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Right in the heart of Chicago, Al’s #1 Italian Beef is a culinary landmark, renowned for their distinctive, world-famous Italian beef sandwiches. Since its establishment in 1938, this unassuming, family-owned eatery has been delighting customers with their succulent, thin-sliced roast beef piled high on fresh, warm Italian bread.

The magic lies in their secret recipe, handed down generations, that involves slow-roasting the beef in a medley of herbs and spices until it’s so tender, it practically melts in your mouth. Once ready, the beef is thinly sliced and heaped onto bread that’s been artfully dipped in a savory gravy, making for a flavorful, delightfully messy sandwich. Maintaining the perfect balance of juiciness without turning soggy is an art that Al’s has mastered.

Accompanied by a variety of optional toppings like sweet peppers or hot giardiniera, and supported by a friendly, laid-back atmosphere, Al’s provides patrons with a truly authentic Chicago food experience. It’s not just the brothy, meaty goodness of their sandwiches that makes Al’s #1 Italian Beef a cherished eatery; it’s the rich history and tradition embedded in each bite.

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  • Monday09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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  • Wednesday09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Thursday09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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