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Johnnie's Beef

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1935 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4017
+1 847-357-8100
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Oklahoma City, OK
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Arlington Heights, IL
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I've always liked their beef, but this place has the worst service. Its not like Ed Debevics service where its supposed to be funny, but just rude a not helpful at all.

Thank AAASparky
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Combo, beef and Italian lemonade on the planet. Can not beat the taste. This is true Chicago Beef. Been going to North Ave for many many years until AH opened. Thank you for opening close to my new home.

Thank mamahavinfun
Buckeye Nation
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We go here every year when we visit relatives in the area for Thanksgiving. This year the Italian beef sandwiches just had no taste. I had mine dipped and there was just no flavor at all. There was a ton of sweet peppers on the sandwich but when I opened it up it appeared there were more peppers then beef!... More 

Thank osuffan
Plainfield, Illinois
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I love Johnnie's I have been eating at Johnnie's Beef for 30 years I recommend you get your sandwich dipped comes with green peppers get the hot on the side so it doesn't overwhelm the sandwich with the oil tell you nice is excellent watermelon and lemon fries are a little limp but still have good flavor hot dogs are... More 

Thank TonyEffen P
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Johnny's is focused on doing a few things really well. For me, it is all about the Combo Hot. Italian beef and Italian char grilled sausage on Italian bread with hot peppers. Not a hard sandwich to find in the Chicagoland area, but hard to find one better than Johnny's. Bring cash. They do not accept credit cards. However, they... More 

Thank Keith C
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We had Italian Sausage, Italian Tuna Salad on French bread, Fries, Lemon Italian Ice and a thick Chocolate Shake. A classic small menu Chicago sandwich shop that has kept making the best Italian beef and sausage sandwiches. What a surprise how the tuna salad was spiced, really good with tomato slices on top. Great on a budget, fast service, Cash... More 

Thank Carla V
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241 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This place is Cash only. I ordered the Italian beef with hot peppers. It was great.Better than Portillo's in my opinion.They have fries and other stuff.A simple place with great food.Fast friendly service.Call ahead and get beef by the pound.

Thank Jeff M
Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Johnnies is one of my favorite places to get a real Italian Beef. Their beef has a little zip to it and the sweet peppers are great. .Basic Menu of Beefs, Hot Dogs, Fries, and Pepper and Egg on Friday. Go with Cash- no credit cards are taken.

Thank DJM348

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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
great italian beef and awesome italian ice

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?