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Food and restaurants in Evanston

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Excellent food, casual and upbeat atmosphere, plenty of parking, great brews!”
  • 33 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“We love Lucky Platter for breakfast and lunch. This spot has been around since the 90s, and those Swedish pancakes hit the spot every time! They also have a full bar and a phenomenal collection of garage sale art & paint-by-numbers scenes.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Union Pizza has terrific and simple food. Woodfired pizzas and small plates to share. It's very popular, so go early! There's music in the adjacent space--called SPACE. Check out their website for the performance schedule.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Offering vegan and vegetarian fare. They also have a great selection of bakery items”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Chicago style pizza chain..!! Try the deep dish with butter crust...its amazing!”
  • 19 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Lounge seating in the front and "bites" type menu. Outdoor seating in the summer and a decent bar. Trendy.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great in house brews, BBQ and burgers. Fun, large food hall atmosphere with tvs for the game. Fireplace in winter, outdoor dining in summer.”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Casual - just good food and nice ambiance. Brunch and early evenings. Nice outside patio in the summer.”
  • 12 locals recommend

Cafes

Pie Shop
“They serve coffee and pie! They have good sandwiches, quiche and salads...and chicken pot pie. This farm-to-table cafe has a special brunch menu on weekends.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Our pal, Brian Kim, owns this neighborhood landmark. He and his older brother transformed it from a sleepy coffee shop to the hub of southeast Evanston. They're serving Metropolis Coffee and a variety of sweet & savory treats from local bakeries.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Hip coffeehouse serving java, tea & a small chalkboard menu of light eats in a funky space.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“If you like Starbucks, this is nearby. However, we prefer the local shop Brothers K. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“A quality bakery with emphasis on European style pastries, cookies, and custom decorated cakes”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Cozy Noodle downtown...one of the best Thai Restaurants I've been to. Liquor store is across street from restaurant and you may BYOB.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Backlot Coffee is an independent, neighborhood coffee house. Authentic gelato.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Oh, for the love of chocolate! Crepes too! and Mexican hot chocolate! Many imported sweets, teas, coffe and French-style breakfast. Tres International!”
  • 8 locals recommend

Bakeries

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Offering vegan and vegetarian fare. They also have a great selection of bakery items”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pie Shop
“They serve coffee and pie! They have good sandwiches, quiche and salads...and chicken pot pie. This farm-to-table cafe has a special brunch menu on weekends.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“A quality bakery with emphasis on European style pastries, cookies, and custom decorated cakes”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
“Hewn has been recognized nationally for its excellence. Ellen and Julie have a beautiful shop and make incredible bread and pastries! But be early... they close when they sell out. They have outdoor seating in the warmer months.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
“Basic bakery offering Jamaican-style pastries, breads, savory patties & pies, plus jerk meats.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is not my favorite Jewel. It may be the closest. The best, cleanest Jewel is on Howard st and Chicago ave. That is where i recommend you go grocery shopping. I couldnt get the map to find it. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best French pastries in town and Julius Meinl coffee... no extra explanation needed! It's fantastic for an afternoon meet-up or a dessert to-go.”
  • 6 locals recommend