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Johnnie's Beef

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1935 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4017
+1 847-357-8100
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“italian ice” (27 reviews)
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Eastern European, Armenian, American
1935 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4017
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

I do not see how anyone can like this beef sandwich. I ordered 2 beefs with sweet peppers and I received more peppers than beef on my sandwich. Absolutely no taste to the beef, was very bland. I paid $4,50 for a bread & pepper...More

Thank Colonel_Klink_10
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Not as good as Elmwood park Johnnies!! Beef is good, Sausage not so good👎 service is quick not so friendly! Good Italian ice for suburbs😊

Thank Claudia R
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

AND NOT FOR THE GOOD. They have made the sandwich larger - great! BUT the bread is awful and the beef isn't as flavorful. They comprised the flavor of the beef to make it larger so they cam compete with Portillo? Not a good idea....More

Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed April 30, 2017

I've lived in Chicago my whole life and have tasted numerous Italian beef sandwiches through the years. I was in the area of Johnnie's Beef in Arlington Heights and stopped for lunch. I've heard a lot about the Johnnie's on North Ave and have never...More

Thank Vincent C
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Johnny is a nice guy and so are his sliced beef sandwiches. Lemonade ice slushy drink was great! Yay Johnny!

Thank Greg L
Reviewed April 13, 2017

I always wondered how this establishment survived. Now I know. Genuine tasty Italian beef. The sandwich was massive. We visited for takeout and will return.

Thank ProteusF
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I'm 35yo. I grew up with Johnnie's Beef on North Ave in River Forest. The words are written in my muscle memory: Gimme a beef, juicy, sweet. Johnnie's Italian beef sandwich is, in my experience, without equal in Chicago (Alton Brown happens to agree, for...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2017

Italian Sausage and/or Beef Sandwiches, with fries and drink. Had a "Combo" sandwich that came with an Italian sausage and beef with spicy peppers. Was Great. Place was fast, in and out in 30 min. Staff friendly.

Thank hotelhopper11
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Best Italian Beef sandwich EVER! Very organized staff provide food quickly and keep the line moving. One warning - this is a CASH ONLY place. But very reasonable prices.

Thank banurse928
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

I've always liked their beef, but this place has the worst service. Its not like Ed Debevics service where its supposed to be funny, but just rude a not helpful at all.

Thank AAASparky
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: +1 847-357-8100
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