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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)
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

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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 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 1 September 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
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Response from curt f | Reviewed this property |
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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.
3 June 2015|
Response from JoFost |
Can you pay by credit card?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
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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