Ed Debevic's

★★★★★
  • 640 N Wells St

    Chicago, IL 60654

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  • 312-664-1707

About Ed Debevic's

Hours
Monday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Friday 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Ed Debevics is cool because their job is to give you a hard time, make fun of you or whatever mean thing they can come up with. Its pretty funny and if you've never been there you will have fun.
The food is pretty good here.

They give you hats and write demeaning names on them and have you wear them the entire meal. Haha.

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Ed Debevics is cool because their job is to give you a hard time, make fun of you or whatever mean thing they can come up with. Its pretty funny and if you've never been there you will have fun.
The food is pretty good here.

They give you hats and write demeaning names on them and have you wear them the entire meal. Haha.

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The food is OK, nothing great though. The staff was very rude but reading from other reviews, it seems like that's on purpose - why would the do that? I'll never understand.. ??

3
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The food is OK, nothing great though. The staff was very rude but reading from other reviews, it seems like that's on purpose - why would the do that? I'll never understand.. ??

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I realize that being rude is their schtick . I just feel sorry for the random out-of-towners (like me) who don't know any better and end up there with their kids.

Did the waiter really need to yell at my six year old as we sat down

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★★★★★

I realize that being rude is their schtick . I just feel sorry for the random out-of-towners (like me) who don't know any better and end up there with their kids.

Did the waiter really need to yell at my six year old as we sat down

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I grew up in Chicago and always enjoyed eating here. Now I am 29 and I thought it would be fun to go with my niece and 3 nephews. My oldest nephew is 9 and he is absolutely delightful. He doesn't misbehave or make scenes in public. (The

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★★★★★

I grew up in Chicago and always enjoyed eating here. Now I am 29 and I thought it would be fun to go with my niece and 3 nephews. My oldest nephew is 9 and he is absolutely delightful. He doesn't misbehave or make scenes in public. (The

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We came from Minnesota to spend 3 days in Chicago to celebrate my daughters sweet 16 birthday. Someone recommended this sham of a place to take her. The food was terrible, the staff was rude and to top it off there was a man running around

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We came from Minnesota to spend 3 days in Chicago to celebrate my daughters sweet 16 birthday. Someone recommended this sham of a place to take her. The food was terrible, the staff was rude and to top it off there was a man running around

Pros: Not much!

Cons: Too expensive for what they deliver and more!

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My class and I are visiting chicago on a school trip, and we liked the experience of eating here very much. The waitor named "Swan", a.k.a Tractor, is the coolest. We all miss you already!!! And next time I visit I will definately come

3
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My class and I are visiting chicago on a school trip, and we liked the experience of eating here very much. The waitor named "Swan", a.k.a Tractor, is the coolest. We all miss you already!!! And next time I visit I will definately come

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I went with a group of friends here and we had a blast! Be prepared because the music is loud and the decor is ultra-retro. The waiters are hilarious and purposely rude, so don't be afraid to have fun with them! Breaking out in song and

3
★★★★★

I went with a group of friends here and we had a blast! Be prepared because the music is loud and the decor is ultra-retro. The waiters are hilarious and purposely rude, so don't be afraid to have fun with them! Breaking out in song and

Pros: fun atmosphere, good food

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ok in order to go to a place like this you must have a sence of humor and be happy, cuz if not then you will hate it. lame ppl should not go here cuz this is a place to have fun and laugh. its obnoxious and fun to yell at your waiter cuz

3
★★★★★

ok in order to go to a place like this you must have a sence of humor and be happy, cuz if not then you will hate it. lame ppl should not go here cuz this is a place to have fun and laugh. its obnoxious and fun to yell at your waiter cuz

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I had the misfortune of going to this dump back in 1993. I was part of a high school art class (who didn't care about the Art Institute at all) on a field trip.\r
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"Gotta go to Ed's! Gotta go to Ed's!" they kept screaming.\r
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My only

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I had the misfortune of going to this dump back in 1993. I was part of a high school art class (who didn't care about the Art Institute at all) on a field trip.\r
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"Gotta go to Ed's! Gotta go to Ed's!" they kept screaming.\r
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My only

Pros: Nothing!

