Food & Drink in Evanston

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Over the past decade, the brothers at San Antonio’s Fatty's Burgers & More have lovingly created 13 half-pound hamburger creations, each one toting a playful, sports-themed name. The meaty sculptures arrive on a signature Fatty’s bun, along with fresh-cut fries and a fearless blend of ingredients. Bacon-laced specialties include the Batter-Up burger with grilled onions and the MVP burger with sliced avocado. The menu also houses a lineup of spicy patties, from the Knockout Jalapeno burger to the Free Agent burger crowned with fried egg and wasabi mayo. Gourmet flavors are available in the Unbelievable Blue Cheese burger, as well as the Slam Dunk burger—which brings grilled mushrooms and swiss cheese together, much like a slow song played at the hamburger prom.

1903 Church St
Evanston,
IL
US

Comfort food doesn't have to be unsophisticated, and the elegant atmosphere at Chicago's Home of Chicken and Waffles III has proved it. Amid the dining room's refined decor, hosts usher diners to private tables where they tackle one of 14 variations of the restaurant’s eponymous dish. Whether laden with wings, breast, or gizzards, the crispy waffle discs can be customized with buckwheat or pecans or served Windy City style—with whipped cream and a choice of sundae-inspired toppings. The chefs take their sides seriously, too—soul-food staples abound to frame main courses with mac ‘n’ cheese, collard greens, and Cajun red beans and rice, sometimes accompanied by live jazz performances.

2424 W Dempster St.
Evanston,
IL
US

Simplicity is key at Edzo's. Each morning, their cooks grind beef and then wait for customers to arrive. Once an order's placed, they put the meat on the griddle, add a little salt and pepper, and serve burgers either thick or smashed. Hand-cut, twice-cooked fries help make the trip to Evanston worthwhile.

1571 Sherman Avenue
Evanston,
IL
US

Imported Spanish ham and chorizo are the showpieces of many tapas meals, but at Tapas Barcelona they're only the beginning. Hearty, meaty bites include everything from smoked salmon to grilled duck sausage. Even baked snails are hard to resist when smothered in a delicious aioli and tomato sauce.

1615 Chicago Ave
Evanston,
IL
US

The Ultimate Chicken Bar is a reflection of today’s lifestyles. We bring you healthy, delicious foods, served quickly and priced reasonably. We feature low fat, low sodium entrees and salads. All chicken dishes are made of boneless, skinless chicken breast, ensuring both excellent taste and exceptionally low fat content.

1739 Sherman Ave
Evanston,
IL
US

BopNgrill serves original fusion cuisine that is equal parts American fast food and Korean culinary tradition. Its menu of intriguing dishes will tickle the brain's reward centers while peaking comestible curiosity. Order up a bop plate such as the marinated beef short ribs ($9) or two grilled tilapia filets ($8)—all bop dishes come side-kicked with rice, a side salad, and fries. The restaurant’s signature burgers are made from 100% fresh Angus beef, and include options such as the kimchi ($5.99), a single patty crowned with sautéed kimchi, a fried egg, bacon, cheese, kochujang, and cabbage. Or opt for the dynamic aquatic landlubbery of the surf and turf ($6.99), a single patty with jumbo shrimp, bacon, barbecue sauce, cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Non-traditional eggrolls ($2 each) come in a number of odd variations sure to titillate even the stodgiest anthropologist, such as Philly cheesesteak, mac 'n' cheese, and hot fudge brownie. Grab quick and tasty grub and return to your cataloguing of every word in twin-speak with bopNgrill.

1903 Church St
Evanston,
IL
US