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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 - 9:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Down home cooking!

Checkered tablecloths, johnny cakes, and great beignets....these all add to the Southern hospitality of Dixie Kitchen. Very friendly staff keep the crowded diners satisfied. Foods for the spicy foodies as well as the more tame.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
murphyevanson_IL
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evanson, IL
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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evanson, IL
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Checkered tablecloths, johnny cakes, and great beignets....these all add to the Southern hospitality of Dixie Kitchen. Very friendly staff keep the crowded diners satisfied. Foods for the spicy foodies as well as the more tame.

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Northbrook, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've visited Dixie Kitchen several times and it never disappoints. Before you get there, you need to have an attitude of patience, knowing that it will be worth the wait. The place is small and does not take reservations. The entrance is also small, so on a recent Saturday night we were squeezed in there for a half-hour before we... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

I used to go several times a year but my last visit was not pleasant. Some areas need some work and then it will be great again.

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Wilmette, Illinois
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?