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“The Best Italian Beef in Chi Town?”
Review of Mr. Beef

Mr. Beef
Ranked #603 of 10,076 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Near North Side
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Voted by those in the know, the best "beef". Celebs pics adorne the wall: Jay Leno frequents the place. We came for lunch on a friday and it wasn't packed. both of us had the beef with sweet peppers with a side of o-rings. very tasty but the portions were on the small side. This is a no nonse eatery with limited seating and while the service was fast be ready to order, bring cash, and don't hold up the line for corn sakes! ; ). ya its good but i suspect another establishment in this town might do it better.

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Thank RCcruiser999
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Hole in the wall place? Get real, kids - this is an old-time sandwich joint serving the BEST Italian beef samwiches in town. They even have their own parking lot, and patrons go out of their way to be polite to one another when either they block or are blocked by another Mr Beef addict. The walls attest to its popularity amongst current and past celebs, with Jay Leno a major fan. Been going there almost 40 years, and a 'beef-hot' is still a mouth-watering dream, dipped or not.

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Thank Matayman
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Menu was very small and building was dingy...but I guess that's part of the experience. The beef was actually pretty good but the giardiane was not so good. I would highly suggest Al's over Mr. Beef. One of my coworkers didn't agree...but again this is my opinion!

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1  Thank jasonc001
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

It is in a small place that needs to be updated. The. food is the best! The beef with sweet peppers is outstanding. Order the sandwich a little wet. That means it will not be soak in juice. Dress very casual. A Chicago great place to go,

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Thank Steve K
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Best IB in the city! Open late on the weekends! A MUST HAVE for any visitors. As a local, its a MUST!!!

Thank Ritu N
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