Evanston Bars & Restaurants
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    Tapas Barcelona

    1615 Chicago Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60201-4504
    (847) 866-9900

    You are going to want to time your visit to this amazing establishment because it is extremely popular and for very good reason. You will want to keep returning here because all of their grilled seafood dishes are out of this world in terms of quality. You don't want to miss the squid, baby octopus or shrimp. Their wonderful staff will be happy to guide you if you have questions. But one thing we can assure you is that the flavors are so tantalizing, you will think something is dancing in your mouth. Don't miss out on this special gem.

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    Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

    1850 Sherman Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60201-3795
    (847) 328-5400

    This venue may have a very rich history but that doesn't mean that the pizza has lost any of its flavor. Loyal patrons line the street for a taste of the unbelievably delicious deep dish served up here. What makes this place so special? The commitment to quality. Every single pizza is crafted from scratch using only the finest and freshest ingredients. The crust actually comes from following an old family recipe. And the staff is very dedicated to treating every patron in such a special way that you will want to come back often.

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    Edzo's Burger Shop

    1571 Sherman Ave, Suite 2
    Evanston, IL 60201-4495
    (847) 864-3396

    It is great to know when you visit a restaurant that the owner and head cook is a culinary school graduate. What makes this an interesting experience is that his experience in upscale restaurants is now being applied to a more casual setting of the classic burger and fries kind of establishment. You will be happy to know that they only use American beef. But you truly haven't lived until you order one of the shakes on the menu. They don't mind experimenting here so get creative with your flavors. And don't forget about the hand-cut fries.

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    The Peckish Pig

    623 Howard Street
    Evanston, IL 60202
    (847) 491-6778

    Are you feeling peckish? Peckish is the British term for "hungry." Conveniently located on historic Howard Street. The mission of the staff is to create a fun and vibrant atmosphere that will tempt you to come back again and again. They offer house brewed drafts, an extensive wine list and a cocktail program. If you are a vegetarian, never fear, the menu has some great options for you. There are quite a vast array of choices awaiting you from the traditional to more modern. You will leave more than satisfied.

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    The Stained Glass

    1735 Benson Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60201-3704
    (847) 864-8600

    There is nothing about this place that is not outstanding. You will be talking about this venue to your friends for weeks after your amazing experience. This is truly one of those establishments that is addictive. We highly recommend the tuna, tuna, tuna which is served three ways. The steaks and the scallops are so special you are honestly not going to believe what you are placing in your mouth. And the decor truly will serve as a great backdrop for an intimate setting or a group outing. It will cost you more than most, but it is worth it.

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    1631 Chicago Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60201
    (847) 868-8945

    This place has the perfect name because you are going to find it to be one of the most welcoming and satisfying dining establishments that you have ever been to. Its rustic new American dishes change with the market and the season and you will love the relaxed and creative atmosphere. The recipes are locally sourced and feature locally known labels. You will immediately feel at home. The sea bass is super delicious. And the wine selection is amazing. We cannot recommend this establishment enough. Get ready to have a blast.