Eddie Lakin's classic burgers, hand-cut fries, and shakes.
The city's best bagels. Cash only.
Evanston location from the team behind Fish Bar and DMK Burger Bar.
Glenview mom-and-pop beloved for its soups and tofu stew.
Evanston location of the grilled cheese emporium also featuring cheap shots.
Hot dogs, yes, but also Polish, Italian beef, a grilled salami sandwich, wings, burgers, rigatoni, ribs, Mexican food, etc etc.
Cozy, arty coffee shop in downtown Evanston.
Deco-themed restaurant with an menu that spans U.S. regions.
Once a month or so, I call in a lunch order at Evanston Chicken Shack. They offer fried chicken, fried fish, rib tips, and hot links, but I usually opt for five wings with salt and pepper, hot sauce on the side. After I drive it back to the office my old Hyundai smells of chicken fat and grease for a full week; crumbs have taken up permanent residence in the cracks of my hot-sauce-specked desk chair. Nestled among mounds of crinkle-cut fries, the wings are steaming hot even after a 15-minute car ride, thanks to careful packaging in a red-and-white cardboard box with the look of late 70s design. On the side is a tiny plastic container of terrible coleslaw. Apart from that my only complaint is with the hot sauce: more, more, I want more. —Seth Zurer
Irish pub grub in Evanston.
Quick-service Asian-fusion sandwich stand.
Artisanal bakery featuring breads and pastries made from wild yeast. On weekdays there are sandwiches and salads; on Tuesdays and Fridays flatbreads.
Just off the Edens at Touhy, a Greek spot that's seen better days.
Suburbanites treasure this venerable North Shore burger "king;" more bar than restaurant. Cash only.
Venerable French bistro and catering business.
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