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Prairie Moon

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1502 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
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10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
great casual dinner place

nice menu variety, fun atmosphere, good food. went there with out of town guests and had a great evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Evanston, Illinois
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you live Ina town you are always pressed for where to go for a family casual dinner. PrarieMoon is always the choice for us. Great small plates. Great seafood soup.

Thank Ckenney55
Evanston, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice menu variety, fun atmosphere, good food. went there with out of town guests and had a great evening.

Thank lizrc2013
Stockholm, Sweden
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192 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Nice find in the middle of Evanston with many creative dishes (like horseradish potatoes and apple relish), including ribs and fish. Excellent service and hospitable atmosphere. Generous portions. Fun times!

Thank naneliz
Evanston, Illinois
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I've been here several times and it's my go to place. Great food, beer and service. Will always good back and again! The bread basket is tasty although I tend to eat more than I should.

Thank OleColorado2014
North Tustin, CA
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168 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Business lunch where everyone can get something they want. Salmon, salads, burgers, sandwiches, etc. food was very good as was the service and the value.

Thank MDHNorthTustin_CA
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in here for a Saturday lunch while in the area. Food was good and the service was as well. I thought the prices were about average for the area and the portions were decent-sized. The atmosphere was fine. We sat in the back in the dining area as opposed to the bar area in the front. I had... More 

Thank Greg S
Evanston, Illinois
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Good food, good beer selection, friendly people, outdoor seating as well. Just South of Bar Louie and a great spot to watch a game.

Thank Bill W
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Prairie Moon has been a fixture in our lives for some years, its a great place to bring the kids, have a nice date night or just tip some beers with friends. The menu has some excellent choices. Small plates to share, large plates to feast, a nice variety of salads and barbecue options. The New Mexico painted soup is... More 

1 Thank WeThereYet
Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I probably would have given this restaurant a "very good" rating if I were just basing it on the food we ordered. Everything was quite good, very tasty. However, at 7 P.M. they were already out of one of the specials. No one refilled our water glasses or asked if we wanted a second drink the entire time we were... More 

1 Thank bonnie c
Moraga, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Very convenient to our Hotel and provided a discount as a result. The food was very good. We shared appetizer plates (like Tapas) the first night and salmon and asparagus were fantastic. We went back a second night and had the ribs and pasta, again both very tasty and well prepared. This is not a fancy restaurant but the choices... More 

1 Thank John T

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1502 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-864-8328

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?