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Al’s Beef

1079 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4224
+1 312-226-4017
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (32 reviews)
“sandwiches” (14 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
Fast food, American
1079 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4224
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the worst thing I have ever tasted in my life. On my flight to Chicago from Toronto I was sitting beside a local, decided to ask if there was anything beside deep dish pizza that I should try while here. They told me I...More

Thank Vanessa T
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

When I think Ittalian beef , or combo . One of the city's best sandwich . Take folks from out of town here all time . Don't forget this spot is cash only. Classic chicago 😎🎩👑 #porkmafiaapproved

Thank pitmasterphilw
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I consider myself an Italian beef connoisseur. So while on a run to Mario's Italian Lemonade, I thought I'd give its neighbor, Al's another shot. How sad! Almost $7 for a 4" beef which was basically bland. It's embarrassing for Chicagoland to have this masquerading...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I've been to Chicago many times but have never had a famous Italian Beef so I walked over to AL's for a late night sandwich. This is a divey fast food joint with a lot of potential on the menu. I had the regular Italian...More

1  Thank jjinwaldokc
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I have never had an Italian Beef sandwich, and was blown away! What a great sandwich! not for the fait of heart or anyone worried about cholesterol or saturated fats! haha

Thank Jamie L
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Went here on a recommendation. So glad I did. The Italian Beef sandwich is amazing. Be ready to wait because the lines are long. Enjoy!!!

Thank locosd40
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Most of the time when you go to Al's Beef, you are going for the beef sandwich, though there are other items on the menu. This Al's Beef is one of about a dozen beef stands in the Chicago area. We decided to go with...More

1  Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 26 April 2017

the taste of sandwich is normal, there wasn't anything which is extraordinary as told in the reviews... the service is slow and the packing is worst if you order wet sandwich...

Thank Kartik S
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We are on a road trip and spent a night in Chicago. Read that Al's beef was good and drove 40 minutes to the W. Taylor's location. There's a parking lot outside the establishment. The employees greeted us and we had some questions as this...More

Thank Wander_Eyes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I am a native who is constantly in the know...and the beef is delicious. That being said, where would you rather eat another beef sandwich? ANYWHERE BUT HERE! The staff is rude, money hungry, and the restaurant itself could use a good cleaning. Although there...More

1  Thank Cheryl C
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8 January 2017|
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Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
This location (Taylor St.) has only outdoor seating in the summer. Most patrons stand and eat on the window rail shelfs but other Al's locations do have indoor seating. I can think of one location in the loop (169 W... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1079 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607-4224
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > University Village / Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: University Village / Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 312-226-4017
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