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Johnnie's

7500 W. North Avenue, Elmwood Park, IL - (708) 452-6000
Is this the ultimate Chicago sandwich? The beef is just garlicky enough to halo its protein magnitude, and if you get a combo, the tender beef is balanced by sausage that is dense, taut, and chewy. Add some of Johnnie's vibrant giardiniera and you will hear angels sing.
100% Approval Rating (19 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Italian Beef
(Green) Pepper & Egg
Italian Ice

Highlighted Reviews

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Chuck Petersen
May 27, 2011
"Johnnie's Beef's motto is, "The Best Beef in the World," and I concur. I grew up not too far from Johnnie's and spent 36 years in the city. I've tried many Italian beef joints and many Italian beefs. Some are very good, but Johnnie's is a cut (or two) above all ..."   [Read More]
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Gregg Pill
May 29, 2008
"While I have enjoyed Johnnie's for years at catered affairs and picnics, I had never really gotten out of the car and into the line. It's Friday afternoon at 2:35pm, hardly lunch hour, and the line snakes around the back. It moves fast with the ever-present smell of ..."   [Read More]
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Philip Roth - Photos (4)
January 27, 2006
"Johnnie’s is not just another beef joint. This place is included at or near the top of anyone’s “Best of the Best” list for beef sandwiches in Chicagoland. Johnnie’s is easy to find. When you get close you can smell the aroma of roasting sausages that surrounds the ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

7500 W. North Avenue, Elmwood Park, IL
(708) 452-6000

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The sausage is peeking out from under the beef.  Hot giardiniera tops off this delicious sandwich.
"The sausage is peeking out from under the beef. Hot giardiniera tops off this delicious sandwich."
Philip Roth





Sweet, lemon flavored Italian ice is the perfect complement to the peppery sandwich.
"Sweet, lemon flavored Italian ice is the perfect complement to the peppery sandwich."
Philip Roth


Plenty of parking in the back.  Outdoor tables are fun during summer.
"Plenty of parking in the back. Outdoor tables are fun during summer."
Philip Roth


Simple menu with reasonable prices.  Pepper and egg sandwich only available on Fridays.
"Simple menu with reasonable prices. Pepper and egg sandwich only available on Fridays. "
Philip Roth


Italian beef, dipped, with sweet peppers
"Italian beef, dipped, with sweet peppers"
BSamuelson



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