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2.7
80 reviews
|Fast Food|Chicago, IL 60707 United States
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Johnnie’s Beef is a popular and award-winning local eatery and fast food joint. With a hoard of regular patrons plus being high on the popularity list, Johnnie’s is best known for their juicy Italian beef sandwiches and routinely features a line out the door. Being brisk and efficient, it shouldn't take one too long to pick up a bite to go once the line starts moving. Recommended meal is the Italian Beef sandwich featuring thinly sliced juicy meat folded into fresh bread with spicy peppers and an Italian ice to counteract the heat. While the menu is limited, Johnnie’s Beef knows what its good at and sticks to just that. Get your sandwich to go or seat yourself at one of the

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amarsh12 review for Johnnie's Beef
amarsh12 on Citysearch

20 years ago

01/15/2003, 02:08 AM
fast fun food – Jonnie's has the best beef in Chicago, as the line outside shows. Service is fast, because before you even have your money out, your food's ready to go. The lingo of Jonnie's makes it great too.
bobfox73 review for Johnnie's Beef
bobfox73 on Citysearch

20 years ago

12/25/2002, 01:42 AM
An Unfair Competition – I just jumped on this website and ironically enough, my two favorite cheap eats in the city are #1 and #2 (Potbelly and Johnnie's). These should be flip flopped however. Before my wife and I moved to chicago, she would take me to Johnnie's when we visited her parents here. Since then (4 years ago), I have only had two other restaurants' Italian Beef and I did not finish either one. This sandwich doesn't dissapoint from the seasonings in the beef, to the awesome bread, to the slow cooked and finely chopped sweet peppers. It'll make a grown man cry! Get the combo if you like Italian Sausage as well. In the summer, they've got a line like the Soup Nazi's in New York for their Italian Ice. Johnnie's is the king of restaurant row in Elmwood Park and that says a lot.
Frogmariah review for Johnnie's Beef
Frogmariah on Citysearch

20 years ago

12/25/2002, 00:21 AM
Great Beef, Cheap Price – Johnnie's Beef is the mecca of cheap eats for local college students. Anyone wanting a good portion for a very reasonable price has to try Johnnie's Beef. Be sure to have the Italian Ice!
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abrown613 review for Johnnie's Beef
abrown613 on Citysearch

20 years ago

10/28/2002, 02:26 AM
Da Bomb!!! – The Best Beef at Great Prices.... Don't forget the Italian Ice with no lid..
pgaynor review for Johnnie's Beef
pgaynor on Citysearch

20 years ago

10/28/2002, 02:21 AM
Not Cheap – Johnies Beef is one of the best around, the only problem is you better order 3 if your hungry. The portions are much smaller than the average sandwich, and the price is the same.
rschiltz review for Johnnie's Beef
rschiltz on Citysearch

20 years ago

10/28/2002, 00:15 AM
Best Damn Beef Period! – If your looking for an Italian beef and you want it done right, come here. And remember, price is relative. You will definitely get what you pay for.
lsherwin review for Johnnie's Beef
lsherwin on Citysearch

20 years ago

10/26/2002, 02:39 AM
what used to be isn't – I have found that recently the samdwich size has become smaller and the sausage very over-done. The beef is still very good.I do not think that right now Johnnie's is worth the ride.
lwond review for Johnnie's Beef
lwond on Citysearch

20 years ago

10/22/2002, 03:00 AM
Good, but not close to the best! – Heard a lot about Johnnie's and went there a few weeks ago. The beef was definitely good, but didn't live up to all the hype. Too small and too expensive. For the BEST - go to Freddie's - at 31st and Union (just east of Halsted)! The beefs are easily twice the size (I'm NOT exaggerating), taste better and are still cheaper.
candypooles review for Johnnie's Beef
candypooles on Citysearch

20 years ago

10/03/2002, 03:27 AM
Mmmmm – Can't go wrong with their a-list italian ice and the beefs are to die for.
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