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Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop

(Now Closed)
Cajun / Creole Restaurant$$$$
Evanston
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  • Merly p.
    Merly payneNovember 3, 2015
    I keep thinking I'll try something other than the eggs sardou for breakfast, but then it's time to order and i get them again. I love them and i can't give them up.
  • Bentley F.
    Bentley FerrainaJuly 14, 2015
    Great value for breakfast
  • David M.
    David MartinNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried Okra, Green Tomatoes and Chicken is amazing! Everything is good here
  • EJ E.
    EJ EllisOctober 8, 2014
    Obama ate at this chain, I'm not sure about the food but the cocktails are perfect.
  • Taylor T.
    Taylor ThomasJune 14, 2014
    Their grits remind me of home (Birmingham, AL)!
  • Kur D.
    Kur DengMay 24, 2014
    It's best to get a table outside on a nice day.
  • Kur D.
    Kur DengMay 24, 2014
    Great service and awesome smoothies and delicious southern food.
  • Gilbert
    GilbertApril 26, 2014
    I thought the country steak was a country fried steak. I was wrong. It was too thin and too well done.
  • 00000
    00000April 5, 2014
    Cheese grits are legit!!!
  • Kaligator
    KaligatorMarch 29, 2014
    Food was blah and the Bloody Mary had giant chunks of peppercorn rendering it undrinkable. Been here twice but never again.
  • Crystal P.
    Crystal PowellMarch 26, 2014
    Dependable and always fantastic.. Good price you can never go wrong here!
  • Brian L.
    Brian LeslieNovember 10, 2013
    Shrimp cakes.
  • Chrissy S.
    Chrissy SuntrupSeptember 5, 2013
    Peach wings and cornbread pancakes are off the chain!! So good!!
  • Angelique
    AngeliqueJuly 7, 2013
    Do not get the Southern Eggs Benedict. They were not good. Cheese grits were awesome.
  • Rose R.
    Rose RosenhauerJuly 2, 2013
    Everything here is spicy and awesome!
  • Andru E.
    Andru EdwardsJune 18, 2013
    Try the Cheese Grits
  • Andru E.
    Andru EdwardsJune 18, 2013
    Try the Fried Chicken
  • Andru E.
    Andru EdwardsJune 18, 2013
    Try the Corn Panc - #FiestaMovement
  • Brian S.
    Brian SylvestalJune 2, 2013
    Great Southern Cajun Food
  • J Y.
    J YooMay 12, 2013
    Eggs sardou perfect for brunch...
  • Thomas F.
    Thomas FrazierApril 25, 2013
    The Johnny cakes are off the chain! The waitress suggested red beans and rice with sausage.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HarrisonApril 23, 2013
    Try Abita's Turbo Dog beer. Hard to find this New Orleans specialty this far north
  • Hanan A.
    Hanan AbdisubhanMarch 26, 2013
    So cheap and filling!
  • Hanan A.
    Hanan AbdisubhanMarch 26, 2013
    So cheap! And filling!
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca ShumanMarch 12, 2013
    Mmm gimme some fried chicken
  • B D.
    B DMarch 3, 2013
    Been coming here for 10 years! Service and food are always great
  • Jessie E.
    Jessie EllingsenJanuary 4, 2013
    My first time eating grits and they're not bad! Super cheap and delicious New Orleans style breakfast food. Craving-city.
  • Rachael B.
    Rachael BarnettDecember 9, 2012
    Southern eggs Benedict are AMAZING.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithOctober 4, 2012
    If you order the red beans and rice, add in the sausage (it's worth the extra $2.00). Portions are HUGE here!
  • Katie O.
    Katie OwenSeptember 5, 2012
    The shrimp and grits are amazing!! Such a nice waitstaff as well =)
  • Will B.
    Will BrennanSeptember 4, 2012
    Best gumbo/jambalaya north of the Mason/Dixon. Period.
  • Charles P.
    Charles PerrySeptember 2, 2012
    Fried plantains are tip top. Accompanying rum sauce is weirdsville.
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie ButhAugust 18, 2012
    Definitely one of the best restaurants in Evanston. The Eggs Sardou is fantastic
  • Alex M.
    Alex MorganJuly 16, 2012
    I was disappointed that they didn't honor their 4square special, but I still love it here! The fried green tomatoes are fabulous as is everything else I've tried here (jambalaya, rips, shrimp po boy)!
