Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop

★★★★☆
  • 825 Church St

    Evanston, IL 60201

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  • 847-733-9030

About Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop

Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:15 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 9:15 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:15 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM

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I visited the Dixie Kitchen restaurant while staying with friends, and it made me (a southerner) feel right at home. The food was so good and I could not eat enough grits. The service was awesome too. I loved it and I hope to go back soon!

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I visited the Dixie Kitchen restaurant while staying with friends, and it made me (a southerner) feel right at home. The food was so good and I could not eat enough grits. The service was awesome too. I loved it and I hope to go back soon!

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I LOVE THIS PLACE! I'm from Texas and when I need good southern, homecooking I head to Evanston. The fried okra reminds me of moms (shhh, don't tell her). The biscuits and gravy are a must for brunch...seriously, I can't say enough about how good they are. Love the fried catfish (would throw some black pepper and canjun spice in the mix)...but it is really good. Love the fried chicken...I think you see the pattern here for fried! The service is great, but I do miss the chicory coffee...bring iti back! Def my favorite place for southern and soul food!

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★★★★★

I LOVE THIS PLACE! I'm from Texas and when I need good southern, homecooking I head to Evanston. The fried okra reminds me of moms (shhh, don't tell her). The biscuits and gravy are a must for brunch...seriously, I can't say enough about how good they are. Love the fried catfish (would throw some black pepper and canjun spice in the mix)...but it is really good. Love the fried chicken...I think you see the pattern here for fried! The service is great, but I do miss the chicory coffee...bring iti back! Def my favorite place for southern and soul food!

Pros: FRIED OKRA!, great service, parking

Cons: sometimes there are too many kids,

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There's nothing like sitting down at a restaurant and getting warm mini corn-pancakes in the bread basket. They've got crazy flavorful Jamaican chicken wings and huge salads. Sadly, I was a little dissappointed with their cornbread though...dry and didn't have a strong corn flavor. :( Decent prices though!

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★★★★☆

There's nothing like sitting down at a restaurant and getting warm mini corn-pancakes in the bread basket. They've got crazy flavorful Jamaican chicken wings and huge salads. Sadly, I was a little dissappointed with their cornbread though...dry and didn't have a strong corn flavor. :( Decent prices though!

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I didn't see any bait here but the kitchen sure is good! This is New Orleans style food at its down-home best. Having lived in the Big Easy for a few years, we were happy to find a restaurant where they know how to fix gumbo, crawfish etouffee, and catfish along with red beans-and-rice and black-eyed peas. Bon appetit!

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★★★★☆

I didn't see any bait here but the kitchen sure is good! This is New Orleans style food at its down-home best. Having lived in the Big Easy for a few years, we were happy to find a restaurant where they know how to fix gumbo, crawfish etouffee, and catfish along with red beans-and-rice and black-eyed peas. Bon appetit!

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Dixie Kitchen has a kitchy dcor which may trick people into thinking that they food will be run of the mill ? but don?t underestimate them. Some of my faves: the oyster po?boy, the Southern Sampler with gumbo, jumbalaya, and red beans and rice (an amazing value!), and the fried green tomato?s. They?ve recently added some great lunch specials that are only $6 ? a steal! They also have daily specials, like fried chicken. My other regular item is the peach ice tea ? delish! They do not take reservations, so during busy times try to go early. And with the new garage open there is ample parking available in downtown Evanston. :)

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★★★★☆

Dixie Kitchen has a kitchy dcor which may trick people into thinking that they food will be run of the mill ? but don?t underestimate them. Some of my faves: the oyster po?boy, the Southern Sampler with gumbo, jumbalaya, and red beans and rice (an amazing value!), and the fried green tomato?s. They?ve recently added some great lunch specials that are only $6 ? a steal! They also have daily specials, like fried chicken. My other regular item is the peach ice tea ? delish! They do not take reservations, so during busy times try to go early. And with the new garage open there is ample parking available in downtown Evanston. :)

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I've been to Dixie Kitchen about six times now and must say I love this place. Everything from the cornbread pancakes to the jumbalaya to the fried chicken is outstanding and very reasonably priced. This isn't the place to go if you want to eat healthy, but if you want food that tastes great, this is the place.

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★★★★★

I've been to Dixie Kitchen about six times now and must say I love this place. Everything from the cornbread pancakes to the jumbalaya to the fried chicken is outstanding and very reasonably priced. This isn't the place to go if you want to eat healthy, but if you want food that tastes great, this is the place.

Pros: great food, inexpensive, good menu variety

Cons: kinda small

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I have been to the Dixie Kitchen on two occassions. Both times we had to wait between 45-60 minutes for a table. There is no where is sit and wait either. Everyone just crowds around the door. The food is so-so. The muffins are dry, and in my experience the vegetables have always been overcooked. The portions are large, but rather tasteless. However, there are several items on the menu, like the gumbo, that were worth a return trip. The service has also been average.

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★★★☆☆

I have been to the Dixie Kitchen on two occassions. Both times we had to wait between 45-60 minutes for a table. There is no where is sit and wait either. Everyone just crowds around the door. The food is so-so. The muffins are dry, and in my experience the vegetables have always been overcooked. The portions are large, but rather tasteless. However, there are several items on the menu, like the gumbo, that were worth a return trip. The service has also been average.

Cons: Parking, No Reservations

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Tried this place after hearing many good things, including reviews here. The experience was quite bad. The breading on our fried green tomatoes was almost pure salt, and the tomatoes were served too hot. Our main course, grilled chicken breast, wasn't thoroughly done and was totally devoid of flavor. The cole slaw was dry and flavorless, and the corn was only fair. The corn muffin was good, as were the mashed potatoes and gravy. Our service was bad. I didn't once receive a beverage refill, and despite being seated next to the water station, received a water refill only after we had paid our check! Our waiter was absent. This was VERY disappointing and may be overrated. We left hungry for a real meal, something with flavor. In a city full of good restaurants, you can throw a dart at a map and find a better place.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tried this place after hearing many good things, including reviews here. The experience was quite bad. The breading on our fried green tomatoes was almost pure salt, and the tomatoes were served too hot. Our main course, grilled chicken breast, wasn't thoroughly done and was totally devoid of flavor. The cole slaw was dry and flavorless, and the corn was only fair. The corn muffin was good, as were the mashed potatoes and gravy. Our service was bad. I didn't once receive a beverage refill, and despite being seated next to the water station, received a water refill only after we had paid our check! Our waiter was absent. This was VERY disappointing and may be overrated. We left hungry for a real meal, something with flavor. In a city full of good restaurants, you can throw a dart at a map and find a better place.

Pros: Quick seating, Easy parking

Cons: Very bad food, Poor service

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I love the peach chicken wings, they are so yummy!!!

2
★★★★★

I love the peach chicken wings, they are so yummy!!!

Pros: yummy

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Zydeco music plays as college students and Evanstonians relax at checkered vinyl tablecloth-topped tables amidst hutches of colorful dishes, vintage product containers and advertising memorabilia. The Southern delta…

 

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