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Johnnie's Beef

7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4140
+1 708-452-6000
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“italian beef” (47 reviews)
“italian ice” (56 reviews)
“tamales” (12 reviews)
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7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4140
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I will drive out of my way to get a nice hot Italian beef sandwich at Johnnie's. In fact, I drove from Toronto to get it this week! I love the nostalgia of Johnnie's. You go in one door, order, get your food and got...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Johnies has good Italian beef sandwiches and GREAT Italian ice. The service is quick and the taste is a tradition of the area for Italian beef sandwiches.

Thank Chickenhawk12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I drove past this place most mornings for 17 years commuting to the old Elmhurst Hospital and wondered what it was like. Moving 7 years ago to Oak Park River Forest I soon found out. Best beef sandwich in Illinois and maybe the USA. Seriously...More

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No frills neighborhood beef stand. Arguably thee best Italian beef in Chicago. Line is usually out the door and down the block, so be prepared to wait. They have a limited menu, beef, sausage, & hotdogs. The Italian ice is also phenomenal.

Thank BrianA1421
Reviewed 13 April 2017 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...More

Thank Phyllis L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank Marely_guzman
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank Gil M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

Thank Alice B
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
Reviewed 15 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
  • E-mail
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