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

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Best Italian Beef Sandwiches - Ever!!

After trying Italian beef sandwiches from many places, Johnnie's Beef wins hands down for the tastiest Italian beef sandwich. It is the combination of spices in the gravy that makes the sandwiches unique. We even order ahead 2 or more lbs of Johnnie's Italian beef for our out-of-town guests, so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
Gloria F
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Streamwood, Illinois
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Streamwood, Illinois
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

After trying Italian beef sandwiches from many places, Johnnie's Beef wins hands down for the tastiest Italian beef sandwich. It is the combination of spices in the gravy that makes the sandwiches unique. We even order ahead 2 or more lbs of Johnnie's Italian beef for our out-of-town guests, so they can enjoy the best tasting Chicago beef sandwiches. (One... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My father has been coming to this location for as long as I can remember,(and im 47). His favorite was the pepper and egg sandwich. I occasionally would walk over during my lunch break in high school. I personally prefer the Portillios roast beef. I think its superior to this places average, watered down flavor. With that being said, this... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If Chicago is the home of Italian Beef, this is the best of the best. Tender slices of roast beef immersed in spicy soup-like gravy (for out of towners) on Italian bread and soaked in gravy. Put some Giardiniera and sauteed Green peppers on it and call it perfection. They are still under $4 for a plain beef. The fries... More 

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Buckeye Nation
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The title says it all. Had three beef sandwiches during Thanksgiving visit to the Heights. Johnnies, Heffy's, and Portillos. Johnnies was by far the best. Best sandwich, best service, best atmosphere, etc... They keep it simple. Small menu and they do everything right.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Been coming here for years.... This place should be enshrined... Nothin fancy ... Just the premier italian beef stand in America? Sound too good to be true? Youve never been here then.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I got her fairly late in the evening but I received great service anyway. My sandwich was great, warm, fresh meat, fresh bread, and great gravy. I enjoyed this so much, I went back a second time.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I ordered four sandwiches and two fries. One sandwich was to be with sweet peppers. I did not get my sweet peppers. When I called the restaurant back they (Tony) said come back and get them. He also went ahead and said the employee put them on when they didn't. So I guess he is calling me a liar. Never... More 

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Magnolia, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We ate at the original Johnnie several years ago and decided to try this location because we were in the area. Glad we did. The beef was so tender and favorable. The sweet peppers on top were cooked just right. If you don't want the juice dripping down your arms ask for it not to be dipped . A little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

In the ongoing battle for Italian Beef supremacy in the Chicago area, Johnnies is a Grade A Prime contender. I lived in Chicago my first 54 years, and have eaten more than my share of Italian Beef sandwiches at most of the spots considered the best. I just returned to Chicago for a brief visit, and enjoyed the unique trademark... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Johnnies is my daughters favorite places to go for a really good Italian Beef. The line moves quick and the food is always good. But the best reason to go to Johnnies is for the Italian Ice, they give you a nice big cup for a fair price and it is great. Two flavors lemon and watermelon, I always get... More 

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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: 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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