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Ed Debevic's

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Near North Side
American, Cafe, Diner
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640 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 664-1707
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 177
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  • 198
    Very good
  • 99
    Average
  • 41
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cracked Up at Staff

Get place for a great time. Staff are rude, on purpose, which is fun to watch the reaction of first time guest. The food and service was good considering the staff are often busy dancing on the bar near the kitchen. Easy to park ($15.00) for a couple hours. Easy in and out of their parking lot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Lake Villa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Get place for a great time. Staff are rude, on purpose, which is fun to watch the reaction of first time guest. The food and service was good considering the staff are often busy dancing on the bar near the kitchen. Easy to park ($15.00) for a couple hours. Easy in and out of their parking lot. I will go... More 

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Brook Park, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

First visit to Ed's and when we come back to Chicago we'll definitely come back. The food was good the chocolate malt was great and the "rude" wait staff was funny. They also got up on the counter top and danced.

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Pekin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Between the sassy service and the dancing, there is never a dull moment. Oh yeah, the food is good too!

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Medford, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Friends took me to Ed Debevic's while showing me around Chicago - I had the time of my life - I love anything "retro" - and this was certainly retro...I don't know what I enjoyed more - the food or the experience. We all chose hamburgers, milkshakes and ice cream for dessert - nothing fancy - There were 4 of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Took our girls here for the first time and they loved it. 50's style diner with a menu of hamburgers and milkshakes. While staying in character, our server suggested the girls split a milkshake and allowed our 10 year old to order from the children's menu. (Typically for 8 and younger. ) My burger was nothing special but my husband... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As a must see location while visiting Chicago, Ed Debevic's did not disappoint. The raucous and rude staff lived up to their reputation. The food was excellent and "service" was perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Waiters are totally rude!! Haha and thats how they are supposed to be! Every hour all of them break down and dance on the bar super funny! I had the "Buffalo Chicken Burger"! Was fantastic! Live on the edge and try the "Green River" drink! Was great! I highly recommend stopping in while in CHI town!

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Port Colborne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were told about this restaurant by our Big Bus Tour guide. My family loved it. The food was good and the staff were all great. It was a great interactive experience. The waiters were so much fun. If your there long enough they stop and all the waiters start dancing. My teenagers loved it.

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iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We all had a great time here. My kids just loved it!!! The waiters were a blast and very fun to watch! Several of the waiters gave our kids a hard time and they loved it and gave it right back. The food was good as well. I would definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone!!!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Average food, a fun and entertaining environment. Watching our servers stand atop the bar and dance/sing was an enjoyable couple of minutes. Especially so when watching a server by the name "Skooter". I would recommend eating here as a family on your next stay in Chicago

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 640 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: (312) 664-1707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?