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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Brewery
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“Excellent food, casual and upbeat atmosphere, plenty of parking, great brews!”
  • 33 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“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
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“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
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“Offering vegan and vegetarian fare. They also have a great selection of bakery items”
  • 21 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Lounge seating in the front and "bites" type menu. Outdoor seating in the summer and a decent bar. Trendy.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Chicago style pizza chain..!! Try the deep dish with butter crust...its amazing!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Brewery
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“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
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“Casual - just good food and nice ambiance. Brunch and early evenings. Nice outside patio in the summer.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Evanston's first and oldest brewery and tap room, founded in 2013. GABF gold and silver medal-winning beer”
  • 11 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great, authentic, romantic Italian Restaurant! From wood fired pizzas, to amazing pasta, seafood, etc. This is our go to spot for really great Italian food.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Traditional Italian fayre- dishes made with local organic ingredients! Great food!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you love Tapas, look no further! This place has great food, a festive, warm interior space and an inviting outdoor patio during warmer months.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Modern Mexican street food - dont miss their happy hour - great food at great prices. Fantastic cocktails - their elotes are a must!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Wings Restaurant
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“Great Buffalo style wings and other things. Dine in or carry out. Free parking”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This neighborhood bar (my old neighborhood) earned my regular business by serving wonderful food around a fireplace, or at the bar, and having friendly wait staff. This was a weekly hangout of mine and is a great place to catch a game on TV. It's worth the Lyft, or just hop the purple line at Dempster and get off on Central. It's an easy peasy walk from there.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This place is the B E S T for breakfast. These are the best pancakes I've ever had. They have a great spread and the building is beautiful.”
  • 12 locals recommend