Those of you fortuante enough to have passed through, Illinois, during the 50s and 60s. you'll probably remember Lill homesich diner on highway 50,the ... More
Those of you fortuante enough to have passed through, Illinois, during the 50s and 60s. you'll probably remember Lill homesich diner on highway 50,the homesick knew how to feed you, real beef burgers, homemade chili, fresh baked bread and pies and plenty of good, hot coffee.
Ed Debevic's is a great place to go for dinner. Now if you are not good with insults and snooty comments this place isn't for you. That is really what this place is known for, having waiters and waitresses make comments to you as you're ordering or when they bring the food. It is a lot of fun for someone who can handle that. I went with a few friends and we ordered something to share, needless to say we got many comments about that. But overall this is a great place to go for dinner or lunch. It is a lot of fun especially when they stand up on the bar or in the center of the room and sing and dance. The food is also great the salads are very good. I would definitely suggest coming here on a night when you are just in need of some fun.
My family visited Ed Debevic's in 2005 and specifically went there because we'd heard that the staff was fun to interact with and the experience was very unique. My family was disappointed with the visit because our waiter wasn't fun at all he didn't seem to fit in with the rest of the staff. I expected him to make fun of us and instead he acted like it was any other restaurant.
We decided a few weeks ago (November 20, 2010) to give them another try. We had almost the exact opposite experience this time, our waiter was far too rude. I am a very picky eater and ordered by food plain which to me means nothing on it. The food comes out with stuff on it so I politely told her that the food didn't come out right and she told me to shut up and eat it because they wouldn't do anything but scrape the stuff off in the back anyways. I thought she was joking, but she wasn't she walked away and didn't come back for a long while. I know the whole idea of the place is for everyone to make fun of one another and be rude to one another, but when I'm paying for a meal I expect it to be made the way I want it. The food that the rest of my family ordered (Chicken Strips) wasn't much better and far too expensive.
McDonald's makes better burgers at half the price my advice is to avoid Ed Debevic's.
People who don't like this restaurant have no sense of humor. It's fun and yes loud but that and it's zany wait staff are what make it so fun. They have the best chocolate malts in town and tasty burgers! Gotta love Ed's.
It's mostly for the tourists and the sarcasm is part of the atmosphere. Other retro-style diners (that shall remain nameless) nationwide have stolen the concept. But there are diners out there where the sarcasm's for real and the grease is what keeps the place held together.
Food's a little overpriced but its location is in the center of everything. No complaints about the shakes and burgers.
OMG can not believe Ed Debevic's made this list. My family and I ate at the Deerfield location and it was the worst. Staff were condisending and rude, and the food was not that great. Very mediocre for the price paid. Over all a very bad experience. Will never eat there again.
It's a thrilling experience with great food, funny staff ( I mean hilarious!), and awesome place to have fun! I definitely recommend this place to anyone who is breathing. This place is for everyone!!!!!
this has to be the most fun and entertaining place i've ever eaten at! the food is great, the atmosphere is great, and the service is so much fun! especially when they would get up on the tables and dance! (the empty tables, not the ones you're sitting at!). i would definitely recommend it! :)