happy to have had... More 

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Thank JB7274
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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189 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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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Thank Susan S
Jerusalem, Israel
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194 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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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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
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?