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“Best Beef in the city.”

Al's #1 Italian Beef
Ranked #228 of 9,903 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Delivery
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Can't recommend Al's #1 any higher. Whenever we're in the area, we always stop by here. Always get a Big beef, dipped w/Sweet Peppers. Their fries are pretty amazing, too. Definitely top 5 fried I've had, and I've eaten lots of fries. ;)

Thank RobertJoseph17
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

the sandwich was just not good. many people like this place, and i just don't get it. i was less than impressed. even portillo's does a better sandwich. manny's is far better for a sandwich.

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

If you want a good quick sandwitch, this is the place, I your looking for atmosphoere go to Portillo's Hot Dogs witch is a couple of blocks east. It's a basic lunch couter type place with very limted seating.

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Thank msfromgptx
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Now that Mr Beef is closed I turn to Al's when I am downtown for my Italian Beef fix. Great flavor, nice roll that you can still almost eat with your hands if you get it dipped!

Thank maninacarryon
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Just happened to watch the Man Vs Food episode featuring Al's and we went there for lunch during our recent visit to Chicago, it was a short walk from our hotel. Very good value for the money, food is good, preparation is quick, seat was readily available. No complains, worth the money, and the walk

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Thank Nicosne
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