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Ed Debevic's Tips (7)

Ed Debevic's: Just like the old days

This is something like what you would see out of "Happy Days."
An old style diner, Ed's has burgers to modern dishes at a casual atmosphere. The waitstaff are fun and the food is good. A good place for families.

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HotRodEtte
Jul 08, 2005

Ed Debevic's: What Fun!

The food is basic diner food but it was all very tastey. However the atmosphere is what you go to Ed Debevic's for. The wait staff is so very fun. They're aren't exatly mean but more real. For instance when we asked for a refill on our soda our waiters response was "don't you see my hands are full, if you have to have it now get it yourself othewise I'll get to you when I can!" At first thought you think you wouldn't want to be spoken to like that but it's all in playful fun. It's a very fun place to visit.

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sarah00
Apr 25, 2005

Ed Debevic's: Ed Debevic's

Ed Debevic's is a 1950's style hamburger joint where the staff is supposed to act rude. Music from the 50's-70's plays, the servers dance on tables, and crazy signs and pictures decorate the walls. There are lots of different varieties of burgers available and they aren't too bad, either.

It is more popular with kids. When I was younger I liked going here but the whole act has worn off. It was definitely fun as a kid. If you have kids and they want to go somewhere for lunch then this is the place. The best part is, you don't have to worry about them acting up. If I spent a day downtown with my little cousins, I would bring them to Ed's.

Valet parking is available. Hours are:
Monday - Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 11am - 10pm

Ed's is also open for breakfast from 9am - 11am on Saturdays and Sundays.

Favorite Dish Any burger is worth a try, and the shakes are good.

grkboiler
Dec 01, 2004

Ed Debevic's: Ed Debevic's

'Completing the diner atmosphere, Ed's servers are all costumed characters including greasers, jocks, sock-hop dancers and nerds. Music fills the restaurant while the servers dance on the diner counter to rock 'n roll hits such as 'Shake a Tail-Feather' and 'Rock Around the Clock'.'
-from the Homepage

Favorite Dish I like the meatloaf, which is what the place is known for. The milkshakes are the best!

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Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Ed DeBevic's, Arnie's (back in...

Ed DeBevic's, Arnie's (back in the old days), Hamburger Hamlet, Angus Steakhouse, many others too numerous to mention
Ed DeBevic's wins hands down for atmosphere, especially if you take the kids.

Favorite Dish Nothing special, just great American cuisine.

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arthurkeye
Aug 26, 2002

Ed Debivic's for the rudeness,...

Ed Debivic's for the rudeness, the bad clothes, and the waitstaff with attitude. Its where we always take first time visitors.
50's diner kitsch is retro cool--my kids like it, grown-ups like it.

Favorite Dish Chicken fried steak, I know its bad for you but you might as well eat what you like. Finish it off with a hot fudge sundae!

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wmmiller
Aug 24, 2002

Ed Debevic's is another really...

Ed Debevic's is another really fun restaurant. It is a 50's atmosphere, totally cluttery and full of crazy stuff. The best thing at Ed Debevic's is the servers. They dress totally crazy, dance around, and are known for being really snotty to everybody. It's really amusing. You expect the service to be good, but also for them to be rude and snotty with you! It is fun.
Service is straight-forward, snotty, sassy, rude, and hilarious all at the same time. And they dance!
There slogan is 'Eat and Get Out'
and 'Insult the Customer'

It is really funny- but you've got to know how to have fun!

Favorite Dish Route 66 Chicken Sandwich or Route 66 Burger.
And you MUST finish your meal off with 'The Worlds Smallest Fudge Sundae.'
do it- you'll see what I mean.

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Getting to Ed Debevic's

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640 N. Wells St.

Hours

  • Sunday 09:00 to 21:00
  • Monday 11:00 to 21:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 to 21:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 to 21:00
  • Thursday 11:00 to 21:00
  • Friday 11:00 to 23:00
  • Saturday 09:00 to 23:00

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