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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 #690 of 8,381 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $0 - $20
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
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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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
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I visited Ed with my two granddaughters (8 and 11 years old). Our server had to be prompted to be sassy, but he had a couple good comebacks. The food was just o.k. Nothing special. Prices are decent for the location.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I have eaten here many times. The food is good but I come back for the fun. It is especially fun to watch customers who are there for the first time. This time there was a group of toddlers with a parent and it was enjoyable to watch their eyes as the server shouted and acted silly in front of... More 

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Aurora, Colorado, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I went to this restaurant with about 30 coworkers for a business dinner. It was a wonderful place to be able to relax and have fun in the atmosphere and with the servers. Servers at this restaurant act as though they do not want to be at work but that is part of the process. The server we had was... More 

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Omro, Wisconsin, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Took a few friends from out of town. They had never been but I had a few times. Our server, "Popcorn", was hysterical! Food is exactly what you'd expect in a diner atmosphere but the antics, the insults, and the theatrical waitstaff are what make the full experience. Highly recommended.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I used to come here when it first opened with my friends in high school. My kids are in their teens and we had a ball! The atmosphere was outstanding and the wait staff was just as i remembered--funny and appropriately rude! The food was good, service was fast! We make sure we visit here every time we travel to... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We came for a work party of about 50. The company took care of the bill for our meal, but drinks were on us. Several of us were horribly overcharged at the bar (1 beer and 1 mixed drink was $24.86 not including tip), it took forever to get our drinks, and one of the couples had to tell the... More 

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chicago, il
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

located in downtown Chicago, outside and inside designed after an old 19 fifties diner, fast food burgers fries shakes and the waitresses dress up in 50 s costumes and sit down at your table and slightly insult you but in a nice way. fun place to take people from out of town reasonably priced they have a bar if you... More 

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Red Wing, MN
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Well, they really do yell at you and if you like rude service, you're in for a treat! The food was excellent, it was a fun, old fashioned diner feel. The malts were fantastic. The service was . . . rude! It was a little strange that we paid for that service but overall it was fun.

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Modesto, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you have never been here, you have to go for the fun atmosphere. The waiters insult you, so keep this in mind. Part of the experience of going here is just that. If this will bother you, there are thousands of other restaurants to choose from in Chicago. Diner food, awesome old fashioned real milk shakes.

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife and I took our teenage daughter and her friend after hearing about it from a Chicago friend as a must place to visit. Looks like and old fashioned diner inside. We had so much fun and we enjoyed the burgers and shakes/malts. The wait staff dances on the counter top (I think at the top of every hour)... More 

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Additional Information about Ed Debevic's

Address: 640 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone Number: (312) 664-1707
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Hamburgers

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