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Lucky Platter

514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
+1 847-869-4064
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“cornbread” (28 reviews)
“pumpkin soup” (12 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

They have great brioche toast. The eggs and the bacon are also excellent! This place is a local favorite.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CSamSmith
Reviewed 5 days ago

Been regulars for years. Love the kinky charm of the place and the food is of the high level "comfort" variety. Corn bread with butter & honey--yum! Great burger, soups to die for. Only time not to go is mid-morning on Sat or Sun, when...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank evanstonmainlaw
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We went for our weekend brunch on recommendation from a friend and the walk was worth it. They are usually packed and so we went at around 1030 to avoid peak time. We were seated in just a bit and was asked for our beverage...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sneha K
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We were in Chicago for a conference and were looking for a good breakfast prior to going to the airport. Lucky Platter was perfect. They were quality food, fast service and a great place to eat in Evanston. Will be back the next time we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Came here for lunch after visiting Northwestern. About a mile from the school. The restaurant was busy but were seated after a 5 minute wait. We both ordered the Texas burger. It was juicy. Very thick and served on a brioche bun. I ordered the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Definitely worth driving a little further for this comfortable restaurant with fantastic service, excellent unique breakfast offerings, and reasonable prices. Frances was our server--she was amazing--a busy sunday am, we got a table for 7 with a little help from management, and got in and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank chisox13
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Very friendly staff and great food. I had eggs with their unique home-fries/hash with 3 cheeses. I also had a sourdough pancake which was delicious. The staff was very accommodating and understanding regarding my son's nut allergies. I hope to visit again when I'm in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank OFayemi
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We attempted to eat somewhere downtown after a day of sightseeing but weighing our options of city traffic and parking versus rush hour back to the burbs, we decided instead to head to Evanston and picked this place for the description from Google I think...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank carolynr362018
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The Lucky Platter is a Cozy and Comfortable Diner. Reminds one of a quaint French Cafe! We were greeted and seated quickly, (the air conditioning works great!) Well lit,with nostalgic decorative touches and French window panels add a nice touch to the dining atmosphere. Our...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Curt H
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Great little restaurant!! The food, service and espresso drinks were tops!! Definitely a place to come back to!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank staceysl356
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Peggy M
9 July 2018|
Response from ByHolly | Reviewed this property |
They don't have outdoor seating to my knowledge
23 March 2017|
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Response from curt f | Reviewed this property |
I believe till 3pm
2 June 2015|
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Response from JCMcG47 | Reviewed this property |
I think so. I don't think I ever have but I used to go with a friend and she generally paid for lunch with her credit card.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-869-4064
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