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Johnnie's Beef

7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4140
+1 708-452-6000
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“italian beef” (48 reviews)
“italian ice” (58 reviews)
“lemon ice” (12 reviews)
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7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4140
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is a hidden gem in Chicago that only locals know about. The Italian beef and Italian Sausage are amazing. I was come here when I visit Chicago. It's cash only so bring plenty with you. The Italian ice is also great.

Thank Alberto H
Reviewed 24 June 2017

I don't like paying 5-6 bucks for a bread sandwich that has more peppers than beef. Not a good place if you are looking for a beef sandwich to fill you up however if you're on a diet or a lite eater then this is...More

Thank Colonel_Klink_10
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I will drive out of my way to get a nice hot Italian beef sandwich at Johnnie's. In fact, I drove from Toronto to get it this week! I love the nostalgia of Johnnie's. You go in one door, order, get your food and got...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Johnies has good Italian beef sandwiches and GREAT Italian ice. The service is quick and the taste is a tradition of the area for Italian beef sandwiches.

Thank Chickenhawk12
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I drove past this place most mornings for 17 years commuting to the old Elmhurst Hospital and wondered what it was like. Moving 7 years ago to Oak Park River Forest I soon found out. Best beef sandwich in Illinois and maybe the USA. Seriously...More

1  Thank Barry L
Reviewed 22 May 2017

No frills neighborhood beef stand. Arguably thee best Italian beef in Chicago. Line is usually out the door and down the block, so be prepared to wait. They have a limited menu, beef, sausage, & hotdogs. The Italian ice is also phenomenal.

1  Thank BrianA1421
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Went there on a Friday for Peppers and egg sandwiches. Those were good, but not as much pepper and egg as the sandwiches at the Johnny's in Arlington Heights. Tasted a beef sandwich, a bit too spicy for my taste. Also less beef filling than...More

Thank Phyllis L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I have been going to Johnnie's Beef since I was a little girl. There has never been a time when I was disappointed by the food. There is always a line out the door and there is always great staff on hand that is quick...More

Thank Marely_guzman
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Little has changed in the appearance of this landmark. And thank goodness, neither has the delicious taste of it's signature ITALIAN BEEF SANDWICHES. On this suburban corner for over 50 years, Many, many restaurant reviewers have judged this THE BEST Italian beef sandwich in the...More

Thank Gil M
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Cannot recommend Johnnie's Beef . Dry, overlooked, juice over the top salty. Have not had a beef from here since I live out of town. Cannot recommend. I never thought I would say Portillo was better but it is, what changed. It is not the...More

Thank Alice B
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29 July 2017|
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Response from Alice B | Reviewed this property |
I would order from Portillo a Chicago restaurant. Much better.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4140
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elmwood Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-452-6000
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