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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
11:00 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, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 163
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  • 94
    Average
  • 38
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  • 27
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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
Need for free parking

What a hoot! Rude ab noxious and a whole lot of fun. Get into the atmosphere and have a blast . Make sure you bring the kids, food is good too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
John M
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Hudson, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Quite an experience! This place has a lot to look at & the servers are so entertaining. Not sure you go here for the food but we had the best time.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Not only will you receive a good American meal, but the staff entertains you with sporadic songs & dances. Don't be surprised if someone dances on a nearby table or chair. It's a fun, '50s diner & music atmosphere that the kids will talk about for a while.

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is great for the worlds smallest sundae and nice place to be treated like a nobody but in a good way. The food is great and you never know what to expect from the waitstaff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What a hoot! Rude ab noxious and a whole lot of fun. Get into the atmosphere and have a blast . Make sure you bring the kids, food is good too.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have not been to Ed's since college. In town visiting friends, and we decided to go back for old times sake. We were not disspointed. When we entered we were greeted by the waiter saying "What the hell are you doing showing up at a lousy themed restaurant at 11 AM? And the fun went on from there. Sassy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Ed's is supposed to be an experience, not just a meal. The wait staff will be sassy and "rude" but that's part of the fun. We had a good time, had good food with ample portions, and got to enjoy a fairly talented crew dance away for our entertainment. Try it, if you haven't already.

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Vegas
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast on a Tuesday morning my last day in Chicago to discover they only serve breakfast on weekends so I can't give you anything to go on food wise. A fun, over the top '80's retro of a '50's diner. Lots of neon and assorted paraphernalia make for a colorful photo op. It's the last of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I am so glad this was on our list of places to visit while in Chicago. Food was awesome, staff was even better. If you don't know already you're in for a great time. Can't wait to go again.

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Concord, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Second time at this place although a couple years apart. Ordered the build it yourself turkey burger. UGH! Dry-ish and loaded with peppers and onions (NOT described in menu) to try to give it flavor. Food waaaaaaay over priced - WAY over priced! Lot's of kitschy stuff on walls as expected and was quaint. The staff was wonderful and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Coming to this restaurant is not about food, the food here is not the point. You come here for the experience it self. Your waitress will be very rude and sassy by throughout the menus on the customer or shouting at you in a funny way. I love the experience though I wouldn't come very frequently to this place.

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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 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Diner

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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: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
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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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?