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Lucky Platter

514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
+1 847-869-4064
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“cornbread” (20 reviews)
“pumpkin soup” (8 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
514 Main St, Evanston, IL 60202-1815
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Reviewed yesterday

Lucky Platter is owned by the same local restauranteurs that brought us La Principal. This American style diner has everything from great vegetarian dishes to a meat lovers burger. Many of the baked goods are made on site in the basement bakery. If you go...More

Thank Scott F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are regular visitors to Lucky Platter, and we always enjoy it. We get a kick out of the eclectic mix of found art on the walls - especially the several "paint by numbers" which bring back fond memories of a 50's childhood. The menu...More

Thank BRSH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to work in Evanston and go to Lucky Platter at least once a week. I loved the Talapia with root vegetables. I also loved the soy mustard salad dressing on their salads.I just went back for the firts time in more than a...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have always found the food and service here to be excellent. Great choices of sides and very attentive staff. Kind of an eclectic place with a unique spin on traditional choices but you wont be disappointed. The only complaint I have is that it...More

Thank edward d
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

No matter what you order you are going to be happy with your order. Great quality of ingredients and plates. Highly recommended specially for brunch on the weekends!

Thank Jose V
Reviewed 11 May 2017

No one should cock a hat at a restaurant that serves the classic breakfast mix that this one provides. Friendly, off the beaten path staff, superb selection for Vegetarians and Meat eaters alike.. and the coffee just keeps coming . we did it as part...More

Thank Debsiebee
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Always love the choices, quality and staff. Never disappointed!! There was even a family celebrating a birthday with cake and candles they brought. Nice touch.

Thank Ginger3333333
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is Evanston at its best on any given morning - -friends and couples and families meet over breakfast in this room chock full of funky art (when was the last time you had the chance to view a dozen paint-by-number paintings all in one...More

Thank mummblingme
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Lucky Platter has the most creative menu I've ever seen, and I love how it changes to reflect seasonal foods. They take simple cornbread and make it amazing. You can get fantastic vegetarian options here, one of the best being the tofu scramble. Their quirky...More

Thank Mandamarie76
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I live down the street from The Platter so it serves a bit as my de facto dining room when I am too lazy to cook. It has a terrific and varied menu fit for carnivores, vegetarians and vegans, plus a great beer and cocktail...More

Thank windycity83
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How late do you serve breakfast?
23 March 2017|
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Response from curt f | Reviewed this property |
I believe till 3pm
Can you pay with a credit card?
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.
Can you pay by 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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