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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” (45 reviews)
“italian ice” (61 reviews)
“lemon ice” (12 reviews)
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7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707-4140
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love stopping at Johnny's When lines not out the door. But anytime is great , to get one of if not the best beef in town. Got it to go Combo sweet Dog everything , in and out

Thank pitmasterphilw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has been here for ages. You got to order a large Italian Ice & a dipped Italian beef sandwich. The chocolate shake, and the hot dog and fries (without SALT) are also very good like from an old fashion diner.

Thank edwL1361CE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cousin said you gotta try this. So glad I did. Italian beef with peppers. Walked up to line not door cause line was out the door. It moved quickly. Do like the locals, examine board quickly,. Tell the man at register what you want, pay...More

Thank justadawn
Reviewed 6 March 2018

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 3 March 2018 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 23 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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 12 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
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Response from boemiana | Reviewed this property |
Is one size,16 oz under $2
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I do not know...However, you can call them ‭+1 (708) 452-6000‬..Good Luck, it is a local favorite!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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