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Johnnie's Beef

1935 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4017
+1 847-357-8100
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“italian ice” (30 reviews)
“watermelon” (12 reviews)
“italian sausage” (13 reviews)
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Armenian, American, Eastern European
1935 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You might have to be a real Chicagoan to appreciate this kind of Italian beef sandwich. Since we are native Chicagoans subsequently assigned elsewhere, we have to get a fix whenever we're there.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Johnny's must be confused. They are not John's King of Steaks in Philadelphia we're being charmingly rude is part of the attraction. It doesn't work at Johnny's Beef. Nobody looks you in the eye you have to ask for everything you are offered nothing. If...More

Thank PartyPerks C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Okay - Beef sandwich was tasty. Sausage was greasy, and the dip didn't add anything to it. That the eats are cheap makes up for it.

Thank 772donaldn
Reviewed 11 October 2017

When in Chicago you got to get yourself an Italian Beef or Italian Sausage sandwich or what about getting it as a combo. Johnnies has a small menu and if you aren't a meat eater go some where else. It's a meat eaters kind of...More

Thank SandBetweenMyToes007
Reviewed 25 September 2017

the beef is excellent, the Chicago dogs are better, the frozen Italian lemonade goes great in a cup with vodka, and I'd have gone back for seconds the next day if not for that cash only policy

Thank Barry R
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Food came faster than we ordered it. They took cash only. Great watermelon and Italian lemon ices. Always busy.

Thank Jenny K
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Johnny's used to be a favorite. Combo hot is my go to sandwich. It used to be outstanding. A full sausage reaching just past the ends of the roll, filled with Italian beef and topped with girdineria. Over the past year, the sausage has gotten...More

1  Thank Keith C
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Johnnie's has been around for decades. Started going there in the 70's at their original place on North Ave. in Elmwood Park. On any given night in the Summer, there is a line out the door, most are getting their signature Italian lemonade. This is...More

Thank Michelangelo S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This is an awesome yet unpretentious place with fantastically superior Chicago Italian sausage sandwiches. Get the combo with a lemon shaved ice. I don't recommend this to vegans, vegetarians or anyone else of that leaning, but if you're looking for an outstanding taste contribution to...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Very limited menu. I can only attest for the Italian beef and sausage. Never had there dog. Best beef with just the right amount of spice. The sausage can be dry at times. Don't forget to try there Italian ice.

Thank Rick H
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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