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Yelp's Top 10 Restaurants in Evanston: Do You Agree?

Check out the top 10 rated restaurants in Evanston, based on Yelp! reviews. Did your neighbors get it right?

Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen.

So what do your neighbors have to say on Yelp? Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 10 restaurants in Evanston. 

  1. Campagnola
  2. The Stained Glass
  3. Quince
  4. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
  5. Soulwich
  6. Terra an American Bistro
  7. Cross-Rhodes
  8. Creperie Saint Germain
  9. The Cellar
  10. Bat 17

Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list? Let us know in the comments' section.

lucas March 25, 2013 at 01:09 PM
PENSIERO RISTORANTE ( Formerly VA PENSIERO)
TAKH March 25, 2013 at 01:19 PM
VERY surprised not to see Lupita's Mexican Restaurant on the list. We go there almost every week. The food is great as are the people. Also, wonderful live music on Friday and Saturday nights. If you haven't been there I urge you to check it out. Campagnola was good last time I was there. It's been awhile though as I see it as a special occasion place. Lou's is always good, though I'm disappointed that they discontinued the mini corn dogs. My son really loved them. Bat 17 also reliably good with good service. I have not been to any of the others.
She B. March 25, 2013 at 01:30 PM
Koi!!!
Johanna Garsenstein March 25, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Just ate at Found. Absolutely should be on top 10.
Marian kurz March 25, 2013 at 02:46 PM
haven't been to Campagnola for yrs, but absolutely agree on the Cellar-every time we take someone there they have been absolutely delighted; looking forward to Found and the Creparie
Tony O March 25, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Not fine dining, but Joy Yee's and Buffalo Joe's should be on the list.
DL March 25, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Dave's Italian Kitchen!
kelly brand March 25, 2013 at 03:25 PM
I would not leave out The Lucky Platter, Dixie Kitchen and Dozika. All have excellent food, friendly service and are not expensive.
Mike Kreuser March 25, 2013 at 04:09 PM
I believe that Dixie Kitchen and Al's deli should be on the list. Thanks.
Robert P. Mark March 25, 2013 at 05:48 PM
I'd have to second this with Koi and Lupita's. Of course it doesn't explain the details of Tops for what exactly. I'd throw Dave's Italian Kitchen in there too. Barb's always the best hostess there too.
Bernadette Krol March 25, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Lucky Platter is one of the BEST all around restaurant in Evanston! Breakfast, lunch or dinner: food is always fresh, delicious and reasonably priced!
Evanston Eastsider March 25, 2013 at 06:57 PM
When I just did the search on Yelp, I got very different results than you. From what I can tell you did a keyword search for restaurants and then sorted by highest rating. When you run the search by "category = restaurants" and sort by highest rating, you get a different Top 10 list. http://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=restaurants&find_loc=Evanston%2C+IL%2C+USA#l=p:IL:Evanston::&show_filters=1&sortby=rating
Joanna Schneider March 25, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Found is a delicious addition to Evanston's restaurant offerings. And a cozy atmosphere, too!
lucas March 25, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Evanston Eastsider I did that also. Several of restaurants showing on top TEN here were much further down on list one was 46th
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) March 25, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Interesting point. Thank you for sharing this list! In order, that's Ward Eight, Jamba Juice, Delbe's Corner, Brothers K, Campagnola, The Stained Glass, Old Neighborhood Grill, Quince, Lou Malnati's and Edzo's Burger Shop.
Skip March 25, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Why should I add my favorite restaurants to Yelp? I don't think any of my faves are in danger of going out of business, so the help they'd get from a high rating on Yelp would be minimal. It would just make them more crowded...
Tony March 26, 2013 at 06:14 AM
Taco Diablo on Davis now has the best Mexican food in Evanston. Found also a great addition. Edzo's is also amazing.
Chris Hawf March 29, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Bat 17 is absolutely my favorite dining destination in the Chicago area. I am in town on a regular basis and never miss an opportunity to dine there with business associates or friends! The service and food are second to none! It is the BEST!
Noah Alsberg April 05, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Glad to see Campagnola at #1. Soulwich should NOT be on this list! What should've been on the list: Edzo's, Dozika's, and Siam Splendour.
Alan Goldberg April 08, 2013 at 12:58 AM
This is what is called a Foo Foo list of Foo Foo restaurants.
lucas April 08, 2013 at 01:27 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/28/yelp-reviews_n_985513.html
Heather Behm April 10, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Well... there is definitely one glaring omission; Union Pizzeria. The busiest & best place in town for the last five years running.
ED April 26, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Missing Tapas Barcelona voted best top ten on the northshore. Plus in reagard to Pizza , Giordanos owns this town like the Bears. So much better than Lou`s. I bring visitors from around the world and they insist on having Giodanos deep pan or else.
Carol Dechant July 10, 2013 at 09:15 AM
Definitely Koi is one. Kansaku is another. We live in downtown Evanston (walking distance to Malnotti's and Giordano's) and we drive to Magianni's in Skokie for Italian, esp. pasta. And isn't Soulwich closed after a brief life in Evanston?
Susan L. Turney December 29, 2013 at 03:42 PM
Any list that doesn't have Oceanique or Chef's Station on it, and doesn't at least offer an honorable mention to Lupita's and Trattoria DOC, hasn't been sufficiently researched, IMHO.
Mike Kreuser December 29, 2013 at 04:02 PM
There are so many good restaurants in Evanston, and so many differing tastes, a top 10 list cannot be all inclusive. I could find fault with any list that didn't include Edzo's or Dave's Italian Kitchen, but know that they are on MY top 10. Oceanique is an experience, and may not be everybody's cup of tea.

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