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Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak

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1557 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4836 (Between Grove & Davis)
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Evanston, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pete Miller's was a restaurant that was clearly upscale to most restaurants in Evanston. The side bar room was a great option for friends meeting up with a quality lounge feel. The side bar is gone (a downer) and the main restaurant is still pretty busy, but feels almost more like an Applebee's. Maybe, it was an off night, but... More 

Thank Bernard E
Evanston, Illinois
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here several times. The atmosphere is upscale bar and steakhouse. The food is very good. I've had the dynamite shrimp appetizer, the chopped salad, the filet mignon, the wedge salad, and the bruschetta. All were delicious. While upscale, you'll feel comfortable in casual clothes. Live jazz, no cover on weekends.

Thank StephArden
Edmond, Oklahoma
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Varied menu, good steaks cooked true to request. The live jazz was a bit loud and made conversation difficult. Great service staff.

Thank Annette W
Evanston, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are locals and this is the restaurant we take folks to for the best steak in town. I've never had a bad meal there. The portions are very generous, the restaurant is beautiful and the food is delicious. It is the epitome of the Chicago Steak House.

Thank Lesli Z
Crowsnest Pass, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has absolutely delicious food. The tuna steaks were so fresh you could cut through them with your fork. The cheese on the Caprese salad was better than any cheese I've ever tasted. I would most definitely recommend this place for a fine dining option.

Thank Jax R
Miami, Florida
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I went with family to this popular Evanston restaurant to enjoy some jazz while we dined. It is large and feels like a NY-style steakhouse but with less self-importance. The place was lively and had a great atmosphere. The staff was accommodating when we showed up with 8 instead of 6 on our reservation. Our server was quite attentive and... More 

Thank RRodriguez13
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We always bring our visitors to Pete Miller's to get a taste of Evanston/Chicago for their food and for their Jazz. Went there on Mother's Day weekend on Saturday night with the Jeannie Tanner Quartet. Jeannie is great on vocals as well as trumpet and the bass, drum and piano players were excellent. Terry the manager is welcome an always... More 

Thank Bill G
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Elegantly-cozy, romantically enthralling. We were the FIRST to arrive...it was a SURPRISE dinner party for me...I was surely SWEPT away by all courses, even the butter was in the shape of a "geometric angle" (nice touch). Our server was teeming with professionalism and finesse. I was overwhelmed from beverage service, bread 'n butter, appetizer, filet-mignon and the BEST mashed potatoes... More 

Thank Diane P
Austin, TX
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is a Chicago-style steakhouse in Evanston. Darkly-lit, romantic environment with excellent service and meals. Full bar, obviously well-run established restaurant that is the place to go when celebrating. The staff are kid-friendly, and there is a large range of items on the menu to satisfy most tastes.

1 Thank Carlton E
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Not really fair to knock it. I went there about 8 years ago for a slap up dinner and we really enjoyed it. Then my wife decided she was in the mood for a hamburger so we thought they would have good ones. They were not. Very greasy, bland, soggy buns, and not cheap. I give it four stars in... More 

Thank James Anthony S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1557 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4836
    (Between Grove & Davis)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Purple Line Train - Davis Street Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-328-0399
Located in downtown Evanston, the original Pete Miller's was founded in 1994 as a tribute to the late Harold "Pete" Miller. The restaurant celebrates his favorite things; swingin' jazz, a good honest drink & a great steak. Join us for dinner or a friendly game of billiards & experience what Pete's has to offer.

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