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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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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank matjack85
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in at 9:30 pm on a warm summer night. Italian lemonade was a perfect snack. It was quick and looked beautiful in the cup. It also was under $2. What more could you want??

Thank elizabethf1221
Northbrook, Illinois
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes certainly one of the greatest beef sandwiches on the planet. Italian sausage also the same. Combo, therefore out of this world!

Thank 84u2c
Addison, Illinois
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beef, dogs, tamales, no matter what you get, it's consistently good and quick. Fries are hot and the lemon ice better than in Italy!

Thank Dona H
Chicago, Illinois
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38 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a beef sandwich and it was very bland, not much taste. Only take cash, not my favorite place. Hot dogs were really good.

Thank kate864
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've only had the Italian Beef and the tamales here. Both are excellent. They do have hot dogs and fried egg sandwiched on the menu also. The lines at mealtimes move quickly.

Thank Marianne L
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we are in town to visit family we stop here first. You can't find this wonderfully flavored beef anywhere in the south. Love the beef fries and especially the tamales. Oh wait I forget get the lemon ice, a must have.

Thank hotroddaddy2016
Marshalltown, Iowa
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You don't appreciate something this good until you move away! Order it juicy like we do with BOTH sweet and hot giardiniera---mmmmmm----I'm in heaven. The guys and gals behind the counter are so attentive. We arrived at 2:00pm after shopping at Woodfield. Perfect time--not too crazy busy. Of course, finish this off with a lemon ice--not too sweet. PERFECTION. The... More 

Thank Mom_in_Iowa_11
Fishers, Indiana
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Another great local restaurant. Italian beef was awesome. Be careful if you get the hot peppers, hotter than expected. Limited menu, Not the place for variety. Lemon ice was great as well. Hope to go back soon.

Thank wetzelb1972

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fast Food, Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?