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Mr. A's

475 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-5850
+1 815-459-9150
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (3 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
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American, Fast food
475 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-5850
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Best Italian beef around. Mine was with sweet peppers and his was with hot, both were huge and good. Brought half of mine home

Thank clc772
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Used to go as a teenager 50 yrs ago. Moved away, and stop by whenever in town - though this may have been the last time. Can't get Italian beef on east coast, so I miss it! Place was dirty (shoes sticking to floor), charged...More

Thank Scud1952
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Italian beef over-cooked and over spiced. Very good meatballs but the sauce tasted out of a jar. Diffident service. Generally, a disappointment.

Thank falca191
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in while back in CL for a visit. My hubby had an Italian beef sandwich and fries. As he said "it's just like it used to be" when we would enjoy it in the 1970's and 1980's. That's cool!

Thank DroolieK
Reviewed 14 November 2016

...because you won't leave that way. Great Italian beefs piled super high. They use Gonnella bread, so you know it's legit. The also make their own giardiniera pepper mix in-house and it's great. The cheese fries were great too. Staff was super friendly. I'd definitely...More

Thank Towleway
Reviewed 19 October 2016

by far the best roast beef sandwich. nice fresh and hot to go..plenty of meat and great sides,,and great choice of beverages

Thank janet f
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I like to eat here once in a while. They have good fries and Italian beef. Their hamburgers aren't very good. Fairly inexpensive and the restaurant could use some remodeling/updating.

Thank lcrib
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Chicago style dog was good. The staff was friendly and the place look cleaned. Not sure what else you would ask for in a place like this.

Thank Patrick G
Reviewed 9 August 2016

You've heard of Chicago's Italian Beef but dont know what it is like. Start here and try it. With the experience of a hot room, fan blowing, counter staff drifting in and out, it will give you the experience of the "typical" beef sandwich. I...More

Thank OtherBeach
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Great little beef stand. Their beef is always top notch. I recently tried an Italian Sausage sandwich. Fantastic. I got mine with giardinieara, which tasted home made. Entire menu is reasonably price. Always fast, friendly service.

1  Thank Ken C
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-5850
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 815-459-9150
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