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Johnnie's Beef

7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4140
+1 708-452-6000
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“italian beef” (49 reviews)
“italian ice” (61 reviews)
“sausage” (29 reviews)
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Fast food
7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4140
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be warned that this place is very small inside and takes only cash. For your first trip you might want order the combo (sausage and Italian beef together). Some people rave about the Italian ice (lemon) but too much sugar for me. There is a...More

Thank Mark37Chicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Chicago tradition like corrupt government and weird weather. In my opinion the best beef in the city. Delicious bread, great tasting beef and I always get it with some hot peppers. They also have combos, hot dogs, sausages, but I keep it simple. Beef...More

Thank Carlos S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you get your sandwich juicy- means it is dipped in delicious au jus after construction- the best. You will need a lot of napkins but be so happy. I always ask for some frozen lemon peel in my ice- do the same

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finally made time to write a review of an iconic Chicagoland institution. Whether visiting from another state or just sheltered, you have to try the best beef in town! You'll be hooked! Johnnie's is no nonsense; know what you want, order and move down the...More

Thank fyrman46
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Johnny's has been around forever and hope they continue to. They have the best beefs, even better than Chicago.

Thank Fodder4B
Reviewed 11 January 2018

I worked at Johnnies back in 1990. Am I biased? I really don't think so. My taste buds do the judging. Portillos might be the only other place that has a decent beef. But Johnnies takes the cake (er, actually Portillos is the one with...More

Thank new waver
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Been going here for 25+ years. Best beef. Treat yourself to an Italian ice, especially if you add hot peppers to your sandwich. They also have a great pepper and egg sandwich on Fridays. I believe the are still cash only.

Thank Z8493UQcarolt
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The best beef,sausage and hot dogs in town nobody in the entire Chicago area and suburbs couldn't beat the great taste of Johnnys.

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Flavor,quick,great lemon ice,grilled sausage!!!Skip next door fancies and bring cash for this guilty delight.

Thank boemiana
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Johnnie's Beef is located on the northwest corner of North Ave. and 75th Ave. Part of the reason that the beef is so good, is that Johnnie's Beef is competing with about six or seven restaurants within one city block. There is parking for Johnnie's...More

Thank Allen21096
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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