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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
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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 210
    Very good
  • 104
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 32
    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 FUN FUN FOR KIDS!

Why have a normal dinner out when you can have some extra added fun! Kids love this place! Food is like a normal diner experience, but the waitstaff makes this place FUN! Worth taking the kids!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lenke C
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Dubuque, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Why have a normal dinner out when you can have some extra added fun! Kids love this place! Food is like a normal diner experience, but the waitstaff makes this place FUN! Worth taking the kids!

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Thank Lenke C
Plymouth, Michigan
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love Ed's! The food is great, the waiters are mean (and funny!) and where else can you see grown men and women dance the YMCA on a counter in retro clothes? The milkshakes are out of this world and you have to try the chocolate coke. It's a great place to bring the family. It gets pretty crowded on... More 

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Thank mrsbojangles313
St. Catharines, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited during a recent trip to Chicago. More expensive than your average diner, but the food is excellent, and the experience is something worth remembering. The waitresses weren't as rude as I was expecting (and maybe hoping for) but the overall entertainment value made it a dining experience I'll never forget.

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Thank Eric N
Kansas City, Kansas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was there in 2013 for a volleyball tourney, the girls all loved it. the rudeness was all in fun. and they still serve you great and the food is good

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Thank sparkybkc
Colorado
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 50's retro-inspired diner is so much fun!!! The food is diner-style delicious and the wait staff is trained to make you laugh by being rude and sharp and funny. I love it! It's a cross between improv comedy and dinner theatre. Very popular for many years. Go and enjoy the experience.

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Kentucky
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114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the staff dancing on the bar! We didn't eat, but ordered 2 milkshakes that cost over $13 and were terrible. Still worth a visit!

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Thank Tamara6959
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ed's is always a fun place to go while in downtown Chicago. Good diner food, and a fun loving, sarcastic staff. Great Milk Shakes

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Thank Nick S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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135 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are looking for local entertainment with your burgers and fries this is the place. The wait staff all sing and dance, not well but often. They make fun of the customers and have a great old time. Food is average as you are going for the experience.

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Thank Cynsu1
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The bad: Closing after 31 years. The good: Allegedly relocating I hope the new location has the charm anf atmosphere that the original Ed's had.

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Thank Ryan S
North Carolina
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I was in Chicago for a military reunion 9/29/15, and took my parents to Ed's for the signature "laugh and sass" lunch experience. The food was good, service was great, and we had fun! Although the place was nowhere near full when we arrived (early lunch ~ 11:45am), business picked up a little later and we even got a dance... More 

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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: Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?