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Phone: (312) 929-1202

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Central Chicago, Near North Side, River North

Al's #1 Italian Beef

Al's Italian Beef

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Parking: Lot, Private

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Al's Beef I will not drive by without stopping in!

Be it for lunch or for taking care of the craving after a night of partying Al' Beef is awesome! For being a very small little corner shop the food inside packs a big flavor! Being in the VIP Concierge business all my limo drivers know if we are heading home from the area around Al's just plan on stopping! Huge portions and man I love those fries! We've used Al's for catering a couple of boat parties and it blew the ... view more

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holy cow

i never thought i would enjoy a cheese-free sandwich this much until i came here. the Giardiniera imparts a unique, spicy flavor that we just don't have in texas (ours is more mexican and/or cajun influenced) and can only be experienced first-hand to comprehend. thanks to my south side buddy for recommending the combo sandwich or i would not have considered it, but the sweetness of the sausage is a nice contrast to t... view more

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very important qualifier!

I see a wide range of opinions here and i think this is why - did you eat at the original on Ontario or one of the ""newer"" franchised locations?\r I would be very surprised to read that anyone who already likes italian beef sandwiches, would NOT like a beef from Al's #1. Very surprised!\r On the other hand, I would NOT be surprised to find out that all (or almost all) of the neg reviews were from folks eating at on... view more

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Tasty Beef

Dripping with goodness this beef sandwich is delicious. The fries are a bit on the greasy side but they satisfy. You must get sweet peppers to top the sandwich!

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Yucky beef is more like it

Al's beef on 87th & Stoney Island was definitely a disappointing beef experience for me. First off, I went there specifically b/c they recently opened and the outside looked nice. When I got there they had no bread on the premises and I literally had to wait 20 min for the bread to arrive. Then, they took approximately 15-20 min to make my sandwich. I was standing at the counter and there was nothing but what looked ... view more

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chicago visitor sampling local finds this place to be the best spicy italian beef sandwich

while visiting chicago for a few weeks I've been checking local favorite flavors of various kinds. Mr beef was ok, Max's was so so, the line at Portillos was too long. Al's Italian Beef combo sandwich with hot peppers was the best. the combo means it has beef covering an italian suasage. Despite what others have written, the bread was soft and nicely saturated with au jus, plenty of hot sauce and hot peppers, plenty ... view more

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Italian Beef

The people who are saying this is the best Italian Beef ever must own the place. It's got to be the worst Beef sandwich I've ever had. \r Although, the other items on the menu are pretty good.\r If you want a real Italian Beef sandwish try Mr. Beef, even Portillo's is way better than this place!

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Bestest Italian Beef EVER!!!!1!!!

Al's has been serving me great Italian Beef and fries for over 15+ years. I love going there and getting a big beef, but their other menu items are great as well. I really like that they've added salads and some more options to the mix, but it's hard to order anything else when the italian beef is just that good.

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great italian beef and fries.

this is one of my favorite beef stands in chicago. also try the number 6 great fries. realy good soft drinks

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Excellent Food and Unmatched Service

My first time visiting Chicago, wanted the famous pizza, got there the line was wrapped around the building, could not wait and behold BIG AL'S BEEF saves the day. This sandwich was so delicious, they just don't make beef like that in Atlanta. I am not big on Beef but, I can still taste the beef. THIS IS A MUST HAVE. As a first timer the staff was so patient and encouraged me to try the signature dish. You cant miss ... view more

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169 W Ontario StChicagoIL 60654

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