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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” (22 reviews)
“pumpkin soup” (10 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 1 week ago via mobile

Iconic south Evanston eatery offers all day homespun dining in vintage rec room decorated dining room. Cannot beat breakfasts here...eggs, pancakes, omelets, cornbread, all done to perfection. Lucky platter serves up crisp salads, delicious soups, chili and a variety of made like mama served up...More

Thank Carehb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a tasty lunch of chicken pot pie and fried green tomatoes. The pumpkin pie was also yummy!

Thank Justin V
Reviewed 1 week ago

It does not take all your funds. decent atmosphere,fine eats,splendid staff,nothing downtrodden of this place,excellence!

Thank Ezra S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place! Good food, friendly and efficient staff and a diverse clientele. The Platter is our go-to place for breakfast in Evanston. Some day I’m going to have to try it for lunch or dinner.

Thank Keith032
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I hadn't been here in 20 years, but I'm not sure why not?? Had breakfast with a friend yesterday, and it was great! I had a goat cheese, artichoke omelet that was fantastic. Service was good, atmosphere very eclectic and fun.

Thank lauriemckaplan
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Took a friend to Lucky Platter -- she hadn't been there and it is now her "new" #1 place to go. We had breakfast for lunch, which was wonderful, as usual. A scramble, and a benedict. About $20 each for a large breakfast and a...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Very impressed with the different eggs Benedict offered. I've tried crab cakes and the original Lucky platter eggs Benedict. Both great. If crowded on weekend mornings try the counter if you're 2, the service is great!!!

Thank MCToom
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Fun quirky restaurant outside of the downtown area. Nestled into a small business areas on Main street, just south of the el/metro. Nice home cooked style comfort foods, cocktails. and unique breakfast offerings. Good for families, friends, or even a business meeting with tables, a...More

Thank Switherj
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were visiting the Chicago area and looking for a place for breakfast. A painting seen through the window brought us in. We just had to see more!! The walls are covered with various works of art--some humorous some serious. But the experience didn't stop...More

Thank William Z
Reviewed 6 October 2017 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
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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.
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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