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Edelweiss Restaurant

4.6
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302 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 302 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viprowchick
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We hadn’t been back in many years because of really slow service, but figured with the reduced capacity limits, it was worth another shot. Well, the service has not improved - it was an hour from the time we sat down until our meals came. Good was decent, but one schnitzel was seriously over fried. Kids loved the band (who do lunch at Hofbrauhaus!).

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KentT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great kitchen and service. We didnt get the best experience due to being placed in the back room, which doesnt have same quaint atmosphere as the front room. (Front room was empty) *shrugs*

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vipSusanB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was just ok - did not keep tables far enough apart, and service was very slow.

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JosephineN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Our waitress couldn’t have been nicer...wine was first rate and the potato pancakes were homemade. Thank you

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CherylK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oktoberfest celebration! Live music and delicious food!

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vipBarbG
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charmaine took great care of us. The patio was a delightful place to eat. Food and beer were good!

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TheresaC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Oktoberfest! The music was great fun and the food delicious...don't forget the beer!

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Mom2Four
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The table distancing seemed too close. The food was quite good. Service was great.

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JudithV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. What a great place to OKTOBERFEST. Will definitely be back

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vipGRinBRapprovesthisreview
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best remaining German Restaurant and German experience in the Chicago-land area... It's a no competition winner for their sausage platter taster, their huge pretzel appetizer, Weiner Schnitzel, browned Spätzle with brown gravy and the can't miss liver dumpling soup...

We lived downtown in Lincoln Park back with the other 'Yuppies' back 'in the day' and were near weekly regulars at the incredible Zum Deutchen Eck German Establishment for years until it was unfortunately sold to a condo developer... :(

For the last 20+ years Edelweiss in Norridge has stepped up as the Premier Oktoberfest experience... Beers, Food, Atmosphere and Live German Music!!

(Just bring back your green German hats for the Oktoberfest feasts...)

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MeganE
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Edelweiss! We came for my husband’s birthday and the food, service, and live music made it a great experience. Dawn made us feel especially welcome and we’re already looking forward to our return!

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Catyyyg
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, beers were cold, and service was excellent.

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LindaB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fav for Ocktoberfest! Great beer on tap, delicious food- we usually order a number of apps- and always great service!

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vipcherylM
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious as always. Portions are huge. My only recommendation would be to offer another wine other than Josh.

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Farahope
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good for family with children. Food delicious. Social distancing not implemented consistently, parking lot tight. Recommend going early rather than later to alleviate those issues. Enjoyed the music! Nick our server very patient and knowledgeable of the food and beer.

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vipJake
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

First time out in months due to virus. Been here before. This however was not a good visit. Soup came out cold. Ordered pork shank which I know takes about 30 extra minutes.
Didn't complain to waiter about cold soup. Almost an hour after ordering out comes our entre. Red cabbage , german potato salad, and the shank were luke warm !! Now I motioned for someone and told them all our soups were cold and now my meal was luke warm !!! After an hour waiting !!
Was told the waiter took one of our meals and served it to another patron!! So the other two meals sat while the staff made our third meal !!
The hostess came over and we discussed my issue and she said she would happily comp my meal. Good response and repeated that she was sorry.
Also comp a round of schnapps which was a nice gesture on her part.

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Roana
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was wonderful. Took great care to make sure we were social distancing, and the food was fantastic!

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MoGro
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Everyone was wearing their masks. Tables are nicely spread out. Menu is smaller than in the past, food is still great! Staff is fantastic- we’ll be back soon.

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TraciW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little family owned place! Brought back great memories of Germany!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great,the manager Dawn was very hospitable and kind! We always enjoy coming here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice atmosphere and great food!

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RobnTeegsMom
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal at Edelweiss Restaurant in Norridge. You can't go wrong with the sampler platter...a taste of all the best they have to offer. Generous portions all around. Waitstaff are great - we recognize many of them as long-time employees - always a good sign. Convenient parking. They have safely spaced out the tables in the main dining room and all the employees were wearing masks. We felt very safe eating here.

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markb
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usual excellent fare, service, and entertainment. we cannot wait for the menu to be expanded to Pre-COVID state.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were there for an anniversary dinner. I think it would be better suited to a group outing for dinner. Our servers were so great. We were in the Biergarten it began to rain they let us sit under the small roofed area. We wanted to dine outside due to COVID,ventilation and warm summer weather. The staff was troopers and dashed meals and drinks out to us. The food was delicious and portions were generous.

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Rhroncich
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our vacation to Germany was cancelled due to Covid 19. My husband took me to this lovely and authentic German restaurant so we could at least have the food. They have an outdoor beer garden/patio, and I felt quite safe to eat out. Food was amazing, good beer on tap, wine list.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff were personable and professional...my friend and I had a wonderful time, felt comfortable in a friendly atmosphere.....thank you.

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Steve
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was very, the beer was also top notch as we enjoyed the Weihenstephaner hefe weissbier. Unfortunately, the bartender put a lemon in the beer! A German would NEVER do this. I quickly removed it. Ordered a 2nd a beer, and again someone added a lemon! You would think the waitress would pay attention and make sure this did not happen again. The food was excellent, we both had the rouladen which was excellent!!!
I ordered mashed potatoes (tasted like instant) and gravy, only I had to ask for the gravy.
The people at the next table had the same issue, guess the cook wasn't paying attention. It was not crowded, only a few regular customers. Will definitely return, only will make sure there isn't a lemon in our beer.

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Steaklover
Chicago
24 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
8 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
7 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!

FAQs

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

Edelweiss Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 302 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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