Edelweiss Restaurant

4.6
105 reviews
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$30 and under
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German
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  • Authentic
  • Great Beer
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
German, Beer Garden, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(708) 452-6040
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Edelweiss Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs. We offer a semi-private back room can seat up to 110 guests and our seasonal beer garden can seat up to 40.
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Private party contact
Dawn Marotta; Private Event Coordinator : (855) 896-1614
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Catering
The Edelweiss is the perfect place to host your special events and parties. Whatever the style or budget, the Edelweiss has a package that will make your event or party a time for all to remember.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Overhill
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Parking details
Free parking is available in our lot, on Irving Park Road, and Joe Sieb center (located a half a block west of the restaurant).
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Public transit
CTA Bus 80 and 326; 10 minute ride from the CTA Blue Line Cumberland stop
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Entertainment
Live Music
Sat 6:30pm-10:00pm
Sun 3:00pm-7:00pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Oktoberfest Attire Appetizer Promo

Wear your dirndl or lederhosen at Edelweiss anytime during Oktoberfest and receive a free order* of potato pancakes!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 25, 2018

Ends: November 5, 2018

Availability: Daily 11:00AM-9:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Thanksgiving Edelweiss style! Enjoy a special à la carte dinner menu or family style (parties of 6+). Reserve your whole turkey delivered table side with all the sides (requires a $100 deposit). Price: $32.95 per adult ∙ $14.95 children (4-10 yrs). Call 708.452.6040 to make your deposit.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 105 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the atmosphere. The German music and singing where very authentic and entertaining. My small children loved it! I thought the food was great as well. We had a lamb shank, which was amazing, and the salmon. I would definitely go back.

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M
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service.

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k
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

A bunch of us went to kick off Oktoberfest . The food delicious !the beer amazing! The atmosphere and music said nothing Oktoberfest. The music was mostly Paul McCartney . No traditional German music. Inside the restaurant they had a band. Maybe they should have had it set up that the people sitting outside could hear too.
After dinner we went over to Rosemont and had a great time at the Hofbrauhaus.

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I
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An enjoyable meal with friendly servers/owners. Great neighborhood jewel!! Well done

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AA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this gem is great! But especially the kindness of the staff. Very nice evening and delicious food. It looks like a fun place to have a party. It's a big place and looks as though it can accomodate a large group.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

The last time I was at this restaurant was 10 years ago, and I remember the food being pretty good. This time I came here for my moms birthday and I have to say we would have been better off celebrating at McDonalds. My mom got the platter with the schnitzel and bratwurst. The ham that was put on top of the red cabbage salad tasted old, the bratwurst had no flavor and my mom compared it to wet toilet paper ground up. The schnitzel was tough to eat and only tasted like the oil it was fried in. The only good thing about the meal was the spitzel and the German fries. Then our next mistake was getting the ice cream sundae which was supposed to come with whip cream and nuts (we got neither) only 2 scoops of chocolate ice cream and a thin drizzle of strawberry syrup you can buy at the grocery store. I would have at least expected the strawberry syrup with actual strawberries in it. I ordered the perch with mashed potatoes. Both bland and the perch only tasted like oil. The service wasn’t bad though probably the only upside to our experience. My mom and I did get a good laugh at how horrible the food was, so at least we have that memory. Sorry but I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant and I regret going there.

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DW
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As far as traditional German fare Edelweiss has it all. Bring your appetite because you'll want to try the scrumptious appetizers and original German beer on tap. The schnitzels are delicious and all entrees come with two sides and the soup of the day. Top that off with a strudel and you'll be adding a couple of belt loops for sure.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my fathers 80th Birthday. 11 family members attended and all enjoyed the food and experience very much!

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LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really had a great first time experience at Edelweiss, the food was extraordinary and the Decour very cool :-) Monica our server was very knowledgeable of the food, recommendations and caring of drinks with our meal. Dawn the hostess/manager was so welcoming and made us feel welcomed with personal attention and she was a great representative of the restaurant. We really look forward to going back and enjoy this fine dining. If you can order the cream of mushroom soup if they have it available, it was the best I have ever had!! Overall a great night!

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CD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and food was great along with service. Dawn the manager was awesome.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch special.

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CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our server waited to bring our soup and salads till right before our meal was served. Other than that food was delicious, the accordion player amusing, fun night

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a
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 4th ANNUAL visit to Edelweiss. We come for The Petersen Classic bowling tournament, but the highlight of the visit has now become the dinner at Edelweiss. The food is always phenomenal, but the fact that Josi (sp?) remembers us every year makes it all that much more special. Their service is terrific and Kayla (sp?) did a superb job that made us feel like weekly, regular customers. We'll be back again next year on August 10th, so start blocking out our table space now!

