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Max's Italian Beef

5754 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60659-5114
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Dekalb, illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

cozy atmosphere,great food, can watch it being prepared,owner usually onsite,fun experience, fun for a quick bite

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Came to Chicago for Xmas. My plan was just to eat and sleep. Came here on New Year's Eve, ordered the pepper burger and a chili dog, both was good, and it hit the spot! Overall great price, and the location is a bit small, I would order out if you can.

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Max's is barely wider than its door and the seating is 6 or 8 stools at a narrow counter against one wall. But the Italian Beef sandwich is huge and wonderful and messy. Fries are excellent too.

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

In August I visited Chicago and went with my family to an "authentic" Chicago hamburger and Italian Beef fast food place. The owner/manager greated me at the cashier to take my order and in answer to each of my questions I received a very arrogant answer. I would have expected a different attitude from the owner/manager. The food was far... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

Max's is kind of an unassuming and weird little place on north Western avenue. But I swear I've had Italian Beefs all over Chicago and they're a top 5 place. They do everything from scratch and prepare it right in front of you. Most of the other sandwiches are overpriced and so-so to decent. You really just want to come... More 

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Additional Information about Max's Italian Beef

Address: 5754 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60659-5114
Phone Number: 773-989-8200
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Italian

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