Edelweiss Restaurant

4.6
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275 Reviews
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$30 and under
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German

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Edelweiss German-American Restaurant is one of Chicago’s favorite German restaurants. It has been a family-owned dining destination for over 30 years.

The menu features an impressive array of traditional, well-crafted German specialties along with classics like the American steak, chicken and seafood dishes. A gluten free menu and kids menu are also available. We offer 16 beers on tap as well as a variety of craft and international beers, wine and schnapps. Our bar area is an excellent venue to watch sports and play the slot machines while enjoying our daily bar and menu specials.

Complimentary specials

Friday Half Price Appetizers

Enjoy half price featured appetizers on Fridays – all day long in our bar area!

Tuesday 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine

Enjoy 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine in our bar area and dining room on Tuesdays.

What 275 people are saying
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Steaklover
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Authentic German atmosphere, cooking and beverages. Live music on weekends and limited parking available. Always a good time and always some food to take home. You will also love the desserts.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Food was good, service didn’t exist

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vipVinny
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great but there seemed to be confusion with management

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AlliKat
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We had heard this was the place for good German food. Well, they have German food. The food was just OK to us. We ordered the pretzel and curds for apps. The pretzel was a bit well done but the mustard sauce was amazing and we still crushed it! The curds were good but the bottom layer was drenched in grease, we did not crush this. Two of the six of us ordered the Friday Fish Fry...also quiet greasy, crushed for the most part. The chicken schnitzel was good. The carrot soup, surprisingly yummy! If we go again, we'll ask for some gravy...maybe that will help. Service was excellent!

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Fish
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good comfort food. Stick with the basics... potato pancakes & Weiner Schnitzel

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iamlor
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great German food like grandma used to make. Cozy European atmosphere. The German music is always entertaining. Good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent our 11th Wedding Anniversary here on Valentines Day. What a wonderful time. The food was delicious. The service was spectacular. Marion was darling and Dawn made us feel right at home. Marion picked my favorite beer in the Flight! Music, beer and good eats. Such a warm and inviting place. Cannot wait to bring all the kids.

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CRISTINAH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food , live music , nice atmosphere , decent prices , parking on site .

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mom2sons
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food in a fun setting. Worth the trip to this part of the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you want great food, a fun atmosphere and to be treated like family, then this is the place for you! Our family feels so at home every time we come.

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PaulR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great authentic German restaurant. Friendly staff, attentive service, nice entertainment, nice ambiance. Food was great- generous portions, authentic flavors. Duck was a pretty dry- I would order something else. We will be back!

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vipLOVETOEATOUT
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service from Josephine and staff... tastey cream of chicken soup ,pork and Wiener schnitzel ,spaetzle and awesome apple strudel.. thanks again

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DennisK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a grand time at the Edelweiss on New Years Eve. Great food, excellent service, and fine music in a cozy, warm atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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Mike
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great birthday dinner for the rock of our family, MOM”. Happy Birthday!

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vipRazz
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the entertainment—accordion/keyboard/singer.

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LeslieH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was very good. We really enjoyed it. However, the Service was poor. Clearly under staffed for lunch time. They had 2 large tables and 1 other. The 4 of us waited about 45 minutes to get our food. Which is too long if you have to get back to work. Atmosphere was great. Very conducive for conversation. Had a mix up with the bill. The split bill was for another table. Ended up paying the difference after leaving. Will definitely go back again. We are sure the service will be better next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks!!!!

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner with Santa was so fun! Forgot what a treasure Edelweiss is.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first was very nice. Great service and the food was very good and authentic German fare. Quaintly decorated. We will be back.

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vipKnickers
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu seems to have been cut way down, hope that’s not a sign of bad things to come! I’ll be crushed!

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vipJR4000
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good, but our server was not. After she took our order we barely saw her. We waited over 30 minutes for our food. One of the bus boys asked if we had ordered and went to the kitchen to get our food. Our waitress never came back to get another drink order. We had to ask another waitress to get our waitress for us to ask for our bill after waiting almost 30 min after we had finished our food. It was not that crowded.

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JaneS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant we have been to in a long time! Highly recommend!

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vipRF1948
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday party dinner. Great fun.

JJ
vipJeremyJ
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, the staff and the quality of food is always excellent

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JeffS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was well prepared, Music was wonderful, Hostess was very friendly.
Definitely a return to place

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! Server was a sweetheart, food was delicious, hot & came out fast. Love this place, will be coming back!

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vipmommallama
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for get togethers with family and friends. We enjoyed the goulash soup, the outstanding pretzel, wiener schnitzel and terrific strudel for dessert. It's always a pleasure to dine at this tried and true neighborhood treasure.

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DanD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with the whole day, felt like I was in Germany, good beer , great food and our server was very good. My first time eating authentic German food and really enjoyed it. Drove 50 miles and it was worth it, will go back again

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TeamE
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good Beer, Good food
Missing a little Gemütlichkeit

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CarolF
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Wait staff attentive and very friendly. Next time will come to hear the German band.

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EKGDG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though there was music for October Fest with the band, it was very conversation friendly for our group. The food, staff and ambiance were all great. We will be back!

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WALDEMARF
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Delicious beer. Great service. Nice, pleasant music. What else to expect from good restaurant.

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LarryL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and awesome beer. Also, Josephine is an awesome waitress.

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BethH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere.
Ample portions- enough for left overs!
Will be back.

JJ
vipJeremyJ
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony behind the bar and Josephine, the best waitress are always excellent. Well worth the trip for authentic German cuisine and a large variety of real German beers.

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vipTimK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening celebrating my daughter's birthday. Food and service at Edelweiss was excellent as always. Live music and entertainment by Alpine Thunder was outstanding also.

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vipGallagherM
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a "must go to" for German Food and Bier and Octoberfest!

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DianeW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

In the past, one of our favorite places for family celebrations. This time, though, it was a disaster. Too many tables crammed together --- to the point that we couldn't even push our chairs out to get in or out. Not enough wait staff to service the amount of patrons. Orders confused. Food came cold --- or some things didn't ever arrive. Not the wait staff's fault --- they were overworked and trying to serve too many large groups. After two and a half hours, had to go find our server to ask for a check and some take out containers ---- and then another VERY RUDE server told us we had to leave because we had gone over the two-hour limit (which we were never informed of). In fact, our server gave us the dessert menu at the two hour and fifteen minute mark --- and we waited another 15 minutes for the desserts to arrive. When the rude server told us we had to leave, I told her I was waiting to get my credit card returned --- and waited another ten minutes for that. It was not our fault that dinner went that long --- not enough help!! And, to top it off, we were there to also hear the music for Oktoberfest --- which never happened. The band sat on the stage and drank for over an hour without playing. We left without hearing a note --- which made our 94 year old father, who's birthday we were there to celebrate, extremely unhappy. We knew from past experience it is a very expensive place and accept that if the food and service are good. We were seeking best possible celebration for our father. NEVER going to Edelweiss again. Epic fail all the way around.

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GeorgeK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was not very hot like it had been sitting waiting for the server to pick up and take to the table. Some of the meat choices (especially the Schnitzel) were dry and probably overcooked. I felt like $110.00 for a meal for 4 was an overpayment for the quality we received

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was excellent as well as food and service
Definitely will be back

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Edelweiss Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 452-6040.

Edelweiss Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 275 OpenTable diners.

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