Cons: Everything!!!

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We had sassy service, which is even better when you are quick witted enough to comment back to the waitstaff. Anyone who doesn't appreciate the idea behind this resaurant is probably old enough to be put in a nursing home, because it is

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We had sassy service, which is even better when you are quick witted enough to comment back to the waitstaff. Anyone who doesn't appreciate the idea behind this resaurant is probably old enough to be put in a nursing home, because it is

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Fun place. Rude wait staff (part of the gimmick). Overpriced diner fare. But it's a fun time. Home of the world's smallest hot fudge Sundae. Visit for the fun and you won't be disappointed.

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★★★★☆

Fun place. Rude wait staff (part of the gimmick). Overpriced diner fare. But it's a fun time. Home of the world's smallest hot fudge Sundae. Visit for the fun and you won't be disappointed.

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Ed Debevic's has a reputation for snotty waiters/waitresses and they never disappoint. It's part of the experience and it can be kind of fun. Most of them can be disarmed and they provide great service in the end.

The food is 50's diner style and overpriced, but it's worth it for the experience.

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Ed Debevic's has a reputation for snotty waiters/waitresses and they never disappoint. It's part of the experience and it can be kind of fun. Most of them can be disarmed and they provide great service in the end.

The food is 50's diner style and overpriced, but it's worth it for the experience.

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What was once clever and well-produced diner-sass is now lame, forced, unfunny attitude. If you like moronic screaming and dismissive wait staff, then this is your place. There really is no reason to waste money on below average food

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What was once clever and well-produced diner-sass is now lame, forced, unfunny attitude. If you like moronic screaming and dismissive wait staff, then this is your place. There really is no reason to waste money on below average food

Pros: Parking in front, but it's $8+tip to watch a guy drive your car 10 ft.

Cons: loud wait staff, bad food.

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The loud verbal assault by the barman at least got the hostess to get us a table, however being purposely ignored by every waitresses was too much to bare, definitely not the place for kids (unless they enjoy watching a barman getting

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The loud verbal assault by the barman at least got the hostess to get us a table, however being purposely ignored by every waitresses was too much to bare, definitely not the place for kids (unless they enjoy watching a barman getting

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i dont know what you guys are complaning about iv been here a million times and each time i hade great food and a lt of fun!!!the waiters and waitreses are so funny i went for a birthday party and they sang a song for her when they were

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i dont know what you guys are complaning about iv been here a million times and each time i hade great food and a lt of fun!!!the waiters and waitreses are so funny i went for a birthday party and they sang a song for her when they were

Pros: Every Thing!!!

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The place is the worst. The people working there are total tampons. The people that eat there only go once for the nostalgia... what a shame to burn your hard earned money eating cardboard.

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The place is the worst. The people working there are total tampons. The people that eat there only go once for the nostalgia... what a shame to burn your hard earned money eating cardboard.

Pros: nothing

Cons: all

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I have been there a few times and I honestly have not enjoyed one thing I ever ordered on the menu. The kids like it, they get a kick out of the wait staff and costumes. But I even felt that they were a little too rude, they got my order

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★★★★★

I have been there a few times and I honestly have not enjoyed one thing I ever ordered on the menu. The kids like it, they get a kick out of the wait staff and costumes. But I even felt that they were a little too rude, they got my order

Pros: None

Cons: Too many to mention

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The food is so, so, particularly on a busy night. The ambience is fun and lively. Waiters are wise cracking and intentionally rude, but that is part of the fun. \r
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It can be quite crowded and they don't take reservations, so get

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★★★★★

The food is so, so, particularly on a busy night. The ambience is fun and lively. Waiters are wise cracking and intentionally rude, but that is part of the fun. \r
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It can be quite crowded and they don't take reservations, so get

Pros: Fun atmosphere, wise cracking wait staff

Cons: Long wait, average food

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These guys charge you 20% extra on your credit card without any authorization. What a bunch of snakes. Crumby food, terrible service, over priced and they are trying to cheat people. Thieves.

