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Mr. Beef

666 N. Orleans, Chicago, IL - (312) 337-8500
Mr. Beef is one of Chicago's premier sources of the great, sloppy and delicious Italian beef sandwich: shaved-thin beef, saturated with garlicky au jus, piled into a sturdy length of bread. Have spicy giardiera as a condiment; and if you are really hungry, add a length of crusty Italian sausage to the beef.
88% Approval Rating (26 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Italian beef
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Italian Beef Sandwich

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
" Italian beef is such a common feature in Chicago's gastronomic landscape that most Chicagoans (M. Stern included) never know it is anything special until they move away, then realize with horror that one cannot get it anywhere else, certainly not in Italy. It is ..."   [Read More]

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666 N. Orleans, Chicago, IL
(312) 337-8500

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
While beef is king, sausage is no slouch at Mr. Beef. In fact, Chicago is one of America's great sausage cities. The crisp, spicy marinated-vegetable melange known as giardiniera heaped all over this sandwich is especially good.
"While beef is king, sausage is no slouch at Mr. Beef. In fact, Chicago is one of America's great sausage cities. The crisp, spicy marinated-vegetable melange known as giardiniera heaped all over this sandwich is especially good."
Michael Stern





There's not a big menu here, but the one dessert that is always in good taste in this town is an Affy Tapple, the locally-made caramel apple. These are yet another of the so-called Second City's first-rate foods.
"There's not a big menu here, but the one dessert that is always in good taste in this town is an Affy Tapple, the locally-made caramel apple. These are yet another of the so-called Second City's first-rate foods."
Michael Stern


It's a Beautiful Thing is the Mr. Beef Motto; and its beauty has been recognized by renaming the short strip of Orleans where people come to savor the city treasure.
"It's a Beautiful Thing is the Mr. Beef Motto; and its beauty has been recognized by renaming the short strip of Orleans where people come to savor the city treasure."
Michael Stern


A real Big Boy among Chicago street-food sandwiches: Mr. Beef's beef. This was ordered hot (very peppery) topped with crunchy giardiniera. Utterly delicious!
"A real Big Boy among Chicago street-food sandwiches: Mr. Beef's beef. This was ordered hot (very peppery) topped with crunchy giardiniera. Utterly delicious!"
Michael Stern


Mr. Beef's interior is typical of Chicago's beef shops: ringed all around the inside by a high counter where you can stand or sit on a tall stool and dig in to your sandwich.
"Mr. Beef's interior is typical of Chicago's beef shops: ringed all around the inside by a high counter where you can stand or sit on a tall stool and dig in to your sandwich."
Michael Stern



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