Al's #1 Italian Beef

★★★★★
High quality Italian beef & sausage.
  • 1079 W Taylor St

    Chicago, IL 60607

    Cross street: S Carpenter Street

    Map & Directions
  • 630-858-9121

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Nothing beats a Chicago Italian Beef and Al's is amongst the best

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Nothing beats a Chicago Italian Beef and Al's is amongst the best

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The meal was very good but the people working there were slow and not helpful. Messy storefront location. Hard to park.

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The meal was very good but the people working there were slow and not helpful. Messy storefront location. Hard to park.

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TRUST ME!!!

I was in Chicago yesterday (2/11/11) for the car show, and my friends and I decided to try Al's for the first time. It was one of the best beef sandwiches that I have ever had... only second to my beloved, hometown

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TRUST ME!!!

I was in Chicago yesterday (2/11/11) for the car show, and my friends and I decided to try Al's for the first time. It was one of the best beef sandwiches that I have ever had... only second to my beloved, hometown

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My husband & I are originally from Chicago and were back for the day and decided to give Al's Italian Beef on Taylor Street a try since we heard so much about it. We were both very disappointed! First of all, to pay over $24 for 2

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My husband & I are originally from Chicago and were back for the day and decided to give Al's Italian Beef on Taylor Street a try since we heard so much about it. We were both very disappointed! First of all, to pay over $24 for 2

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i only went there once and id admit it was good the beef was juicy and they put mozz on it amen the cheese fries are great and if ur inside get the refills on soda it can get busy at times so be patient and enjoy

3
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i only went there once and id admit it was good the beef was juicy and they put mozz on it amen the cheese fries are great and if ur inside get the refills on soda it can get busy at times so be patient and enjoy

Pros: good beef made right the fries ar the way they shold be

Cons: it's not public transit friendly since im not a walker

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Al's serves the best beef I have ever had and probably will have. Great service, great food, and good prices make for one of the best dining experiences. Not full of memorabilia, and not a lot of ambiance, but still a must do if in Chicago.

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Al's serves the best beef I have ever had and probably will have. Great service, great food, and good prices make for one of the best dining experiences. Not full of memorabilia, and not a lot of ambiance, but still a must do if in Chicago.

Pros: Great food/prices

Cons: Not an exciting place to eat in

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No doubt about it, the beef and the giardiniera at the Taylor Street location are unlike anything else, and you will probably either love it or hate it. Get the sandwich dipped. It's spicy and wonderful. The italian sausage is charcoal

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No doubt about it, the beef and the giardiniera at the Taylor Street location are unlike anything else, and you will probably either love it or hate it. Get the sandwich dipped. It's spicy and wonderful. The italian sausage is charcoal

Pros: The best beef, sausage and fries in Chicago. The authentic Chicago Italian Beef.

Cons: A little gritty and no seats - so don't bring grandma.

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Is it cinnamon? someone said chilly. I don't know but when I had it I had to ask. "Is it supposed to taste like that?" Now, I know people who like this place. And those who do must not have had a beef anywhere else since Al's is the only

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Is it cinnamon? someone said chilly. I don't know but when I had it I had to ask. "Is it supposed to taste like that?" Now, I know people who like this place. And those who do must not have had a beef anywhere else since Al's is the only

Pros: they have more than beef there.

Cons: beef just does not taste right.

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It's above average, I'll give it that. Most hot dog and burger places that offer Italian beef don't do the beef justice. They make it taste packaged and bland. I'll give Al's credit in that they actually do something with their

3
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It's above average, I'll give it that. Most hot dog and burger places that offer Italian beef don't do the beef justice. They make it taste packaged and bland. I'll give Al's credit in that they actually do something with their

Pros: Italian sausage isn't bad, and their fries are good

Cons: Small portions for cost, chili-flavored beef isn't the best

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Wow.. I was amazed at how excellent this Italian beef was. It was tender and juicy. The fries are great, but do need a little salt. This is the best Italian beef I have ever had.

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Wow.. I was amazed at how excellent this Italian beef was. It was tender and juicy. The fries are great, but do need a little salt. This is the best Italian beef I have ever had.

Pros: Excellent Food, Qucik Service, Fresh

Cons: No tables inside

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Al's beefs are undersized and overpriced and don't have a real beef tasting sandwich. People who created the other reviews haven't had a real Freddie's Beef on 31st St. in Bridgeport! I tried Al's the other day after reading the reviews

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Al's beefs are undersized and overpriced and don't have a real beef tasting sandwich. People who created the other reviews haven't had a real Freddie's Beef on 31st St. in Bridgeport! I tried Al's the other day after reading the reviews

Cons: High price, food just okay

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write that your delicious 9 inch 100 % beef sandwich was $9. It is worth it even though there is no dollar menu. Far and away leads the pack for best beef in the city.

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write that your delicious 9 inch 100 % beef sandwich was $9. It is worth it even though there is no dollar menu. Far and away leads the pack for best beef in the city.

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A very close third to Luke's and Mr Beef. Excellent, top quality.

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A very close third to Luke's and Mr Beef. Excellent, top quality.

Pros: the Beef

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Al's is a little Italy institution. No real seating (though recently added some outdoor tables) but this adds to the ambiance of an authentic Chicago Italian beef joint. Try the combo (Italian sausage with Italian beef)...it's worth every

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Al's is a little Italy institution. No real seating (though recently added some outdoor tables) but this adds to the ambiance of an authentic Chicago Italian beef joint. Try the combo (Italian sausage with Italian beef)...it's worth every

Pros: Flavor, Ambiance, Service

Cons: Closed weekends

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This place is the best for Italian beef and greasy fries, especially late at night. Just a basic looking place that serves great no nonsense food. Stand at the counter to eat ,while seeing some local personalities.I liked mine w the hot

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This place is the best for Italian beef and greasy fries, especially late at night. Just a basic looking place that serves great no nonsense food. Stand at the counter to eat ,while seeing some local personalities.I liked mine w the hot

Pros: Great food, good hours, cheap

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I've had Portillo's, which is good, but I like Al's better. Good, spongy bread. The fries are soft, not fake-crunchy like fast food. And the beef... oh, the beef. Juicy, a nice blend of spice, sliced super-thin. Ah. Heaven. Word.

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I've had Portillo's, which is good, but I like Al's better. Good, spongy bread. The fries are soft, not fake-crunchy like fast food. And the beef... oh, the beef. Juicy, a nice blend of spice, sliced super-thin. Ah. Heaven. Word.

Pros: reasonable price

Cons: small parking lot

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Hands down! The beef at Al's is greasy and appears old. The bread is rubbery and if it wasnt for th juice it would be hard to eat. Fries were disappointing. Over priced and overrated.

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Hands down! The beef at Al's is greasy and appears old. The bread is rubbery and if it wasnt for th juice it would be hard to eat. Fries were disappointing. Over priced and overrated.

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This beef stand is a bastion of Chicago's Little Italy (and beyond, since there are many offshoots). As is par for the course at such joints, the meat is roasted on site and sliced super thin, its flavor---to us, at least---peculiarly…

 

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