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Lucky Platter

514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
+1 847-869-4064
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“cornbread” (27 reviews)
“pumpkin soup” (11 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch on a Saturday and we're delighted. The decor is 50's throwback kitch, but the food is modern and delicious. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank cleveburg
Reviewed 16 March 2018

this is one of my go-to places for taking people who are visiting out of town, but my most recent trip was with a friend who was visiting evanston from....chicago. good for any meal, but we went for lunch. we both started with the caribbean...More

1  Thank elsiekate10
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Took advice from a local cab driver and had lunch at this groovy little "joint". Met local friends and a couple from Wisconsin.Very warm and "intellectual" hangout. Savvy wine menu and young wine "experts" helped with choices. Would go back if in the area.

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 4 March 2018

long time lo cal place with dependably good fare that is sometimes very creative. Seems to have survived change of ownership well. Popular so sometimes tough to get a table. Prices consistently moderate.

Thank F6186CCdavidr
Reviewed 4 March 2018

My wife and I decided to go to Evanston today for lunch and then a stop at the American Indian Museum on Central Street. We went online and found Lucky Platter. What a pleasant surprise. My wife had the Fried Green Tomatoes on Cornbread with...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Lucky Platter is an Evanston landmark on Main Street. It has been here for 20 plus years serving hearty breakfast, lunch and dinners. Recently met a group of girls for dinner. Everyone, even our vegetarians we're happy! Meatloaf, soups, black bean burger, an incredible tuna...More

Thank Carehb
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I loved The Lucky Platter from the first time I visited. Their breakfasts are yummy, and adding their homemade Bloody Mary to the morning is an extra special treat. The customer service is fantastic! I highly recommend this neighborhood gem!

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 21 February 2018

This unpretentious diner is a small gem in the heart of Evanston, IL. You can shop in the center of town, picking your favorite stores (fabrics, minerals, shells, books among others), eat at this pleasant spot and then stroll for a few blocks East to...More

Thank xtalp1
Reviewed 7 February 2018

very nice lunch. food is better than last visit. heading back to where it used to be. Service is good and room is comfortable

Thank dfutransky
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This neighborhood restaurant has a comfortable, friendly, place. It's always filled with locals. The decor is very unexpected and different from the usual. The food is always good and so many varieties. This is the "go to" breakfast place in the neighborhood. We always bring...More

Thank Mablesmama
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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, 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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