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★★★★★

These guys charge you 20% extra on your credit card without any authorization. What a bunch of snakes. Crumby food, terrible service, over priced and they are trying to cheat people. Thieves.

Pros: nothing

Cons: Don't go

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I just left the Chicago Ed Debevics... which was a bad experience. When I got home I was looking through my online credit card statement. I noticed that the bill was higher than I had authorized. I didn't leave a tip because you should

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I just left the Chicago Ed Debevics... which was a bad experience. When I got home I was looking through my online credit card statement. I noticed that the bill was higher than I had authorized. I didn't leave a tip because you should

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everyhing

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It's ? that keeps people coming. I gotta think that the one time people eat here, they would rather go someplace else. It hurts to spend money like this.\r
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There's more grease in the employees hair than in the fryer. About the

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It's ? that keeps people coming. I gotta think that the one time people eat here, they would rather go someplace else. It hurts to spend money like this.\r
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There's more grease in the employees hair than in the fryer. About the

Pros: Downtown

Cons: Everything else. Not worth a dime.

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Expensive and poooooor quality. It's not mocking fun anymore, its just rude and dirty. The bathrooms were filthy and the staff were out of control. Neve again. You've been warned.\r
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Each time the waiter came to our table we prayed he

3
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Expensive and poooooor quality. It's not mocking fun anymore, its just rude and dirty. The bathrooms were filthy and the staff were out of control. Neve again. You've been warned.\r
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Each time the waiter came to our table we prayed he

Cons: Low quality. Dirty. Poor service. Expensive. We were sad when we left that we spent the money there. The business has got to be dying.

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Ed Debevics was the worst experience I've ever had at a restaurant. The food was terrible and the service was worse. The old mock hurry up and eat thing has degenerated into dirty and rude. The employees are trying to run it into the

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Ed Debevics was the worst experience I've ever had at a restaurant. The food was terrible and the service was worse. The old mock hurry up and eat thing has degenerated into dirty and rude. The employees are trying to run it into the

Cons: Horrible everything. You need a low self-esteem and low standards to like it.

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I took my daughter and boyfriend here here at their request. Both were first timers and I was not able to steer them away. The waitress was predictably sassy, but our appetizer came way AFTER the main course. I had the meatloaf, it had

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★★★★★

I took my daughter and boyfriend here here at their request. Both were first timers and I was not able to steer them away. The waitress was predictably sassy, but our appetizer came way AFTER the main course. I had the meatloaf, it had

Pros: Valet parking is reasonable

Cons: Service and food, isn't that enough?

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Hands down--if you have little ones you've got to bring them to Ed's. It's such a fun place to have a good time with the whole family. I've only been there 3 times and everytime has been rather entertaining. My little brothers couldn't

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★★★★★

Hands down--if you have little ones you've got to bring them to Ed's. It's such a fun place to have a good time with the whole family. I've only been there 3 times and everytime has been rather entertaining. My little brothers couldn't

Pros: Music, Fun Atmoshpere, Staff

Cons: crowds

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This place is AWFUL! The food is good if you like what they serve in the school cafeteria or COUNTY jail. C'mon people I have had better onion rings at Burger King! The meals are large,the stuff they serve is 'CHEAP'. How can a place

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This place is AWFUL! The food is good if you like what they serve in the school cafeteria or COUNTY jail. C'mon people I have had better onion rings at Burger King! The meals are large,the stuff they serve is 'CHEAP'. How can a place

Pros: GOOD MUSIC

Cons: EVERYTHING ELSE

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The food is fantastic, my only gripe is there's a certain waitress there who insisted on pushing her Political Beliefs on the tables she had, especially ours. Finally we got irratated & called the manager. Otherwise it's a fun place when