  • Veronica S.
    Veronica SteegeJuly 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the southern eggs Benedict or the scrambled tacos. Biscuits and gravy are great here also!
  • Diane S.
    Diane SApril 14, 2012
    Love fried green tomatoes but the cornbread is too sweet to go with the eggs sardou.
  • Jack S.
    Jack SalzmanMarch 24, 2012
    Seafood cakes, get em u will not be disappointed
  • Karen
    KarenFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent brunch, especially the Eggs Sardou!
  • Karen
    KarenFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried green tomatoes are out of this world!
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BurchellFebruary 26, 2012
    Try the weekend brunch.
  • Raquel O.
    Raquel OleaFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best brunch.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CzerniukDecember 18, 2011
    Scrambled tacos
  • Colin H.
    Colin HillDecember 8, 2011
    Try the Hoppin' John and plaintains - #cajun
  • Crystal P.
    Crystal PowellNovember 16, 2011
    What's not to like best cheap eats
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MaglinteOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fabulous brunch!!!
  • Jocelyn O.
    Jocelyn OleaSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They must mix peach sherbet or dreamsicles or something into the mango smoothies, because they are AMAZING!!!
  • Sean C.
    Sean CAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken is great. Mashed potatoes with gravy, delish. Read more
  • Roxanne D.
    Roxanne DávilaJuly 31, 2011
    blackened tilapia, mashed sweet potatos, and black beans & rice = amazing ! ! !
  • Walter B.
    Walter BlaurockJuly 2, 2011
    Cheese grits!
  • Xochi A.
    Very affordable, with great veggie options at this cool New Orleans eatery. I love the fried plantains!
  • Tracey K.
    Tracey KJune 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The beignets are amazing!
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda D!May 18, 2011
    Their cheese grits should be eaten morning, noon and night. Read more
  • Nigel H.
    Nigel HaneyMay 16, 2011
    Cool atmosphere
  • Rose 🌹
    Rose 🌹May 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Grits and catfish still the best!
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LavineApril 23, 2011
    The fried chicken is head and shoulders above anything served in a bucket.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MillsApril 18, 2011
    Jambalaya gave me the itis!
  • Gwynne
    GwynneApril 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried green tomatoes are to die for!! Sprinkle them with hot sauce :)
  • Chicago G.
    Chicago GuptaMarch 29, 2011
    Peach wingssss
  • Katie T.
    Katie TaborMarch 26, 2011
    Best sweet tea in the state!
  • George C.
    George CampbellFebruary 6, 2011
    It's all about the Jambalaya omelet!
  • Arlo G.
    Arlo GuthrieFebruary 6, 2011
    They don't actually sell bait.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SohnFebruary 3, 2011
    If you like porters, try the Abita Turbodog Dark Brown Ale - bit of caramel & chocolate taste, although I'm no connoisseur...
  • Parker E.
    Parker EmmottDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Scrambled Tacos. Too good. That and the Dixie Hash are the best things on the menu.
  • Marianne R.
    Marianne ReileNovember 21, 2010
    Best okra
  • Satyricom G.
    Satyricom Global ConcernNovember 5, 2010
    The cheese grits are dynamite!
  • Sig G.
    Sig GeeApril 26, 2010
    Shrimp Po' Boy, FTW!
  • Vikram D.
    Vikram DewaniMarch 25, 2010
    Blackened Catfish Lunch = Goodness.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KornMarch 7, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Fried green tomatoes make me happy 
  • Danny K.
    Danny KimFebruary 28, 2010
    The biscuits in the biscuits and gravy are enormous. You can get one biscuit ala carte. Check the back of the menu.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CostelloFebruary 20, 2010
    Went for brunch and tried the Catfish and Eggs. Sweet Fried Catfish with Two Eggs, Cajun Potatoes, Toast and Cheese Grits. As a man who loves side dishes, my choice of meal left me happy and full. Read more
  • David W.
    David WilliamsFebruary 11, 2010
    I heart breakfast here. Try the Eggs Sardou, you won't be disappointed.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KornJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Their fried green tomatoes are amazing
  • Lorcán
    LorcánJanuary 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Dixie Hot wings, some of the best in town. Eat the fried plantains for me, they are delicious and authentic. Drink the Abita for $3.50 Sun-Wed. Come for breakfast o brunch for tasty beignets. Read more
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