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Johnnie's Beef

1935 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4017
847-357-8100
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Description: great italian beef and awesome italian ice
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: great italian beef and awesome italian ice
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English first
Magnolia, Texas
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

No knives to cut your food and the staff was so rude they refused to cut my sandwich or provide a knife so I can cut it myshelf.

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Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Each time I return to Chicago Italian Beef is a must. My wife and I stopped by Johnnies to get our Beef fix. I lived in Chicago for many years and have had many beef sandwiches including Johnnies on North. Johnnies has never had the biggest sandwiches but the flavor has always been quite good. This meal at Johnnies just... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stopped here for the required Italian Beef (a "do not miss" on a trip to the Chicago area). Very tasty sandwiches for me and the hubby. Grand-daughter had a hotdog, very good also. We would definitely return if in the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Superb customer service and the best beef in the land... One of the owner/partners was there taking orders and demonstrated w/ ease exactly what customer service should be... We will be back for sure. Thanks Jonnie's Beef!

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It's a typical italian beef sandwich shop. They also do hamburgers and hot dogs too. Good Italian beef. Fries are pretty basic though. I don't think they accept credit cards which was a little annoying. It's a good place to eat on your lunch break.

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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I always look forward to when I stay in the vicinity of stopping at Johnnie's for their food! Seriously, 50 characters?

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Alberta
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Earlier in the week I had eaten at Johnnie's in Elmwood Park (the original location) so I was anxious to try this location because it is much more conveniently located for my fiancee and I. It lacks much of the atmosphere of the original location. Like the original location, the place is cash only. I placed my same order (combo,... More

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