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Johnnie's Beef

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1935 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4017
+1 847-357-8100
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Combo, beef and Italian lemonade on the planet. Can not beat the taste. This is true Chicago Beef. Been going to North Ave for many many years until AH opened. Thank you for opening close to my new home.

Thank mamahavinfun
Buckeye Nation
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We go here every year when we visit relatives in the area for Thanksgiving. This year the Italian beef sandwiches just had no taste. I had mine dipped and there was just no flavor at all. There was a ton of sweet peppers on the sandwich but when I opened it up it appeared there were more peppers then beef!... More 

Thank osuffan
Plainfield, Illinois
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I love Johnnie's I have been eating at Johnnie's Beef for 30 years I recommend you get your sandwich dipped comes with green peppers get the hot on the side so it doesn't overwhelm the sandwich with the oil tell you nice is excellent watermelon and lemon fries are a little limp but still have good flavor hot dogs are... More 

Thank TonyEffen P
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Johnny's is focused on doing a few things really well. For me, it is all about the Combo Hot. Italian beef and Italian char grilled sausage on Italian bread with hot peppers. Not a hard sandwich to find in the Chicagoland area, but hard to find one better than Johnny's. Bring cash. They do not accept credit cards. However, they... More 

Thank Keith C
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had Italian Sausage, Italian Tuna Salad on French bread, Fries, Lemon Italian Ice and a thick Chocolate Shake. A classic small menu Chicago sandwich shop that has kept making the best Italian beef and sausage sandwiches. What a surprise how the tuna salad was spiced, really good with tomato slices on top. Great on a budget, fast service, Cash... More 

Thank Carla V
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222 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This place is Cash only. I ordered the Italian beef with hot peppers. It was great.Better than Portillo's in my opinion.They have fries and other stuff.A simple place with great food.Fast friendly service.Call ahead and get beef by the pound.

Thank Jeff M
Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Johnnies is one of my favorite places to get a real Italian Beef. Their beef has a little zip to it and the sweet peppers are great. .Basic Menu of Beefs, Hot Dogs, Fries, and Pepper and Egg on Friday. Go with Cash- no credit cards are taken.

Thank DJM348
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a nice place to go and get Italian beef and the lemon icees are to die for. My kids love coming here to eat.

Thank skk69
Pekin, Illinois
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255 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Within walking distance from our hotel we had a quick lunch at this place. Very basic menu and the Italian beef was good. I would have lunch here again

Thank Dragons30
Mt Prospect
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This was our second time to eat here. The first time the place was crowded. This time it was very slow for a lunch hour. We had hot dogs with fries and a beef sandwich. The hot dog didn't have much flavor and the fries tasted like cardboard. They obviously were sitting out under the lamps for a while. The... More 

Thank Family4231

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1935 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4017
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-357-8100
great italian beef and awesome italian ice

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?