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4418 N Narragansett Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706-7302
+1 708-867-6733
10:30 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Norridge, Illinois
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Hands down, the best beef or combo in Chicago, they have two locations and both are outstanding. First went here back in 1976. My folks and friends who live out of town go here for beef straight from the airport. Fries are great also.

Thank Michelangelo S
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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254 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Been going here for about 30 years. Never disappointed. Great italian beef and sausage sandwiches. True Chicago style taste.

Thank Kevin F
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Consistently the best Italian beef. I have been coming here for over 10 years and still love it. The inside may be a bit dated but they usually have sports games on.

Thank Adam K
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I've been a Chicagoan all of my life. I've tasted what I thought were good Chicago Style Italian Beef sandwiches. I dropped by this place from leaving O'Hare Airport, heard about it from a friend and decided to give em a try. You walk into this place and there's three to four guys with the typical Chicago neighborhood accents (Da... More 

Thank mark E
Burlington, Wisconsin
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206 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We come here every time we head to Chicago Even our dog gets excited! The beefs are big enough to share! My dog always gets some!!

Thank corndogsmom
Chicago, Illinois
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3,150 reviews
2,462 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 526 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is a burger, hot dog and beef joint. They don't have a really extensive menu, but sometimes it is better to do most things right, then many things wrong. We had the hot dog special and chicken tenders, and the kids liked everything, especially the fries. They do serve huge portions and a must try on Friday would be... More 

Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
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137 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Been coming here for over 30 years and still the best beef or combo sandwich you can find. The staff is organized, they get you in and out quickly and are very competent! Keep up the great food!

Thank Fred G
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260 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Many, many years ago - this was the original Jay's Italian beef - run by Justin Fortuna. The quantity of beef was huge; the quality was excellent; the commentary from the owner was mixed. Before they built the current building - it was an old wooden structure that had nothing going for it except the fantastic food. Fast forward 25... More 

Thank Dfcameron
Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Live down the street,so we go there quite a bit,love their steak sandwiches,great firies,good beef and giardiniere,,my grandkids love their hotdogs,good polish sausage sandwiches too,generous portions also

Thank Trish4564
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229 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

OK, there are hundreds of Italian beef joints in Chicago and they mostly are the same with minor adjustments to the flavors but the deciding factor would be cost. They range from about $6 (at this establishment) to over $12 at the "#1" joint around town with the ex football coach's image that must be quite costly for them to... More 

Thank freddombski

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4418 N Narragansett Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706-7302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Harwood Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 708-867-6733

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