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Johnnie's Beef

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1935 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4017
847-357-8100
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: great italian beef and awesome italian ice

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty summer treats

Love the hot Italian beef. Kids love the watermelon or lemon Italian Ices. Sit on the patio on a hot summer day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
jkramer1201
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Love the hot Italian beef. Kids love the watermelon or lemon Italian Ices. Sit on the patio on a hot summer day.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Growing up in the area, I have ate thousands of beefs, combos and hot dogs. Everything here is consistently very good and a great value. My only issue is that they do not use poppy seed buns for the hot dogs. On the flipside their lemon and watermelon italian ice are great.

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Bangor, Maine
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148 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Wonderful bread, fantastic beef with all the "right" accompaniments perfectly prepared. A busy place, and for good reason.A little spicier than the "traditional" Chicago Italian Beef, but VERY delicious!

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My wife & I took my 88 yr old mother to Johnnie's & since she has a hard time chewing, she wanted extra gravy. When I ordered my 3 beefs, the guy at the counter was rude! When I explained why I needed extra juice, he said you get what you get on the sandwich. He then shouted to the... More 

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Chicago
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Johnnie's Beef offers a simple selection of satisfying menu items. The Italian Beef and Sausage is always terrific. They take simple items but execute consistently right every time. A Beef & Sausage Combo with their never greasy French Fries is one of the best simple quick lunches in Chicago land, Pricing is reasonable enough to treat several friends to lunch.... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Living in Oklahoma City now. This month I visited Chicago area for a family celebration. While there I was informed by my nephew that down the street from my motel was his favorite Italian Beef restaurant. I definitely had to try it out since I was REALLY craving an honest Chicago-style Italian Beef sandwich with sweet peppers. The photo above... More 

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Johnsburg, Illinois
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a great Italian beef sandwich. The menu is very limited (beef, sausage, hot dog, etc) but let's face it - you want the Italian beef or combo anyway. The place is always packed but also very fast service so you never wait long. Be aware - they only take CASH (no cards).

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Chicago, Illinois
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499 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It was good, but not the best. There is plenty of parking and there is a nice patio in front. On the door, there is a sign that says "cash only", though they do have an ATM inside. The menu is somewhat limited - beef is the thing. The bread was fresh and the beef was tasty and nicely spiced.... More 

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arlington heights, IL
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The food is your basic Chicago Italian beef (and dogs), which is not to say it's not great, but it's not better than any of the dozens of other (nearby) Italian beef shops. And they only accept cash, which is just SO inconvenient, especially because this place is not cheap.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I love this place! I have an on going debate with a relative who lives in Chicago who claims Al's is the best. I have tried the others and Johnnies is hands down #1. Whenever I visit Chicago I head to Johnnies, its my go to Italian beef sandwich. The others are good but this place is better. You can... More 

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Additional Information about Johnnie's Beef

Address: 1935 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4017
Phone Number: 847-357-8100
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Italian, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1935 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4017
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: 847-357-8100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Description

great italian beef and awesome italian ice
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?