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Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen

#296 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1141 S Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60607-4425
(312) 939-2855
08:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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229 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared to take home half of your sandwich. Four of us went to Manny's for dinner and each of us took home a doggy bag. To order, you get in a line - like in a cafeteria. Then a worker, behind the counter, gets everything for you that you want to order. You watch him make your sandwich. I... More 

Thank flehrer
Tokyo, Japan
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manny's is definitely a trip back to my younger years. But stick to the corned beef and the like. The latke seems to be famous, but I have never had a battered and deep fried latke before and do not intend to again. The sandwich was classic, and sharable considering the size. The soup with a ball was good but... More 

Thank Randy B
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is obviously a Jewish cafeteria, located in a business district some 2 miles off of the "Golden mile" in Michigan. In addition to sandwiches which they made while I waited, they also had soups and several other hot and cold dishes. My Turkey club was 4-5 inches tall,3 layers of bread with heaps of turkey, bacon, lettuce and tomato,... More 

Thank Siri S
Chicago, United States
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226 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We had a great lunch experience, and both the corned beef for me, and my wife had the pastrami were delicious. Both sandwiches were huge and freshly prepared.

Thank Timothy O
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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487 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise! A local recommended this place and said it was old school cafeteria and we loved it! Grab a tray, walk the extensive line in this spotless, bright and efficient Deli! The matzo soup (I recommend the mish mash minus rice) was so rich and tasty! The corned beef piled high and the chopped liver was fantastic!!... More 

Thank CzechMate2010
Saint Louis, Missouri
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178 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Just happen to stop by here on a busy Saturday afternoon. Got a great corned beef sandwich (so big had to split) and a delicious potato pancake. In a busy area just south of the loop. Décor is a bit dated but overall quick service, good food and good atmosphere,

Thank Michael K
Lemont, Illinois
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142 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

World famous for their corned beef but has so much more to offer. Great lunchtime ambiance with people from diverse backgrounds. My wife and I split the corned beef on rye with potato pancakes. We could hardly finish it was so large! Will be back again...

Thank Jim T
weir, United States
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

If you love Reubens or Corn beef then this is the place. The meet is flavorful and very tender. Also the size of sandwich is large!. If you fly through Midway airport there are several locations in the airport. Now you will have to wait to get a reuben because they take some time to make, but well worth it!... More 

Thank Keith R
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201 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

One isn't going to find anything close to premium Jewish deli like a Katz of New York City or a Langer's, Canter's of Los Angeles. That said, Manny's is one of the best we have in Chicago. I usually get the pastrami at Manny's but this time had the side by side or pastrami on hone have and corned beef... More 

Thank SweetWillie
Athens, Georgia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Amazing selection, huge portion, friendly atmosphere. Can't wait to return! This is a typical deli with meat piled high on the bread and plenty of sides to choose from.

Thank Michelle W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Delicatessen, Soups, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1141 S Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60607-4425
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (312) 939-2855

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?