On Feb 11, 7:35*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
> Another Chicago experience?
> Another TV show "Paradise: Diners" on Travel Channel showcased Ed Devebic's
> in Chicago.
> What makes it such a popular diner? The waitstaff insults the customers as
> some sort of comedic entertainment. And they countertop dance from back in
> the 50's?
> How is the food?
I used to live in Chicago, and as it happens, have a friend who was a
waiter at Ed Debevic's. So for what it's worth...
The rude/cheeky waitstaff is part of the fun. They never go TOO far
(unless you're horribly sensitive without a sense of humor at all).
They also get up on counters and do dances like the mashed potato, the
Madison, the car wash, etc.for added entertainment. The decor is
amusing, too (they have an "Elvis Room" which REEKS of kitschy fun).
And honestly, the food IS good. Great shakes,burgers,etc. But also
good pot roast and meatloaf, etc. PLUS what diners do you know of that
have beer? Hmmm...
Oh, and good "forgotten foods" like a Green River soda.
It can get crowded,but it is good food. Plus if you have kids it's an
Just my two cents,