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The food is fantastic, my only gripe is there's a certain waitress there who insisted on pushing her Political Beliefs on the tables she had, especially ours. Finally we got irratated & called the manager. Otherwise it's a fun place when

Pros: Good location/Fun

Cons: The bantering/screaming from the servers can get aggravating very quickly

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I went with my kids (ages 12 & 5), nephew (12) and mom. My mom had told me about the place ahead of time. Even though we had to wait a little while for a table, it was worth it! Our waiter was dishing out his routine through the entire

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★★★★★

I went with my kids (ages 12 & 5), nephew (12) and mom. My mom had told me about the place ahead of time. Even though we had to wait a little while for a table, it was worth it! Our waiter was dishing out his routine through the entire

Pros: Good food, great service

Cons: No reservations, can wait awhile for table

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The food is good, but but the snotty wait staff comments get old really fast. I took my daughters there who didn't know the "schtick." They were apalled until I told them the scoop. They did enjoy the food though.

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The food is good, but but the snotty wait staff comments get old really fast. I took my daughters there who didn't know the "schtick." They were apalled until I told them the scoop. They did enjoy the food though.

Pros: Good burgers

Cons: Snotty comments from wait staff grows old quickly

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When I brought an out of town friend to Ed's I had to warn him ahead of time about the service, he is a hot head. But once he became used to the obnoxious servers, he laughed and opened up to the idea of having straws thrown at him by the

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★★★★★

When I brought an out of town friend to Ed's I had to warn him ahead of time about the service, he is a hot head. But once he became used to the obnoxious servers, he laughed and opened up to the idea of having straws thrown at him by the

Pros: one of a kind setting, retro styling

Cons: average food

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Did I say the best restaurant? I should have said the best establishment of any type at all, anywhere. The Sears Tower? Boring. Disney World? Lame. The Sistine Chapel? Pathetic. They are all nothing compared to the sheer magnificence

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Did I say the best restaurant? I should have said the best establishment of any type at all, anywhere. The Sears Tower? Boring. Disney World? Lame. The Sistine Chapel? Pathetic. They are all nothing compared to the sheer magnificence

Pros: splendor, glory, radiance

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We are a famly of 4 with 2 kids ages 6 and 3. The restaurant itself if very friendly and inviting and I have to admit that I did chuckle a few times at the antics of the waitstaff.
The fries were very crunchy and while the flavor was ok

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★★★★★

We are a famly of 4 with 2 kids ages 6 and 3. The restaurant itself if very friendly and inviting and I have to admit that I did chuckle a few times at the antics of the waitstaff.
The fries were very crunchy and while the flavor was ok

Pros: Ambience, Killer cherry soda

Cons: PRICE!!!!, Lackluster food

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1950's Diner type establishment. The servers dress in that type of clothing and don't have a problem taking a seat right next to you. If you are lucky you might be there when they are doing 'Car Wash' up on the counter.

The food is good.

PROS: Fun - A great family spot
CONS: A bit pricey and can be pretty crowded on weekends

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★★★★☆

1950's Diner type establishment. The servers dress in that type of clothing and don't have a problem taking a seat right next to you. If you are lucky you might be there when they are doing 'Car Wash' up on the counter.

The food is good.

PROS: Fun - A great family spot
CONS: A bit pricey and can be pretty crowded on weekends

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We went here with kids and had a good time. Food is overpriced for what you get, but it's downtown Chicago. Staff are supposed to be mean to you (it's part of the schtick) and it kind of works. Depends on the server you get.

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We went here with kids and had a good time. Food is overpriced for what you get, but it's downtown Chicago. Staff are supposed to be mean to you (it's part of the schtick) and it kind of works. Depends on the server you get.

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The fictitious Ed has done a good job creating a tongue-in-cheek replica of a fifties diner, provided you like that sort of thing. (After all, the blasting rock 'n' roll music may drive you bonkers; the gum-chewing, sassy food-slingers may…

 

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