Edzo's Gets Rave Reviews on 'Check, Please!'

The show prompted lines out the door this weekend.

If you missed ’s star turn on Check, Please! this weekend, you can watch the episode here. Though, if it’s nearing lunchtime, watch it at your own risk.

The segment shows mouth-watering burgers, fries and shakes being made in the bustling lunch spot at 1571 Sherman Ave. by owner Eddie Lakin and his staff.

The restaurant was suggested for the show by Northwestern student Amber Gibson, who proclaims it the best food in Evanston. “For a burger purist, Edzo’s is as good as it gets,” says Gibson, who recommends a medium-rare burger topped with fried egg and cheese, accompanied by garlic fries (unless you’re on a date) and a shake.


The Daily Northwestern reported that Edzo’s saw lines out the door over the weekend, and served up between 1,200 and 1,500 burgers.

The segment talks about Lakin’s philosophy in opening a restaurant that only serves lunch so that he can have dinner with his family every night.

Evanston Patch had a lively discussion on our Facebook Page about what restaurants readers would want to see featured on Check, Please! Among the suggestions were , Central Street Cafe, , and . Let us know in the comments what eatery you would nominate.

Martha Moser February 01, 2012 at 03:31 PM
The Lucky Platter has already been featured on Check Please, a few years ago.
John Brinkmann February 01, 2012 at 03:32 PM
"ZO's"---quite possible one of the finest burger, fries, and shake joints in the entire country--it's that good
Emily Stone (Editor) February 01, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Aha! Thanks for pointing that out, Martha. Here's a link for those (like me) who missed it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tji4IswvzAA
Jim Osburn February 01, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Out on the west side, "Little Wok," on Main Street. Nice decor, good service, wonderful food. Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, and Thai are represented well. A full bar complements the dining experience. Reasonable prices and free parking (it's in the same shopping center as Food4Less).
lucas February 01, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Thanks JIm. Have to give it a try.
Christine Wolf February 03, 2012 at 04:53 AM
The absolute, no-doubt-about-it, best burger in town.


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