Johnnie Beef Johnnie's Beef

Johnnie's Beef

7500 W. North Ave.
Elmwood Park, IL 60635
Cuisine: Italian / Sandwiches
Italian beef stand where people line the block year-long to munch, standing, at the counter or take it to go.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


Johnnie's Beef, Elmwood Park, IL

Johnnie's Beef Restaurant Review:

Lots of Italian beef stands lurk around the Chicago area, and many have something good to offer. But Johnnie's is truly the best. It might have something to do with Big John --- a gruff sort of a guy --- who presides over the premises, or perhaps it's the low-impact atmosphere. Whatever the reason, this is a busy, busy beef stand. The sausage is as good as the beef; have the best of both worlds and order the beef-and-sausage combo. Mind you, the hot dogs are first-rate, too. Whatever your choice, don't miss the homemade Italian ice --- lemons are squeezed daily for this glacier in a cup. You can eat at the outside tables in the summer; the rest of the year you're on your own. There is a sibling at 1935 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, 847-357-8100.

Chef Gabriel Kreuther

Congratulations to chef Gabriel Kreuther! He just earned GAYOT's highest rating. Read GAYOT's article.