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Lucky Platter

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514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
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7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good options, American food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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  • Families with children
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English first
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank NSK1981
Evanston, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank EnglishLady77
Evanston, Illinois
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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!

Thank LindaInEvanston
Winnetka, Illinois
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Thank JB7274
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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.

Thank Susan S
Jerusalem, Israel
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194 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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.

Thank shulamit657
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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.

Thank 2011Italy
New Hampshire
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51 reviews
24 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.

Thank nhfamily500
Evanston, Illinois
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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!

Thank Tracy T
Batavia, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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!!!!!!!!!!

Thank begonias11

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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
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?