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G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was recommended by a friend and I'm glad we went. The folks at the bar and the restaurant are all very friendly and accommodating and the food was fantastic. I have been to Germany & Austria several times and can honestly say the Weiner Schnitzel I had was as good and delicious than any I had in Europe. Their imported beer selection is very extensive and on draft and the ambiance was very good. I would highly recommend Edelweiss Restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
136 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great smoked salmon. Calamari was not as good as in past, greasy. Salad- reliable home made dressings.
Wiener schnitzel with egg. Well prepared. Red cabbage - good. Spaetzle - good.
Sprecher root beer float - good addition. Music on Saturday evenings. Still a reliable place.
Maybe a new chef in training currently. Appreciate summer desserts in addition to regular ones.

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BB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m so glad we found Edelweiss! Their biergarten was welcoming, the food was delicious and the service excellent. I’ll be back for Oktoberfest!

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WA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Edelweiss is always a great experience from the German ambiance to the great German food. My mom loves going here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Edelweiss for over 20 years. We can always count on great food and the wonderful staff.

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AWESOME (we all had the Edelweiss plate and couldn't find a problem with any of the items)! We felt as if we were dining in a German tavern.
The owner, Dawn, is a bundle of friendliness, wrapped up in enthusiasm and engagement. Our server, Josephine, is an absolute gem...knowledgeable, friendly and authentic. The hostess was very attentive to our needs & took care of everything before we needed to ask.
The accordionist was wonderful and the music just added to the ambiance/setting - not too loud and not too soft and excellent selections for a dining experience.
We will be back!

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GH
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask to be seated where Tomas’s is your server. He goes above and beyond the call of duty!

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DM
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Staff is always super friendly. One of the best places for authentic German food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service

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EC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Edelweiss has delicious authentic German cuisine. The restaurant has an upscale feel and very helpful staff. Parking can be an issue, particularly on special event days. I took my mother here for her birthday and she will not stop raving about it to every person she meets and is already planning on her next trip.

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was extremely friendly and courteous. I cannot recall any other dining experience that has made me feel more at home!
The food was delicious, well prepared and presented.
I look forward to visiting again.

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GD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I'm sorry to say but Schnitzel was the worst I've had in a very long while. Their chef needs to go online and watch Figlmueller's (in Vienna) Youtube videos making pork Schnitzel. Mine was the toughest I've ever had; there was very little if any flavor and no amount of lemon worked to give it any. The German fries need to be sliced, not cubed. Their Strudel is awful too...tough and has to be eaten with a sharp knife.

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i enjoyed my dinner with my family their very much the service 100% GREAT AND THANK YOU AGAIN GREAT FOOD

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting for a birthday party. They had a balloon on the table and brought out a sparkler on the German chocolate cake. Food was delicious. Music was fun. Such a great time.

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RF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Really nice people.
Been there before and will return.

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HG
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since I am of German descent, I always go back to the Edelweiss the capture the feeling of my families Homeland. It does a great job because of good people great food and good entertainment.

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OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I hadn't been here in a long time so we went on a whim. It did not disappoint! Live music including accordion (!) which we really enjoyed. great food, it was the "Asparagus Festival" which my husband loves. He loved the asparagus soup, loved the asparagus/hollandaise schnitzel. I got the port schnitzel w/ sour kraut and german potato salad. All delicious! plus they were walking around with free samples of Lagunitas watermelon beer, which we subsequently ordered after tasting. All over great evening!

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DT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted authentic German food in NW suburbs of Chicago with some old world atmosphere. Loved it

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LA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was awesome. The pretzel was a delightful and the experience was awesome .I highly recommend this restaurant.

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JS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Edelweiss is our “go to” for Mother’s Day for several years now. Particularly good for authentic German food, many exciting seasonal and special menu items.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place great people very good food and drinks

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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BS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic German food, great ambiance, and friendly service! They are attentive but not overbearing. Always a wonderful time!

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T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was an early Mother’s Day meal .

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DB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was slow. Food was fair.

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Classic German-American fare served in a comfortable albeit "cheesy" surroundings. Service was great -- people are exceedingly nice. And food is well prepared, though not flashy or trendy. Good ol' German food in a restaurant that takes you back to a different era for Germans living in Chicago. Enjoyed it!

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

So very authentic. If it’s authentic German you’re looking for it should get five stars.

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