Feedback Friday: Ed Debevic’s

If you’re looking for a family-friendly restaurant in Chicago, try Ed Debevic’s, a 60’s themed diner on N. Wells St. This place is guaranteed to give you a dining experience you’ll never forget.

According to the restaurant website, Ed Debevic’s has been Chicago’s only retro-themed restaurant since 1984, setting it apart from the rest of the city’s dining options.

Walk into the diner and you’ll feel as if you’ve just set foot in the movie Grease. Jukeboxes blare oldies hits while servers dressed in 60’s outfits rush to their tables to take dinner orders. Take your pick of any of their delicious items on the menu, such as burgers, hot dogs, chili, fries, salads, ice cream and more.

Ed Debevic’s offers another unique quality that you won’t find at any other restaurant: The staff is required to be

Eat at Chicago's only retro-themed diner. Photo from

Eat at Chicago’s only retro-themed diner.
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snappy and sarcastic  to the customers!

Don’t worry, they’re not really nasty people; it’s all part of the fun of the diner. In fact, the motto at Ed Debevic’s is “If you like what you’re eatin’, order some more. If you don’t, there’s the door.” With that being said, expect your waiter to serve up some sass during your visit; it’s all part of the experience.

As if having your server yell at you to hurry up and decide what you want to eat isn’t shocking enough, several times a day, the entire restaurant staff will stop what they’re doing, and do choreographed dances on the old-fashioned soda counters for everyone’s entertainment. It’s dinner and a show!

Assuming you have a good sense of humor, eating at Ed Debevic’s will be one of the most entertaining experiences of your life; you’re guaranteed to have some stories to tell your friends about this sassy diner when you get back from your trip to Chicago.

For more information on Ed Debevic’s, visit their website.

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