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514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
847-869-4064
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Today
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, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Still Great & Remodeled

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Justsaygrace
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Families with children
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Evanston, IL
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A good Evanston favorite. The food is good and the atmosphere relaxed. The menu is limited but the food is always good and the service fine. A good place for lunch.

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Chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went Sun about 1:15 for brunch and only waited 10 minutes for a table. Service was good; server was super helpful. I got the Greek omelet and enjoyed; my honey got the Florentine Eggs Benedict which came with ham off the bone (not your typical Florentine!), and my daughter had the Crab Cake benedict--we all enjoyed our meals. The... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 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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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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?