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Uncle Johnny's Grocery

500 W. 32nd St., Chicago, IL - (312) 225-6111
At this old-school neighborhood grocery, the Italian beef is roasted on premises, making for some of the city's best beef sandwiches; and the breaded steak sandwich -- a specialty unique to this Chicago neighborhood -- sets the benchmark.
100% Approval Rating (3 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Highlighted Reviews

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Gregg Pill - Photos (4)
April 29, 2009
"Springtime had finally arrived in Chicago... even though it was only February 7th! My son and I drove into the city to Uncle Johnny's Grocery in the old Bridgeport neighborhood near Sox Park. It's a corner Italian grocery in the middle of a working class ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

500 W. 32nd St., Chicago, IL
(312) 225-6111

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The house and neighborhood special is the breaded steak sandwich with red sauce, mozzarella, and sweet peppers.  This messy, yet perfect, sandwich held together to the last bite due in part to perfect bread!
"The house and neighborhood special is the breaded steak sandwich with red sauce, mozzarella, and sweet peppers. This messy, yet perfect, sandwich held together to the last bite due in part to perfect bread!"
Gregg Pill





A side view of the breaded steak sandwich.  The young lady who took our order told us the steak is pan-fried rather than deep-fried.
"A side view of the breaded steak sandwich. The young lady who took our order told us the steak is pan-fried rather than deep-fried."
Cliff Strutz


One of the last of the small-scale Chicago bottlers, Filbert's Sodas, are featured at Uncle Johnny's.  They come in dozens of flavors including pineapple and banana.
"One of the last of the small-scale Chicago bottlers, Filbert's Sodas, are featured at Uncle Johnny's. They come in dozens of flavors including pineapple and banana."
Gregg Pill


Uncle Johnny's Grocery is a corner Italian grocery in the middle of a working class neighborhood.  Small by today's standards, the look and feel really grabs you as you enter.  Uncle Johnny's is over seventy years old; the original wooden coolers from its butcher days remain along with ceiling meat hooks used to hang sides of beef.
"Uncle Johnny's Grocery is a corner Italian grocery in the middle of a working class neighborhood. Small by today's standards, the look and feel really grabs you as you enter. Uncle Johnny's is over seventy years old; the original wooden coolers from its butcher days remain along with ceiling meat hooks used to hang sides of beef."
Gregg Pill


Right in the middle of the neighborhood.
"Right in the middle of the neighborhood."
Gregg Pill



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