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Mr. Beef

Italian Restaurant and Burger Joint$$$$
River North, Chicago
  • The experts at Epicurious and Chicago magazine recommend this place
    • Epicurious
    • Chicago magazine
  • Joe B.
    "order the Italian beef, consume, have life changing experience."(18 Tips)
    Rick T.
    "Try something from "You Gotta Eat Here!": Italian Beef Sandwich with..."(2 Tips)
    Kim M.
    "Often has BBQ beef for 2.50...tough to beat that."(2 Tips)
    Thirst E.
    "Amazing Cheese Fries On My Soul #BangBangDeadGang"(7 Tips)
40 Tips and reviews
  • Italian beef
  • gotta eat
  • french fries
  • good service
  • hot dogs
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  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineMay 7, 2012
    Chicago’s most hallowed Italian beef is at this River North shack, which boasts the same thin-sliced beef, hot or sweet peppers, and soggy French roll as always. Cash only. Read more
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 24, 2010
    A restaurant that does one thing so well nothing else matters, Mr. Beef turns out a juicy Italian beef sandwich customized to order. Also great? The fries - and try a sub with red peppers for variety.
  • Ghostly International
    The Italian beef at Mr. Beef is super tasty - moist but not too juicy. Their fries are delicious, too. Italian beef sandwich, fries and a fountain coke.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJune 3, 2013
    The Italian Beef showcases a beef that is juicy and extra beefy, with a distinctive black pepper kick.
  • Off The Menu
    Off The MenuFebruary 23, 2016
    Cannoli Sundae: 2 cream and chocolate chip cannoli with 2 scoops or vanilla ice cream or soft serve, topped with chocolate sauce and powdered sugar. Read more
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousJanuary 22, 2015
    A restaurant that does one thing so well nothing else matters, Mr. Beef turns out a juicy Italian beef sandwich that is just as good as any overpriced Kobe beef special. Read more
  • Bob D.
    Bob DeGraffSeptember 21, 2016
    The best Italian beef sandwich in the Loop. Great fresh cut fries.
  • Rick T.
    Rick TantonAugust 9, 2014
    Try something from "You Gotta Eat Here!": Italian Beef Sandwich with Jardiniere, Barbecue Beef Sandwich, or Vienna Hotdog
  • James T.
    James TDecember 25, 2016
    Get a cup o' water, or else 😉
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisOctober 20, 2017
    Friendly staff. Delicious Italian Beef!
  • Latanya M.
    Latanya MeltonSeptember 22, 2013
    A good Italian Beef in the heart of the loop.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 11, 2013
    Mr. Beef is the BEST Italian beef. Read more
  • Mooney M.
    Mooney MjApril 1, 2013
    Oh yes, the beef and sausage are good!
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseMay 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best one in #Chicago, and thus by default, the entire planet. Read more
  • Thirst E.
    Thirst EMay 30, 2014
    Amazing Cheese Fries On My Soul #BangBangDeadGang
  • Cuauhtemoc C.
    Cuauhtemoc CarringtonApril 11, 2011
    I grew up going to Mr. Beef. I've always loved going here. Not any longer. My last stop ever
  • Jason H.
    Jason HarrisJuly 21, 2013
    So good. Plus free arcade games.
  • Dj Rain
    Dj RainAugust 20, 2015
    That's a lot of money for a sandwich that tastes like it had been frozen. And after asking for fries 3 times still didn't get them.
  • Sean R.
    Sean R.September 16, 2013
    The best for Italian Beef.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Mr. Beef as seen on You Gotta Eat Here , Food Wars Read more
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CastanedaApril 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best beef in the city! Order your beef hot and juicy
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerAugust 23, 2015
    A dive, but good late night food.
  • Mario C.
    Mario ChanguanMarch 2, 2011
    Combo is the way to go!
  • Mike K.
    Mike KotlerNovember 2, 2012
    Best Italian beef in Chicago.
  • James T.
    James TDecember 25, 2016
    Tasty cheese fries.
  • James B.
    James B.August 18, 2015
    Spicy for sure
  • Vicky K.
    Vicky KujawaFebruary 14, 2014
    Best Italian beef ever.
  • Eric V.
    Eric VealJanuary 20, 2012
    Albrecht's Favorite is Hot Dipped
  • Binky B.
    Binky BearAugust 25, 2011
    Try the Italian Beef! Yummy!
  • Joe B.
    Joe BornJanuary 4, 2010
    order the Italian beef, consume, have life changing experience.
  • ZaarlyChicago
    ZaarlyChicagoAugust 15, 2011
    Italian beef! Mmmm.
  • Marclene M.
    Marclene M.May 7, 2014
    best beef!!
  • Kim M.
    Kim McCumberMarch 9, 2010
    Often has BBQ beef for 2.50...tough to beat that.
  • Manbque
    ManbqueFebruary 25, 2011
    Dip your beef!
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    For those who still think I make up stuff. The photographs of Carol Marin & Jerry Springer on the wall here. (If you've forgotten the fluff-up, you're pathetic!)
  • Frank L.
    Frank LizzadroFebruary 11, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you like beef and you like hair in your beef this your kind of place.
  • Rob K.
    Rob KirkbrideSeptember 8, 2010
    Grab extra napkins. You'll need them.
  • Frank L.
    Frank LizzadroJanuary 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't joke with them. Or they put pubes in your beef.
  • Andre M.
    Andre MikaOctober 28, 2011
    During the week, skip the Italian Beef and get their BBQ Beef Sandwich. Awesome.
  • Richie
    RichieJanuary 22, 2010
    Dry Beef Hot
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