Because it is a suburb, Chicagoans sometimes overlook Evanston as a viable destination for dining out. That’s an error in judgement, as it directly borders Chicago to the north and is easily accessible via car, or even the CTA’s Purple Line.
A charming college town, Evanston is packed with places for cheap eats, from late-night pancakes and eggs to casual spots for lunch and dinner, to coffee shops for working and studying. It also has upscale dining spots for seafood, steaks, and wine. Below are Eater Chicago’s picks for the essential bars and restaurants.
As of August 20, the city has mandated that everyone wear facial coverings while indoors. For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More