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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 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Mission Viejo, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Johnny is a nice guy and so are his sliced beef sandwiches. Lemonade ice slushy drink was great! Yay Johnny!

Thank Greg L
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always wondered how this establishment survived. Now I know. Genuine tasty Italian beef. The sandwich was massive. We visited for takeout and will return.

Thank ProteusF
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm 35yo. I grew up with Johnnie's Beef on North Ave in River Forest. The words are written in my muscle memory: Gimme a beef, juicy, sweet. Johnnie's Italian beef sandwich is, in my experience, without equal in Chicago (Alton Brown happens to agree, for what that's worth)--or anywhere else. The beef is lean, perfectly seasoned, tender... It's exquisite. I've... More 

Thank jeremyf708
Oklahoma City, OK
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Italian Sausage and/or Beef Sandwiches, with fries and drink. Had a "Combo" sandwich that came with an Italian sausage and beef with spicy peppers. Was Great. Place was fast, in and out in 30 min. Staff friendly.

Thank hotelhopper11
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Best Italian Beef sandwich EVER! Very organized staff provide food quickly and keep the line moving. One warning - this is a CASH ONLY place. But very reasonable prices.

Thank banurse928
Arlington Heights, IL
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I've always liked their beef, but this place has the worst service. Its not like Ed Debevics service where its supposed to be funny, but just rude a not helpful at all.

Thank AAASparky
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 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
Reviewed 28 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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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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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
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?