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Lucky Platter

514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
+1 847-869-4064
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“cornbread” (23 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 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had mostly breakfast (My favorite is mexican omelette), occasionally lunch and dinner at his establishment and the food has always been good. The prices are reasonable and service very good.

Thank ryokogasuki
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Not much has changed here. The food is unusual and very good. The French toast and fruit pancakes are cooked perfectly. I especially enjoy making my own scramble with the scone. The burgers for lunch are great and juicy. The place has a collection of...More

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 10 December 2017 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 10 December 2017 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 7 December 2017

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

Thank Ezra S
Reviewed 4 December 2017 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
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24 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.
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, Local cuisine
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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