Restaurants in Evanston

Best Restaurants in Evanston

Jody's Diner 260 Bear River Dr, Evanston American • $

Customers` Favorites

Turkey Dinner
Beer Batter Fries
Chicken Fried Chicken
Breakfast Burger
Country Fried Steak
Blueberry Pancakes

“Jody's Diner offers a variety of tasty dishes, with standout mentions for their seafood platter, Not So Philly Cheesesteak, and Turkey Dinner. The seafood platter includes shrimp, fries, and delicious hushpuppies, while the cheesesteak features generous chunks of steak in a warmed soft roll. The Turkey Dinner serves actual home-prepared turkey with a salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, corn, and cranberry sauce. The service is quick, with friendly staff providing excellent care, even offering to bring a carafe for second rounds of drinks. The diner caters to families with color page menus for children.”

4.6 Superb167 Reviews
Jalisco Mexican Grill 197 Bear River Dr, Evanston Mexican • $

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Macho Burrito
Beans and Rice Dine in: Yes Outdoor seating: No Takeout: Yes Curbside pickup: No
Breakfast Burritto with Smothered Chili Verde
Steak and Chicken Fajita Salad
Chicken & Steak
Jalisco Nachos
Burrito Verde
Club Sandwich

“Jalisco Mexican Grill is a must-stop destination for delicious Mexican food. Their tacos, including chicken and carnitas hard shell options, are a hit with customers. The restaurant is known for its fresh ingredients, efficient and kind staff, and amazing service. Whether you're traveling through Evanston or just looking for a great meal, Jalisco's is a top choice. Try their spectacular steak and chicken fajitas, and be sure to arrive hungry, as you'll leave full and happy!”

4.7 Superb82 Reviews
Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse 1932 Harrison Dr, Evanston Japanese • $$

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Fried Calamari
Hibachi Steak
Teriyaki Chicken
Spider Roll
Coconut Shrimp
Ichiban House Fried Rice with Chicken Beef and Shrimp

“Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse offers an exceptional dining experience, with attentive service and delectable cuisine. The hibachi-style meals, such as the NY strip steak and chicken, are praised for their excellent preparation and presentation. The restaurant is particularly recommended for truck drivers on the I-80, providing a convenient and satisfying stop with a wide range of gluten-free options. Customers consistently highlight the friendly staff and the overall enjoyable atmosphere, making Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse a must-visit destination for those seeking a memorable Japanese dining experience.”

4.5 Superb97 Reviews
Mother Mae's Kitchen 909 Main St, Evanston American • $

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Hamburger and Fries
Sub Sandwich
Chili Dog with Cheese and Onions
Homemade French Fries
Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Strips
Hot Dog

“Mother Mae's Kitchen is a family-friendly restaurant that offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The owners are delightful and make guests feel at home. The menu features a variety of dishes, including burgers, sandwiches, and hand-cut fries. While the burgers may be a bit small and served on commercial buns, the lettuce, pickles, and tomato are a highlight. The homemade bread is also worth trying, and the fries are great for those who prefer non-crispy texture. Overall, Mother Mae's Kitchen is a pleasant place to slow down and enjoy a meal.”

4.6 Superb46 Reviews
Bon Rico 925 Front St, Evanston Steak House • $$$

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Baked Potato
French Onion Soup
Tossed Salad and Breadsticks
Heart of a Cinnamon Bun
Baby Back Pork Ribs
EP Fried Shrimp
Seafood Platter
Steamed Clams
Artichoke Dip
Rack of Lamb

“Bon Rico is a restaurant that serves a wonderful meal with four courses, featuring large portions that are well prepared and worth the price. The atmosphere is elegant, with tables set up in a large room decorated with antiques. The staff is friendly and the owner is often seen hosting and serving, while his mother prepares delicious meals in the kitchen. The restaurant is a great place for special occasions, such as anniversaries, and also suitable for casual dinners with friends. The food is fresh, well worth the price, and exceeds expectations, with standout dishes like the lamb.”

4.5 Superb47 Reviews


Kate's 936 Main St, Evanston Bar • $

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Beer Battered Shrooms
Mozzarella Sticks
Hot Wings

“Kate's is a highly recommended bar in Evanston, known for its fantastic atmosphere and great service. The bartenders and servers are helpful, polite, and contribute to the lively atmosphere. In the summer, customers can enjoy outdoor seating. On Thursday nights, music bingo is a popular event, featuring dancing, singing, and the exclamation of "Drink Bitchs" when the music stops. The bar has a small size but makes up for it with a fun and entertaining experience for both locals and out-of-state visitors.”

