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Lucky Platter

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514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lucky Platter has long enjoyed a reputation for really good food, prepared with a creative touch. Omelettes and scrambles for breakfast, wonderful sandwiches for lunch and dinner, with many vegetarian options.

Thank EkimEvanston
Evanston, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Lucky Platter is one of our favorite places to take friends for a delicious breakfast of lunch. Terrific omelets, I love the potatoes. The room is fun and the service is always top notch.

Thank Jim F
Evanston, Illinois
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a local favorite for breakfast but also for dinner now. New ownership made great improvements but honored the personality of the place by keeping some menu classics and decor favorites. The eggs Benedict options , chicken pie and chai tea are yummy.

Thank Cynthia R
Evanston, IL
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lucky Platter is a fun restaurant to eat in. The atmosphere is relaxed, the wait staff is friendly and the decor is eclectic and funky. The food is good, and I only wish that they had more vegan choices. I would eat there far more often if I could have more of a variety. But the choices they have are... More 

Thank Vicki15
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Neighborhood gem, with a wide selection of interesting meals. Food is delicious, service is good, and funky atmosphere is noteworthy. Try it, you'll like it.

Thank N6174CXmicheleb
Evanston, Illinois
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186 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Funky decorations, good beer on draft (relatively new), one of the best chicken pot pies, ditto mac and cheese, amazing cornbread, good salads. We even brought takeout to the Lee Street beach.

Thank jaz79h
Vineland, New Jersey
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167 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sons were students at Northwestern University. So, my husband and I traveled to Evanston for 9 years, while 2 sons in college. They both loved Lucky Platter, we did, too! When we took them out, just the 3 of us, it was to more of an upscale place (think Pete Millers). But when I offered to treat them and their... More 

Thank jennygirl57
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice menu with a lot of variety. my brother and i each have some eating restrictions and have always been able to find a good meal there, breakfast, lunch or dinner. this place is a neighborhood treasure.

Thank Michele C
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1st time to the Lucky Platter, casual and eclectic decor. Great waiter and service. Very helpful explaining items. Every table gets yummy cornbread to begin with. Tandoori salmon with mashed sweet potatoes delicious also ribs. Decent prices, will visit again

Thank Mary W
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their menu is not very big but they have something for everyone. Burger was good. Loved their mushroom quesadilla. Egplant was very good too:) Chocolate cake for desert was very good as well

Thank Catherine P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-869-4064

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