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Rudra Banerji
· November 25, 2017
If I were to be allowed a final meal of my choice on this earth, it would be a combo hot, a hot dog with everything, and a small ice no cover from Johnnies.

I try to eat this regularly just in case.
Mark Matuga
· October 23, 2017
simply the best.theres no other way to describe can taste the difference that's eager to please.i recommend the Italian only compliments the experience you will have at Johnnies.friendli...ness and dependability and just a damn treasure in the neighborhood. See More
Sam Felix
· March 21, 2018
I’m biased cause I grew up on johnnie’s.... it’s my absolute favorite combo ever. The Italian ice is my favorite. There are good places to get Italian ice but here is my favorite...
Zach Cox
· March 26, 2018
The food is amazing but the drink selection is awful! Johnnie's now serves generic soda. Not Pepsi! Not Coke! GENERIC! No other options available! It sure would be nice if they had brewed iced tea ...or something other than sugary pop. See More
Waysun Johnny Tsai
· January 12, 2018
Cash only or pay $3 fee at their ATM. Went next door to Walgreens and got cash. Came back. No options on Beef sizes. No option to get a Cheezy Beef or BBQ beef. Got a reg beef sweet. They really skim...ped out on on the beef, really was not worth the effort. Portillos and Mr. BEEF ( My 1st option) are just a few minutes away. I wont be back. See More
Michael Mylin
· March 31, 2018
Even if you have Celiac, this place will not serve you a bunless hotdog or beef. This has been THE ONLY place I have been to that insists on serving there food on a bun.
Felipe Garcia
· September 12, 2017
My second time coming to Chicago, and first time to this location. The beef was delicious, as well as the fries. My girlfriend had a hot dog, and tamale, and both were good as well. Of course I topped... it off with a lemon Italian ice! See More
Michael D'Angelo
· October 16, 2017
It was just OK. I don’t like to find big pieces of fat and gristle in my beef and I hit the jackpot. Not sure if I will stop again and I’m sure they couldn’t care less. Whatever...Portillo’s now all the way !!
Julee Mortensen
· October 16, 2017
Hot beef like in the old neighborhood. Awesome. Cash and Carry only. Great for after a Sunday night IceHogs game. Or great to pick up on a Hawks early game too.
Tony F Zenisek
· July 15, 2017
I love Johnnie's Beef great sausage beef is decent get it juicy with green peppers and hot on the side I usually get a hot dog also comes with free fries but the fries are kind of chintzy get an extra... order of fries the tamales are outstanding Services fast friendly has an outdoor eating area Italian ice lemon and watermelon are both really good I would not change a thing See More
Robert Lewin
· October 13, 2017
Beef sandwiches surprisingly good not sure about the rest of the food but for now four stars till I try the rest of the food
Ian McPhee
· February 24, 2018
Beef was very salty had more peppers than beet not my no 1 any more
Ron Kaye
· January 24, 2018
Very good Italian Sausage at a very good price with great service.
Phyllis Swidler Newman
· March 25, 2017
We try to have Italian beef every time we come back to Chicago and our friend took us to Johnnie's for the first time the other day. It was amazing! I've had three Italian beef sandwiches in the past ...two weeks and Johnnie's was by far the very best I've ever had (although it's been 30+ years since I've had Al's beef so I can't remember the taste of their sandwich). I highly recommend Johnnie's. See More
Annie Bonilla Colwell
· June 21, 2017
How hard is it to make a beef combo without bread???? Absolutely ridiculous! With all the people avoiding gluten and the people with celiacs disease, how can you not accommodate this request? Do you n...ot care about your customers? Do you not want return customers?
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Andy Pedroza
· July 23, 2017
Beef, swimmin, hot, Italian � ice, no lid! Johnnie's has the best Italian beef in the Chicagoland area hands down! I have been going to Johnnie's since the 90's, please bring Johnnie's to Addison Illinois :)
Diane Damico DeGrazia
· September 12, 2016
The beef sandwich was just okay, very skimpy on the beef but the peppers were plentiful and horrible, canned vinigar peppers. I asked for well done fries and the smart aleke cashier said "we only do f...ries one way", okay i should have told him I didn't want them ! The tamales were very good and fresh. I doubt if i will ever go back to Johnnie's beef on Arlington Heights Road again. I am a Paying customer and I was truly annoyed and so was my husband with the service of this establishment. Here you had 9 very disappointed customers. See More
Bill Grimpe
· December 29, 2016
While the sandwiches have gotten a little skimpier over the years, nothing beats the taste of a Johnnie's Beef. The seasoning, the meat, and just the right mix of giardiniera makes this THE stop for I...talian beefs. Every list of best beef joints has this at or near the top and it's there for a reason. See More
Andrew Hartman
· October 10, 2016
Best Italian Beef and Combo (Italian Beef & Sausage) I have ever had. The Italian Ice is also very good and an extremely good deal at under $2 for a large. Fries are similar to McDonalds. Happy to kno...w there are one of these restaurants in the suburbs since the original location is out of the way for me to go to. Also like that this location has plenty of seating including indoors! Highly recommended! See More
Daniel Antolak
· March 5, 2017
Me and Johnnie go way back. This place has the stuff. Get the beef ask them to give it a flavor bath in the beef juice. Hot peppers? Yes +extra. Now that your belt feels right go across the and check or some puppy's! See More
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