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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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86% Recommend
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Johnny's Beef is good and I am always asked to compare it to Portillo's. Frankly I like them both, but lean towards Portillo's because Johnny's is a little spicey. SO, IF you like your Beef on the Spicey side, this is the place for you..... IF not, and would rather add your own, then Portillo's is the spot.... I also... More

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My first experience eating an Italian Beef sandwich was extraordinary. I couldn't stop taking bites because the flavor was SO good! It's not a fancy place and the order taker just takes orders, but the sandwich makes up for the mundane locale and service. We got the Italian Beef with mild peppers and also the combo (Italian Beef with Italian... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Best beef you can find around the Northwest suburbs. Their Italian ice is probably the best you can find within 50 miles. Order a "Beef Sweet" and Italian Lemon Ice "No Top" and you'll be thanking me later.

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Been wanting to try an Italian beef here. The price is good and there was a good amount of sweet peppers for .32 on the sandwich. However the sandwich overall was just average, a bit spicy. Will try the location on North Ave, but I wouldn't go back here. There are much better beefs at other restaurants known for their... More

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