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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
Description: great italian beef and awesome italian ice

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    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
Great food, Italian Ice

We went for the Italian beef and sausage sandwiches, we will return for the Italian ice. Both the lemon and the watermelon were out of this world. My family is no connoisseur of Italian ices, but we were in agreement that these were the best we've ever had. The sandwiches were also very greasy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
EricWRR
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The good - The beef is very good, but far from the best. The Italian Ice was really good, though. The fries are boring. The bad - you can't get the beef juice on the side - only wet, which turns into a soggy mess by the time you get home. Cash only. I can understand 'no credit cards under... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went for the Italian beef and sausage sandwiches, we will return for the Italian ice. Both the lemon and the watermelon were out of this world. My family is no connoisseur of Italian ices, but we were in agreement that these were the best we've ever had. The sandwiches were also very greasy delicious, exactly what I was looking... More 

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Algonquin, Illinois
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Our group found ourselves hungry and looking for dinner at 10:30pm and there aren't many family friendly places open at that time. Johnnies was not only open but we really enjoyed the beef and "Italian Tuna". The fries were very good and the frozen Italian Ice was popular. The only down sides and this may be just because of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Me and my girlfriend always wanted to go but just the other day we went cause we were staying at the red roof inn, and it's like right down the street from it. The prices are great just wished the cashier open his ears a lil bit more to hear the right order. And also the pop was so flat... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

That was the claim many years ago. Not sure if they can stand up to that statement, but it sure is darn good. I like this one better than the original in Elmwood Park. Just seems to taste better here. Hands down, the absolutely, positively BEST Italian ice on earth. No place better.

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?