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Johnnie's Beef

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1935 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4017
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had Italian Sausage, Italian Tuna Salad on French bread, Fries, Lemon Italian Ice and a thick Chocolate Shake. A classic small menu Chicago sandwich shop that has kept making the best Italian beef and sausage sandwiches. What a surprise how the tuna salad was spiced, really good with tomato slices on top. Great on a budget, fast service, Cash... More 

Thank Carla V
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151 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is Cash only. I ordered the Italian beef with hot peppers. It was great.Better than Portillo's in my opinion.They have fries and other stuff.A simple place with great food.Fast friendly service.Call ahead and get beef by the pound.

Thank Jeff M
Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Johnnies is one of my favorite places to get a real Italian Beef. Their beef has a little zip to it and the sweet peppers are great. .Basic Menu of Beefs, Hot Dogs, Fries, and Pepper and Egg on Friday. Go with Cash- no credit cards are taken.

Thank DJM348
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a nice place to go and get Italian beef and the lemon icees are to die for. My kids love coming here to eat.

Thank skk69
Pekin, Illinois
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245 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Within walking distance from our hotel we had a quick lunch at this place. Very basic menu and the Italian beef was good. I would have lunch here again

Thank Dragons30
Mt Prospect
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This was our second time to eat here. The first time the place was crowded. This time it was very slow for a lunch hour. We had hot dogs with fries and a beef sandwich. The hot dog didn't have much flavor and the fries tasted like cardboard. They obviously were sitting out under the lamps for a while. The... More 

Thank Family4231
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Went for lunch. Food is very good and cheap. Service is not that friendly, quite busy since is very popular. Would have gave more rating but service was deficient.

Thank chepedra
Seattle, Washington
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

This was recommended to me by a friend from Chicago and I'm sure glad I went. I had the Italian Beef sandwich with spicy peppers and a watermelon Italian Ice. Both were awesome and at such a low price. This is a bargain for some amazing food!

Thank John P
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I was told about this place. It didn't disappoint. And was just down road from my motel. The best Italian beef in the Chicago area! It's a great old school place with great sandwiches and fries. Great place to visit.

Thank Ed L
Chicago, IL
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I wasn't as crazy about this place as many of it's followers. The beef is OK but I've had better elsewhere. It's sliced really thin, which is a good thing, but it's just kind of bland in the seasoning department and you can't get a side of the au jus for dipping even if you wanted it. Make sure you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
great italian beef and awesome italian ice

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?