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Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop

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825 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-3706
847-733-9030
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Great brunches-will go back again!

Had a great eggs Benedict on a cornbread crouton with creole hollandaise. Husband had eggs stardom, and friends had the fried chicken plate and a combo that they were pleased with. Fun atmosphere, a bit on the small side. Good prices and tasty food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
RobinR699
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Libertyville, Illinois, United States
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Never had a bad meal here but also never had a stellar meal. Its upside is that it's the only restaurant doing this kind of food in the area.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We called for delivery the following from this Southern joint: peach glazed dixie chicken wings, gumbo (rice stew with shrimp, chicken and Andouille sausage), and shrimp & grits (shrimp in white wine sauteed with ham, Andouille sausage, mushrooms, and onions). Nice and spicy!

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EastCoast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I'm really not familiar with a lot of Southern cooking, so this was a real treat! Beignets & friend green tomatoes started us off....wow! Both of these were firsts for me. The egg Sardou was amazing; "Poached Eggs atop our famous Fried Green Tomatoes with Creamed Spinach, Artichoke Hollandaise, and Cornbread Croutons. Served with Cajun Potatoes and Cheese Grits" Add... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had a great eggs Benedict on a cornbread crouton with creole hollandaise. Husband had eggs stardom, and friends had the fried chicken plate and a combo that they were pleased with. Fun atmosphere, a bit on the small side. Good prices and tasty food!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I had gone to Dixie Kitchen several times telling the wait staff I have a gluten allergy. No problem. On my last visit I was informed that all the authentic dishes are not gluten free. They evidently use wheat flour in their sauces. Big disappointment. I would never have gone back I ordered a salad and it was stripped down... More 

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ryland heights, ky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Excellent Cajun and Creole dishes. Great eclectic atmosphere, attentive service, bigger portions than most humans can consume but, hey, what's not to like about leftover gumbo???

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Food was excellent - we had to wait about 30 minutes to get a table. Those that arrived after us had a longer wait. But well worth it. Scrambled Tacos and the Jambalaya Omelet were our meal choices. Both were very tasty!

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Driving to Chicago, we checked out trip advisor to find a lunch place to set our GPS to on a side trip to Evanston. That place ended up being closed. We asked for a pizza place and passed Dixie kitchen along the way. We stopped and checked it out. Decor: old general store ad signs on the walls and fishing... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This restaurant has always been a favorite destination for our family when we come to visit our daughter at Northwestern. I was therefore disappointed at the response I received when I called to try to arrange for a private dinner for my daughter's graduation. I explained that I wanted to have a graduation dinner for 30-40 people. I was told... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I just love it when you go in an eatery and people treat you good. The greens were fantastic which opened my palate to be ready for the best southern made meal in town. Excellent place to relax or meet with friends or even have a business lunch. Great food in a great community. This is a take it easy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 825 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-733-9030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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

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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?