The Lucky Platter

The Lucky Platter

American Restaurant
514 Main St (btwn Chicago Ave & Hinman Ave), Evanston, IL 60202, United States
Hours:
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 7:30 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 7:30 AM–8:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Drinks:
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
No

One block east of the Main Street CTA and Metra stops. Eclectic. Scrumptious. Evanston.

8.7/10

Based on 113 votes

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    Matt L.
    "Best pumpkin soup this side of Jamaica"(5 Tips)
    Kyle Y.
    "Highly recommend the apricot cheese flakey."(3 Tips)
    TKGO
    "Love all the variations of eggs benedict, especially the crab cake."(4 Tips)
    Susan P.
    "You must get the apricot flaky at breakfast."(2 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • eggs benedict
  • burgers
  • brunch food
  • crab cakes
  • pumpkin soup
  • tandoori chicken
  • good service
  • pastries
  • cozy
  • family-friendly
  • BBQ chicken
  • great value
  • fried green tomatoes
  • trendy
  • good for a quick meal
  • casual
  • sweet potato fries
  • key lime pie
  • lively
  • Amir K.

    Great brunch options. Also try their pumpkin soup and avocado salad. Delicious!

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  • Katie R.

    Crab cakes Benedict was incredible!

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  • Rachel D.

    Apricot cheese flakeys!!

    Rachel Daum · March 29
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  • Alexey M.

    Renovation was totally worth it! Its crazy look became more elegant and fancy :)

    Alexey Makarin · March 26
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  • Ninah R.

    Had the greek omelet. Not bad. Restaurant is pretty small.

    Ninah Randolph · March 2
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  • Dianne M.

    Fresh food (burgers are da bomb!!!), good service, moderately expensive when you order drinks (spiced apple cider!) and dessert (key lime pie!)!

    Dianne Mogilevsky Carty · December 30, 2014
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  • Miss W.

    Apricot Danish is to die for

    Miss W · December 3, 2014
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  • Blake

    The BBQ Chicken sandwich is great. And the place is very kid friendly, including the staff.

    Blake · September 11, 2014
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  • Julia G.

    New owners and they just redid the place. Keeps the same atmosphere, but less cluttered.

    Julia Glick · August 12, 2014
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  • Christine P.

    The remodel looks great!

    Christine Pyra · July 13, 2014
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  • Caroline G.

    The salads are fantastic...try the house and simple salads. And the apricot cheese flakey.

    Caroline Glasser · July 6, 2014
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  • Lasantha R.

    The swedish pancakes with 100% maple syrup....Amazing!!!

    Lasantha Ranasinghe · March 31, 2014
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  • Gerard S.

    Great service, love the food, people are so nice

    Gerard Sullivan · December 26, 2013
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  • Zach T.

    The whole wheat pancakes are tasty!

    Zach Taylor · December 20, 2013
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  • Sarah L.

    Service was terrible...2 of our four dishes were wrong and we got no real apology or a reduction of the bill. We will not be eating here again.

    Sarah LaFleur · October 13, 2013
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  • Tracey K.

    Turkey Hash w whole wheat toast for breakfast is fantastic!!!

    Tracey K · July 7, 2013
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  • Steve S.

    Huevos rancheros

    Steve Sturt · March 20, 2013
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  • Matt L.

    I love this place. Best pumpkin soup this side of Jamaica

    Matt Leib · March 11, 2013
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  • Amy

    Post Hippie not Hipster restaurant. Don't be confused!

    Amy · January 19, 2013
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  • Sarah B.

    The portobello burger is the best on the planet--no skimping on this thing--every ingredient is piled on for maximum flavor. Yum!!!!!!!

    Sarah Burghardt · December 26, 2012
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  • Ryan S.

    Crab cake eggs benedict is out of this world. Garlic aioli makes everything better.

    Ryan Strand · September 9, 2012
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  • Eszter

    Note the customized pizzas on last page of menu. They're perfect size for one person and various combos I've had have all been terrific. Service here has always been great, by the way.