4.8 Superb22 Reviews
Pancho's Mexican Food 1612 Harrison Dr, Evanston Mexican • $

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Grilled Chicken
Media Pinta De Guacamole Half Pint of Guacamole
Fish Tacos and Carne Asada Burrito
Torta De Carne Asada
Burrito Carne Asada
Machaca Plate
Taco Plate

“Pancho's Mexican Food offers excellent customer service and tasty food. Customers praise the steak burritos and carne asada fries. The staff is friendly and accommodating, even fulfilling special requests. Diners appreciate the freshness and generous portions. With good prices and ample parking, it's a favorite spot, open even on Christmas.”

4.3 Superb95 Reviews

Customers` Favorites

AMF Wings
Bison Sausage
Fried Mushrooms Onion Rings & Fried Green Beans
Chicken Tender Basket
Buffalo Chicken Ranch
Garlic Pickle Pizza
Fire Grilled Steak
Mozzarella Sticks
Zucchini Fries
Great Pizza

“Edge of Town Pizza Pub is a casual spot connected to a bowling alley, with a bar-like atmosphere. The menu features gourmet pizza flavors, although some find the thin crust pizzas to be just okay. Friendly staff provide great suggestions and service. The pub is kid-friendly, with a small arcade and crane games, and is also wheelchair accessible with clear parking and ramps. It can get busy, but the staff handles the crowds efficiently, ensuring a smooth experience.”

4.4 Superb37 Reviews
Wonderful Inn 933 Front St #3434, Evanston Chinese • $

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Hot and Sour Soup
Fried Shrimp
Pot Stickers
General TSO
Chicken Lo Mein
Vegetable Rolls
Ham Fried Rice
Shrimp Lo Mein
Egg Drop Soup
Curry Chicken

“Wonderful Inn offers delicious Chinese food at a great value with large plates and affordable prices. The menu features a variety of options, including dumplings, potstickers, hot and sour soup, lo mein dishes, and Szechuan beef. The food is freshly prepared, and the portions are generous, allowing for multiple meals. The service is friendly and cordial, with attentive waitresses. The restaurant has a clean and neat dining area, and the carry-out business is also popular. Overall, Wonderful Inn is a great choice for those looking for tasty Chinese food at a reasonable price.”

4.2 Good56 Reviews

Customers` Favorites

Pizza with Dipping Sauce
Meatballs & Marinara
Create Your Own
Chicken Garlic

“I’m fairly new to my gluten allergy (among many others) but it is severe. The team working last Sunday evening was outstanding— not only do they offer the Udi’s GF crust, but they change gloves and do a thorough hand washing between all steps; sanitize a separate prep area, and use separate ingredients for placement on a GF, Celiac, or other allergy prep pizza, then wrap it in this area before they move on to something else. They are very knowledgeable about allergies and what is needed to prevent cross-contamination and possible exposure to the allergen, as well as the possible consequences to those of us who have been dealt this awful card.Strong work, ladies!! Thanks from a grateful customer!??”

4.4 Superb14 Reviews
La Choza Restaurant 128 Yellow Creek Rd, Evanston Mexican • $

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Fresas Con Crema Strawberries with Cream
Smothered Burrito

“La Choza Restaurant offers a quaint and peaceful atmosphere, with a menu featuring a variety of authentic Hispanic dishes, including tacos, elote, and horchata. The food is consistently praised as amazing, and the customer service is described as stellar. The restaurant is a family-owned establishment, recommended for those seeking a local dining experience. Customers highlight the availability of kid-friendly options, ample parking, and wheelchair accessibility.”

4.2 Good22 Reviews

Customers` Favorites

Catfish and Shrump with Fries and Hushpuppies
Pork Ribs with Baked Beans
Loaded Fries with Brisket
Catfish with Hush Puppies
Loaded Mac & Cheese
Loaded French Fries
1 2 Rack of Ribs
Catfish Platter
Chopped Brisket

“Dang Good Smokehouse & Bar-B-Que offers delicious food with generous portions, particularly known for their mouth-watering meat and tasty catfish. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere, and while service can be slow, especially during busy periods, the staff is friendly and dedicated to customer care. Prices are reasonable, making it an attractive option for those seeking good food and value. Despite occasional shortages in certain food items, the overall dining experience is positive, making it a potential regular spot for many.”

