Edelweiss Restaurant

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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.
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Catyyyg
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LindaB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
1 review
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
6 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
5 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
22 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday party dinner. Great fun.

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

Edelweiss Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 291 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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