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Ed Debevic's

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Near North Side
American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Diner
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640 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 664-1707
Today
9:00 am - 11:00 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, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 179
    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 27
    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
Great place for a large party!

We met some friends here for a Saturday lunch. The food was very good, reasonably priced, and was served by entertaining and spirited servers who make it a unique and fun experience. It may not be what your cardiologist recommended, but children and young adults will enjoy it immensely.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
FLNative1956
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Melbourne, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been going to eds as a family for over 20 years. At some point, two family members and a few friends have even been employed there. It is always a fun treat and we decided to go for mothers day this year. The service is supposed to be "snappy", which it was, but the ACTUAL service was awful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I always like coming to this place. The staff have me laughing the moment I step in the place. Most people come in the place for the banter. The food is also very good. Burgers , fries , hotdogs , shakes . The deserts are big enough to share . If you'd like to have a few laughs and some... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We met some friends here for a Saturday lunch. The food was very good, reasonably priced, and was served by entertaining and spirited servers who make it a unique and fun experience. It may not be what your cardiologist recommended, but children and young adults will enjoy it immensely.

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Madison, WI
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Ed Debevics is known for the sassy service and they didn't disappoint. When I arrived the servers were on the counter dancing to YMCA. The server have attitude and not just in a "mean" way. They have a lot of fun and they have very personal service in that they kind of bypass the midwestern politeness barrier. The food is... More 

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Effingham, Illinois, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My husband and I brought our two daughters (ages 7 and 9) to Chicago for the day. Our first time there. We had lunch at Ed Debevic's and had a great time. Vegas our server, was just the right combo of rude and super nice to make our meal so much fun. We got lots of laughs in and left... More 

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Sunrise, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

What a fun experience, to eat at a place where the wait staff is surly, grumpy and downright disrespectful. Imagine having Don Rickles over for dinner. "Don't just stand there, sit down!" "Make up your mind, it's only a menu!" "Bathrooms? We don't have any!" And everyone's favorite, "Eat and get out!!" It's rude, crude food but such fun watching... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

50's to 60's decor, burgers, hot dogs, shakes and BIG desserts. Waiters give you attitude on purpose, great for kids and families. We saw a group of 30 and 43. Kids were squealing with delight. We only stopped for dessert, but saw great baskets of chicken, dogs, burgers and fries.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a place you go to for the atmosphere and entertainment.The burger and fries were very average. I was expecting better and was disappointed. But the chocolate malt I had for dessert was out-of-this-world good!

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ILLINOIS
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93 reviews 93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had a great time at Ed Debevic's with Mighty Mouse as our waiter. We arrived shortly after noon and we were seated immediately, which surprised me for Chicago. Mighty Mouse was relatively funny at our table, but he was quite entertaining as we listened to him with other tables in addition to ours. This was an old fashioned one... More 

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Union Grove, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

took kids for lunch and had a blast -- the wait staff does an excellent job with the crowd and kids -- food was awesome and the little skit they put on is enjoyable

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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, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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?