4.1 Good40 Reviews
Fairway Restaurant and Bar 403 Kindler Dr, Evanston Bar & Grill • $

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Usda Choice Rib

“I would highly recommend coming here to eat! The service was absolutely phenomenal. Multiple workers kept coming and chatting with us and checking on how everything was. Made sure we had everything we needed. All of the staff have been outstanding. The food was so juicy and fair priced. We will definitely be back to try out the breakfast and lunch menus. The prime rib was exquisite! ? ?”

3.9 Good14 Reviews

“Pedro's Cantina Sports Bar & Grill is a Mexican restaurant and sports bar known for its delicious, flavorful food made with fresh ingredients. The atmosphere is enjoyable, with a variety of entertainment options like dartboards, billiards, and casino automat machines. The staff is friendly, and the prices are budget-friendly, with an additional snack provided when ordering a beer. The restaurant offers tasty margaritas and a range of dishes, including guacamole, carne asada burrito, and chicken quesadilla. Located near Scenic Byway Rte 150, Pedro's Cantina Sports Bar & Grill is a great spot for a satisfying meal and a fun time, making it an excellent recommendation for both locals and tourists.”

3.9 Good36 Reviews
Jimmy John's 113 Front St, Evanston Sandwich Shop • $

Customers` Favorites

Datmeal Raisin Cookie
Provolone Cheese
Jalapeño Chips
Avocado Spread
Sliced Pickles
Chips Cookies
Avocado Guac
Roast Beef

“Jimmy John's is a welcoming restaurant that prioritizes customer satisfaction. Staff are friendly and helpful, willing to accommodate short notice and special requests. Their sandwiches, such as the East Coast Italian, are consistently good, with prompt service and attention to detail. From perfect bread to evenly portioned toppings, Jimmy John's strives to deliver a delicious experience.”

3.9 Good38 Reviews

More Restaurants in Evanston

Yellow Cup Coffee 927 Main St Suite 100, Evanston Coffee Shops • $

Customers` Favorites

Veggie Breakfast Burrito
Chocolate Waffles
Lemon Cranberry Muffins
Breakfast Sandwich
Homemade Oatmeal
Biscuit & Gravy

“Yellow Cup Coffee is a cozy spot to stop and relax. With a large selection of teas, including dairy-free options like oat, almond, and soy milk, there's something for everyone. Their London Fog is a standout, and the friendly and quick service is always impressive. The cafe is wheelchair accessible, with ramps provided by the city. Enjoy a quiet morning work session with multiple outlets, or simply sit back and enjoy a delicious oat milk latte.”

5 Superb45 Reviews
for Pete's Sake 900 Main St, Evanston Coffee Shops • $

Customers` Favorites

Egg and Cheese Bagel
Kitchen Sink Omelette
Rancher Bagel
Biscuits and Gravy 1 2 Order
Chicken or Tuna Salad
Bagel w Cream Cheese

“Pete's Sake is an incredible spot with exceptional coffee and a must-try bagel. The prices are unbeatable, with deals like $8 for a 32oz Red Bull. This cozy and warm cafe offers a variety of coffee flavors, comfortable seating areas, and even toys and books for kids. The staff is friendly, and locals appreciate the unique touches like Wyoming merchandise and artwork.”

4.6 Superb65 Reviews
The Pie Hole 1023 Main St, Evanston Bakery • $

Customers` Favorites

Turkey Sandwich
Blueberry Pie

“The Pie Hole is a hidden gem that serves up delicious sandwiches, soups, and pies in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Their menu features a variety of options, including hearty soups like the Minestrone, packed with flavor and thick vegetables. Their sandwiches, such as the Turkey, tomato, cucumber, and avocado with sprouts, are made with fresh bread and are generously sized. But the real stars of the show are their pies, which are made with love and care. From the tangy and sweet sourcream blueberry pie to the classic cherry pie with its flaky and moist crust, every bite is a delight. The service is excellent, with attentive owners who prioritize their customers' experience. Whether you're in the area or just passing through, The Pie Hole is a must-visit for a truly satisfying meal or sweet treat.”

