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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
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 171
    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
Popcorn is the best waiter!

Everyone must go here at least once. The burgers were great. Atmosphere was such a great throw back to the 50's and Popcorn insulted me just enough to keep me in stitches.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Jennie1970
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Belvidere, Illinois
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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464 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Belvidere, Illinois
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Everyone must go here at least once. The burgers were great. Atmosphere was such a great throw back to the 50's and Popcorn insulted me just enough to keep me in stitches.

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Forest City, Iowa
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The food was very good and the service simply awful. Which is exactly why we came here. The waiter was very insulting to me and my children. The waiters danced to YMCA on the counter and gave a great show. A fun place and a must see when in Chicago.

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San Diego, CA, United States
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
Top Contributor
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

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
Top Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?