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Johnnie's Beef

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7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4140
+1 708-452-6000
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 Portillo's.

Thank Phyllis L
Elmwood Park, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 to take and make your order. YOU WON'T REGRET IT.

Thank Marely_guzman
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 entire metropolitan area. Thinly sliced beef that has been simmering in a spiced natural juice,... More 

Thank Gil M
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 same. So sorry for those who loved it.

Thank Alice B
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7 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The best beef. If you are thinking of going somewhere else, don't go johnny's is the best. The combo is the way to go, btw

Thank Mike C
Elmwood Park, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Simply the best beef. Get both sweet and hot peppers. I live close by and I love the smell even if I don't go in.

Thank phillipp495
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Its really great combos and the chocolate shakes are amazing service is pretty quick for the amount of people that be in

Thank rich s
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

cash only, get in line, smell the charcoal grills, order up, wait for a minute, if summer then get a lemon ice, go to beef or sausage heaven, rest in peace.

Thank m m
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Defined as a seasoned thinly sliced beef from an au jus on a type of bread roll with either hot, mild or mixed peppers. Yum. They're big! Everybody in Chicago thinks an Italian Beef sandwich is everywhere since they are in every Chicago neighborhood. Outside of Chicago, they don't exist. Chicagoans each think their "Beef Stand" is best. They order... More 

Thank talcazar
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Johnny's is a legend in the western suburbs for Italian beef. On weekends, the line often goes out the door! But don't pass, it actually moves really quickly! Be prepared to tell the cashier whether you want it "juicy" or "no juice" and whether you want "hot", "sweet" or "no" peppers. Fries are hot and crisp. They also serve hotdogs,... More 

Thank Carole M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?