Al's #1 Italian Beef

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169 W Ontario St (at Wells)
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 943-3222
Sandwiches, American, Italian
$ $
Mon–Thu: 10:00 AM–Midnight Fri–Sat: 10:00 AM–3:00 AM Sun: 11:00 AM–9:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Best beef in the city! A must have if you're from outta town. Always have specials and a friendly staff to serve you!
  • Try one of the dipped beef sandwiches - they've been a Chicago staple for 70 years. As seen on Man v Food: Chicago.
  • A Chicago tradition!! Grab your food & eat right in the cozy parking lot or outdoor counter ;)
  • Get the Italian Beef with Peppers, fries, and a drink. Sounds simple? It is. The taste is incredible!
  • Get the big beef with hot & sweet peppers. Don't forget to get it dipped!
  • Try the Dipped Italian Beef Sandwich - Wow! The dipped Italian beef & peppers @alsitalianbeef is awesome! AND they're playing A-ha's "take on Me!" (via @Foodspotting)
  • Try the Chicago-style Italian Beef - Stop 2 on the Chicago dine around. Chicago style Italian Beef with hot giardinara. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Had two ounces of food at GTs for $65 then still hungry came here and was fully satisfied for hardly any money. And it was so tasty. Moral: GTs is run by crooks and tastes bad. Come here.
  • best sandwich in the country
  • One of those Chicago things...
  • IF YOU ARE HAMMERED DRUNK, this location stays open late just for you. Enjoy one of the best beef sandwiches on the planet. Cheers!
  • Frank Sinatra playing, best fries, late night eats. Wonderful.
  • Great set up for eating. Italian beef is delicious, try the spicier of the two. Not too hot and full of flavor.
  • Get a big beef with hot and sweet peppers, dipped.
  • get the beef. hot & wet. duh
  • Good place
  • Basically like Arby's but with real food. Very greasy. Great after a long night of drinking
  • Love this place! Beef is better than portillos although I slightly prefer portillos hot and sweet peppers and their roll. If you get dipped here it becomes a knife and fork meal. Fries are good too.
  • Italian beef, spicier than portillos and Mr. Beef
  • It's all in the title. Al's #1 Italian Beef serves mouth-watering meat roasts with a collection of spices to choose from. We recommend their classic dipped Italian beef sandwich!

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