4.8 Superb36 Reviews
Dad’s Ice Cream 900 Main St, Evanston Ice Cream Shop • $

“Dad's Ice Cream offers delicious, homemade ice cream made on the premises at affordable prices. The owner, often present, provides great service and is known to engage with customers. The ice cream is described as extra creamy and smooth, with flavors regularly rotated. They offer a variety of treats such as sundaes, malt shakes, and waffle cones, which are gluten-free. Dietary options are expanding, with non-dairy options in the works.”

5 Superb12 Reviews

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White Chocolate
Wildberry Puree Vanilla & Cream
Topped with Whipped Cream
Assorted Muffins
Blue Raspberry
Espresso Shots
Macadamia Nut

“Caffeinated Cowboy Coffee and Soda offers a friendly atmosphere and a wide variety of beverages, including amazing Spiced Chai Lattes, sweet iced white chocolate lattes, and even puppichinos for furry friends. The service is efficient, with the drive-thru line moving quickly, despite the occasional large order. Overall, this coffeeshop is a recommended stop for a delightful caffeine fix.”

4.3 Superb33 Reviews
Lincoln Highway Tavern 1943 Harrison Dr, Evanston Bar & Grill • $

Customers` Favorites

Bison Burger
Steak Sandwich
The Much-Discussed Chicken Wings 8
Cheesed Off & Hot
Wings BBQ

“The Lincoln Highway Tavern is a great locals' spot with an interesting history. Visitors can enjoy bison burgers and spot license plates from each state the historic Lincoln Highway passes through. The friendly staff, good food, and cool atmosphere make it a popular choice for a local dining experience. The menu offers delicious options like shishito peppers, chili, and a wide selection of beer and spirits.”

3.9 Good53 Reviews
Taco Bell 737 Overthrust Rd, Evanston Fast Food • $

Customers` Favorites

Burrito Supreme
Crunchy Taco
Soft Taco

“Taco Bell offers a consistently satisfying dining experience. The food is prepared quickly, and the staff is friendly and welcoming, making the overall experience a positive one. Despite the standard Taco Bell menu, the restaurant can provide a memorable visit, with the occasional unexpected interactions adding to the charm.”

3.9 Good57 Reviews

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Chips and Salsa
Carne Asada
Sizzling Fajitas
Rice and Beans
Chips Salsa Bean Dip
Chile Verde Burrito
Breakfast Platter

“El Paso All American & Mexican restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine with a Tex-Mex vibe. Their Enchiladas verdes with chicken, served with rice, homemade beans, and chips with salsa, is a must-try. The restaurant offers a welcoming and friendly service, with clean and well-stocked facilities. With generous portion sizes, it's a great place to bring your family for a variety of food options. The staff is professional, and the food is consistently delicious, making it a top recommendation for Mexican food lovers.”

3.9 Good88 Reviews

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Fried Steak
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Bacon Cheeseburger
Soup and Salad Bar
Steak and Potatoes
French Onion Soup
Fried Shrimp
Onion Rings
Mac and Cheese Bites

“Legal Tender Restaurant is a themed eatery with a unique atmosphere, featuring portraits of famous 1930s gangsters and 1930s music, alongside a sports viewing area. The food is excellent, with dishes like "Pickle fries", steak, burgers, and French Onion soup receiving high praise. The service can be friendly, but sometimes slow. The restaurant offers a decent selection of beer, including Modelo, and has a separate dining area for families with kids. Vegetarian options are limited to the soup and salad bar. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible with handicap parking and a roll-in door. Overall, Legal Tender Restaurant is a nice spot that families enjoy visiting again and again.”

3.9 Good113 Reviews
Paff's 164 Front St, Evanston American • $

Customers` Favorites

Breakfast Burrito
Chips and Salsa
Banana Split
Grilled Chicken Burrito
Street Tacos
Fish Tacos
Burrito Grilled Flank Steak Ranchera
Cheese Enchiladas with Green Sauce

“Paff's in Evanston offers an amazingly extensive menu with a variety of options, including vegetarian choices. They accommodate substitutions and provide great value for meals. The friendly and attentive service is noteworthy, even bringing out samples for customers to try. Popular dishes include their omelettes, cheese enchiladas with green meat sauce, and meat quesadilla. Paff's is wheelchair accessible and offers bottomless coffee, making it an ideal spot for breakfast or any meal.”

