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Johnnie's Beef

1935 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4017
+1 847-357-8100
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“watermelon” (11 reviews)
“italian ice” (27 reviews)
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Fast food, American
1935 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Johnnie's Beef and had a Juicy Italian Beef sandwich with fries and a Frozen Lemonade.. It was delicious. The place has indoor and outdoor seating. They also had Hot Dogs on their menu all at very cheap prices. We will Return!

Thank 1RealReview
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do not see how anyone can like this beef sandwich. I ordered 2 beefs with sweet peppers and I received more peppers than beef on my sandwich. Absolutely no taste to the beef, was very bland. I paid $4,50 for a bread & pepper...More

Thank Colonel_Klink_10
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Not as good as Elmwood park Johnnies!! Beef is good, Sausage not so good👎 service is quick not so friendly! Good Italian ice for suburbs😊

Thank Claudia R
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

AND NOT FOR THE GOOD. They have made the sandwich larger - great! BUT the bread is awful and the beef isn't as flavorful. They comprised the flavor of the beef to make it larger so they cam compete with Portillo? Not a good idea....More

Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I've lived in Chicago my whole life and have tasted numerous Italian beef sandwiches through the years. I was in the area of Johnnie's Beef in Arlington Heights and stopped for lunch. I've heard a lot about the Johnnie's on North Ave and have never...More

Thank Vincent C
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

Thank jeremyf708
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
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
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Restaurant Details

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