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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
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 195
    Very good
  • 97
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
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
Fun and decent food too!

We took our teenage boys for the first time and they enjoyed it. I wasn't expecting much for the food, but everyone liked what they ordered and the vegetarian chili was very good. The waitstaff was "rude" but not offensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
CHarnish
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Canton, MI
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Food was not very good. There was a leak and bucket catching the water when you walked in the door., and the place did not seem very well kept housekeeping wise. The waiter was good and exactly what you would expect, the kids loved the bantering.

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner on a Saturday night with a group of 12. Not packed- walked right in. Kids loved the snarky waitress and kitschy antics of servers. Food took forever and was average. Waitress was annoyed at us for ordering drinks and apps and food- guess they don't like big tips. Restaurant feels dated and dirty and off the beaten... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Tourists flock here for a reason: It's fun! And the food is actually pretty decent. Our grade-school-aged daughter was shocked at the demeanor of the wait staff. I think she anticipated the typical Steak N Shake -type experience... our waitress shattered that image right off the bat my yelling at our table, "Keep your pants on... I'll get to you... More 

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Canton, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We took our teenage boys for the first time and they enjoyed it. I wasn't expecting much for the food, but everyone liked what they ordered and the vegetarian chili was very good. The waitstaff was "rude" but not offensive.

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Sebeka, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We recently took an overnight trip to the city and stayed at the Hyatt based on friends' recommendation. It was a beautiful hotel conveniently located to the Miracle Mile, which is where we wanted to spend time. The staff was kind and helpful with getting a cab, direcrions, etc. We had an issue with the room, but didn't do anything... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Took three grandsons to Eds after going to the Sears Tower. The food was good land the waiters were their wonderful, funny, insulting selves. The kids had a great time. The counter dance was exceptionally funny.

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Minster Ohio
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Food was not what we ordered and service was slow.. And it smelled in the back room wait staff wasn't clean.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I'm a travel agent and I live in the Chicago suburban area. I've been to Ed's before, but this time was horrible. The atmosphere is fun and the rude service theme is pretty cool. The dancing staff on the bar is pretty cute as well. It took 50 minutes to get my meal (ruben with sweet potato fries and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Loved the atmosphere, loved the wait staff dancing, loved the rude staff...it was different from the norm which was pretty cool, the music was perfect!! HIGHLY recommend trying this cool place out!

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Joliet, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I ate at Ed Debevics as part of a convention group, however, while the restaurant I think did their best to handle our size group, I think we were a little too much for them. I know the premise of the restaurant is to be rude because I've been there before, but in the past it was in fun. This... More 

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Additional Information about Ed Debevic's

Address: 640 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone Number: (312) 664-1707
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner

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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: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?