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Ed Debevic's

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Near North Side
American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 86
    Average
  • 35
    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
Most recent review
50s Diner Experience

Its usually pretty crowded here but seating comes pretty quick. Its a basic 50s burger joint that keeps its 50s theme. The burgers are amazing and even better with one of their signature shakes!! Its located as you are leaving Chicago to get on the tollway on Ontario street. The service is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Jonathan W
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San Diego, CA, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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462 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Diego, CA, United States
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Its usually pretty crowded here but seating comes pretty quick. Its a basic 50s burger joint that keeps its 50s theme. The burgers are amazing and even better with one of their signature shakes!! Its located as you are leaving Chicago to get on the tollway on Ontario street. The service is quick and efficient.

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I Am A Doo Wop Girl So The Restruant Got My Attention. They Had Waitress Wearing 1950 Wear And They Had Doo Wop Music And Their Cheeseburgers Are The Best. But I love The Shakes. So If You Want To Go Back Into Time Go To Ed Debevic's

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st. louis, mo
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We went to Ed's for a shake and the atmosphere. It's fun to be harassed by the waiters/waitresses as well as watch them harass other people. For example, our hostess made us take our menus to our table, the waiter threw the straws on the table when delivering our water, and then when we were finished, he put our bill... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We waited for over an hour to get a seat. We then waited 20 mins to place our order. 45 minutes later, our cold, hard as rocks fries were delivered along with our entrees but my husband never received his side salad. Waiter was funny but after all that.... we didn't want funny!

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Birkerod, Denmark
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very fun place to take the family. Great "show" by the staff the food is average but that is really not why you go here.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We ate here after a full day in Chicago. The kids LOVED it. The atmosphere was fun! The waiters were all dressed up and interacted well with the kids. We saw a waiter dressed like Buddy from ELF which was a hit with my kids! The waiters danced on the tables and had a lot of fun. My kids also... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our waiter's name was Fonz, and he wore a leather jacket. Also, he was mean. And it was awesome. We sat at the bar because the restaurant was so crowded. Bar seats are first come, first serve, and the service is just as good as a regular table. Sitting at the bar meant that we had a front row seat... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Had to go back to Ed's for a second time. The food is very good and you get lots of it! Our waiter was crabby and we were ready for it. We enjoyed it as did the kids. If you are bringing kids in for their first visit you should warn them ahead that it's all a game and done... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We always make a point to visit Ed's but this will be the last time I'm sad to say. The show was great & so was the service but the food has gotten a more expensive, fries were cold & the rest of the food was just not very good. You are paying for the experience

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Nashville, TN
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We really enjoyed our trip to Ed's. Leading up to the visit I had convinced my 7 year old that she would need to be super polite to the staff so as to keep them happy and earn her dessert. She was almost immediately shocked by our waiter's attitude! By the end of the night, even though we had given... 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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?