    Eszter · August 9, 2012
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  • JoAnna A.

    Get the crab cake Benedict! And the apricot flakey is fabulous. I'm ordering 5 next time I go in.

    JoAnna Arnold · March 4, 2012
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  • Anne L.

    Great food! Ask for Jason. He's he best! :)

    Anne L · January 16, 2012
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  • Elizabeth Z.

    The pumpkin soup is to die for. Yum!

    Elizabeth Zenz Plemmons · December 19, 2011
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  • Jon D.

    Very unique. Great steak salad.

    Jon Drake · November 3, 2011
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  • Audra A.

    Great Tandoori Chicken Salad!!!

    Audra Akins · October 25, 2011
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  • Joey K.

    Amazing food! Best kept secret!

    Joey K · October 22, 2011
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  • Patch

    Want to check out the menu before you go? Look to Evanston Patch for all the information you need. Read more

    Patch · September 29, 2011
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  • Steve L.

    Caribbean Pumpkin Soup!

    Steve Long · September 19, 2011
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  • Sean C.

    Great breakfast--get the apricot flakey! Read more

    Sean C · August 30, 2011
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  • Sean O.

    Tuna melt, small house salad with sesame dressing, cup of pumpkin soup. Delish!

    Sean O · August 10, 2011
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  • Matthew L.

    Cheese Flaky!!!

    Matthew Litwiller · August 7, 2011
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  • curtis s.

    Montana Hash with Chorizo just do it.

    curtis scott · July 30, 2011
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  • Susan P.

    You must get the apricot flaky at breakfast.

    Susan Plattner · June 21, 2011
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  • Carl H.

    Apricot Flakies!

    Carl Hippensteel · May 14, 2011
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  • Galen B.

    Anything w/ their BBQ sauce is outrageous. Texas Burger is my favorite, cucumbers, onion strings and the amazing sauce, wow!

    Galen Burghardt · April 30, 2011
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  • JJ H.

    Huevos rancheros r good

    JJ Hanley · April 26, 2011
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  • Annette Q.

    I've been coming here for YEARS. Food has always been excellent. One of the owners is a pastry chef, so voila!!! This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Evanston. :P

    Annette Queyquep · April 19, 2011
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  • Kary K.

    Great food! I love the Tandoori Chicken Sandwich, sweet potato fries and apricot flakey (with breakfast). Soy Mustard Vinaigrette (dressing) great on any salad.

    Kary King · April 12, 2011
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  • Dee W.

    Breakfast is delish and burgers are outstanding but make sure that you get their apricot cheese flaky

    Dee W · April 12, 2011
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  • Ginger J.

    I have a feeling that people who left negative comments here were out to have a bad time. I have been a regular customer for many years, great food, wonderful people, cool environment. Try it!

    Ginger Jensen · April 11, 2011
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  • Andrew I.

    Aliens can't read your thought here because of the tin foil on the ceiling. Green tomato bene is amazing

    Andrew Inman · March 13, 2011
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  • Adam

    The Gouda Burger is fantastic

    Adam · February 17, 2011
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  • Kyle Y.

    Rude servers. Great food, excellent pastry. Highly recommend the apricot cheese flakey.

    Kyle Yecke · February 5, 2011
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  • will.i.am.not

    The cheesy flaky is delicious!

    will.i.am.not · January 13, 2011
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  • TKGO

    Love all the variations of eggs benedict, especially the crab cake.

    TKGO · October 17, 2010
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  • Loryn M.

    service is terrible. food isnt anything spectacular and there were bugs on the floor.

    Loryn McHaggis · October 3, 2010
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  • Jenny K.

    Gazpacho is July's soup special - delicious 

    Jenny Korn · July 12, 2010
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  • Sean D.

    The BBQ Chicken Salad here is a knock-out. And get the Apricot Flaky at breakfast!

    Sean Doe-Simkins · July 10, 2010
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