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Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop

825 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-3706
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Ranked #20 of 236 Restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
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English first
Wilmette, Illinois
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119 reviews 119 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

From the Binets to Southern style coffee it spot on. Service is good and atmospher is like their man Bait Shop old. Portions are generous and menu items are right from Bourbon Street.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Our daughter recently moved to Evanston and we have been exploring the restaurants. We like Cajun food, so this place looked interesting. All our dishes were mediocre. Nothing really stood out. We tried the beignets for dessert. They were awful, overcooked and greasy. So far we have not been to a restaurant in Evanston we would go back to for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Ordered the gumbo and it was very nice. A lot of shrimp and sausage. Large portions! Get the gumbo and plantain. The heat spice and sweetness goes well. Fried chicken was very good...crunchy, spicy and half of the chicken. Yum. Finally, staff were very friendly and attentive

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When I originally moved from Chicago after 10 years to Evanston, I was bracing myself for a bit of a letdown in terms of the restaurant scene. While Chicago is still the clear winner, there are some standouts in Evanston that hold their own. A friend of mine (fellow Chicago native) recommended I checkout Dixie kitchen as it made him... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been to this restaurant scores of times over the years and my, time has not been kind to Dixie Kitchen. I was part of a party of six for a Sunday Brunch. We were seated in a reasonable time and that's pretty much where any semblance of good service ended. After we all but trapped our server, we... More 

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New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The first time I went, the food was great so we returned to check out the dinner menu. The catfish is excellent and so is the sweet tea. Besides that, don't expect much. Honestly, they served me the worst macaroni and cheese I've ever had. It tasted nothing like cheese. I noticed the waitress even looked at is as she... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My friend and I enjoyed the spicy gumbo. We've enjoyed the red beans in the past. The corn muffins that accompany are as great as always. The decor is fun. Reasonable prices.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very good food and good service! Love the mini pancakes pre-meal! Fun atmosphere! This is a great place for couples as well as family! You may have to wait for a table but it's worth it. Parking's available on the street.

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Cedar Rapids, IA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Had Dixie Kitchen recommended by a friend-- we were NOT disappointed! Service was fantastic even when it started to get VERY busy. Good coffee, and our server kept it coming! Not your standard menu, great 'Southern' dishes... and of course grits. Love the decor. We were quite very happy with the food!

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were there for breakfast, the beignets were awful. The rest of the meal was pretty standard fare. I would not return - at least for breakfast.

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Additional Information about Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop

Address: 825 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-3706
Phone Number: 847-733-9030
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue

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