Al's Beef
Classic Chicago-based sandwich shop
Italian · Lakeview · $
The Zagat Review
It's all about the "legendary" "drip-down-your-hand" Italian beef sandwiches "smothered" with hot and sweet peppers and dipped in "meat juices" ( "for god's sake, have them dunk it" ) at this homegrown fast-food chain where the fries are pretty "great too" ; yes, the "no-frills" surrounds are a bit "lackluster" (many "prefer" the Taylor Street original), but when you want to "indulge" , it's a "Chicago classic."
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hours Open Today · 10:30 AM - 3:00 AM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 AM
10:30 AM - 3:00 AM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
location 3420 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657, United States phone +1 773-935-2333 website directions Get Directions
Known For
Outdoor seating
Quick bites
Google Reviews
After being away from Chicago for a few years I was really needing a Chicago Italian Beef sandwich. I got the big and had them dip it. Be careful if you are wearing a white Cubs jersey while eating yours. The foot prints are on the floor to help prevent stains. I wanted a cold beer with my beef, but this location does not sell beer. The fires were not all that good, greasy and cold. But the beef was top notch, good flavor and full of juice. Next time I’m at Wrigley, I’ll walk down for a beef.
Jim Adams · February 21, 2018
Order larger cheese fries they gave me this... maybe a table spoon worth of cheeses as well ordered small cheese gave me just fries no cheese messed up on my order completely called to ask what’s up was told I’m late and I just walked in come in tomorrow and talk to my manager left me completely hanging and disrespected. Guy threw the tip jar in my face when I walked in. I will never go back. That’s not how you treat the customer. Don’t waste your time at a place where people don’t care about your service.
Richard Parkinson · December 29, 2017
Terrible service. I've never had a problem with these people till today. I ordered a chicago polish and she repeats the order that items I requested will be on side then I receive it and everything I asked for on side is on it and then no mustard relish or pickles when I clearly stated tomato, sport peppers and pickle on side. I call and she tells me manager won't be in till Monday and then I ask for a voucher and she and whoever in the back ground are laughing and she ends up hanging up on me. Worst experience ever. Very rude. Very dissatisfied.
Sandi Hart · November 4, 2017