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Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen

#318 of 8,287 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1141 S Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60607-4425
(312) 939-2855
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Lemont, Illinois
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

World famous for their corned beef but has so much more to offer. Great lunchtime ambiance with people from diverse backgrounds. My wife and I split the corned beef on rye with potato pancakes. We could hardly finish it was so large! Will be back again...

Thank Jim T
weir, United States
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love Reubens or Corn beef then this is the place. The meet is flavorful and very tender. Also the size of sandwich is large!. If you fly through Midway airport there are several locations in the airport. Now you will have to wait to get a reuben because they take some time to make, but well worth it!... More 

Thank Keith R
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165 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One isn't going to find anything close to premium Jewish deli like a Katz of New York City or a Langer's, Canter's of Los Angeles. That said, Manny's is one of the best we have in Chicago. I usually get the pastrami at Manny's but this time had the side by side or pastrami on hone have and corned beef... More 

Thank SweetWillie
Athens, Georgia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing selection, huge portion, friendly atmosphere. Can't wait to return! This is a typical deli with meat piled high on the bread and plenty of sides to choose from.

Thank Michelle W
Chicago, Illinois
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197 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Giant sandwiches, matzo ball soup and more sides and hot entree choices than I thought possible. I love the turkey pastrami and can find it no where else. Potato pancake and a pickle served with each giant sandwich. Food for the soul! If you leave this place hungry your name must be Joey Chestnut.

Thank Jeff P
Champaign, Illinois
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Always a favorite when I'm in Chicago. This is an old school deli that has been there for years and years. I always get the brisket sandwich because it is so good and huge. There is a huge array of different hot and cold dishes to choose from and the prices are a touch high but only because you get... More 

Thank Greg S
Onalaska, United States
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This puts the greasy in "Greasy Spoon". Definitely not the quality of deli food I'm accustomed to. We went for breakfast, eggs were burned crisp on the edges and raw whites in the center. Omelets were also overcooked and rubbery. Coffee tasted like colored water. The bakery had a limited selection available. Cleanliness could be improved. Entirely disappointing all around.... More 

Thank Mike S
Stephanie R, Guest Relations Manager at Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience. To help further identify the issue, will you please let us know the date you were at Manny's? We'll definitely escalate to make improvements to our breakfast and morning bakery selection. More 

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124 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It's a Deli and it's a Cafeteria, in the good sense of the word. It had a difficult time deciding what to have as there were so many good things on display. Well, the pastrami looked so good that I ordered a pastrami Reuben. They had a special with a Latke on top for an extra $1.50. the meat was... More 

Thank Steve L
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Manny's has been around a very long time. It is a cafeteria based on Jewish style Deli foods. It is located about a mile from Soldier Field and Chicago's Museum Campus, The area around it has become a major shopping and entertainment area which makes Manny's a great place to go for breakfast and lunch everyday. They are also open... More 

Thank Michael B
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160 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The sandwiches are fantastic and the Pastrami and corned beef is delicious. Fresh bread and tasty pickles. Bring a box of cookies home.

Thank Coleen O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Delicatessen, Soups, Kosher
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1141 S Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60607-4425
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (312) 939-2855

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?