For good food, a retro dining experience and a wisecracking wait staff, Ed Debevic's in River North is old school fun and definitely a Chicago Classic.
You see a lot of cameras at Ed's, where the "Get in Here" sign provides a hint of what's in store.
You want comfort food? You've come to the right place, if you want warm and fuzzy waiters… maybe not.
It's sort of a dinner-theater experience where everybody's got a role to play.
"It's what you want. It's classic American fare," Ed Debevic's Sales Manager Andrea Harvey said. "You get a milkshake, a cheeseburger and then you get out. Eat and get out, that's our motto."
For 28 years, they've been serving up classic diner food with a heaping helping of attitude.
As the sign says: "If you can find a better diner...eat there."
If you're looking for peace and quiet, a fine dining experience, this may not be your spot. But if you want a unique experience with fun guaranteed, make a stop at this diner.
They still dance on the counter! It's all part of the shtick. Nothing much ever changes at Ed Debevic's, where we found a family that's been coming here for more than two decades.
A long time customer told FOX Chicago News about what makes Ed Debevic's special.
"The atmosphere, the fun and the craziness," this customer said. "The absolute fact that you can play with people here, and it's great food."
Don't forget: "Keep Chicago clean. Please wipe your feet before leaving!"