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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 37
    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
Expect banter

Basically the wait staff gets to act like many waiters wish they could sometimes... make fun of you, roll their eyes when you ask for stuff, and throw things at you that you asked for. It's all in good jest though and you can certainly say things back, that's half the fun. Not a good place for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Emily C
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Muskegon, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Food was over rated and expensive. We were seated next to a family group that clearly did not get the concept of the restaurant. They were offended and upset. THAT was actually more entertaining than our server. The food was slow to arrive, and not all at once, and was just meh. I won't go back.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great greasy spoon diner food place. The staff is rude on purpose and it makes for a fun time. Burgers, shakes, fries are all great! Lovely place. Get there early or you will be waiting for a while. Staff dance on counter several times during your meal and do routine for everyone. Fun place!

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Muskegon, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Basically the wait staff gets to act like many waiters wish they could sometimes... make fun of you, roll their eyes when you ask for stuff, and throw things at you that you asked for. It's all in good jest though and you can certainly say things back, that's half the fun. Not a good place for sensitive people however.... More 

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Showed up to Ed's with 14 members of my family. They were great and accommedating. Kids laughed at the antics of the wait staff. A variety of food for all to be happy.

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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 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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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
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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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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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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: 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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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?