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Want to know what the locals think of Ed Debevics, is it worth going to?

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  1. Haven't been since my kids exited their adolescent years. It's a nostalgic diner, doesn't every town have its own version? Nothing to complain about but it's akin to Johnny Rockets or any other burger/fries/shake retro eatery.

    1. No, no need to go. I would say Johnny Rockets is charming by comparison.

      1. No, unless you've got young kids and don't mind sacrificing a meal in their interests.

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        1. re: jbw

          The perfect assessment.
          Ditto.

        2. Another local "no" here. I wasn't even impressed with it as a teen.

          1. No. It may have been novel when it first opened -- what, 20 years ago? -- especially for children, but there's no reason to waste your time or money.

            1. Don't bother, it's terrible! Yep, Johhny Rockets serves decent burgers and shakes.

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              1. re: amoncada

                Just FYI, if you're referring to the Johnny Rockets at Rush & Delaware, it's been gone for quite some time now.

                1. re: NinaS

                  It was originally Lettuce Entertain You, but not for a number of years.

                  It's a popular tourist stop [please spend lots of money while you're here--we need it ;)] and it's a good menu provided there ARE kids or people who like diner style food. It's not BAD and can be kind of fun, there are just better for grownups.