- Extra Phones:
Phone: (312) 266-8251
Phone: (312) 624-3058
Primary Phone: (312) 266-8251
- Payment method:
- no credit cards, cash
- Central Chicago, Near North Side, River North
Mr. Beef On Orleans
- Fast Food Restaurants, Delicatessens, American Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Take Out Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurant Delivery Service, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Good For Family: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Deli, Burgers, Delivery, Family Style, American, Take Out, Hot Dogs, Fast Food, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
04/19/2011Provided by Citysearch -
The opposite of fancy, this place looks like it's about to go out of business... but no, my friends, In fact I am told by the locals they have the best italian beef in town, and are quite popular! I will say I liked my sandwich, and the hot pepper relish was good- spicy but not too hot. But I wouldnt say it was the best I've ever had. It was good...and worth a visit. But take it for what it is... Also, they are CASH only, which is annoying.
09/17/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Nice place if you like foodborne illness. Ick! You're safer at Al's or frankly most of the mom and pops in the city consideing they all buy the same stuff (e.g. presliced Vienna beef and either Marconi or Il Primo Giardiniera and Turano;s or Gonnella--I mean how different can it be?) Gottta love food network for providing fake hype and marketing for what boils down to a reheated product from a restaurant supply vendor. I swear it's like music, people just take what's handed to them by the media. Good luck with that!
08/21/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Visited yesterday, after read suggestions for a ""real"" traditional eating place and excellent italian beef. Reality quite different...if ""traditional"" means doubtful cleaning, unsympathetic approach and 15 USD for a mediocre sandwich + fries + soda menu You are in the right place!
07/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
i herd this place rocks yea right! im not into pom and circumstance but l love my beef made right since im italian i wanted a beef w/mozz and i get a so called thing with govt' cheese the meat looked like my grandpa's legs and it was over salted the fries blowed so i knew i just wasted my hard earned 15$ on shlock my advice go to al's or dukes in bridgeview
I've been coming here for 20 years. I'm so lucky I don't live in Chicago anymore, otherwise I'd be 100 pounds heavier. I'd eat here every day if you let me. The Beefs are the best. Double dipped is the way with hot peppers.. oh man, if it wasn't freezing out there right now I'd get on a plane and come grab one right now. my mouth is watering just writing this review.
They have a huge "dining room". Well it's a long picnic style table the runs the length of the room, where everyone sits down, and eats. not talk, just eat, who can talk with all the beefy juicy goodness dripping down your arm.. The room is covered with Chicago paraphernalia and there Blues Brother "statue" thingy at the end of the room.
Anyone that makes a visit to Chicago needs to experience this place, and if you don't like it, well then I guess you wouldn't make a good Chicagoan.
04/06/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We're pretty sure, anyway - it was awesome. The shop is tiny and the guys behind the counter are characters. Lose the snobby attitude if you have one - they won't stand for it, and neither will the rest of the patrons. This is the kind of place that people frequent - once you go, you want to go back. Get your beef with sweet or hot peppers - we can't decide which is better.
08/01/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The Italian Beef in Chicago is like the Cheesesteak in Philly. There will be five different places saying they've got the best one, when there is really only one place. For the cheesesteak, that's Pat's. In Chicago, the Italian Beef lives at Mr. Beef. I went looking for an Italian Beef and I saw a lot of posers but no real italian beef stands. When you get to Mr. Beef, it looks like a place that slings high quality Italian Beef. No frills, no accoutrements. Dudes slinging beef and talking trash: the sign of quality. The pictures on the wall at the Orleans location are also a good indication that you're in for something magical. The sandwich was magical and I didn't even get it done right (I'm not a hot pepper person). Juicy, tender, packed with meat, and well seasoned. I can't give it enough complements. I also enjoyed the fries: thin and crispy and didn't need ketchup, which is a veritable trifecta for me. I had been hungry since morning and I'm good to go. If the sandwich was any larger, I'd say it was too big. Mr. Beef= a Chicago Establishment. I look forwards to eating many more beefs there.
07/03/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Best Beef Sandwich, Best Rib-Eye Steak Sandwich, and Best Burger...All at one place? Yes it's true !!! Forget about all the other beef joints...This is the best place (in the city of Italian Beef), to eat the best beef sandwich of all. A ""no brain-er"", and a ""no doubt-er""...Mr. Beef on Orleans is by far the best. While all the other joints are skimping, and selling a sandwich that wouldn't fill up a 6 yr-old, Mr Beef still piles it on....(The way Italian Beef was made to be eaten) !!!
And not only is it the right amount...It' truly seasoned to perfection, delicious and tasty. Just the right spices, and just enough of them make this the best Italian Beef in Chicago. Period.
You also might want to try the amazingly tender and deliciousCharbroiled Rib-Eye Steak Sandwich, and the fantastic Char Brioled Hamburgers. Whatever you order ....You won't be disappointed...Not at ""Mr. Beef""!!! I Rate This A Perfect 10