$18 for Diner Entrees and Milk Shakes or Malts for Two at Ed Debevic's (Up to $34.40 Value)

River North

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If you only eat at restaurants, you won't have to keep food in the fridge and you'll have more room for the snowman you're not ready to say goodbye to. Keep your kitchen empty and your heart full with this Groupon.

The Deal

$18 for a Meal for Two (Up to $34.40 Total Value)

  • Two entrees (up to an $11.30 value each)
  • Two milk shakes or malts (up to a $5.90 value each)

Ed Debevic's

At Ed Debevic's, every house burger, hot dog, and diner entree shares a not-so-secret ingredient: sass. The servers welcome guests to the vintage venue with tongue-in-cheek remarks and paper deli hats, seating them next to vibrant examples of what Centerstage calls "smart-aleck decor": fake autographs, old-timey ads, and signs that carry proverbs such as "Eat Now…Pay Waiter." The mischievously retro tone is cultivated in homage to one of the owner's favorite restaurants, Lill's Homesick Diner. Back in the '50s and '60s, Lill acquainted Ed with the classic flavors of comfort food cooked from scratch, showcasing the spirited moxie that made her a standout in the short-order world.

Ed chose to emulate both her classic cooking and feistiness at his own diner. Many of his menu items are housemade, including the meatloaf, mashed potatoes, the desserts, and the blue-cheese sauce on top of the Ed's Blue Moon burger. Milk shakes and malts pair well with a variety of hot dogs and sandwiches, especially when counterbalancing the effects of Atomic Mix: a blend of diced jalapeños, onions, and tomatoes that garnishes certain plates. The staff stays in comically impudent character throughout these meals. And every now and then, the servers pause to put on countertop dance numbers that are almost as exciting as the time your grandpa turned the lazy Susan into a zoetrope.

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “They r known for being a little..... how should I say rude, but it is all in good fun :-)”

  • “Have a good since of humor, the wait staff is good!”

  • “Be ready for attitude- super fun with kids but not a cheap meal-”

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    River North

    640 N Wells St.

    Chicago, Illinois 60654


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In a Nutshell

Playfully impudent servers deliver hearty chili, specialty burgers, and made-from-scratch meatloaf in a colorful retro diner

The Fine Print

Expires May 7th, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Must purchase a food item. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid for carryout. Extra charges applied to full slab of ribs. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.