The FDA has long warned Americans that they may not be getting enough guff in their daily diet. Today's deal to Ed Debevic's provides a generous supply of this beneficial mealtime additive. For $5, you get $10 worth of dine-in or carryout eats and drinks in the Chicagoland staple's quirky, hilariously cheeky atmosphere. You can redeem one Groupon per every four people in your party at either location in River North or at Yorktown Center in Lombard.
Service is tops at Ed's—not because of its astute manners and upscale decorum, but because of its attitude. Offbeat servers are sometimes sweet, sometimes saucy, and often abnormally entertaining. They'll be taking your order one second and dispensing a drive-by insult the next, only to randomly drop their guard and bust into a choreographed countertop dance routine. Over the past 25 years, Ed's affectionately abusive dining experience has amassed a loyal army of paper-hat-wearing fanatics.
Ed's grows its eclectic menu from classic diner roots into a fruitful tree of burgers, sandwiches, salads, platters, and more. Start with a stack of onion rings delicately paired with a blob of ranch ($5.15) or a shareable order of Ed's outrageous cheesy fries topped with bacon bits, green onions, and multiple specie of cheese ($7.05). Burgers ($8.60–$10.05) run the protein gamut from basic hamburger to the jack-, bacon-, and guacamole-topped Route 66 burger served on sourdough bread. Deluxe plates such as Ed's Mom's meatloaf ($10.05) satisfy big appetites, while smaller chili and soup bowls ($4.85–$5.55) are petitely pleasing. Top off your meal with a throwback fountain creation such as a milkshake, malt, or sundae to silence any aching sweet teeth or hurt feelings.
Prices listed are for the Chicago location; Yorktown prices are slightly lower.
- Eat at Ed Debevic's for the shenanigans alone! – Ryan Scott, Top Chef
- Come for a burger and a Vanilla Coke ("Sicko!" retorted my waitress), top it off with the World's Smallest Ice Cream Sundae (no bigger than a shot glass, seriously) and stay for the wait staff's countertop booty-dance. – Carly Schwartz, CenterStage Chicago
- The entire family enjoyed the food and experience. The milk shakes were the best we have had...Our waitress was perfectly rude! – Dennis K., Urbanspoon
- The waiters are hilarious and purposely rude, so don't be afraid to have fun with them! Breaking out in song and dance is common here for all workers! The whimsical atmosphere didn't affect the food, which was very good. I recommend the burgers and malts. – xopineapple71890xo, Citysearch
- On top of the fun experience with the service, the food was great, and we were nothing short of entertained. – ehenricks01, Citysearch