3.8 Good63 Reviews
Suds Brothers Inc 1012 Main St, Evanston Brewpubs • $

Customers` Favorites

Onion Rings
Steak Sandwich
Grilled Cheese
Fish and Chips
Reuben Sandwich
Club Sandwich

“Suds Brothers Inc. is a restaurant that offers great service and a variety of food options. They can accommodate large parties and have a range of dishes on their menu, including Philly cheesesteaks, fish and chips, blue cheese salads, BBQ sandwiches, and fried pickles. Their cheese curds are a popular choice among customers. For lunch, they serve dishes such as cheeseburgers, Cobb salad, club sandwiches, and stuffed crab appetizers. Vegetarian options are available, specifically salads. The restaurant also brews its own beer and is family-friendly. Staff are knowledgeable about the menu and food preparation is quick.”

3.8 Good109 Reviews

“Little Caesars Pizza is a popular choice among customers, offering delicious and well-crafted pizzas. The restaurant's attention to detail, prompt service, and generous toppings have consistently impressed diners. Whether it's a quick dinner or a craving for a satisfying slice, Little Caesars delivers a memorable dining experience.”

3.7 Good44 Reviews

Customers` Favorites

Garlic Shrimp Egg Rolls Chicken Skewers Crab Rangoon Puffs Ham Fried Rice with Beef and Broccoli
Ham Fried Rice with General TSO's Chicken
Shrimp Rice Noodles Egg Roll
Butterfly Shrimp Fried Rice
Mixed Chinese Vegetable
House Special Lo Mein
Shrimp Chow Fun
All Soft Drinks
Fried Dumplings
Sesame Chicken

“Dragon Wall Restaurant is a top pick for its exceptional food, quiet atmosphere, and fabulous service. The buffet offers a good assortment of items, with fresh and replenished dishes. The lo mein is a standout dish with exceptional flavor. The staff is friendly, and the restaurant is wheelchair accessible. Prices are great, making it a worth-it stop for travelers and locals alike.”

3.7 Good50 Reviews
Arby's 158 Front St, Evanston Fast Food • $

Customers` Favorites

Curly Fries
Chicken Bacon & Swiss Sandwich
Arby's Signature Sandwiches
Roast Beef Sandwich
Roast Beef Slider
Chicken Tenders
Fries Potatoes
French Fries
French Dip
Dr Pepper

“Arby's offers the classic Beef & Cheddar that has been a guilty pleasure for many, along with vegetarian options that might need improvement. The drive-thru service is accommodating even for large vehicles and the staff is friendly, engaging customers in conversation. It's a go-to spot for midnight snacks and shakes, with a dedicated employee on hand. The restaurant is easily accessible, with clear signage for wheelchair users.”

3.7 Good51 Reviews
Wyoming Downs Evanston 1925 Harrison Dr, Evanston Sports Bar • $

“Wyoming Downs Evanston is a fun place for a night out with friends. The atmosphere is smooth, the employees are cool, and it feels like a family gathering. The drinks are good, especially the $1 beer, and the food like the pulled pork sandwich is delicious. The service is quick, and if you tip well, the bartenders are generous with the pours. There are TVs for horse racing, slot machines, and a variety of drink options. Even if you don't know how to bet, it's still a good time with the possibility of winning big. It's a great entertainment option, not far from Salt Lake City, and who knows, you might even leave with lotto tickets and become a millionaire!”

3.6 Good30 Reviews

Customers` Favorites

Chile Relleno
Cheese Quesadilla
Sizzling Fajitas
Chile Verde
Chips and Salsa with Some Hot Beans
Burrito Especial
Carne Asada Plate

“Don Pedro's Family Mexican Restaurant offers a variety of unique dishes, different from the usual Mexican fare. The fajita meals, like the steak adobado and chimchangas rancheras, are particularly delicious. While the desserts like flan and fried ice cream were just okay, the virgin Pina coladas were a hit. The atmosphere is perfect for a night out with friends, a date, or even family night. The staff is friendly, the drinks are great, and the occasional dancing adds to the enjoyable experience. Overall, a favorite spot in Evanston for tasty food and a good time.”

3.7 Good103 Reviews