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Ed Debevic's

640 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Near North Side)
(312) 664-1707
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Ranked #651 of 8,190 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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376 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Simple good food and good fun. The rudeness is all good natured, it isn't even really rude. Go with an open mind and you will have a laugh and get some food at the same time.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The food is decent and typical 50s diner fare--burgers, fries, etc. They do have really good milkshakes and give you a lot. But the real reason to go is the wait staff. Their schtick is that they are sarcastic and crack jokes, often at the expense of the customers. As long as you are prepared, it can be fun. We... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Dined here with a group. They did a good job of getting food out quickly, but seating was tight. Meals were good, servers were fun and little sundae was cute.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The food was good and that is the only compliment I can give. I went with friends and one of them had went there before and loved the place and wanted to go again. I was warned the staff was snarky but I hated it. I do not like paying to be talked to rudely. It is their theme but... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is a classic. The service is legendary (scary but that's part of the fun) food was incredibly especially the sloppy joe. The wait was worth it what else you have to do? It's just an all around true Chicago place. Make sure you ask for bubbles to be your server but don't tell her I said so! If... More

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Eagle, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Good burgers and onion rings. Shakes were great. Shortstack the waitress was fun with the kids. We apparently hit a good day as the wait was only a few minutes for our party of 6. She said it has been over 1 hour waits for a few weeks. Will go back again.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My fiance and I both ordered the deluxe hotdog. It was a footlong, great flavor, 1/2 lb I believe, the server had a great combination of joking and sarcasm, one of the others we heard was very sassy and giving people a very hard time. We would have like to haggle with her too ;) maybe next time. They are... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I enjoyed the fun atmosphere of Ed Debovic's. The waiters and waitresses got up on the counter and did the YMCA in their 50's gear. Most of the wait staff likes to joke around the customers. Be careful, you could become the center of joke and could be broadcast throughout the restaurant. The prices aren't bad and we got a... More

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Muncie, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The food was nothing fabulous. Its a 50's diner with "rude" waiters. The dancing waiters and waitresses are what you are paying for. My kids 5 and 8 loved the place. If you are going there for the food it is just ok but the experience was fun.

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Marl, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Such a great time! had a wonderful time with the staff and family. hilarious. do not go if you do not have a sense of humor. food was average, but the atmosphere was amazing.

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