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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, Late Night, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: great italian beef and awesome italian ice

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    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 beef and sausage!

Excellent place for traditional Chicago fare, hot dogs, Italian beef and sausage. Far better than original location on North Avenue. Staff is friendly, efficient and food is always tasty. Finish up with one of their Italian ices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Fred G
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent place for traditional Chicago fare, hot dogs, Italian beef and sausage. Far better than original location on North Avenue. Staff is friendly, efficient and food is always tasty. Finish up with one of their Italian ices.

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Thank Fred G
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Menu is limited, but what they do serve is good. Best known for Italian beef sandwich. Fries are good as well. Save room for lemon or watermelon shaved ice. Cash only!! When you learn their lingo its easier to order; "beef, juicy". It's typical for the cashier to have an attitude.

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Thank Jim G
Chicago, Illinois
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136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Great place for good beefs and other Chicago style sandwich's, Italian sausage and dogs are great also.Great fast food.

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Thank boopdboop
Palatine, Illinois
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The food is OK. A typical hot dog lunch restaurant. I think the prices are a little for what you get. Order a lot because the portions are not very big. Like I said it is an OK place.

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Thank PauloJ5_148
Bloomingdale, Illinois
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97 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We came here for lunch. Fast service, (order at counter and pickup and sit and eat.) Great beef, just like the original on North Ave. that I went to for many, many years. I like a combo (sausage & beef) dipped w/ giardiniera. Also don't forget the Italian lemonade. Don't waste your time at Portillo's.

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Thank edward N N N
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223 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Italian Beef seems to be a Chicago area delicacy. You can eat inside or out. Or I suppose the real way is to stand in front of the window facing the parking lot leaning over the table. This means you need to get a beef with peppers (sweet or hot) dipped in juice - and have it over the wax... More 

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Thank Dfcameron
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great authentic Beef Sandwich! Nothing fancy but guaranteed a delicious and affordable meal. Finish it off with a lemon ice and you're good to go!

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Thank Geo V
Palatine, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

The place recently changed owners and unfortunately, it shows. The portions are smaller and the beef just doesn't seem to be as tasty. There's better places in the area to be quite honest...

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Thank Tom M
Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Good Italian beef but the sausage tends to be over grilled and dry. I always ask for my sandwich to be made juicy by the English challenged staff. Small chopped green peepers are OK. Decent Italian lemonade. Crowded small parking lot but more parking to the East.

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minnesota
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165 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I took my wife to Johnnie's for a REAL treat! She never has had a combo (sausage/Italian beef) sandwich with sweet peppers! Needless to say, she was sold after the first bite!! She also had the lemon Italian ice! What another treat!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?