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Buona Beef

7025 North Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-1001
+1 708-383-1800
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average0%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (3 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
10:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
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7025 North Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-1001
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a smaller Buona Beef that is located on North Ave., about a block and a half east of Harlem Ave. The restaurant is always clean and well-kept. The staff is always friendly, professional and efficient. We ordered two smaller beef sandwiches. They came...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I was here for lunch and the service was fast and the food was good.I had aChicken sandwich instead of Beef i sampled it before.But this location parking is tight so go early or park on the street.

Thank Bertram C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I haven't eaten at this location in over a year due to the fact that I bought several beef's at this location and I found hair in them. And when I complain to corporate they just gave me a $5 voucher Nevertheless I've decided to...More

Thank siggers104
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The food is decent in a generic sort of way. The food is overpriced. The owners are very arrogant and look down on their customers.

Thank Neal V
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The two of us ordered the original Italian Beef sandwich. Because I wasn't from the area, I didn't know what they meant by "gravy", I asked the person at the counter, she was young and didn't know what au jus was. She said it's kind...More

Thank gweedetravel49301
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, and great service!!! The pumpkin pie shake is seasonal, but try it if it's available...it's delicious!

Thank Mercedes P
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I have had the Buona beef piccolo sandwich a few times. I like the beef because it is not fatty (like it is at some places), and the bread on which it is served is quite good, too. I have also tried the chopped salad,...More

Thank kzogger
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I love the beefs soaked with everything on them! The food is so fresh!!!!!! It's worth the walk where you can sit outside

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

You really can't go wrong with this place for food. I got the combo beef which is ALWAYS a great choice but my service at the counter was extremely uncomfortable. The cashier, DIEGO, who is clearly homosexual, was very unprofessional. He was flirtatious while taking...More

Thank qduncan80
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

I'm not from Chicago but I've tried four or five different beef joints and this is my favorite. I often eat here two days in a row when I'm in oak park for work. Great service, great food.

Thank Jimmy O
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7025 North Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-383-1800
Description
Buona is a quick casual restaurant chain that features Original Italian Beef, Pizza, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches and Salads. The first Buona restaurant was established in Berwyn, IL in 1981, by Buonavolanto Patriarch Joe Buonavolanto, Sr. He was among the group of Italian Americans who perfected Chicago's original Italian beef. The menu is a blend of old-school Chicago classics and next-generation menu choices - made from scratch with fresh ingredients. While the menu has expanded, the original beef recipe has not been compromised - for the three generations of Buonavolantos who are active in the company, compromise and quality are never uttered in the same breath.
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