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Lucky Platter

514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
+1 847-869-4064
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“cornbread” (21 reviews)
“pumpkin soup” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucky Platter has been my favorite go-to since it opened years ago. It’s a cozy eclectic place with some serious good eats!

Thank Claire K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Lucky Platter is a favorite place for breakfast. I'm sure that their lunch is good too, never tried it. Eccentric decor, like home if your parents or grandparents were hippies. The menu includes most of the standards plus many variations, variations of Eggs Benedict...More

Thank Harborcat
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

What's lucky is that they have any patrons who suffer the rude, uninformed, passive aggressive wait staff in order to stay for a whole meal. As cute and cozy an ambiance as they've created with the interior design of the place, they'll never compensate for...More

Thank ByHolly
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The joys of non-chain eating are here. Everything is fresh, local bread, consistently prepared, and delicious. Great omelets, salads and interesting entrees. Been there with family and friends for years and can always count on a good meal. It's our "go-to" place.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Do you want traditional breakfast with a twist and an upgrade? This might be the place for you. It is small, and busy. The food is fresh. The service is quick, and efficient. There are a wide range of choices on the menu, so you...More

Thank saolsen11
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Lucky Platter has been in Evanston forever with a loyal following of local neighbors. The atmosphere takes the diner back in time, but the food has modern day flavors. One of my personal favorites is the tuna fish melt - definitely not what you taste...More

Thank dmellinger2017
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Lucky Platter is a hoot, as we used to say in the 60s! Decor is all over the place, vaguely reminiscent of those days of folk music and cool, man. Staff are beyond laid back, but plenty efficient at the same time. We came for...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Over the years I have eaten at LP many times--breakfast, lunch, dinner. I hadn't been there in quite a while. Decided to go for breakfast and ordered the hues rancheros. Unfortunate. Beans very bland. Over easy eggs undercooked. Tomatoes tasteless (and it's tomato season right...More

Thank WHT-Chicago
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Hungry? Want to be intrigued and amused? Lucky will delight. The combinations of items in a dish, the breadth (and corn bread) on the menu, as well as the decor and quirky ambiance should do it! Great tuna salad, delicious salmon served in several styles,...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We libe there breakfasts. There scrambles are excellent and the apricot flakes are delightful. Always friendly wait staff. It's been redecorated and looks great. They now have a bar.

Thank dlipkin01
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Response from curt f | Reviewed this property |
I believe till 3pm
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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.
2 June 2015|
Response from JoFost |
Can you pay by 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, Child-friendly
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: +1 847-869-4064
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