The best Italian beefs in Chicago, ranked.
September 20, 2023
University VillageLittle Italy
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Bob-O’s is a popular hot dog stand in Dunning that also serves Italian beef.
June 21, 2023
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Pop’s is a semi-local chain serving Italian beef sandwiches, hot dogs, and burgers.
May 22, 2023
Little ItalyUniversity Village
Patio is a spot in Little Italy with hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches.
Al’s #1 Italian Beef is a classic spot in Little Italy serving great Italian beef sandwiches.
May 12, 2023
Tony’s in West Lawn has some of the best Italian beef sandwiches in the city.
Despite being a chain, Buona is a great option for an Italian beef sandwich.
Carm’s is a great spot for Italian beef and Italian ice in University Village.
Roma’s is a small, family-run operation in Portage Park that’s been making delicious Italian beef sandwiches since 1968.
Greater Grand Crossing
Southtown Sub in Park Manor is famous for their Gym Shoe sandwich, but they also have a great Italian beef.
Hiding in the food court at Navy Pier, Ciccio’s has an unusual (and tasty) take on Italian beef sandwiches.
Logan SquareWicker Park
Small Cheval, from the makers of Au Cheval. Good news, the burgers here are also great.
February 16, 2023
Red Light Chicken is a tiny takeout spot in Lincoln Park with great fried chicken sandwiches.
November 22, 2022
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Badabing Wings is a counter-service spot in Uptown with some great chicken wings.
October 13, 2022
Hangry's is a fast-food restaurant in Belmont Cragin.
Buffalo Joe's is a Rogers Park staple with decent chicken wings.
October 11, 2022
Magnificent MileRiver North
An iconic dive burger bar that we fully support.
August 22, 2022
Mr. Beef On Orleans is a classic River North spot serving great Italian beef sandwiches.
August 10, 2022
Velvet Taco serves tacos that aren't really tacos. It's a bacon cheeseburger and chicken tikka kind of taco situation.
Budacki’s is a hot dog stand in Ravenswood that also serves Crisp’s korean chicken wings.
October 14, 2019